Posted on June 23, 2011
I photographed this gorgeous family on a beautiful night with lots of bugs. Isn’t this little boy the sweetest thing ever!? He will be an amazing big brother!
And what a cute couple <3
Posted on June 15, 2011
What a sweet angel Little V was. Thank you to the A family for letting me cuddle her for a couple hours!
Posted on June 7, 2011
I love film. I cannot wait until I am consistently rocking it! But it ALWAYS rocks me to the core. I get teary and sweaty when I look at each new scan. You don’t get that thrill with a CF card.
These are all Portra 400 or Ektar 100.
Posted on June 6, 2011
“Mommy, take my picture! I will wear your scarf.” When I heard that yesterday evening, I RAN to turn on my lighting and get a CF card into my camera. I didn’t adjust the lights or backdrop which were all still set up for a little baby. I didn’t close the blinds that were pouring golden dappled lighting on to the scene. I just wanted a quick snap of my daughter actually looking at me–but she gave me so much more.
And she has now been officially in panties for a week! No more diapers! I like her.
Posted on June 1, 2011
Another sweet baby came for his close up–my first boy in a long time! We had such a great time and even went outside for some photos! Thanks for sharing T with me! He was amazing!
And isn’t his mama so beautiful? I think this was my favorite from that morning.
Posted on May 18, 2011
Little Baby S was the first newborn to come to my home for a session. And the first that I used studio lighting with. I discovered that I LOVE having controlled lighting in a newborn session. And I love moving my light around instead of the beanbag to achieve those perfect shadows across an itty bitty face. She was the perfect model too– she slept like a baby! I definitely am convinced that doing these type of sessions in my own space is best. That huge beanbag doesn’t even fit in my car! I cannot wait to put hardwood in and paint. Then I can have bigger babies and kids have sessions in there when it is just too cold out.
Look at that face!
And her beautiful family. Isn’t her big sister GORGEOUS!?
Posted on May 17, 2011
I got a new toy (a light meter) and told Delilah to play. Then I just shot. 36images. 2 settings. How freeing!!!
What a difference in using pro film and being (pretty) sure of my settings.
These are all straight out of the camera and scanned by my lab. No fiddling on the computer!
random things in my yard:
and my boy and his kitteh:
Posted on May 15, 2011
Sally Mann is on my mind whenever I hold my eye to a viewfinder. I adore her. Her photos make my heart soar. But my kids have very different natures than hers seem to have had. I am more apt to end up with cheesy smiles. Sometimes my daughter gives me what I want though.
I do love color a bit more than Ms. Mann does though…
Posted on May 15, 2011
I had a session rained out today (and our plans were more of the picnic-in-the-sun-wearing-white variety), so I took advantage of the free time to show off the fun that rainy day session can be. Of course, appropriate attire is a must– I have seen some super cute raincoats and galoshes!
The threenager had a good time in the puddles, but wasn’t so keen on the photo shoot part. She must have not gotten the memo that all the other kids I meet adore having me take their picture.
Posted on May 12, 2011
I went out searching for light at “my” park tonight. I have two sessions this weekend and I wanted to look for the perfect places to put them for amazing portraits. And as I looked around I realized that my client inquiry form is all wrong. I don’t do “traditional outdoor.” I don’t want a posed family in cut grass smiling at my camera. I want to go in the long grasses and sit in the wet earth. When you have a session with me, expect to get a little messy, to have to check for ticks later, and expect to wear bug spray. I also love the sun at 7pm. I suppose I will be changing my inquiry form from “traditional outdoor” to “exploring the forest and finding the light.” I also LOVE pounding the pavement in Old Town Leesburg– for those who want to wear high heels!
I used my cell tonight to remember the places I found. My kids got muddy and I stripped them naked afterwards to look for ticks, but it was GLORIOUS to snap these with my free camera app. And using my DSLR or SLR at your session would be even better!