Back from Maternity Leave... for a Maternity Shoot

June 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to the new blog!! I'm so excited to start sharing new shoots and new stories... and a slightly new look. But it's really an older look. A look that I was first drawn to, and a style I am now trying to re-cultivate.

As my business evolved, I felt pressure to produce the type of bright, clean, crisp photographs that I felt were more marketable, and would drive more business in today's digital market. It didn't happen purposefully - my editing style just sort of leaned that way, and continued to lean that way until I started to feel a little lost as an artist. Going back to shooting film occasionally, and going back to shooting wide-open apertures has helped me rediscover what inspires me about photography in the first place - sort of a wabi-sabi style, perfection in the imperfect, and a reflection of real life. I like a little off-focus sometimes, a little blur. I like grain, and creamy bokeh. I like moodier palates. I feel like the look of the Kodak Portra films lend an emotional heft to my photography, and bring me a bit back to earth. They have truly put me back on a path to re-discovering who I am as a lifestyle and portrait photographer, and I'm in the process of reflecting that in my business. 

And so I give you my first shoot of the new blog, shot digitally and edited with VSCO film emulations. 

Appropriately, my first shoot back from maternity leave was a maternity shoot. I feel very lucky to have worked with this family for over two years now. You may remember this big-brother-to-be as the "baby in the guitar case" from the old blog. He loves his baby sister already, as evidenced at this maternity/mommy-and-me shoot! His mama is one of the loveliest people I've had the pleasure to work with. She introduced me to a wonderful online community of moms that supported me throughout my pregnancy and Hannah's first days, and I'm glad she's become a friend. I can't wait to hear that life's become a little sweeter for them with the arrival of their baby girl... any day now. 

 

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June (3) July August September October November December
January February March April May (3) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August (2) September October November December
January February March (1) April May June July August September October (1) November December