Archive for March, 2013

Photographing weddings allows me to meet some pretty wonderful people and their families.  I have loved working with Jonathan & Naomi, from their first session with me to celebrate their engagement all the way through to their wedding day.  I have to confide that when Naomi’s mom, Diane, left me with a box of chocolate iced cake donuts the day of Naomi’s bridals, she made it to the top of the charts.  How did she know that’s my favorite flavor? 😉  Then there was meeting both families the day the of the wedding which only convinced me further that I get to work with some of the best!  Of course, I couldn’t mention the families without mentioning the bridesmaids and groomsmen.  They have a way of keeping the bride, groom and myself just rolling.  Best moment… when Naomi and her girls broke out dancing.  Just classic! :)

Happy Monday!  Photographed this sweet little two year old this weekend; what a little character.  We caught such a variety of expression from Jacob that every time I look through his session, it makes me laugh.  What a little clown!  It’s been a busy few months with weddings and receptions but this weekend I got to do one of my favorite things… simple, clean, lovely window light.  I know you’ve heard me say it fifty times but it so true… natural window light is beautiful and fantastic.  It’s so flattering.  Most of us don’t realize that we have the potential for great images right in the walls of our own homes.  Try this. Find a nice big window, place your subject level with the window… preferably with a fair amount of the window extending in front of them.  The bigger the window the better.  Choose a spot where your subject is in front of a plain backdrop (wall).  Make sure that indirect light is hitting your subject… you don’t want to bright them with direct sunlight.  That will give you the opposite effect. :)  Expose for the brighter side of your subjects face and then just have a little conversation while you snap away.  You will surprise  yourself with some lovely little images!  Happy shooting and have a great Monday.