Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’
The photography comfort zone, that is.
You know you are snuggled right between I-am-kind-of-finding-my-style-and-groove and ACK-I-need-to-improve-my-photography.
We’re all stuck there most of the time.
Try something new.
A new pose.
A new lighting scenario.
A new genre of subject or people that is out of your norm.
A new location.
“New forces us to become better versions of what we already are” – Jean Smith (made up right now)
Shooting at night has always intimidated me a bit. So, I forced myself to do it. And, it WAS forcing in the beginning. I learned one thing and made ten mistakes. Next time, I learned two things and made five mistakes. And so it goes. I am always learning, but I am finding that I LOVE shooting at night. So, I was thrilled when the beautiful Miss Natalie (high school senior) specifically requested some of her shoot take place at night.
We didn’t plan on pictures at the carnival. But…we just happen to walk through on the way to our cars… and there was a big Ferris Wheel…and Peter had money for cotton candy…and she was wearing a bright blue dress that matched perfectly…so…it was inevitable that we stop and take a few shots on our way out of Birmingham. We got one of my new favorites…
They were looking for different. They were looking for unique. They were looking for HIGH FASHION. And I knew I was in for a treat when Alexa’s mother told me to just “meet them at the salon…there are so many awesome places here that we can use.” Squeal! You all know I love me a cool location and a mom/daughter/stylist team with great ideas and a keen fashion sense! Big thanks to LuigiBruni in Birmingham for the use of their salon. I was in love with the feel and atmosphere of the salon…they get my big, huge recommendation for being a classy, upscale, and all around awesome salon.
all right mommy of this session…you can rest easy. as we battled through cold, wind, and rain, she was wondering if any of the pictures would even turn out. well, turns out that when i got them home and started looking, i was in love with their session…not just a few…but the whole dang thing!
yipee for cute families who just go with the flow and make the best of it!
booooooo for icky weather.