I have a confession. My family and I went to Chicagorecently, and I photographed nearly the entire trip with just my iPhone. Yup…my iPHONE! I left my “fancy” camera at home…. Crazy? Well, not so much as you might think. Read on to find out why.
Do you hate having your picture taken? In this post I will explain the top reasons most people fear the camera and address how you can overcome those fears which will allow you to become part of your family’s photographic history. Trust me, your kids will be forever grateful!
Photography is a never-ending journey. Take a look at where I started and how far I’ve come over the years. While I am pretty much settled in my “style”, where I will go in the future is yet to be determined.
This family has style! Mom is truly amazing at coordinating her loved ones for their photo sessions and the results are perfection. Of course it helps that these guys have the personality to match their phenomenal style!
Join me as I review some of my favorite images (2015-2016) and I explore what about them moves me and offer some of the reasons that they speak to me. This is part one. Part two will explore more recent work.
Mother Nature has been a bit fickle the last few weeks. We've had 60' days and we've had snow! This session took place in early March and while Mother Nature offered lots of sun, there was a definite chill in the air - but we managed to have have fun anyway!
As a Mom AND a Photographer, I wanted to share some insight into the legalities of children, photography, public places & events. I knew going in that at some point during the event a parent was going to ask me about what I was doing with my big camera taking photos of their children...
The ice from the mouth-watering sangria glistens in the orange glow of the sun as the comforting scent of leftover homemade bread wafts in from the open kitchen doors behind me. I take in the sound of the bubbling fish pond below which mixes in unison with my husband's relaxed breathing next to me and the sounds of the children playing somewhere in the dusk.
As she sits in front of me, lovingly cradling her infant, we talk about options for her upcoming session. We discuss what she envisions her ideal family portrait to look like and how she is thinking of displaying it in her home. We review potential locations and she tells me about each of her children. She is excited, but throughout the meeting I notice her fidgeting her hands and the hint of insecurity behind her eyes. We work out the details and then I ask, "do you have any concerns you wish to bring up?" The fidgeting stops and I can tell she is struggling with something.... she takes a deep breath and says...
I was so excited about this family maternity session... Mom and I have worked together in the past (she's a photographer too). I love that I had the perfect Mommy & Me dresses for the to wear! This session ended up getting postponed a few times due to weather, however when we did finally shoot it the weather and location were absolutely perfect.
This beautiful couple came to me to celebrate their anniversary. One of the things I loved about these two from the start was their easy-going and fun personalities. When we met up for our session it turned out to be one of the hottest days in June. It was sticky hot, but you would never know it from these photos.
The Cake Smash Session has been popular for quite some time and many folks don't know if I offer them. But I'll let you in on a little secret...even though I don't really advertise them, I do do them, and I absolutely love them!
While we were planning this maternity session the weather was churning out 40-60 degree days - February was proving to be quite a warm month. Of course the day of our session Mother Nature decided to throw in typical February weather. I think it was around thirty degrees and even colder by the water where the wind was whipping. But we were granted a gorgeous setting sun so we pushed through.
I'm going to be honest here - this may be one of the most difficult blog posts I've ever written. Why? Because I'm going to share that insecure side of me that I keep deeply hidden. The only comfort I have is knowing that every other woman in the world shares many of the same insecurities and hides them as deep as I do. So today, right now, I'm going to do the heavy lifting for all of us.
It has taken me several years to collect all the gorgeous dresses and gowns in my closet. I often have Mom's ask me where I find these gems so today I want to share with you my top five dressmakers, a little about them and why I love their shops so much.