Family Photos | Christofaro Family
This family photo session is near and dear to my heart because I know how patiently Melissa waited for it to finally happen! You guys, I've never had the experience of having to reschedule a shoot not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES due to rain! It was insane. Poor Melissa scheduled with me all the way back in June for a nice summery photo session and we didn't end up meeting until the end of August... on a particular chilly day, too! So she deserves a million gold-stars for being such a flexible and so easy-going client despite the hassle. It was so great having someone so excited about photos with me. And I'm so pleased to present her with this blog sneak peek of the results... her little ones just shine. I had so much fun chasing them around during the session and so much fun editing the photos afterwards. If these darlings don't make you smile, I don't know what will! Thanks again for your patience, Melissa & Brian! I think you'll agree it was worth the
What is “Golden Hour” Anyways?
Golden Hour is a professional photographer's favorite magic trick. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's actually a two hour chunk of time either right after the sun rises or right before the sun sets. As someone who loves drama and bright splashes of light in her work, Golden Hour delivers almost every time. But it also provides the opportunity for a really soft, natural light that flatters everyone. No harsh shadows under the chin or eyes, nice soft well... golden light! (for lack of a better word!) There is something about Golden Hour that makes everything sparkle and shine! This image of this picnic table at any other time of day would not be nearly as inviting. See? This isn't Golden Hour. This is Boring Hour. It's fine, it's just not singing to me. But here, in Golden hour, it gets me feeling all poetic and nostalgic about summer, don't you
Family Photos | Dunbar Family + Baby Troy
The Dunbar Family and I had a really neat moment of star-alignment a couple weeks ago. Not only was the schedule free and the weather nice for a last-minute photo shoot, but it was the last weekend there were still leaves in Canfield Park! I'm always sad when the City does the Great Leaf Clean Up every fall ;-) But we got to sneak in our photos really quick that Sunday and it was extra special because it was Baby Troy's first family photo session with the crew! And he was pretty much a pro,