Saturday, October 30

Let There Be Light | Orlando Florida Model Photographer

This past week I had the pleasure of being able to attend a Lighting Workshop. Since I am primarily an on-location, "natural light" shooter, this was an area that I knew I could benefit learning more about. And, boy, was I right. I have had other photographers tell me that indoor studio lighting is the easiest to work with, but just looking at all the strobes, soft boxes and backdrops is so intimidating to me. I have always been of the mindset, give me a great outdoor location and great daylight and I'm good to go! So, getting to actually work with the indoor equipment was a treat and something very different than what I am used to.

It really is amazing what great lighting can do for your photographs. Many of the photos I took that night needed very little post processing work done on them, because of the great light I had to work with, to begin with. It really does make a huge difference!



Sunday, October 17

Baby Shower Photography | Deland Florida Maternity Photographer

Most people consider professional wedding photography for their "big" day when they get married, but what about the other events in their lives that would be great to have pictures of for the future? Event photography doesn't have to be limited to just weddings. What about other once in a lifetime events like special birthdays (when baby turns one or the "sweet 16," for instance), bar and bat mitzvahs, quintaras, the birth of your baby, wedding showers, engagement parties, bachelorette parties, or baby showers! These special events in your life deserve special documentation too.

Often friends and relatives will be on hand with camera to take pictures at these events, which is great, but that also takes away from the time they spend interacting with each other, and many times, while they take wonderful shots of the guests, guests of honor, etc., they may forget to document those little "detail shots" that really helped set the mood for the event.

Things like the decorations that were carefully picked out and put up by the friends and family hosting the event, or that special cake that everyone couldn't stop talking about, or the beautiful gift table that was set up in the corner, may get overlooked by a guest photographer at the party. A professional photographer, who knows what to look for, can make sure that these type of detail shots are not forgotten. Generally you will remember the guests at your party, as they continue to be a part of your life forever, but those small details of the day may fade from your memory as time goes by!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being a both a guest, and guest photographer, at a beautiful baby shower. I must say, it was one of the nicest baby showers I have ever attended. Lisa is lucky to have such great friends and family to support her, as she and her husband prepare for the birth of their first child. If you have followed my blog, you know that I have been documenting Lisa's pregnancy, in photographs, as it progresses. I shot her photos at 17 weeks, and then again at 27 weeks. I am looking forward to another session with her, before her sweet bundle of joy arrives, just before Christmas.

As you entered the reception hall, you had no doubt you were going to a baby shower...blue (yes, it's a boy) balloons greeted you at the entrance doors.

Baby Shower Balloon

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I am a portrait and fine art photographer, servicing the Central Florida area. I have had a love of photography for as long as I can remember. Having spent 15+ years of my adult life as a graphic designer, I knew I had a creative mind and a visual eye for things. While design was my forte, I always carried a camera everywhere, and somehow was the "designated photographer" at just about every event I attended. But, it wasn't until I picked up my first "real camera," a Nikon DSLR, in 2008, that I really knew photography was what I was meant to do with my life! I photographed everything in sight, after getting that camera. But, I knew early on that I was meant to photograph people. I just genuinely love faces! All faces. I could look at faces all day long. Faces are just beautiful to me. Doesn't matter the age, the color, the shape or the size. I find nothing more fascinating then faces.
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