Archives for September, 2010

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laura + david // family & maternity

I was pretty excited when I first met with Laura + David, and for a couple of reasons.  To be honest, I have never really been asked about maternity photos in the past because I don’t show any on my website or blog.  There is a certain style that generally has stayed with some of the past and current trends of maternity and infant portraits: bare bellies, half-naked mothers, elaborate and gimmicky props and a whole bunch of things that I have never cared for as a photographer.  I have always, from day one, always focused on realism: real people being themselves.  I do NOT want to prematurely ‘date’ my photographs by including hokey props and other things I find silly . . . mainly because I could never see myself doing those things if I were the subject!  Over the past years I have seen millions of photographs from all different genres and talents, and I can always tell when photographs are “fake’, in the sense that the subjects doing whatever they are doing in the photographs isn’t something that they ever do, and most certainly not on a regular basis.  This is all fine, but the fantasy style elaborate sets and themes has just never jelled with my style.  What excited me most about working with Laura + David was that they saw my vision and LOVED the ‘documentary’ type approach to portraits: real people doing real everyday things.

They described to me what their normal, everyday life is like on a typical average week.  They love each other, they love their totally awesome home, they love to cook, and they love their two dogs.  Although they still wanted some more directed portraits for the home, and to commemorate the maternity experience, they still loved the idea of capturing what life was like before the new baby, because maybe it would never be the same again :)  Laura + David are proud parents of a new baby girl, and having seen some of their own photographs from home, she looks absolutely ADORABLE . . . so there are a few more portrait sessions of this family already coming in the future, can’t wait.

Share a comment with them, everyone loves hearing how good they look :)

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Absolutely LOVE this

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tucson arizona maternity photography portraits baby infant pregnant photo pictures

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The dogs weren’t too thrilled with the whole ‘getting wet’ idea

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One of the dogs was very shy, I think it was just me though :)

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steffi // senior

Steffi is the 2nd of her family that I’ve had the honor to photograph.  I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since I photographed her older sister!  I must be doing something right when my awesome clients come back for more.  It was a beautiful day at the zoo, where although we had limited time, we made the best use of the locations and fun opportunities it provided.  I love her very natural smile, and she couldn’t help laughing many times during the shoot . . . I guess I look pretty funny behind the camera.  Anyway, enjoy, and leave a comment or two for Steffi!

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jessica + erick // tubac golf resort

What a beautiful day it was, just incredible.  The weather, the details, the couple, the families, and the venue were all just awesome.  Hard to even describe, but, hopefully the images can give you a sense for how amazing everything was.  If you missed Jess & Erick’s engagement session, please check them out here! Ever since the first wedding I photographed at Tubac I fell in LOVE.  The environment is absolutely gorgeous, the weather is always perfect, the skies epic for some awesome portraits.  I’m always pushing myself to create unique portraits even though I’ve been to the same venue once (or multiple times) before.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  Big thanks also to Jeff Ambrose for coming to assist and photograph the wedding with me!

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