I met with Deepika and Prashanth and their lovable American Bulldog Baahu on June 24th. After going over a few locations for their family photo shoot they choose to go with Brick Pond Park for it's rustic wildlife visuals and unique bridge. Deepika shared with me that they would be moving to a new location where American Bulldogs are outlawed. They will have family watch over Baahu while they complete their time at the new location. Deepika expressed her vision for these photos and what they will mean for her and her husband Prashanth. My job that day was to create a memorable photo session that will carry them both through this hard separation from their family member Baahu. Although my dog Tobey is not very cooperative when it comes to taking photos, Baahu was a complete trooper! He was very cooperative, considering how hot and humid it was that day in the Georgia sun. Here are a few of my favorite photos from their photo session!
Heather contacted me just days into the new year asking if I was available to capture her maternity/family portraits. She was 34 weeks into her pregnancy and really wanted some memorable photos she can cherish with her family. I was honored to be asked and was excited to capture this special time in all of their lives.
We began our photoshoot at the nature filled Brick Pond Park, I really love having photoshoots there! It has such a rustic feel to it and I always come up with new ideas, it’s never a dull moment there. Heather bought along her husband and her two energetic and well behaved sons. We all had so much fun during the shoot and her sons agreed to take any type of portraits their mother requested as long as they could take some fun silly shots. As you will see below they are quite funny! I especially like the “Bieber” impression photo hahaha.
In closing, I want to wish the Kelley family many blessings during this time and hope to capture their new addition to the family when the time comes.
Here are some of the photos we captured that day!
My last blog entry covered my experience capturing Heather’s maternity session with her beautiful family. Heather told me once the baby was born she would like for me to capture lifestyle and portraits of the baby once it came into our world. Now, I do not specialize in newborn photography. But I love challenging myself as a photographer. I don’t turn down opportunities to grow and learn. There are many people in my area who only photograph newborn photography and their work is absolutely phenomenal. I researched as much as I could so that I would be able to recognize the best conditions when working with a newborn; to make sure they are safe and comfortable……this of course is the key to success!
Baby Kaleb was amazing, he was very photogenic and ready to take photos….as long as we kept him warm. His two older brothers had me laughing throughout the session once again. I had them release all the silly energy they had to offer before we got down to serious poses and it worked like a charm. I truly appreciate Heather trusting me to capture this special time in her family’s life and that she appreciates my work. I never take for granted when a client tells me how much they love what I do behind the camera.
Here are a few photos from the day including the blooper/silly outtakes!
I finally got to have a photoshoot at the beautiful location of Hammonds Ferry in North Augusta with Chris and Jen. Whenever a client books a session with me I truly want to give them a unique experience. I always suggest a new location because not only does it provide my client with a different scenic backdrop, but it always sparks my creativity and forces me to think of new ideas. I was very pleased that Chris and Jen wanted to capture their photos at Hammonds Ferry and I believe my creativity came out in full swing with their images. Chris & Jen were a pleasure to be around. They were willing to try anything I asked of them, no matter how silly it may have seemed. They completely trusted my judgement and I believe it shows in the images. If you're ever in Hammonds Ferry for a photoshoot go grab some dinner at Manuel's Bread Cafe or Larder, thank me later! Without further Ado.....here are some of the images we captured that day!
Seasons greetings everyone!
When Destiny reached out to me inquiring if I would be interested capturing her family photos for her Christmas card/Family portraits I was thrilled at the opportunity. Because I am still a newb in the C.S.R.A and have a lot to learn in terms of scouting interesting locations for photoshoots; I am always looking to try new places. I had heard of Brickpond Park by many photographers in the area who go there for sessions with their clients. I personally have never been there. So the day before my session with Destiny and her kids I decided to scout the area. When I got there I was a bit thrown off. While it was a very picturesque, it did have have a warning marker throughout. A marker that really doesn't go unnoticed. Beware of Alligators!!! Do not attempt to feed or harass if encountering one. *Gulp*
As I walked through the area getting ideas for the session, I kept my eyes on the water......just in case. Toward the end of my scouting throughout the park I decided to head on back. As I walked back across one of the many ponds I peered out into the distance and notice something still and staring at me. It was an alligator alright! About 7-8 feet. I noticed a stray dog in the area just moving along the edge of the pond. The alligator didn't seem to be interested. It just stayed there minding its own business. After all that, I still felt that it was safe enough to have the photos taken there. Worse case scenario I could just beat it with my gigantic Canon 70-200 lens ;-p
On the day of the photo session, Destiny bought her very photogenic kids Pierre, Carter and the newest edition to the family baby Salih! Pierre was very helpful throughout the session helping me and his mother out with anything we needed to capture the best photos we possibly could. Carter is just full of personality and kept us laughing throughout. Baby Salih did what most newborns do.....sleep hahaha. However, she did wake up from time to time just to give me a look. All in all, I believe I captured some of my best photos that day and it will definitely have a home in the IMP portfolio body of work. I would like to thank Destiny for supporting and trusting me with photographing her family. I look forward to photographing her family again in the near future!