Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Belly Project | Week 25

In attempt to capture my growing belly have been thwarted by several forces - one of which is packing  for an upcoming move to a bigger house. 

Kind of a bittersweet goodbye to this house of 8 years (amazing how much STUFF you accumulate over time).  So many memories were made here: from hosting dinner parties, to pacing up and down the hardwoods with a newborn over the shoulder, to reading goodnight stories in the nursery rocking chair, to toddlers jumping on our bed, laughing hysterically.

As the packed boxes pile up and framed photographs are taken down, this place is starting to feel weird and uncomfortable for all of us (even the dog).

Instead of waiting for the chaos of moving to subside, I decided to use a few tools to set up some shots on our porch and in a rare vacant corner of our living room.  A camera, a tripod, a remote shutter release... and someone to push the shutter release. So, I entrusted this task to my eager snap-happy children.

All of these images were taken by either my 3-year-old or my 6-year-old.

It went something like this:

"Logan, that's enough for now"
"Okay, time to give Avery a turn"

I will cherish these.  Someday,  their younger sibling will too.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Welcome to the world, little one!

A brand new, sweet, cuddly and downright adorable baby girl was born this week.  She reminds me so much of her big sister (who I also have had the privilege of photographing since her birth).  She definitely has her own unique personality and was a dream to work with!

Congratulations {D} family!

In-home, Lifestyle Newborn Photography, Charleston, South Carolina

Friday, September 6, 2013

Oh, Baby!

This week, I finally had a chance to catch up on editing from this summer's Bump Meet Baby newborn workshops. Now that I've seen so many newborns from interning with Tamara Hart, it's amazing to step back and watch her teach other photographers the craft of newborn photography. There are lots of photography workshops out there, but the quality, the small class size and the hands on experience that Tamara's bring to the table is unmatched.  Each student gets to pose and photograph her own newborn "model."

Here are some shots I was able to grab from this July's workshop:

Working with my new 100mm Macro lens (okay, new to me... thanks to Clay Austin of Clay Austin Photography for parting with it... I will take good care of it!)

I love this little guy's expressions! Priceless....

And a "behind the scenes" view. Tamara with workshop attendees, Janice Jones (of Janice Jones Photography and fellow Carolina Gamecock fan) and Suri Moonsinghe (of Honeydew Photography). 

More newborn photos from August's workshop coming soon!