The purpose of this blog is twofold: (1) to advertise my services as a photographer, and (2) to provide useful information to people who want to take better pictures, particularly when it comes to photographing children.
Although I have not organized the blog posts in any particular order, I have tried to start with basic information and build from there, so those wanting to learn more about photography and visiting the site for the first time may want to start with the oldest posts first.
If you have questions or comments about the blog, please feel free to leave a comment or to email me directly. I hope the photos and other information presented here help you appreciate the art of children's photography, and inspire you to take great photographs of your own.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Seize the Day
Sometimes the essence of children's photography is simply catching a moment. No perfect set-up, no time to fiddle with controls and settings. Just time to grab the camera, start shooting, and hope for the best ...
Here's a keeper (to my mind anyway) from the other evening, when a small neighbor rode over to say hello, just before bedtime.
Becky said, "Grab the camera!" and so I did. (Notice the slippers?!) Awesome.
Had enough of cheesy backdrops and package photos that you don't care for but buy anyway? Me too. My pricing philosophy is simple: I DON'T CHARGE A SITTING FEE for local photo sessions, so you pay only for the photos you want to keep forever. In other words, a photo session is essentially risk free (other than your time and headache of getting kids ready). I sell professional prints that you pick out because you love them, not a bunch of underwhelming proofs or digital images.
All photos are printed on acid-free, museum quality paper by a professional photo studio. Photos can be matted and framed for an additional fee.