Friday, August 21, 2009

My Turn: Maternity

Yep last Friday it was my turn in front of the camera.
Was I nervous? Not really.....
I had such an awesome time with Kristen and Holly.
I was actually more nervous about how my husband would feel in front of the camera but boy was that worry for nothing.
He was amazing!!! He kept suggesting poses and ideas of how we should stand, sit, etc.
Not to mention I had put quite a bit of research into the "LOOK" that I was going for with our maternity/family photos.
I wanted an urban set of photos, which we managed by wearing jeans, funky tees and taking the photos in front of an old barn, an old house, doors, windows, walls and so on.
Then I wanted sunset photos in TALL grass, where I chose to wear a dress and asked Kristen to "dress up" some by wearing a plain white dress shirt with jeans.
I had also emailed Holly various photos from other photographers so she would have an idea and inspiration of what I was going for.
She did NOT disappoint....this is only ONE of my many favourites from the session
**Just a sidenote.....Holly gave me all un-edited photos so I could tweak them however I SWEET is that?!?!!? **
But all this rambling leads to this point.....
You get out of your photos what you put into it.
Holly is an amazing photographer who didn't hesitate for a second to roll in the grass just to get this perfect shot.
However, it was MUCH easier for her to capture my vision because I was CLEAR about my expectations.
Photographers have talent but they're not mind reading miracle workers.
If you don't know what you want, then how can your photographer portray you in the true sense of you?
Anyway.....Holly thank you thank you!
 I knew you'd be able to portray Kristen & I in the exact way we wanted for our expected bundle of joy.
Along with making a custom designed photobook, now I have to decide what prints to hang in the nursery.
If you want to see some more of my favs from the session
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And for Holly's blog, click HERE
Give the girl some love.....she totally deserves it!
Til next time, C

3 Happy Thoughts:

Holly said...

I'm so glad that you are happy with your photos! I LOVE what you did with your post-processing!
You certainly made my job a lot easier with your excellent wardrobe selection and ideas, I appreciated it :)

Myrna Hynes said...

Great job Holly! Beautiful photos Christa, Kristen & baby!

vicki said...

All the photos are beautiful!

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