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!
Since I’ve been posting this year’s Chicago Sessions on the blog lately, I thought it was appropriate to pull an image (or two!) from one of last year’s Chicago Sessions for this week’s Friday Favorites! ….And I do love these images so much! They both show the real relationship between these new siblings so well…it makes my heart melt a little bit looking back at them. In the first one, big brother was trying to make his new little sister laugh, so he was tickling her armpit. When he got her to smile, he instinctively turned up toward me to make sure I saw it :). I love the joy in his face at making her laugh. And in the second, their concentration on each other is just precious–especially big brother. I imagine that protective brother-sister bond forming already. These images were taken in their home, with their own belongings, and all natural light. Those little details can add so much “heart” to an image, making it so real you can almost feel it :). Happy Friday everyone!