On May 27th, 2014, my oldest daughter, my first born baby girl, graduates from high school. It was just over a year ago that I decided to get serious with my photography again, just in time to begin senior pictures. We had decided that we really wanted to commemorate her entire senior year with sessions for each season and activity. As I have looked back at each session over the last year one thing really sticks out.... how much has changed in such a short time! From Taylor's hair to the quality of my photography, and the quality of our editing. In all things, you either grow and change or become stagnant. My daughter is about to set out on the great adventure called life, growing and changing into a full grown adult. I am set to continue to grow and change in my photography, striving to get better with each session. We are both on a journey.
What a lot of growing and changing both of us have done in this last year. I couldn't be prouder of this beautiful young lady. She has brought so much joy to my life and I am excited to see what life has in store for her. The Lord has blessed me with 6 wonderful kids and I am proud of each and everyone of them. Taylor is the first one I get to see graduate and go off to college. If you are the praying kind, please pray that I make it through without too many tears. In the fall I will have another senior and I hope to show her full journey as well. I'm a happy mama!
Have you ever felt that having your children's portraits done always seemed to be a long and tedious battle? Spend hours getting them dressed, hair fixed, "don't eat that, you'll spill", "you messed up your hair"," keep your shoes on", just to arrive for your session completely drained? There is a better way... Lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is a relaxed, capture the moment, type of session. Done in your home or on location, you get to relax and just have fun with your family while the photographer snaps away with minimal direction. Below are a few examples.
We spent some fun time just playing with bubbles, and got some beautiful images
After the bubbles, we took a quick trike ride down the street. Most importantly, she had fun, there was zero pressure to "perform", and we captured her in her element. If this sounds like they type of session that would appeal to you and your family, please don't hesitate to contact me!
I adore seeing young couples in love. Christi and Josiah's engagement pictures is the first time that Tony and I did a session together. There were challenges to doing that, but the benefits were great. We had such a good time with these two. They were fun, patient, cute, and open to whatever we had in mind. Below are some of my favorites from this session. If you would like to see more of Christi and Josiah's session, check us out on Facebook.
This particular shoot for myself was somewhat of a challenge. For a photographer, lighting is everything. Too much or too little light can be a nightmare. On this shoot, we were at a school in late morning with no shade in sight. When shooting in bright sunlight, you have to deal with harsh shadows and bright spots. A lot can be corrected in post editing, but the harsher the light, the more editing is necessary. What's post editing? Post editing is the process that occurs after the session, in order for the photographer to complete his/her works of art. The number of images and amount of corrections and enhancements needed to be made will determine how long it takes for the customer to receive their images. Thankfully through post editing, I was able to create some nice images, despite the lighting challenge. I also enjoyed spending time my subject. He was pretty cool through the whole thing. - Tony