Newest Newborn

A three-week old baby can be a very challenging subject to photograph.  They may well still be developing but they definitely have a mind of their own.  You want them awake, they want to sleep. You want belly time pictures, they want to sprawl out on their backs.  The list goes on.  You need to have patience to work with these miracles of life.  You need to be quick with the camera and gentle with the touch. Most of all you need to have a sense of humor.

This was a special newborn session, a proud big brother and dressed up cousin would be joining in on the photo fun.  Three kids, a handful of aunties and an uncle, and a few snacks as bribes resulted in some very relaxed natural family photos.

This is a great family; they were relaxed in front of the camera, interested in the baby share such a great sense of style that I had many editing options, which is always nice.

I  have a very relaxed approach to newborn portraits; I go to the new mothers house so no one has to pack up but me, I set up my very small studio and sit back and let natural photo happen.  If you see me lurking the hospital waiting rooms, im just eager for more baby pictures, do not be alarmed 😉

Published in: on April 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Boudoir Photography

The craze that is sweeping North America, Boudoir Photography is intimate pictures of a woman, meant to be used as a gift for their loved one or to preserve a memory of their body forever.

Soft, natural lighting, flattering angles, fancy undies and some great heals are the recipe for breath-taking photos of a woman at her most venerable state. Every session seems to start the same way; the subject nervously standing before my camera, tugging on the straps of her expensive lingerie awkwardly placing her hands across her body.  After a few clicks of the shutter I show them the photos taken so far and watch as they fall in love with themselves. It’s in the eyes; the passion, the softness, the look usually only seen by the one they love. 

 The moment they see themselves on the tiny 2.5″ x 3″ LCD on the back of my camera it is an entirely different session.  The inner diva is released. There are women sprawling across the bed, looking back over their shoulder. They are suggesting poses, changing outfits and really enjoying themselves.  All insecurities melt away and they see themselves in a new light, and why shouldnt they? Who cares if you have stretch marks and cellulite? It is your body and it’s time to be proud of it. 

So when you are ready to embrace your beauty, book a session for some boudoir photos.  You will be nervous at first, but you will leave feeling like a million bucks, and rightly so.  Everyone has that “special feature”, the one thing that sets them apart from everyone else.  Exploit it, embrace it and show it off!