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!
If you’re following along on Instagram, you may have seen that I was test driving some new equipment last week.
One of my goals for this year is to test out some different lenses and see what I can do with them. The lens I used this time creates a beautiful bokeh effect, meaning that the background is blurred, so what’s in focus really pops.
It wasn’t long before this test-drive blossomed into a photo-journalistic project. I got up close to our house plants, documented a hot cocoa smoothie creation, and even took my camera to the grocery store! I went outside and explored the fog, too, which created such dreamy, ethereal images.
What January lacks in golden sunshine, it certainly makes up for in gorgeous overcast lighting.
And who says you need bright sunshine for beautiful photos? Winter is a great time for photography, too!
I am so excited to continue trying new tools to create beautiful photographs.
Contact me at ReenFitzPhotography@gmail .com to book your wonderful winter session today!
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New and exciting things are coming to Reen Fitz Photography this year, and I could hardly wait to announce them!
So without further ado, here we go!
Day-in-the-life photoshoots designed to capture and celebrate all of the beautiful ways in which your life has changed with the new addition to your family!
Any staged or posed shots will be simple and comfortable.
A perfect gift for your graduate. Whether your child is graduating from high school or college, celebrate all of their hard work with photos that show off their personality, their major, and school pride!
And there are some great new deals you can take advantage of this year, too!
Loved your RFP session? Tell your friends! If your friend has their own RFP session and drops your name, once their session is complete, I will offer you a FREE 8×10 print of your favorite shot from your session, just to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!
The best part: There is no limit! Refer as many friends as you want, and you will earn a free print after each session is completed!
Enjoy extra discounts when you book multiple sessions at once with RFP’s brand new package deals!
The Bundle of Joy Package: This mix and match package allows you to save by choosing 2-4 photo sessions to celebrate your child’s first year. You can choose between any combination of Maternity, Newborn, 6 Month, and 1 Year Old sessions.
The Graduate Package: This package offers a discounted rate when you book a Senior photoshoot and a professional headshot session. So you can celebrate all of your hard work, then be ready to put your best face forward to potential employers!
Update: Offerings are subject to change. For more information on the most current deals, please contact me at ReenFitzPhotography@gmail.com
Back in June, I photographed my first maternity session with my brother and his wife. In case you missed it, you can read about it over on my older blog, here: “Growing a Human”
And I am so excited to share that my newest nephew, Cooper, has finally arrived! Of course I wasted no time getting his cute little newborn face in front of my camera to get those precious snapshots of his very first day…
And I was so happy that I got to capture one of their first days home as a family…
I just can’t wait to watch this little guy grow!