Rebecca;; Class of 2013

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful young lady for her senior photos! We did the photos on family land (another experience when the client had chosen a location better than I could have imagined!) and it was an absolutely gorgeous day! Even though she was soft-spoken, she was so much fun to be with! We saw creepy bugs, had to figure out how to cross a “river” and had some fun in the water πŸ™‚ Overall, a success!! Check out some more photos from her session.

Love her gorgeous eyes!

 

 

She loves to read!

 

 

 

 

 

She has the cutest outfits πŸ™‚

 

Rebecca, thank you for choosing me to capture your photographs!! ❀

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First time for everything!

The Inspired LensΒ is a blog that hosts weekly photo challenges, with various themes. I found out about this blog a few weeks ago and decided I would give it a try! Β I’m hoping that eventually one of my photos will be featured! πŸ™‚ This week’s theme is Halloween, and I entered a photo for the first time! With any luck, I’ll be able to keep up and enter a photo of mine for each week’s theme.

Pretty basic photo, but I think it’s a good start! I saw this when I was walking down a street near my apartment, but didn’t try to get more photos as I was afraid the people were home and would get mad at me for taking photos of things on their lawn! πŸ™‚

Progress;; Part Three!

This progress post is to show how far I’ve come in taking photos of individuals. This is my most common type of photo session, besides couples, and they are just so much fun! I have come a LONG way since my very first shoot with Natasha Β in October of 2011. The sessions I do now seem to have plateaued in terms of improvement, to most people (although I always see something that has improved πŸ˜€ ), so I’ll include photos up to this summer πŸ™‚ Check it out!

Baby love

Today’s post is about sessions with newborns. Β I’ve only shot two sessions with a baby who was under a month old, but let me tell you, I have learned quite a bit from those two sessions! Also, I have a natural tendency to research all kinds of photography related topics, and this happened to be one of them. I’m no where near as “good” as I would like to be with newborns, but I know it will come with more practice and experience.

#1. Β Baby rules the shoot. If baby needs snuggles with momma, then that is what baby needs and gets! It does not benefit anyone to push a baby to the point where they cannot be consoled.

#2. With that being said, allow lots of breaks.

#3. Keep the baby warm, especially if they will be doing any nude photos.

#4. Know that accidents may happen and come prepared with back-ups πŸ™‚

#5. In order to ensure a happy, sleepy, baby, ask parents to keep the baby awake for at least an hour before the shoot, and then feed the baby upon the photographer’s arrival. The baby will soon be drifting off to sleep, and much easier to work with without them getting upset.

#6. Leave the baby unclothed before the shoot, to avoid any red lines on their skin.

#7. Stick to the normal routine of the day as best you can.

I hope that later in the future I’ll have more tips to share on this topic, and photos that are out of this world!