There certainly is a delicate art to newborn photography. Despite the fact that our little model was *perfect* during his session, this was quite a challenge! Photographing a baby was completely new to me…you really have to think differently about your angles and compositions.
With newborn photography being completely new to me, I spent quite a bit of time researching tips and advice from professional newborn photographers. I have to commend them – newborn photography takes a lot of planning and patience. Jace was perfect – he was so sleepy during most of the session. This allowed me to take my time and practice different compositions and photographing from different angles. We used a combination of natural window light and a white and gold reflector to light the area. A small space heater kept Jace nice and warm in both the basket and atop the beanbag props. Surrounded by family, our session lasted about 2.5 hours. This experience was both challenging and rewarding…and I loved every bit of it.
We had a great time capturing my special little nephew. ❤
Canon 7D + 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Oatmeal Newborn Newsboy Hat – CherLynne Photography Props
Last weekend we visited my brother and his beautiful girlfriend to take a few couples/maternity portraits on a cold and windy day. I’m going to be an Aunt in 9 or so days – I cannot wait to meet my nephew!
More fun with liquids. This time, food coloring drops in a shallow pan of milk. To get the food coloring to scatter and swirl, just introduce a little liquid dish soap to the food coloring (I used a q-tip to administer the soap). This is really easy to do!
Is the polar vortex across the Midwest keeping you indoors, too? The frigid weather was the perfect excuse to stay inside, edit wedding pictures and try something NEW.
Ever since I viewed the incredible work of Oregon physicist and photographer, Martin Waugh, I have been slightly obsessed with water drop and collision photography. I have always wanted to experiment with this type of photography and finally had my first try at it yesterday.
Water splash photography is…complicated. There are a lot of objects to control, it is messy and you have to have extreme patience. However, when you finally get that first shot that you love…the hard work is so worth it! Out of nearly 100 frames, I was happy with five of them. Not too bad for my first try!
To achieve these photos, I mounted my Canon 7D + 100mm f/2.8L on a tripod and used my Canon 430EX flash off camera. The background color was created bouncing the flash off of a teal yoga mat (I didn’t have any colored paper). I set my camera to Manual (Tv 1/250, f/7 and ISO 200) and used my shutter release cable to capture the action. Beforehand, I used a ballpoint pen to mark the drip area so that I could manually focus on the anticipated drip spot.
I look forward to trying this again – next time using milk and food coloring!
I decided to try a new project last weekend – creating family name alphabet signs. We spent a day driving around the Central West End, Delmar Loop and Downtown Kirkwood to find fun letters for our signs. It is a very fun and personal gift to make.
We had fun working on this photography project!
Lens Used: Canon 100mm f/2.8L
Frame: 6-Opening Collage Frame from Michaels Stores
Congratulations to newlyweds Joe & Tara!
We had the pleasure of capturing a beautiful wedding over the weekend! The UMSL Provincial House Chapel was a gorgeous venue for the wedding ceremony.
The UMSL Provincial House Chapel is beautiful.
Winter decor for a winter wedding.
Nervously awaiting a life-changing moment.
A promise is made.
A sweet moment.
Tara & Joe kept things civil during the cake cutting.
Tara & Joe’s wedding reception, held at Trigg Catering & Banquet Center in O’Fallon, was beautiful! I loved the aqua wall lighting.
The couple gave an ornament to each guest. How thoughtful!
I was totally loving the wedding reception decor. Classy elements with some wintry items mixed in. And of course, I loved all of the teals/greens/blues. So pretty!
We had so much fun working with the Plummers again!
Last summer we had the pleasure of capturing their wedding, and this year we worked with them again for a cute and fun holiday-themed session. Featured in this session is their cute Jack Russel named Caper and “Large Marge”, their beloved camper. Oh, and the martinis, of course!
Thank you for another fun session and great company. Happy Holidays to the Plummer Family!