I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons. Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal. I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much! I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me. So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed. The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel). So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!
I know some of you have seen this image before…yep, it’s Betsy! I do adore this image though! I of course love how absolutely gorgeous she looks despite being completely bald–there’s no way I could pull that one off! From a technical point of view, I love the light and how it hits her just right to bring out the features in her face and the sparkle in her eyes, while also giving the background a starkness that contrasts so well with the delicateness of her white shirt trimmed in lace. I love her smile–it’s so her, and I really love the little bit of peach fuzz you can see growing in on her head–especially since it is a clue that her treatment had ended and she was on the road to recovery! And of course, I love the story behind this image. If you know Betsy, I’m sure you know that you can’t help but love her. She’s warm, friendly, outgoing, and so down to Earth. I’ve photographed her family multiple times, and she was the subject for my first Inspiration Session–documenting a small piece of her battle against breast cancer. Betsy recently relocated to a different part of the country, and I cannot tell you how much she is missed. It’s absolutely amazing how many people’s lives’ she touches just by being herself.
I am still accepting applications for future Inspiration Sessions. If you or somebody you know is “Inspirational”, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what their story is to see if they might qualify for an Inspiration Session.
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