Last week I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely lady at her home snuggled up with mom and dad. In home newborn sessions hold a special place in my heart. It’s such an honor to be trusted to enter someone’s home and document the way they are caring for the newest member of their family, capturing the chaos, sheer exhaustion, excitement and beauty of this special time in life. Mom and Dad are doing a beautiful job.
Maternity sessions with little kiddos included are such a blast. I love the variety of images created, that bonding experience between the siblings (maybe it’s just their mutual wariness of the camera, although we played enough fun games for them to forget about it), and creating and preserving memories for them for years to come. Bonus: we were lucky enough for a gorgeous summer sunset to add some magic to the images.
So… I LOVE maternity sessions. And I love playing in water. So I was delighted when this adventurous couple agreed to get in the creek with me for some fun maternity photos and the feeding of my creative soul!
Everyone loves those golden, glowy sunset photos, except that I don’t know many kiddos who can stay up for that magic hour without falling apart. Enter sunrise sessions. These guys are one of my favorite families to photograph, and have been allowing me to create memories for them for several years. We always go for morning sessions and the kids are happy, the light is pretty, and it’s a win for everyone.
Sometimes I need to create wholly for myself, free from an agenda or specific expectations. So I was delighted when a fellow photog friend suggested we head down to the river for some wet, messy creekin’ shots. We met first thing in the morning hoping for a beautiful sunrise, but we were greeted with a dark and drizzly day. It ended up being perfect for capturing the mood. As much as I love that golden hour glow, I find the mood that shadows and contrast create is equally beautiful. See for yourself.
We are coming up on the one year anniversary of this wedding I photographed for a beloved friend up in Maine. That’s life with two preschoolers for you. The difference between September 2019 and September 2020 is stark…our old life is almost unrecognizable. But I wanted to get these up before any more time passes. Happy anniversary to the Ludver Clan.
For the last several years I have volunteered my services to raise money for the Columbus Babywearing group by hosting fundraising mini-sessions. This year things worked out a little differently due to covid, but I was still able to host a few families in my backyard studio who are members of the group. Got some great shots of them snuggling their babes!
It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I went from fearing I would never photograph families again to having a completely booked summer. I am beyond thankful to the families who have trusted me with their memories, children, and safety. I think times of crisis remind us how fleeting and precious life is, and we want to hold on to these moments as tightly as possible. Here are a few photos from a session I did one lovely morning in June at Jeffrey Mansion.
*****UPDATE: After a month of fundraising I am ending my front steps project. Thank you so much to all who have participated – together we have raised nearly $2000 for the Columbus arts community, well beyond my initial goal of $1000!!***** I’m so excited to announce that SEE Studio Photography will be raising money for Columbus-based artists whose incomes and lives have been negatively affected by COVID-19 by offering “Front Steps” mini photography sessions. I’ve been feeling so limited in my ability to help others during this crisis and wondering how I could safely lessen the burden of others while…