Posted on September 6, 2011
clinging to the last light of summer
Posted on September 5, 2011
Since starting my One Frame A Day project back in January, I have gotten a lot of questions from friends and other photographers. I’ve also taken a LOT of pictures . Only one of the makes it to the one-a-day file, and I feel bad for the rest of them. They just hang out in a file on my hard drive. So I thought I’d give you a peek into my one-a-day rejects, if you will .
On this particular day, me and my mini me were out shopping. There is this super cute shop with this adorable little snoopy ride on it. As soon as I saw the blue wall, I knew it would be a fun place to get a one-a-day. So we pulled up and she immediately locked in on the ride. All I had to do was pop in a few quarters and snap away .
Posted on September 2, 2011
I know this is a strange one-a-day, but this is so her right now!
Posted on September 1, 2011
Posted on September 1, 2011
I am so at home here. As I worked through ‘part 2′ of this session (you can see part 1 HERE), I felt all cozy and warm. Like, I wanted to snuggle with my computer. Weird. I know. But I cant help it. ‘At home’ sessions are my chocolate cake. Everyone is so relaxed, comfortable, themselves. And isn’t that what our goal is during our session? To capture your adorable little family in the most natural way possible? Don’t get me wrong, I love a park session or a fun downtown session, but our lives are not spent all dressed up in heels wandering around the park.
Something magical happens when a toddler gets to show me his room. They often grab my hand and pull me in, so excited to show off all of their treasures. This is what photography means to me. This is where I am at home.
In my own photography (as you can clearly see in my One Frame A Day project) I feel it is so so important to create visual memories of the simple, day to day happenings that we are going to want to look back on in 30 years. Personally, I will be much more likely to pull out the album of a true lifestyle session than a more formal session. I will want to flip through those pages a million times with my grown up babies remembering when she walked around in mommy’s heels and jewelry like such a big girl, or when she first learned how to ride her bike. Or that beautiful-slightly stinky-worn-stretched out-loved beyond belief blankie that made everything better. Or the way only a round of If You’re Happy And You Know It and that dang binki could calm him down when he was really really out of his routine and just needed to be comforted.
Many of my clients are opening up their homes to me and letting me glimpse a sliver of daily life. I hope they will continue to do so because it is the greatest honor for me.