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Archive for January 20th, 2008

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I LOVE taking pictures of kids.  It’s great fun.  I love connecting with them and building a trusting photographer/kiddo relationship.  Kids are just incredibly unpredictable and hilarious –I find it so entertaining and rewarding! 

Throughout this whole photography journey, I have found that I LOVE shooting adults, too.   It’s amazing to see a woman’s comfort and confidence build throughout the session.  It’s fascinating that one intentional move of a woman’s hand or foot can take an image from being average to dramatic.  How one glance can go from peaceful to sultry in a matter of seconds.   {and I get to capture that!}

Anyone watch America’s Next Top Model???  I love watching the transformation of the contestants — they go from young girls to confident models in a matter of weeks.   Of course, there’s all that drama sandwiched in between, but it really is fun to watch these women change. 

I’ve been taking pictures of my sister for several years now.  At first, it was just headshots for dance.  Within the last three months though, we’ve branched out and have done some pretty fun and funky stuff.  Our transformation together has been HUGE!  Even now, it takes a while for the both of us to get comfortable and find that groove, but once we’re there, it’s magical. 

The promotion I have going on for maternity/newborn photos is incredibly exciting for me.  There have been lots of applicants (still have time to apply if you’d like!) and it’s going to be a tough decision.   [Here’s a little secret…I don’t think I’ll be able to pick just one…:) ]  Anyway, as I’m looking through these emails from women all over the valley, I’m looking for a match for my style and/or a story that moves me and/or an appreciation for photography.  I’ve been really impressed and so honored that these moms-to-be want to work as a team.  I can’t wait!!!

Anyway, here are a couple more images taken of my sis in the desert before Christmas…didn’t get to them until now.  

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^I think this is one of my favorite pics of her.  I love the curve of her body and how her red hair is just glowing in the sunlight.

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^ Her body here is SO different than we’re used to seeing.  The tight jacket and full skirt work so well together.  I like the placement of her hands, making the feel of the image a bit more stiff.  Her focused stare is the best part (IMO) though.

If any of you out there want to rock a photo shoot –pics for you, your husband, etc., let’s set something up!  There’s still time for a Valentine’s present!  🙂   It’s fun to work together and come up with some cool and VERY different stuff.   Can’t wait to show you what I have up my sleeve THIS week.  Have a super day!  ~m

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