Monday, March 31, 2008

A Little Man

It had been 6 months since I had a visit with this little guy. (I photographed him as a newborn too!) He couldn't possibly have gotten any sweeter! I love seeing how babies change from those first few days and trying to guess what their personality will be like, which parent they most resemble. I'd say his personality is great and he was very very tolerable of the big black camera in his face for quite some time! Even though his session is done and the gallery is up, I had to be sure to share him! He even has a cute sad face!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A New Baby!

Meet little H. - she is the newest addition to a great family that I have been photographng for about a year now. My non-sleeping streak for newborns seems to be coming to an end with her, hopefully the sleepy dust carries on with me for the newborns I have coming up soon!

Congrats Mom, Dad and big sister E!

Friday, March 7, 2008

NILMDTS - Today Show

I am very proud to be a small part of such an amazing organization. Please check out the link below to view the video on the Today Show's website.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What is custom photography?

So many people have asked me in the past, why custom photography? what is custom photography? I have taken this excerpt from written by photographer Marianne Drenthe to help answer these questions!

"The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.

Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing on the beach. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style. You have already determined that you should probably seek out a beach type photographer (that is if you live near a beach) and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.

Finally after a bit of internet research, you have narrowed it down to two photographers who do what seems like solid work, the sort of outdoor beach look you desire. It is now time to ask yourself: Do you like photographer A’s style over photographer B’s style? Is it because the people in the images of A’s style are having a great time and it seems very caught up in the moment vs. B photographer more posed, looking in the camera images? If this is a case, you probably like LIFESTYLE photography or perhaps even take it a step further and define your desired style as a PHOTOJOURNALISTIC photography style. The photographer you probably should choose is photographer A because their style is very similar to the style you desire.

What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience (as in THE experience). Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of the next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio. A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities. Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed. Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.

Custom photography should have you, the client and your experience in mind."

I look forward to being the photographer for your family!