I have only shot families, kids, birthdays, engagements, babies, weddings, but I”ll try anything. Photography is fun, and it is all about learning and experimenting. When my friend asked me to take some photos of her for her boyfriend for valentines day I said sure! When shooting kids you are lucky to get them to look at you, sit still, smile, let alone worrying about all the dynamics of lighting. I figured she would get some great photos, and I could take a few hours and play around with lights and experiment on my shooting = win win! These were the shots that I was the most proud of! She looked great in all of them, but I am just looking at the angles, lighting etc. These are with permission to post and I thank her for asking me and allowing me to learn. We had fun and I love each new experience I get to do!
Another new experience for me was a little baby that came my way! I do a lot of kids…but they are usually around a year old and up! It has felt like such a long time since my 2 1/2 year old has been a baby. I know how to work the toddlers now…. what works and what doesn’t. And for the most part, if a toddler doesn’t want their picture taken, its not gonna happen if you force them! This is one of the many reasons that I love shooting outdoors, because then they can just be a kid and I can follow them around and have them smile all on their own! I went to the couples house because I feel that with a newborn they are more comfortable in their own environment and I know how hard it is to get everything ready, and get out of the house for picture day! Although it is a lot of stuff to bring to them, it is just me, not bottles, toys, pacifiers, diapers, outfits, spit up rags, etc. 🙂 I have always gone to location but I found a newborn inside a little more difficult. Going to a location I have never been I don’t know the lighting or set up. Natural light is key and this was a little difficult because we needed more space so we set up in the basement. Overall it went well, but in the future I will do this in a studio that I am now renting from. I will still always travel to location and try to accommodate in any way I can, but I also want to give the best results. I was really excited about this little bed that I bought off etsy and got a little baby girl fever with all the fabrics and headbands and outfits, and just watching her with her mom and dad. Newborns is something that I really want to have the opportunity to work on in the future. Although she was amazing and slept for her all of her shots, I want to practice on my setup, and props, and poses for the future! I am not really into posing babies into unnatural ways or using over the top props, so I am pleased with what we did. We were able to capture them as a family, her in her daddy’s arms, her sleeping, and even with her dog! I hope that I get to see them all again in the future!