Session Share: Glamorous Motherhood
Inspiration – I was inspired by the many roles that women play in their lives, and how motherhood was a transition into one of these roles. As women, we often loose bits of ourselves when we becomes mothers and wives, and I felt it was important to show that blending of these roles; one can be a mother and still be glamourous and at the same time hold unto her past to tell her story. I incorporated elements that meant something to her, from the earrings she wore on her wedding day, to the elegant hat and antique jewelry of her grandmother’s. They are all a part of who she, and her baby, are and I felt it was an important to use those pieces.
Favorite Element – I loved her grandmother’s hat and jewelry we used in some of the pictures. To me, it was just a way to carry the memory on and have her present. I also liked working with the architectural elements of the studio, particularly the large arched windows and the texture of the brick walls.
Biggest Challenge – From most of the shoot, the sky was very overcast and dull. I had the idea of doing the silhouette stuck in my head and really had just a few minutes to play with the silhouette picture when the sun finally came in enough to cast her shadow, so I had to move fast.
Final Thoughts – I would encourage photographers to stretch themselves in ways that make them think of how they would use various elements to make a shoot come together. If you always take pictures outside, come indoors and use the various elements in the location to your advantage and vice versa. Have a vision of where you are going to take the session and what elements you want to be sure to capture, and then move quickly when you see the opportunity!
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2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Finalists Announced!Our judges spent time getting to know each and every one of the 25 semifinalists and have chosen the top six photographers for NAPCP’s 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer! Your 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer finalists are here and we couldn’t be more excited to share these awesome artists with you all (from […]
June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as our 25 Semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
Semifinalists Announced!With excitement, we are elated to present you with the semifinalists of our 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! NAPCP is seeking our industry’s newest stars, and thanks to you the photographers below made it to the second round of our contest. These child and family photographers will now move to the third round, […]
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June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!
Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as our 25 Semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
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May Inspired Magazine: Featuring the Inspired Gallery Event Winners!
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Announcing the Inspired Gallery Event Winners!
Hello friends! After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event. In contrast to our bi-annual International Image Competitions, the NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event was creative in nature and gave both members and non-members the chance to place in one of three categories — […]