As a photographer I am constantly finding locations for a perfect photoshoot session. I catalog them in my head, make note of different set ups and plan to visit again as soon as a client comes along that will make the location come to life. A close friend of mine was visiting from out of state with her two blue-eyed children in tow and I knew it was a perfect time to revisit a local farm that has the most amazing birch trees and weathered barn. In all seriousness I have been waiting for years to photograph these birch trees and my friend’s cutest little 18 month old girl was the ideal person to make this on-location photoshoot a true success.
So if you are ready for your next family photo session send me an email to email@example.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!
This year has been full of fun and exciting projects. When I was building this post I couldn’t believe all that I accomplished during the past year. I landed my first magazine cover, which was a huge bucket list item for me. Lifestyle photography was a large part of my assignments this year and I was happy to capture images for families and incorporate this style of photography to my new big project, Make & Taste blog. Make & Taste has also brought on food photography assignments and I’m so happy I can apply both styles for one purpose. I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring and grateful for all your support along the way. The below work is a small snippet of my favorite images over the year.
It’s no surprise that products created for children and babies are so darn cute. Over the past three years as a mom and taking numerous families portraits, these products are always a fun detail to add to an image. I have shared so many photos of my lifestyle work that this week I wanted to share some product photography. As a disclaimer, I photographed these images for personal use and was not contracted by these companies. These toys and shoes were/are some of my toddlers favorites, so why not memorialize them. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your children and baby product photography needs! Check out more of my Commercial Work by clicking on the link.
This week I wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms I have had the honor of photographing over the years. Cheers to you and everything you do for your kids. Wishing you a weekend full of pampering and appreciation.
This week I wanted to demonstrate some quick editing tips to show you how a great image can turn into an amazing image. I recall one of my photography school instructors quoting Ansel Adams “You don’t take an image, you create an image”, which struck a cord with me because I believe most people click the button, download and share with family and friends. Editing an image enhances what is already there. So before you hit the share button, take a few minutes and edit.
The image below was taken by a friend of mine, who is not a professional photographer, but has been shooting for a number of years and is always working on improving his photography skills. When he showed me this image I thought it would be perfect for this edit demonstration. I knew the image would benefit from a few simple adjustments. My goal was to bring out the texture of the back wall, decrease the highlights on the toddler, since it was a bit overexposed, and a simple crop to remove the grass and straighten out the composition. Watch the video below to see the step by step edit!
LIGHTROOM (full desktop version used)
Snapseed is an app I often use to edit images taken on my phone. I wanted to use the same image to demonstrate the simple edits one can make to enhance a photo.