How do you explain a newborn photoshoot? It's like the parents are floating around on cloud nine, or maybe it's the lack of sleep. Either way, there is a special aura that fills the room.
I try to schedule a newborn shoot two weeks after they're born. This was exactly two weeks after Olive's birthday. The idea is that they'll sleep through the whole thing, but of course Olive was wide awake and ready to work the camera! With time (and milk), she eventually fell asleep. We got some fun shots in while we waited. :)
Olive and her parents live on a farm. We spent some time inside their house and then went out to a row of peach trees! It was such a beautiful day and Olive clearly enjoyed being outside. It's hard to believe but before you know it, she'll be running in and out of those rows of trees!
Congratulations, Mom and Dad! She's one lucky baby girl!
Last night, I made the two and a half hour drive to assist Kate Brindley photograph Erika and Bojan's wedding at Waterville Valley Ski area in NH. For some reason, most of the weddings I've shot this year had a rain fall right before the ceremony. This time, the rain just kept on coming! It may have made it challenging and somewhat uncomfortable at times, but these shots (and the memories) are absolutely priceless! Erika and Bojan never let their happiness for their wedding day fade. They were spot on for all of their portraits. I can't say enough about how beautiful and unique this wedding day became!
Wait for it....
Ashley and Andrew are planning for the day they say "I do!" and I get to capture it!!!
I see these guys quite often. We live next door! I try really hard not to talk about photographing their wedding, or this engagement shoot, whenever I see them. I'm sure they're just trying to get out the door, but I'm really... REALLY excited and so honored to be their wedding photographer!
Many congrats again, you two lovebirds!!!
Abby needed a head shot for a presentation she is giving TODAY! "Good luck, Abby!" We very quickly came up with a few concepts. She came dressed ready to go, with her coffee in hand! Abby has a great smile and sparky sense of humor! On top of it all, we had a beautiful Fall morning to work with. You can join in on Abby's adventure here where she writes about personal stuff, recipes, traveling, and inspiration. She's also got a great eye for photography! *wink wink
This past weekend was very rainy and yucky. I had to postpone an engagement shoot that was scheduled for outside. With that time, I decided to set up a little studio in my garage. I've been wanting to do this for a long time. My garage isn't always suitable for setting up a studio. It usually has a car in it. But lately, we've been using it as a "playroom" while the weather is still nice.
Really simple. My speedlite on a stand with an umbrella, a white reflector, camera on a tripod and a black backdrop. I was impressed with what I could do with so little! With my ever so willing models to the rescue, I was able to play around with this set up.
I like this concept of not having any clothing in the portrait. It's such an honest, pure, clean look.
One thing we learned is that it's hard to sit in front of a camera when it's just you and the camera. We're in my garage, remember. It's not at all beautiful, yet we're trying to create a beautiful image. We tried different angles, different actions, smiles, no smiles.. until something started to work. Above, I really liked Kristen playing with her hair. She decided to curl it for the shoot and in attempt to enhance the curls, she started wrapping it around her fingers. I loved it, so we went with it.
One of my absolute, all time favorites. I can hear her through this photo! She's such a beautiful person with an incredibly sarcastic sense of humor. This shot shows her beauty and personality.
This guy. He's always photo ready with his malleable hair. Haha! (inside joke)
I even got my Mom to participate! Isn't she beautiful?!?!
I'm looking forward to doing this again! I really like having a garage in the snowy winter, but if my kids will let me, I may create a space inside for a little studio.