We just had an amazing newborn session with six-day-old Baby P! Check out some of the beautiful pictures!
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In the middle of June, where the heat and the sun always pay a visit, I shot fun-filled summer mini-sessions at the beach. I constantly shifted scenery between the park and the beachfront, a heavy water-filled cooler in tow. With the nearly cloudless sky, calm ocean, and overall bright day, it was a perfect time to shoot some photos. These 20 minute sessions are perfect for all the small moments that come between bigger occasions. The clients varied from small children to whole families, and all came eager to smile. Next are some of my favorites of the day!
Newborn portrait sessions are unlike any other session; they’re long and you usually get peed (or pooped or spit up on). They take a LOT of patience, but the ending images make every minute worth it. Typically I anticipate for newborn sessions to last anywhere from 3-5 hours. Little Zhane decided when I walked in, that she was no longer interested in sleeping… for 3 hours. A sleeping newborn is essential for almost all newborn poses. Once Zhane finally nodded off, we were all set and were able to wrap up the session within 90 min.
Lately, I have been over-the-moon excited about specific shots from each session. This session was no different, except there were a solid handful that as soon as I took them, I knew would end up all over my portfolios. One in particular, I loved so much that I had to poll the people coming into my office which was the better “color process” (and I’m still unsure so the 4 options will probably end up on FB).
Here’s a sneak peak of this super fun session:
I was super excited to be invited back to work with Precious Time Photography and Janie + Jack for the Spring Photo Event (apparently I was one of the top 5 performers across the country… yay!!).
This time we started right off with the 4 shoot days, and with lots of repeat customers from the winter event! Now for those of you who are not familiar with how the promotion works, if you spend $75 during the qualifying week, you receive a free session and 8×10. These are super-fun crazy four days, with over 20+ sessions booked per day (which amounts to about 13 sessions/day). Those of you who have worked with me know how rowdy these sessions can get, from silly noises, tickling attacks, and overall chaos you can expect by trying to squeeze a full hour session into 20 minutes. To say the least, we turned some heads .
Parents who have not worked with me before usually preface the session by saying, “Oh my kid hates pictures/He’s very shy/There’s no way she is going to sit still.” These are my favorite clients. All you need for a successful session with a uncooperative child is a little patience and a few tricks up your sleeve.
Here are some of my favorites photos from the four days of shooting!
Two weeks ago I had the delight of photographing newborn baby Julia Goncalves. We first met the Goncalves family at a portrait session for their 2 year old Mikey during the Janie + Jack promotion. One of the best perks of this job is being able to see families grow and capture this amazing moments that that slip by way too quickly.
Young kids react to the arrival of a new sibling in quirky and sometimes scary ways. Example, Julia serenely sleeping completely un-phased by Mickey holding her mid arm (not hand) and waving it to say “hi.,” or steam rolling over her. Mikey despite the distraction of his toys and movies, always seemed to go back to his sister to shower her with love (or poke at her).
Last week we got a chance to photograph a 3 generation family portrait. These lovely ladies were looking for just a photo with their grandmother, but once we got started, it was clear that wouldn’t be enough. The lush landscapes of the Biltmore Hotel provided a great setting with multiple backdrops to photograph all the different combinations of ladies.
Here is a sneak peak:
There’s no better way to display that adorable portrait than a big print! Continue Reading