Follow along as I highlight client sessions, offer tips, and share glimpses of my life. Grab a glass of sweet tea and sit for a spell. I'm so glad you joined me!
There were several firsts in this session with Mr. G. This is the first time I've photographed a senior guy (yea!!), the first time I've done a senior session in studio (turned out great!) and the first time the senior, himself, has called to set up the appointment! All in all, an awesome experience:)
Mr. G. knows what he wants and that was so impressive. Like I said, he called and booked his own appointment and he listened as I explained all of the options, and the way I usually handle a session. Then, he called me back and said, "I just want to go with a studio session." And, though I love my outdoors and natural light, this session rocked!
Seriously, this young man is going places - first to Hofstra University and then, with his focus, I can only imagine he'll take on the world! He was gracious enough to let me take a few outdoor shots for my own portfolio. Maybe I'll share those next;)
A vow renewal ceremony always brings up a picture of a long-married couple celebrating on their 20th or 30th anniversary. So, when Amy contacted me and said that she was going to surprise her husband on their 2nd anniversary, I was completely intrigued! At the start of their 3rd year of marriage, they reaffirmed their love and commitment in a private ceremony.
I was so honored to be invited to capture it!
Congratulation, Amy and Tony! Many, many, many more years of love and happiness for you both!
Calling all 2014 Seniors in Southern York and Northern Baltimore Counties: You only have 2 more weeks to request your application and apply to be a Senior Rep. for Front Porch Photography! Do it today!!
Are you a dare devil? Does the idea of jumping out of a plane or plunging off the top of a bridge, tied to a rubber band, get your adrenaline pumping? If so, you will NOT be able to relate to me at all (My husband is a dare devil and he doesn't get me either:). I keep my feet on the ground. I thrive on security and routine. Roller coaster, skydiving, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building? No thank you. I'll stay down here and watch everyone's bags.
Even in my photography I tend toward safe: people. I am confident and comfortable when there are faces in my viewfinder. Without a face, I get squeamish. What will I focus on? How will I make it interesting? Ansel Adams, I am not! But, I have challenged myself to try. So Last week, when we finally got a hint of spring air and my family went on a walk, the camera came too. Determined to push past people portraits, I focused on the landscape around me. And, it was lovely!
I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone - and how much I like the photographs! (Though, I'm still not interested in jumping out of a perfectly good plane!).
OK, so there are people in this shot, but you can't see any faces! What about you? How can you step out of your comfort zone? I'd love to know (I'll even come and watch your bags:)
For the past 12 years you have had your yearly school photo taken in front of the traditional gray background. And, mom very dutifully changed out the 8x10 in the family room replacing the one that showed your self-cut bangs in kindergarten, or the one that showed your obsession with Hello Kitty in 3rd grade. Maybe you were sad when the 8th grade picture showing your awesome hair day was replaced with 9th grade's unfortunate zit. No matter what, you were changing, growing, developing style and personality. That gray background? Not so much.
THIS is your year! You're a senior and to celebrate it, you're having your final school pictures taken. Don't you want it to be anywhere but in front of the gray background? In this post all of the benefits of custom senior portraits were introduced. We've looked at them in order and are going to spend some time today explore the possibilities for the locations/backgrounds for your senior portraits.
The great thing about custom portraits is that they can be taken anywhere (as long as you aren't trespassing:)! You've played football since you were old enough to carry one? Portraits on the 50 yd. line should be in your gallery! Have you worn through more pairs of toe shoes than Tom's? Let's take some, stage left, w/a spotlight on you! If horses are your passion, we can most certainly set up a shoot in the barn! How about the camp where you spend your summers? Oh, the memories a shoot there will invoke! Or, your backyard because it's your favorite place to be? Let's make sure we get some with your dog too:) When your clothes, accessories, time of day/year compliment your personality, the background should too!
And, some of the best locations can provide several different looks. How about a park with stone walls and fall leaves?
This Bed and Breakfast, The Jackson House, next the the York County Rail Trail has SO many different backgrounds! It's really an amazing location.
And for something more feminine, a tea house!
All of these shoots were done in one location, with varied backgrounds. The results are portraits that reflect the seniors and their individual personalities!
I have approval to shoot at several locations in Southern York and Northern Baltimore Counties. And, I am always happy to request permission at any location you want to use! When you're ready to change the background, I'll meet you there!