Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Seriously Stella

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Photography
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I borrowed my neighbors baby girl the other day because I bought a tutu and I needed someone to wear it! That’s right. I bought a tutu. I was perusing the Etsy website and came across the cutest tutu that I’ve ever seen. I bought the 18 month size immediately with no regard to the fact that I not only don’t have an 18 month old daughter but I have no daughter at all. And all my nieces are too old or live too far away. And besides, I don’t want to give it to anyone else. I want to keep it. I’m stingy that way. So that’s what I did. I kept it. For months and months until my neighbors’ daughter was old/big enough to wear it. Then I borrowed her so I could get the cutest photos I’ve ever taken in my life. Here’s one of them. Seriously. Tutus rule!

Tutu cute!

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I was taking my friends’ family photos the other week. We were at this awesome-looking stone building at Highbanks Park in Columbus. I was trying to have them sit together on the edge of the stone because I thought it might add good texture. However, getting three kids to sit and pose perfectly in unison was about like herding cats. The parents were pretty much always on and waiting for the camera. Which helps. It does. But the kids were all about doing their own things. Ends up, I pretty much like the resulting natural photos better.

I’ve been thinking a lot about trying to put myself out there to take more photos of children, families, couples, etc. Like, you know, professionally and all. I look at blog after blog after website after website. Some that I see are insanely phenomenal and they remind me to keep my day job. Others that I view…well…let’s just say they lead me to believe this is something I can do.

I have been so fortunate recently to have some friends need just the type of photos that I want to take. Three separate people, actually. I feel like this is a good testing phase to see how I do. I shot two of them yesterday and I have another in a couple weeks. So, within the next few weeks, I’ll be going through my pics to get them ready to give to my “clients.” I’ll post some here and there to give you a glimpse into my progress.

Here’s the first unofficial official new business that’s not yet a business photo. Let me know what you think.

6 months

Posted: October 11, 2010 in Photography
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I got together with my friend this weekend to take her son’s 6 month photos. Here’s what I have to say about this little guy….

NOM NOM NOM!!!!!

I have a hankering for BABY!!

A-DOR-A-BLE

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Friends, Photography
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Oh holy good grief. There are beautiful children everywhere I look. My heart just melts every time I see another one. I think I might steal her.

I rented an awesome camera lens when I went to camp this year. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to buy but it’s super expensive and is taking me a while to save up for. So, for now, I decided I’d give it a trial run to see if I actually like it.

A guy at work told me about lensrentals.com. So far, it’s been a fantastic experience. I rented the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens for two weeks. That lens runs anywhere from $1500-$1700 brand new. The rental plus shipping both ways and insurance came to about $165. I thought that was pretty damn good.

At first I didn’t think I’d like it because it’s so darn cumbersome. But after a couple of days, I got used to it and ended up loving it. It offers a little more zoom than my normal lens (currently 135mm). But the best thing is that the images are SOOO clear and sharp. It’s amazing. Not to mention, I look like a bad ass carrying it around. I’ll throw a couple photos up here that I took with it. Enjoy!

Claire

Claire

Noah and his mudbug...aaaaeeeeeeeee!

Noah and his mudbug...aaaaeeeeeeeee!

Kelly

Kelly

Madison and Sierra with dandelions

Madison and Sierra with dandelions

Tatiana eating watermelon

Tatiana eating watermelon

Grady in McDonald's Playplace balls

Grady in McDonald's Playplace balls

CJ at the beach party....COWABUNGA, DUDE!

CJ at the beach party....COWABUNGA, DUDE!