Is there anything sweeter than a pair of little newborn feet? YES! 2 pairs of little newborn feet! Two of my favorite friends were blessed with the sweetest twin boys in 2018 and I was so excited to get my hands (and lens) on them. Check out the adventures of Ash and Finn below!
This is one of my absolute favorite sessions I've ever done. Obviously, my subject is great- you can't go wrong with adorable kids- you just can't! And these 2 were fun and playful and excited to soak up the last moments of summer on the beach. The other thing that made these pictures so successful? They were taken at the best time of day- the golden hour right before sunset. The only other time to get this gorgeous kind of light? The golden hour right after sunrise. Suffice it to say, more clients are up for sunset golden hour than sunrise, but if you can handle getting up that early, I guarantee, you will get gorgeous lighting first thing in the morning as well.
Summer time is great because the sun stays out late so its possible to get that gorgeous golden light on a weeknight after work or during a summer vacation week and its great because kids don't have to go to school the next day. Check out a few more of my favorite snaps from this amazing session!
Here is my "Face" of the week. In case you missed the inaugural post, check it out HERE. This is an old college friend who I don't see nearly enough. We were just hanging out and catching up on the golf course behind his house right before sunset and I snapped it. It's one of my favorite portraits I've taken thus far and that's why I made it my Face of the week.
Here is my shoot with Baby Sweet P. at 8 days old. She was very alert for a newbie, so I captured a few of her beautiful eyes before we finally got her to sleep. This was especially fun because I grew up with her Mama and had not seen her in several years. We had a great time catching up (and dressing up!) both the baby and her older sister, who let me take a few pics with her as well. Take a look below and you will see the camera loved them both!
Anyone who knows me or has even just read the bio on my website knows about my love affair with music. This love also runs in my family; my sister and my cousins specificially share the same passion and eclectic taste and its something that I feel has always bonded us. I feel like I live to a private soundtrack that plays in my head through everything that I experience and I think they probably do as well. Music is the perfect condiment to life; it has the ability to truly change the flavor, so to speak, of whatever it is we are going through. It lifts us up when we feel sad, calms us down when we need to just chill out, helps us through the sad times, and celebrates the good times. Every memory has a song and every song recalls a memory or a feeling of some kind.
My cousin just had a baby girl and she is the first of all of us cousins to have a child so its pretty exciting and wonderful for the whole family. When I was visiting with her and meeting her daughter, Penny, for the first time, we were talking about her newfound motherhood and how quickly life and perspective changes with the birth of a child. She said that she even hears music and the meanings of songs differently, like "I've Just Seen a Face" for instance. We are all big Beatles fans so it is not surprising she would use one of their songs as an example, but how crazy that a song that she has been listening to for the last 30 years could just change for her, literally overnight. At the time, I thought that was pretty cool, but it wasn't until I got in my car to drive home and I put on the song that it really made me think. I listened to lyrics I know by heart and I, too, listened to them differently, from my cousins point of view. It made me hope that someday, I can know that feeling, too.
Naturally, because the other way I look at the world is through an imaginary camera lens, I've been inspired to do a portrait project. Each week, I am going to post a face of the week- either a full portrait or part of the face that I think is fun, special or spectacular in some way. My first "Face" is the face who inspired this whole project- my little cousin/niece, Penny! Also, have a listen to the song- refresh your memory. Who does it make YOU think of?
My best friend just married the love her life. It was a beautiful ceremony in Rockport on the water and a perfect reception; I was lucky enough to be a part of their day as the Maid of Honor. Obviously, I could not be the MOH and photographer at the same time (although you would be surprised how many people thought I would be doing both!) so I didn't take any pictures of the wedding itself. I did, however, get to do an intimate shoot with the bride and groom between the reception and after party and let me tell you, as a photographer, it was one of my most memorable and important moments thus far. I got to take pictures of my best friend in a gorgeous dress, in a gorgeous place with the person she loves most in the world (well, tied with their 2 year old son of course!) After the reception was over we went back to the spot where the actual ceremony was held and they had a quiet moment together to reflect on the day before heading back to the group for the after party. It was really special and I was very happy to be able to capture the two of them this way- so in love and newly celebrated and able to finally take a breath together as a married couple. It was beautiful and not something I will ever forget. They are such wonderful people and I am so happy they found each other.
Congrats to the happy couple who I love so much! I know your life together will be amazing! Enjoy every minute!