Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My First Male Senior Shoot.

Lots of firsts going on this month. On April 12th, I shot my first male senior shoot. I thought that boys would be a little more difficult than girls only because there are probably less poses that look manly. lol This session went really well. I didn't know going into this day that they would want inside court shots. I was nervous because I dread to shoot indoors. Anyways, I had more shots than I could have imagined. Tristan was a very easy going model. Made shooting a breeze. Here are some shots from the day.

Another first, checked off. 
Hugs from Georgetown, 

My First Session with a Toddler

I had my very first photo shoot with a toddler two weeks ago. Krista had found me from the Chungaboo children's book signing in Austin, where I photograph that event. 
We met up at a park in Austin. She wanted photos of her mother in law with her granddaughter along with family photos. I went into this session thinking that it was going to be a piece of cake, since I love photographing children. But I tell you, it was a whole different experience. Layla wasn't one to sit for photos. So basically we chased her around most of the time. It was such a fun shoot! I loved it. Here are a few photos from that day.

Capturing your story...naturally,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Round Top 2014

 Last November Cydney asked if I wanted to go with them to Round Top, since they had to book a room 6 months in advance. I've always wanted to go to the Junk Gypsy Prom, so my answer was an easy one. May was unable to go at the last minute since she needed to be with her daughter, Mason. (who was unfortunately one of the people that was injured in the SXSW incident. She was also my very first senior photo shoot.)
I had no idea how crazy the prom was. I saw a photo of what Cydney was wearing to the prom and thought that I needed something fun to wear also. So a quick trip to the Goodwill where I purchased a denim skirt. I then sewed some tulle to the bottom and I was ready! Anyways, as usual, I photo journaled our trip.
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In other news, I might be taking a small break from my bracelet business this month. I have 5 photo sessions this month and 3 in the first half of May. I have to kind of focus on bringing my A game to my photography clients. Well that's all that's been happening lately. I have to say though that the Round Top trip was a much needed mini vacation for me. I'm grateful for that time! Happy Tuesday

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Very First Maternity Shoot

I had my very first maternity photo session on Saturday. I have to say, that I think that's the most nervous I've been before a shoot. I mean, I'm nervous every time, but this time I was the most. lol
 The whole shoot took about an hour and half and I only took 140 photos. (that's kind of a record) I go into each photo shoot promising myself only to press the button when the shot feels right. When I got home and downloaded all the photos, I was surprised that there was only 140. I know that sounds like a lot, but believe me, I use to be trigger happy. Now, I force myself to wait for it. More than a couple of times, I'd position them and then, not like it, so I would just tell them that the shot doesn't work for me, and then we'd be on to the next idea. Basically I just like to shoot everyone in their most natural form. I want my photos to tell a story of my experience with the people, and give my interpretation of what I see and felt, through photos. So when they are just interacting  with each other and not so worried about poses, that's what I try to capture. Any who, here are a few photos.
I've been on a black and white thing these days. Loved the lighting in their room.

These photos of little Jessie just make me smile. She's such a doll.

All in all this was a wonderful experience for me. So my next shoot is a senior photo session with a male, another first for me. If I'm not scared, I'm not growing!


Part 2 of Alyson's Senior Shoot

I'm kind of behind with the blogging but for good reason. I have been trying to organize myself with the upcoming photo shoots. April is going to be super busy for me. I have 5 photo sessions and I have 3 more people hoping to get their photos taken next month. I've had to tell them that I was booked for April. It feels kind of weird being so busy. I'm trying to give myself time to do the very best for each person, so I don't want to just take on more than I can handle.
Here are some photos from Alyson's second day of shooting. 

I have one more shoot with Alyson and then we'll call it done. :) 
Happy Monday!