I can’t believe how many babies are arriving this Spring! They’re popping up like tulips! Here are just a few from recent sessions. I will forever love photographing newborns and the purest of beauty that radiates from them. New mom’s are also incredibly happy…and I love sharing in their joy!
Those of you who know my work, know how much I LOVE using Alien Skin Exposure! I adore the look and feel it gives my images! And, it’s incredibly easy to use. I teach you how to use it in my Photoshop classes to make your images look like art! Here are just a few recent images I’ve done using Alien Skin!
I’m just incredibly in love with the wave of Modern Woman’s Fashion Inspired Portraiture that is taking place! I create beautiful fashion photography props for this genre! I spend my days shopping for the best values…cut here, sew there…add lace, tie a ribbon, dye it, change it, make it into something gorgeous…photograph it, and then sell it at the same price you’d pay at a Thrift Shop! Some items I make from brand new materials, like corsets and tulle skirts, and although I need to charge a bit more for them, my pricing is still fabulous! Here are just a few items that have gone up on the Photographers Prop Shop recently!
This blog post will discuss the variety you can get out of a simple dress! The dress is a simple one, from the Photographers Prop Shop. A Thrift Store for photographers who shoot women, it’s full of all kinds of wonderful things at thrift store prices!! They’ve done the shopping for you! So, this was a nice little dress,.. whimsical, soft and lacy. We first added clip on florals to it. Just a couple at the neckline looked nice. Then, we added a beautiful floral crown with white berries in it. This dressed up the outfit nicely. We took some shots, and liked what we saw. But, we wanted more POW to the image. So, we decided to add a tulle skirt underneath it (again, everything was available to us from the Photographers Prop Shop!). Look at the beautiful fullness of the dress now! Wow! We loved it!! And, what’s even more wonderful, is that we can use the florals, headpiece and tulle underskirt with a ton of other clothing options!! How great is that!? This outfit would also look great in a setting that brings out the vintage, whimsical look! If it wasn’t raining outside, we definetly would have gone out and shot some natural light shots in a foresty environment (right behind the studio!) But, since we did only have the studio to work with this day, we decided to add some age and vintage to the image in Post Production. We went to our very favorite ‘go to’ application for this look…and used one of Alien Skin’s ‘Exposure’ Color Fading settings. PERFECT! We LOVE Alien Skin and use it on so many of our edits!!! It looks incredible, and we’re super happy with the final result! Let us know what YOU think!!
Unfortunately, I have lost my blog, and everything it contained! I have been trying to get it back up and going for months now, to no avail. I have gone far too long without a blog…and have decided to just take it on myself, and not rely on anyone else anymore.
It’s so incredibly disappointing, as I have lost sooo much. I had so many free lessons and all kinds of helpful information for photographers. Years of sharing my work and experience with others. It’s almost like having a house fire, and loosing so much that you worked so hard for. I will attempt to rebuild everything, but it will take time, and I’m not sure that I will be able to re-capture everything I had posted over the years. We’re talking 15 years worth of blogging for my photography business and the Photographers Prop Shop. Yikes!
Recently, my focus has included a new genre, Woman’s Modern Portraiture, so I think I will be okay with this fresh, new Blog. My on-line store, which used to focus only on Maternity and Newborn photography props, has now become a Thrift Store full of clothing and florals for photographers who photograph women! It has also become a haven for editorial photographers, set designers, stylists and art directors. I’m so excited about this new venture! Having done photography for 15 years, it has allowed me to tap into my creative side at a different level. I’m consumed with it!! My house is overflowing with tulle, lace, ribbon, pearls and florals…sooo many florals! More on that in future blog posts!
I’ve always specialized in Maternity and Newborn Photography. For 15 years, I have captured thousands (if not more), beautiful, ethereal images of pregnant women, their spouses, and their beautiful babies. I have such a passion for it…and truly do love my work. I have done hundreds of 1:1 Mentoring session for photographers from all over the world. Germany, Panama, Isreal, France, Ireland, Canada, Turkey, Brazil…just to name a few. I think I get so many international clients because I allow them to stay here at my studio, which is on the lower level of our 3-story home. It’s perfect, as it has a guest room and full bath right down the hall from the studio. People will normally stay 3-8 days, which allows us to really connect. They share meals with my family (everything is included in the price of the mentoring), and we truly become friends. I pick them up at the airport (which is about 15 min’s from my home), and drop them off when they are finished. This avoids them having to pay for a hotel, meals, or a rental car. It truly is a wonderful situation…especially for international travelers. I think my family could travel anywhere in the world, and have a friend to stay with!
I also was the first international speaker at the Newborn Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil in April of 2014. What a wonderful experience that was! I taught several classes while I was there as well. The people are just so amazingly wonderful and friendly!
I have truly been blessed with a business that has thrived, kept me happy, paid our bills (yes, I do this full time!), and allowed me to be with my family whenever I needed to be. That said, I will end my first entry in this new blog of mine. I look forward to blogging again, and sharing all I can with my photographer friends!