Capturing The First Year

capturing the first year {nine months}

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Phew! I’m not gonna lie, the past month has been k-razy! Somewhere along the road we thought it would be a good idea to move house ;-)

Thinking ahead, I made sure I didn’t pack my camera, but I DID pack my imac and didn’t have a work station for a short while as well as I cannot stand to work in chaos! Tidy house = tidy mind.  I’m continuing to desperately catch up with life after being somewhat off the grid for a while.

As much as I would like to have the nursery perfectly set up and decorated to shoot in, this is not going to happen any time soon so a little improvisation is needed. Packing boxes are our life right now and an experience in Mattheus’ first year to remember. Continue reading “capturing the first year {nine months}”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {seven months}

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As a mother, it’s important for me to be able to capture emotive detail and moments on camera. As an artist, it’s essential I integrate the creative use of light, composition and the surrounding environment. But, until recently, I’m not sure I have ever been as aware of these two elements being as deeply intertwined as I am today. One devoid of the other would only bring half of the beauty.  Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {seven months}”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {Six Months}

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During the first year of your infant’s life, there will be many firsts that you hope to capture on camera to preserve those sweet memories. Capturing the first year is not only geared to inspire you at the typical three month – six month – one year milestones but it’s also about learning to photograph the small changes and details to help you savor what you see everyday.  Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {Six Months}”

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Newborn Session

Welcome sweet baby Rumyana (Rumi) to this wonderful family! Including Mila, the dog who has been promoted to big sister ;-)

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Kyle & Petya for a short while now. However,  being invited into their home to photograph such intimate moments in these early days was incredibly special to me. Thank you! xox

Admittedly I couldn’t help be a little distracted by the incredible array of artwork, books, records and open views of downtown Memphis!

 

 

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Introducing Backlight Into Your Everyday Photography

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Story telling through photography is such an effective approach to documenting your life and as you begin to explore different photography techniques you will find you can enhance your stories and piece together all the details in a truly captivating way. In this post, we take a look at some ways you can easily find and incorporate backlight closer to home to add an extra dimension to your images.

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Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {Two Months}

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If you have ever done a search for tips on how to photograph a two month old, you have probably come up empty! Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be too much inspiration out there for this age. They are definitely out of the sleepy newborn stage, yet unable to sit, tummy time is a short lived affair and they will most definitely not be happy being squeezed up into different positions. So you’re pretty much left with laid-on-back with arms and legs rigorously moving at the speed of light! Not incredibly flattering if truth be told. On the plus side, they are not quite at the three month (cute) blob stage ;-)

Okay, okay Dr Skeptismo has left the building! I’d like to offer some starting tips that will help you creatively photograph your two month old. Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {Two Months}”

Tips

Newborn Photography; Successfully Take Multiple Shots From One Pose

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Trying to pick up a few extra tips for your Newborn Photography? You may even be one of those brave souls looking to take photos of your own little one once you bring them home from the hospital! Here are a couple of tips on how to make the most of each pose and take a series of pictures from each pose before moving and repositioning your baby for the next shot. This is also especially helpful if your baby, like mine, is not the typical can-sleep-through-anything-babe that most newborn photographers seem to portray! Thankfully this skill isn’t limited to newborn photography but you can learn to tell a far greater story from any photo session of any age if you can get this down!

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Delving into the Macro World

The photos in my Styling Cinnamon & Spice  were created using a combination of my prime lens (Canon 50mm f/1.4) and the addition of A Hoya Close Up Filter, and as promised here is a follow up with the details geared more toward the photographer than the cook :-)  I was so eager to try out the lens & be creative that unfortunately, I did not think to take side by side pictures! So, I have a new subject which hopefully shows some clear differences and maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two! Continue reading “Delving into the Macro World”