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!
There are a lot of things I love about this image. One of which is simply this little girl. I’ve photographed her three times now with her twin brother, and she has changed so much since the first time I worked with her. She started out very shy and reserved, and with this last session, she just came right out of her shell. She seems to have just blossomed and come into her own as she happily ran an played with me–even “posing” for the camera now and then. It was so much fun to watch!
The things that really tend to make an image become magical to me are the small details, the things that can so easily go unnoticed if you aren’t looking for them. I love that in this image, you can see the reflection of this little girl’s home in the ball she’s playing with. It’s subtle, like a little reminder or a quiet whisper letting you know that it’s there. Years from now, whether they live in this home still or not, this image will bring them back home. And everyone loves the feeling of going home.
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