Here's one more! I loved photographing this couple and their new baby. I hope I have the opportunity to do it again.
This was taken in their finished, walk-out basement. A big patio door is to his right. They were sitting on the floor, a neutral white wall behind them. The husband's face was actually quite shadowed, and this image is after I lightened it up a bit using some of my developing Photoshop skillz.
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On the "business" front. I've registered my business name with the county: Victoria-Pictoria Photography. I've made a very, very (did I say very?) tiny deposit into both a checking and a savings account. I have opened accounts at two labs, with two more I'd like to check out. I'm taking it slow. Still need to work out market, marketing, product, pricing, focus... basically everything. ; )
One of the next things I'd like to work out is a logo/branding.
The money I have for "investing in myself" is going fast.
These are a result of the baby session I did in April -- the baby girl and her parents, above; and the baby's cousin, left.
I was expecting to photograph only the baby and her parents, and didn't learn until nearly last minute that the cousin and her mother would also be there -- which is fine. Isn't she gorgeous?
Not only that... my sister was going to be there, because she was driving, but truly last minute and almost throwing me for a loop, her husband and two young sons came along!
I was nervous about taking photos, nervous about my new camera, and nervous about SO MANY PEOPLE (especially little ones), but this went so much better than I could have imagined.
In looking back, I think having so many people around (all familiar with each other) and so much going on was a terrific distraction for the main subjects! They were more focused on other things (most of the time) than they were on the weird lady with the camera.
I ended up with a few more "snapshots" than I'd like -- some worse than others -- but I think I ended up with some really good photographs, too. I like them. The customers liked them. The customers' parents liked them. What's not to like?
Creating extraordinary reminders of ordinary days.
Newborn, Infant, Child & Family Photographer --
serving Northeast Wisconsin/Fox Valley
(Appleton, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Combined Locks, Greenville, Neenah, Menasha)
also serving Waterloo & Madison and points in between.