Posted on October 20, 2011
I have been aching to do some portraits like these for awhile. There is nothing more beautiful than a mother cherishing her new baby skin to skin.
This post contains implied nudity– please click away if artistic nudes offend you.
I am excited to try portraits like these with an older nursling.
Posted on October 19, 2011
I hate mailing packages. I end up shooting rolls upon rolls of film before I get around to sending it to the lab. Developed and scanned film delivery days are like Christmas around here. There are usually months of memories in that box. The problem is when I do these blog posts I have to severely edit myself and what I share. Yes, this is severely edited!
We went apple picking last month.
We went raspberry picking and to the botanical gardens earlier this summer.
And we also went to Busch Gardens for Howl-O-Scream last month.
Then, we had a nap.
Ektar 100 and Portra 800. F100.
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 May 24, 2011
My friend, Michelle, and I had so much fun modeling for each other that we decided to recruit more
victims beautiful, willing subjects. This is Michelle’s sister. We planned outfits out for her and took her out on the town. And we had so much fun!
I also took some portraits with film, so I can’t wait to package up that roll and see what else I got!
I found this shirt at Goodwill. I laughed because it matches Michelle’s logo colors!
Wooosh!!! I adore this alleyway in Leesburg. It’s mah place!
Ooo La La!
I tricked her into a really happy looking pose. Because I am hilarious.
This tunic was found at Goodwill also. We had one more “look” that we didn’t get to since the darkness snuck up on us quickly!
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!
Posted on May 3, 2011
My first newborn is turning one! And she had a fabulous birthday party! She was a little sleepy and overwhelmed, but she certainly liked her presents. My kids had a grand time on the moon bounce and in the little ball pit.
I had such a good time and I think children’s parties would be amazing to photograph more regularly. It’s like a wedding lite–I think it may be even more crazy than a wedding!
The GORGEOUS decor:
A few little guests: (more on my Facebook)The beautiful birthday girl: