I tell the story often about how I got started in photography. I initially wanted to be a newborn photographer and offer those cute poses and adorable bum poses. Well, I learned early on that I was not cut out for that. I became a wedding a photographer by pure accident. My friend was getting married, I was hesitant but I did it and fell in love weddings. As much as I love weddings, it just doesn’t fit my single mom lifestyle anymore. I know I had to make a shift. I knew I wanted to offer studio portraits and just fell in love with black and white child portraits.
Being a natural light photographer, I was TERRIFIED of lighting. I learned to use lighting to work with weddings for receptions but that’s as fas as my knowledge went.
When I realized I needed to step away from weddings, I knew I needed to make a shift. There were three main things I wanted- schedule flexibility, consistency and simple.
That’s when lighting came in! Learning to use light has allowed me to provide more consistent work and have more control with my schedule. As a single mom, I need to be able to decide when I schedule sessions so it’s not affecting my time with my kids.
I feel like these child portraits are so beautiful and SIMPLE. There’s no background to distract you from them and their adorable personalities. As my business changed, I knew I wanted to keep it simple and nothing say simple like a colored backdrop.
I typically keep my sessions short and its really the kids that dictate how long the session. Luckily, I can do a lot with 10-15 minutes!
For 2 years I struggled putting together and bringing to life the look I had in my mind. I knew I wanted the black and white, simple look. I was lucky enough to work under another photographer and she really helped me put everything together. I couldn’t be more grateful.
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