Boudoir

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!  ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Take some time to smell the roses….

I reconnected with a friend from high school. She wanted to update her portfolio, and have some new pics for her blog. I can’t say enough good things about Leah. She’s smart, kind, thoughtful, happy, driven, beautiful on the inside and out. We had a blast shooting downtown in Cleveland. She loves her city, works for the city, and knows a lot of great spots and places. She showed me some cool spots down in Little Italy, even stopped for a wine tasting in between pictures, ate at a great little restaurant, and walked the streets so full of life. We connected so well and she taught me a lot and made me think about things. I took so much from our day… to stop and explore, learn and take the time to enjoy things. To be proud and confident of who you are. I have been struggling between being a mom and starting my own business, and she said something so profound to me…. what I do outside of the house and just being a mom will make my daughter proud. It will show her that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Even if I have to spend time away from her, it is important to make myself happy and to let her see that! I feel lucky to know Leah and she really puts a smile on everyone’s face that she is around. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage