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!
They are elusive, a bit rare. You can’t ask a newborn to smile for you, and no amount of foolishness (which I’m quite prone to do to get that smile from an older baby) is going to bring one on. That’s why I love it so much when I capture a quick smile from a tiny newborn. Natural, pure, completely real, and it always makes me wonder what exactly they’re dreaming about. Tricks to capturing a baby smile? Mostly patience and quick fingers…but it helps to be ready when you see them start making other faces in their sleep and you can tell they are starting to slip into that really deep sleep–that’s usually when a quick smile might flash by. If you see a sad looking frown/silent cry face in their sleep–don’t put the camera down waiting for it to pass, but instead be prepared and ready to go, a smile sometimes follows quickly :). Happy Friday everyone, and have a great weekend!