Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sneak Peek

I had 2 amazing opportunities on November 19th. 

The first was an early morning shoot with an incredibly delightful family of four. 
Here are the cutest two!!  No offense Mom and Dad.  (I think they would agree, don't you!)

 The next thing on the agenda??
Why a wedding of course!

A wedding day means well over a thousand pictures to sort through...looking forward to it!! 

More to come from both of these!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Business of Silliness!!

I knew I was in for a good time when this brother and sister pair tumbled out of their car bursting with energy. 

Despite the difference in their gender and age, it was so obvious that these siblings have a love for each other.

This is an image that neither I nor Mom chose, but I wanted to share it with you. 

First of all, because it shows the love, and secondly because it shows one of this set of images SOOC. 
That is Straight Out Of Camera in photographer lingo. 
It just means that is how the picture looks the day I take it, before it hits the additional artistic, creative time called editing!!
All of the images you choose for your final photographs go through an editing process which makes each of them sing just a bit.
Here let me show you an example. 
This is a another shot SOOC.  

Obviously brother was a tiny bit too silly for this shot to work into Mom's plan of just right, HOWEVER...just look at her adorable sparkling eyes and tiny bit of a grin. 
I simply couldn't let this one pass me by without zeroing in on what was wonderful about it.

So I cropped, adjusted....and did a whole bunch of other stuff I won't bore you with and voila' here is the final edit!!!  

I made sure and let Mom know when I sent these along for her preview, that this was what this shot was meant for.   That is part of my job ya help you see the possibility of wonderfulness!

Now where were we?  Oh my yes, crazy love silliness!

Yes, they were full to the brim with silliness! 
This really allowed them to open up and relax, which was fine by me. 
We took a whole series of silly, crazy shots, then got down to serious business to get just the right image that Mom wanted!

Okay, I admit it...they got to business because I promised we could do a whole 'nother set of crazy pictures. 
My time as a Mom has taught me that most of the time, kids just want a little say so in something, and they are more than willing to give what it takes to accomplish a task.

(I have a goal for myself of working between the moments anyway, so I knew I could work with "their plan"!!!) 

I think we all had a fun time this (deliciously sunlit), crisp Saturday morning... and I have the pictures to prove it!!! 

I hope this particular post has let you once again see who I am, what I aim to do, and a little bit of how I work. 
Blessings to you,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Choices, choices

 Yes, choices.  They are a significant part of my business plan for my clients.
Does that make you want to turn and run?
Do you have enough choices in your life, and you don't need more things complicating your daily existence?? 
Well, come on back and let me explain, okay??
After each session I load the best of the best images into an album for client viewing.  Each client is then given the choice as to which images they want to have edited for sharing and prints. 

I think that is important! 
You know you best, right? 
So why should it be me picking what images I think are best for you??? 

See that isn't complicated. 
Although I do hope that I have done such an amazing job that you struggle to narrow those choices down!! 
(There is a clause for just such a problem btw!!  See #7 on my FAQ page!)

So far I have found that my choices for what I would choose, line up with my clients only about 60% of the time; which only goes to show that "choices" are a good thing!!

Here are MY choices for favorites from this shoot.  I am looking forward to seeing what theirs are!!

Oh, yes forgot to mention...these were shot specifically with Christmas in mind!  Not too soon for that now is it??

Blessings to you,