Can you believe we are almost halfway through January already??? That means Valentines Day is just around the corner. I will be offering “Sweet Sessions” the 18th and 25th of January and then February 1st so that you can get your cards and stuff in time for Valetines Day.
In honor of fresh starts, I thought I would share my last session of 2013. This adorable little guy was the closest I have come to an actual newborn shoot at only 20 days old. He will also be my first client I will be able to follow throughout his first year of life, so you will be seeing plenty more of him. He was wide awake the first 30 minutes or so, and then drifted into LaLa Land. So precious.
Happy New Year to all of my followers! I cannot wait to see what this year holds.
Just thought I would share a sample picture of what I am doing with my CD’s for clients now. The image on the left is the CD cover that slides into the front of the case and the pic on the right is the CD itself after their picture has been burnt onto the CD. Wish it was in color, but it does look pretty freakin awesome!!!
One of the best things about Oklahoma is driving down random roads and you will find barns, horses, miniature donkeys, cows, and an occasional ostrich, llama or other strange creature. Today as I was driving along I noticed this little guy standing out with his mama and had to make a u-turn. Unfortunately this was the only shot I got of him/her. After this picture mama wandered into the barn and baby followed.
Suspicious behavior? Well, yes, apparently I am quite the suspicious person running around with my camera. At least a little old lady who lives down a little country road seems to think so. Today I was out running around gathering goodies for a new project I am working on. Suddenly, behind me, appears a cop car. What? Out here in the middle of like timbuktu? So he flashes his lights, not his emergency lights, which made me kind of nervous thinking he might be one of those “fake cops”. I left my window rolled up until he showed me a badge.
I said, “Yes, Officer?” as I gathered my license and insurance. He told me that he had received a call about a woman who was driving up and down the road, getting in and out of her car and going off to the side of the road. I said yes, that would have been me. “May I ask what you were doing?” I told him that I am a photographer and I was gathering weeds. He said, “WEED?” quite suspiciously. I said, “Weeds.” and pointed over to my passenger seat and showed him (the items in the photo above). He said, “Ohhhhh! Okay. Well, you need to be careful out here.”
“Thank you, Officer. I will do that.” So, I drove home after that laughing. I never in my wildest dreams thought someone would think I was suspicious. But you never know. I am carrying “weed” with me, so look out. 🙂
On another note, before the suspicious behavior, I did come across this (above). As I was driving, I noticed something crossing the road. First one (the mother I am guessing) and then the second one. I slowed down so as not to scare them off. They wandered into this field and stood there and looked at me for several minutes before they took off. I wish I had a clearer picture. I only had my 50mm on me and so stood on top of the doorway area of the car and tried to shoot up over the weeds (oops… there’s that word again) blocking the view to the deers. Otherwise I would have been standing in red mud (as opposed to red dirt of Oklahoma) thanks to all the rain we have had.
All in all, an interesting outing to say the least. Now I will spend this evening beginning work on my weeds before they die on me. I would not want to have to go back out and pick more weeds and someone call a cop on me. (evil grin) Of course I could have gotten myself into more trouble I suppose if I had tol him I was out “shooting”. Most people who are not photographers look at you oddly if you tell them you are going to “go shoot someone”… especially if you say, “I’m going to go shoot a xx yr old baby today.” You get the worst looks. Ah, the joy of being a photographer.
Awhile back I had the opportunity to do a maternity session with this gorgeous woman. Well, I just had my follow up session with her and her beautiful new baby girl. . She was just the sweetest baby. She slept through most of the session and let me move her around getting to do alot of the shots I wanted. Since I am still learning how to shoot newborns, this was a treat. Angie gave me full reign. This was done in natural light in her living room doorway. Then I added the baby to the vintage backdrop I had. Here are a few more shots, not so vintage-y.