This was such a great impromptu portrait session! I was excited to do it, and now I’m even more excited to share it! In the past, I’ve taken portraits of my friend Genna to test out new techniques and equipment, while exploring beautiful landscapes. This time, instead of going to a place with an abundance of natural splendor, I decided to take on the challenge of taking portraits in tighter spaces, where I might have to cut out or work to avoid distractions in the background.
Can you tell that we’re in a tiny area between a house and a road, in the middle of a yard that’s full of kids’ toys? Can you tell that I even took some of these with a wiggly baby in one arm? Or that for some of these, we were about 3 yards from a Con-Ed crew that was digging up the lawn?
I also took the opportunity to experiment with some different editing styles. My usual style, as far as color-correction, is vibrant, true-to-life colors. You may notice a lot of photographers these days using a “desaturated” or “moody” style that slightly skews the colors of a photo to be more of a muted tone, and sometimes a bit of a golden hue is added as well. So I figured, why not try out some of that in these portraits? View more of this session in my Flickr portfolio!
Wow, this year is just flying! (Or is it just me?) A few months back, my baby girl (AKA “Little Apprentice”) got to tag along for her very first photoshoot! It was the Spring Mini-Sessions for New York Babywearing! What better way to introduce her to Mommy’s work? Here she is, appropriately dressed in her camera bib (handmade by me!)
This round of Minis was fantastic, and different in a few ways from the other Minis I’ve done for NYBW. First, I got to document the growth of one adorable family that had a beautiful new baby since I’d last photographed them at the Autumn Minis! And with these being fundraisers for NY Babywearing, it’s only fitting that I catch some babywearing in action! First, on a snuggly newborn, and then with a toddler!
It’s a great example of how babywearing makes babies (of all ages) feel safe and comfy!
NYBW is a support group for parents interested in learning to safely wear their babies in slings, wraps, or carriers and connect with other local families. The group currently ranges from Yonkers, all the way to Syracuse! If you are interested in learning more about them, you can check out their Facebook page!
It’s already February and I haven’t even done an official 2018 recap yet! The year ended on quite a busy note, as my “November baby” arrived in early December! 2018 was a whirlwind of a year. Not only was my “Little Apprentice” along for just about all of my shoots (which went right about up until my due date!), but I had the opportunities to work on so many photoshoots, many of them very different from one another. There were events in the sun, events in the dark, styled shoots, family portraits, and small/local business shoots, just to name a few.
I took some time off from photography in the past few months while I navigated through the ups, downs, and sleepless nights of new motherhood. But now I’m ready to get back into photoshoots! I hope that this year brings even more surprises and new, exciting sessions!
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