When I think of film photography, I think of whimsical, green, lush backdrops. But what happens when it’s March and everything outdoors is screaming WINTER? You follow the lead of a pregnant city planner and you take your photos downtown. This session really invigorated my creativity. I had no idea, but it was exactly what I needed! To jump out of my comfort zone (the 4 favorite parks to shoot at), and do something new. It was thrilling and I love love love how these images turned out.
Did you know? I started this whole journey into photography because I was a doula attending births and recognizing that taking iphone photos was great and all, but I knew I could offer more. That is when the journey into learning how to take low light, limited flash photography started. Lately, I have stepped back from the doula world, as it quickly became apparent that being on call with two co-sleeping little ones was not for the faint at heart.
If you find yourself in a maternity session with me, you might expect some strange requests. I will almost always ask my maternity mamas to lay on the ground. In a field? In a forest? On a bridge? In the dirt? I will always have a blanket for you but this pose tends to be one of my favorites.
It can be done! AND done in FUN! I promise you that. This session was so much fun and the family took my direction of “play like you would without me here” so literally that it’s the only reason they got these sweet glimpses into their unique personalities.
Not every day that I love a smiling and looking at the camera photo as much as I love this one. It’s likely because these sweet smiling faces are very important to me! We got to get a sweet session in when we visited these lovely faces in Michigan. The smiles are definitely thanks to the grandparents and cousins standing behind me.
This family was the sweetest! They clearly loved each other so much and were so excited about their new baby sister! I also think mom did a stunning job styling everyone. The key to this session? Snacks and lots of playing. I think that having an interesting landscape to explore, helps to draw out kids natural inquisitive nature. It was so fun to explore with them!
This light and these humans just were the perfect match to the portra 400 filmy goodness. This family felt so relaxed and comfortable and I think it really shows in their gallery. When you come to play and have fun with your kiddos – it really can be fun!
This session was dreamy and whimsical and soft. I loved every outfit so much and we had a perfect creamy overcast day to compliment them. All dresses were provided by my friend Paige’s client wardrobe.
I think my new favorite gift for the grandparents in our life, is to gift them a session with their grandkids! This session was extra special because I was able to take these images on the beach I grew up visiting every summer and where my mom and grew up.
The cutest little mini session there ever was. I have the pleasure of loving this family very much! When they said they wanted to sign up for a mini session, I was overjoyed. I feel very blessed to have such supportive friends.