Hi all! I have been taking a nice break with the family for the 4th so I have been a little MIA from my blog and Facebook. So to keep it alive I wanted to share with you again my session last year with photographer Heidi Hope from RI shot July 2011. I thought it would be fun to share what I was up to a year ago! I have three sessions with other fab photographers coming up in August and September! In the meantime…..have a fabulous weekend!
“I’m not sure the feeling will ever change. The feeling when another photographer contacts you to take their family portraits (gulp). If you follow my blog you may remember my post last October when Elise Donoghue asked me to photograph her family. I was excited and a nervous wreck all balled into one. But at the end of the day it was an amazing experience and I walked away from it feeling empowered and thrilled to know how happy I had made her. Tears of joy from any client is ALWAYS a good thing!! Double bonus: we have become great friends! When Heidi contacted me in December about photographing her family I had the same feeling but this time I knew that the nervous feeling was actually a good thing. It keeps you in check and on your toes. When you lose those butterflies I think you can become complacent and your work can become a bit lack lustre. I had an idea that I’d been wanting to implement for some time. A ripped out page from one of my old Cookie magazines–remember that one, so good, and so sad it’s gone–had sat quietly in a folder of other inspirational images for a few years. It was a model with her son in a Valentino dress; red, diaphanous, long and beautiful. Her little boy was under the many layers and he peeked he head from one of the drapey, crepe-like sheets of red. I knew I wanted to try this with Heidi and her 3 year old daughter. And so began the hunt for the perfect dress. Nothing was coming up quite like the Valentino number (yeah, go figure) but I did happen upon something even more adorable on Etsy. Luckily for us it was the right size, Heidi loved it, and she snagged it up. We started in one of my favorite fields at sunset for some beautiful family shots and then zoomed down to the Cape for the whimsical dress shots. It was an amazing experience! Heidi, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and you gorgeous family and lucky for me I feel I’ve made yet another friend who just happens to be another portrait photographer like myself. Enjoy!! xoxoxo”