May 20, 2013 | Posted by Rachael de Azevedo | filed in: Fun Essentials, Photography, Session Shares
Inspiration: When I was growing up, we often traveled down to Moab, Utah to help my grandparents with their peach farm. We spent spring afternoons walking the rows of orchard trees, the smell of fresh peaches floating in the air. I loved spending time there. It’s been a dream of mine to photograph families in a peach orchard for as long as I’ve owned a camera. When I moved to Oregon, I found a farmer who was more than willing to let me use his orchard. This is the second year of the peach blossom minis.
Favorite element: I had been looking online for color combinations that included pink. I found my inspiration when I pulled up a photo I took in a blossoming orchard with a blue overcast sky. The pink blossoms against the blue sky make a striking combination. I created a Pinterest mood board to help clients see that incorporating blue in their clothing would be an amazing combination. As you can see they did an amazing job.
Biggest Challenge: Because the peach blossoms bloom at different times every year, my peach blossom clients have to be “on call.” The blossoms are only on the trees for a very short time and at their peak for only three to five days. It’s tricky to fit people’s schedules around this quick time frame, and even trickier to get the weather to cooperate. I limit these sessions to help make scheduling easier. This year we had only two days of sunshine which made it difficult. But in the end my wonderful clients (and husband) helped me get everyone in the orchard for some amazing shots.
What the clients said: “My husband and I sat and looked at the images and just cried. They are absolutely amazing.”
“That is the most relaxed session I’ve ever had! I can’t believe you got such amazing pictures from that.”
“I love them, just love, love, love them….I can’t wait to see the prints.”
Photographer’s Final Word: The peach blossom sessions are a huge source of inspiration for me as a photographer. If you close your eyes and listen, you can hear bees humming with excitement and peach blossoms dancing in the crisp spring air. I love watching clients as they come up to the orchard for the first time, in complete awe at how beautiful and peaceful it all is. It’s exactly what I need every spring to fuel my creative mind.
May 17, 2013 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Decor, Fun Essentials
Succulents are everywhere…and for good reason! They are some of the easiest plants to grow, and come in array of gorgeous colors. All they need is a little soil or gravel, and a small amount of water from time to time. That’s it! Because of this they are making quite the splash in homes and gardens all over the country. Below are our favorite creative ways to incorporate succulents this spring!
May 16, 2013 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials, Member Spotlights, NAPCP News, Photography
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May 15, 2013 | Posted by Alice Park | filed in: Fun Essentials
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May 10, 2013 | Posted by Kristen Smith | filed in: Fun Essentials
Every year we ask our members to do something a little special for Mother’s Day by submitting their favorite images featuring and showcasing… moms! It may be an aunt, a sister, grandmother, mother-in-law, daughter, niece, client, friend…moms come in all shapes and sizes. So in honor of Mother’s Day, here is an assortment of stunning images from our NAPCP members!
Stephanie Buckman – Stephanie Robin Photography
Hilary Camilleri – One For The Wall Photography
Crystal James – Tiny Heart Studios
Karen London – Karen London Photography
Melanie Pastuck – Melanie Pastuck Photography
Barb Subia – Endless Summer Photography
Beth Benoit - Beth Benoit Photography
Kim Busby – Kim Busby Photography
Rebecca Riley – Rebecca Riley Photography
Cristina Sacco – Boy Girl Photography
Kelly Dyar - Amerine Photography
Melissa Avey – Melissa Avey Photography
Becca Wohlwinder – Becca Wohlwinder Photography
Sarah Sunstrom – Sarah Sunstrom Photography
Carolyn Ann Ryan – Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography
Jennifer Kapala – Jennifer Kapala Photography
Anya Wait – Anya Wait Photography
Heather Thorne – Heather Thorne Photography
Linda De Los Reyes – Solheim Photography
Trudy Wischropp – Wisch Designs
Mary Clarke – Lemon Fresh Designs Photography
Yesenia Martinez - YM Photography
Dana Pugh – Short and Sweet Photography
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from all of us at NAPCP! May you each have a prosperous and successful 2012 :)...