As a photographer, I think it's really important to capture moments and that is what I try to do anytime I pick up my camera. Time moves so quickly and that is especially true with children. If you blink you could miss what feels like a whole lifetime of these moments. Posed pics are great, but I also think that candids are equally important because they give us insight in to who the subject is. You get to see some personality and what they like (for these 2, Dr. Seuss is a big hit!) When working with kids, I think the best way to capture those really organic smiles and "kid" moments and personalities is just to let them run around and be themselves, so that's what we did here. I had the best time with these two! They just turned 1 and 2, respectively, so they had lots of energy and they were just so adorable and so much fun. We had some props and snacks, and a few different outfits to try on, but I really just let them do their own thing and snapped away. They were so good and so cute, I could have easily taken a million pictures; I definitely look forward to watching them grow and photographing them through out all the different stages of their lives. I think that I captured some really great moments with both kids (and one or two with Mom and Dad as well- I couldn't resist!) I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! Above and below are 3 of my favorites from the day, but please check out their full gallery HERE.
Day 2 of my Work in Progress Week is exactly what the title says: a San Francisco sunset. This is taken from Nob's Hill on the first leg of my West Coast Adventure this summer. San Francisco is a beautiful place, even in the hustle and bustle of the city; add the orange glow of the sun setting and you're guaranteed to capture something beautiful.
Boston is my home. I was born here, grew up here, and after a brief 6 years away, came back, because I knew in my heart that I belonged here. Today my heart is sad for Boston, for my family, my friends, and especially for the victims of the Marathon bombings and their families. By now, everyone knows what happened at the finish line of the most prestigious marathon in the world. By now, we know there are over 100 injured and at least 3 dead, including an 8-year-old child. By now, we've seen the images of the tragedy: the smoke in the air, the blood on the sidewalks, people running scared, and S.W.A.T. cars trolling the streets. This is not what was supposed to happen; this is not what Boston was supposed to look like on one of its most anticipated and celebrated days of the year. But it did happen. And those streets are stained with innocent blood. And it's a tragedy.
Tonight, rather than focusing on my fear or anger, or looking for someone to blame, I am going to focus all my energy on sending out as much LOVE as I can to the people hurt and affected by today's events and to the first responders and good samaritans who did everything they could to help. There's plenty of time to feel all of those other things, and I know I will feel them on other days, but tonight, I am putting my arms around my city because it's what my city needs.
I took these pictures last summer on a weekday afternoon. I was on my way home from work on my regular route and I decided to stop and pull into one of the lots I pass every day. It was on the water, so I figured it would be fun to explore. What I found was something pretty cool- a nautical scene reminiscent of a shipwreck out of a pirate movie (sidebar: I love pirates). Granted there was no actual ship present, but the way the old fence was distorted and covered in seaweed, it reminded me of a shipwreck, so I decided to photograph it as such. I love the lighting and the colors that came through and I always love anything nautical. This was a simple shoot right in my back yard, but one I find very beautiful all the same. That's the thing I love about art. It doesn't have to be complicated to be enjoyable and you don't have to go very far to find it; you just have to be willing to see the beauty in everything around you :) TO ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOOT, CLICK HERE!
Here is a sneak peek at one of my upcoming galleries. Stay tuned for more to come!