Little Penelope turns one next week. Her Mommy thought up a couple fun themes for her shoot and in 90 degree heat we rocked the shoot!
Attention anyone who has had or is having a baby in July 2015!!
Free Photo sittings with free digital files for 12 months! This is for anyone.
What I am doing: A personal project that speaks to my heart. Babies and chronicling a passage of time. It’s very simple… once a month on the same white background, some hand knit garments sometimes (I’ve been knitting), some simple props and your cute baby.
What I am not doing: I’m not trying to lure you in so I can sell you more. Most likely there will be only one or two images that I will edit and hand over, but I can promise there will be at least one! You can take it and print it all you’d like.
What I would love from you: A google, yelp or Facebook review so that everyone can hear about your experience at my studio. I will post your photos on Facebook so you can share them with friends and spread the word about my services too.
The details: Please bring your baby to my studio once a month. The date will be predetermined so hopefully you will be able to plan for it. I will provide the clothing and props. At the end of the 12 months I will be so excited to see all 12 of your baby’s images together!
Please please share this with anyone you know who is in the area, someone knows someone having a baby in July!
If you are interested in participating, please send me an email with your name, your baby’s name and his/her birthdate (or tentative arrival). I’ll get back to you with the first shoot day. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes I wonder if the way in which I style a shoot and edit the images is too far from reality. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what this means about me and my business. There are many photographers who document lives without composing any shots and edit their photos (or not edit) to look completely as they were in real life. Here is what I have come up with that works for me and my outlook on my job…
When a photo is hung in your home, it’s something that you see every day, it’s something that reminds you of a specific moment in time and can spark feelings of an era gone by. I love being reminded that my family is important to me and of a fun day we shared together. I edit my family photos so that when I glance at the image, I see something that makes me happy. I do edit photos to look somewhat dreamy. I do this because this is how I want to remember our connection. We don’t live in a dream all the time, but I strive to be better every day, I hope we all do. My family photos are a reminder that we hold our connection through it all and that time is passing quickly. Each day counts. I look back at photos of my husband and I before the wild little boy of our dreams was born and remember that our love was strong. It’s a reminder that we can live by our foundation of love we created when life may have been simpler.
Maternity photos are a sort of “Calm before the storm” and I am honored to witness to the great transformation of couples without a baby to a family of three. More to come from these two as they wait through their last weeks of pregnancy. Talk about a glowing mother!!
Sweetest littlest boy there ever was. My studio was scotching hot but we kept up until I captured ever bit of cuteness I could.