archive for May, 2010
I get asked via email all the time about my processing techniques. How do I get my images looking the way they do? I spend a great deal of time after our session custom editing each image – drawing out the true potential of the image. The final product is exactly what I saw in my head when I composed the shot during our session…
So here’s a before and after from my session with E last night. So you know that it isn’t about my camera or equipment, it is about the artistic vision.
I’m officially on maternity leave! Baby boy number two will be here soon, and we are eagerly awaiting his arrival! In the meantime I’ve been spending as much one on one time with E as possible – celebrating him, the fact that he’s my only right now, and that he’s the one who made me a mom…I know we are about to rock his world, and I want to savor every minute of him alone.
He wasn’t feeling great today, but he wanted to go out for pictures around sunset…he was perfect!
Walker is one. That’s right, yet another baby planner is completing their first year with MZP! I can hardly believe it!
It was so fun capturing Walker at his house and then the following week at the Arboretum, which of course, is gorgeous this time of year! He’s moving everywhere, and as busy a boy as they come – so great!!
Yesterday I had two sessions. My last two sessions before maternity leave. The morning session was for a sweet one year old babyplanner at the Arboretum (to be blogged in a bit) – it went great, we even beat the rain! Then I headed across the Metroplex for a newborn session in Fort Worth. I’d been waiting on Ben to arrive, hoping he’d beat out my own little guy! His big sister made mom & dad wait 10 days past their due date before making her arrival 21 months ago…and you know her if you follow the blog, sweet Sami was one of my first baby planners back in 2008.
Ben didn’t disappoint. Arriving just two days past his due date, on Mother’s Day. He’s long and lean, with a gorgeous head of blonde hair and blue eyes…just like his big sister. He was perfect for the session. Absolutely perfect…you know except for that small incident of projectile poop that covered my shirt! The incident that caused tears to roll down my cheeks and his mom’s cheeks, that sent Nan for paper towels once she stopped laughing, the uncles to opposite sides of the room, and dad for his camera so he could document the whole scene. Because, after all, it was a funny, very funny.
We finished the session without any problems. Ben was awesome. And then it happened…I totally lost my balance walking down their slick driveway in the rain. You can imagine what it looks like when a 9-months pregnant woman, in a skirt none the less, takes a spill…not pretty. I spent the night hanging out in L&D…getting the all clear to go home about midnight. I’m fine, the little guy is fine, but my knee is less than stellar. Awesome, I know. But it explains the delay in the sneak peek, and the reason this is one session I’ll never forget!
Little Miss A came to see me for her six month session this week. She’s the cutest petite little girl…and her expressions are adorable. She’s not too sure about my camera still…and likes to torture her mom by not napping before a session, but I assured mom we got some great shots, and in going through the images how could you not love those big brown eyes?!?