A Fresh Start

A new website!  What a relief!  My old one was driving me crazy and looking kind of shabby, but I just hadn't had the time to make changes.  I still don't have time, but if there is a will, there is a way.  You HAVE to make time to be professional, right?

And I get to debut my most recent photos, which are now a few weeks old!  I got to try out my new strobe set with my gorgeous friend, Sarah.  And her gorgeous son!  I didn't realize he was crawling, so that was a bit stressful, since my new studio set up wasn't exactly baby-proofed, but he managed to live through the day.  Luckily!

I am still learning the ins and outs of this new lighting system, and of course, I always have higher expectations of myself.  But ultimately, there are some nice photos here.  I am looking forward to shooting Sarah again when I have this system down - I know the next session will be even better!

The Avery's

I photographed the Avery's this past weekend. I LOVE this family and knew they'd be a lot of fun to photograph! Their son, Alexander, however, was not down with it AT ALL! He REALLY did not want to pose! Or even look at me. Or be in the same room with me... But, in the end, I snuck in a couple of shots of him. He didn't look too pleased about it, but I got him!  And he still looked pretty darn cute, so it doesn't matter that he wasn't that he wasn't smiling.

Meanwhile, I took a couple of shots of Alison, the 7 year old, in the studio.  She loved posing and was super fun to take photos of!

Biaani

Well, it's nice to get busy! I am still working on getting my studio "just right" and experimented with my daughter's best friend, Biaani. I originally was setting up my studio in my little basement, but I decided to do what my mother always did - just do it in my living room, just move my furniture over! It is a bit crammed, and it would be nice to have a gigantic house to have a room that is just my studio or to always be able to rent a studio - but that is a goal I will have to strive towards for now! My mom has shot a lot of major celebrities in her house and done magazine covers - and you would have never known that it was someone's living room. (I hope my mom doesn't mind that I'm sharing her secrets!)
Anyway, I think the living room will work much better than the basement. Just a hassle moving stuff back and forth. Equipment can be heavy! And well, in just a short time, I've accumulated a lot! And of course, I am obsessing on buying more...
But isn't Biaani pretty? I'm sure Violet won't mind that I borrow her friends every once in awhile to experiment with.