Recently had the pleasure of photographing sweet baby Paisley Mae in her gorgeous nursery. She was the sweetest baby and spent most of her session either sleeping or smiling at the camera.
I had the pleasure of photographing Arlene & Miguel’s baby shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of their baby boy. I have been to several showers in my life but this was one to remember. From the catered food provided by Porto’s Bakery to the DIY decorative touches throughout the event, there were many wonderful details to capture.
One of my favorite kinds of shoots are weddings. There are some photographers that shy away from these big important events, and I understand why… it’s a lot of work and detail put into each photo and moment, but I absolutely love it. Brian and Ashley’s wedding was no exception. The careful detail they took in each bit of their day was overwhelming and incredibly sincere. As a photographer you have to just capture the moment and seize it, but it was tough not to get emotionally involved and a shed a tear or two (or 10…). It was truly a beautiful wedding… here’s a little sample of the thousands of pictures we took. BTW… first time I had my husband help me on a shoot and he was amazing!
For my photographers out there, I used a Canon 5D with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4. And the pictures you see, little to no photoshopping. This was my first time really using this lens and it’s truly incredible.
So this post is incredibly overdue! I could blame it on my 20 month old toddler, or even on the amounts of work I’ve had, even the messy house and life in general… but in all honesty, there is no excuse. If you are still following this blog, I salute you faithful reader.
Now, how to even begin such a post? How about with some pretty neat photos I’ve taken lately?
All photos shot on Canon 5D Mark iii and Zeiss lenses.
The past year I’ve had the absolute honor of photographing some incredible people and their families. As a photographer there really is no greater joy than having your work become part of someone’s memories.
So it seems all the parents of lovely girls want me to photograph them. I love it! I had the opportunity to do sessions with these two beauties this week. I used the Canon 5d Mark iii and the Zeiss lenses to capture these shots.
Brooklyn wasn’t too excited about shooting photos, but I still think this shot is adorable
Little Ms Mia is turning 1 and the theme of her party is Mia Couture. How cute is that? We used these girly props from a great friend of mine and captured Mia at her finest. The sun had been hiding all morning and the minute it peeked through we got these shots.
Stealing. Stealing ideas, work, time. I have had it in my heart to write a short blog about photography theft. A great and talented photographer friend of mine and I sat drinking coffee the other morning talking about how its so easy for some people in our profession to claim to be these incredible photographers, and charge rates that are ridiculous only to find out that A) they stole their whole marketing plan from a fellow photographer and B) the work they have up on their site isn’t theirs. It’s a shame really. Not only do they do a disservice to themselves, but also to the photography community and, most importantly, their clientele. The biggest issues here is trust. The one thing in humanity, in my opinion, that is so hard to attain once it’s been lost.
I recently heard of a case where a “photographer” stole from various photographers for iamges on her website, even her bio was stolen. Imagine… to not even be able to write a bio for yourself! Her clients I’m sure were in for a rude awakening when they saw that the work she did for them was not as the one she promoted. On top of that she was charging incredibly high rates for mediocre work by marketing with someone else’s work. Incredible.
For those photog readers who have had to deal with this unfortunate situation, I found that this blog actually details really well how to handle images being stolen: A Photo Editor.com
Here are the basics…
*Always watermark your images when posting them on social network sites
or any public website where your images are most vulnerable.
* Shrink wrap your images (if you are not sure what this… its where someone tries to grab your image, but they end up with a blank image instead.)
* Block right click … put up a no right click block on your java script on your site.
At the end of the day, there is no full proof way that your images can not be stolen… but at least with these steps, you can try your best to prevent your photography from being stolen.