Session Share: SoCal Family Desert Session, from Erin Fisher of Erin Fisher Photography
Inspiration: The sweet family in these pictures lives just a few doors down from us in Southern California, and I have been drooling over their vintage pickup for two solid years. Every time I passed it heading out to run errands, I would imagine the fun that could be had with that truck, their cute little boys, and my camera. The business of life kept us from ever making that happen – until a few weeks ago. I was borrowing their truck for a best friend photo shoot for my daughter, and 30 minutes before we left I offered to take a few family shots with it since we’d have it out in the desert anyway. It was such an incredible thrill to finally use the inspiration that had been building in my heart for a couple years and turn it into snapshots for this family to treasure for a lifetime!
Favorite Element: It is no surprise that my favorite element at this shoot was the truck. What I absolutely love, however, is the way that these boys, their gorgeous parents, and the stunning desert landscape come alongside the vintage vehicle to create a rather breathtaking scene. The truck is cool, but made all the better by everything surrounding it …
Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge was that it was a rather spur of the moment thing. We tacked it on to another shoot I was using the truck for, and by the time we started, the sun was halfway gone. Because of that, we had to work quickly, and I didn’t capture as many candid shots or individual kid pictures as I normally would. At first I was disappointed, but when I got home, and loaded the images I did manage to capture onto my computer, I was relieved, thrilled, and honestly a little emotional.
Final Thoughts: There is no greater thrill for photographers than seeing the ideas in our minds come to life through our lenses. I am so incredibly grateful for this sweet family, their willingness to let me live out my dream with their truck, and this incredible desert that sets the most stunning backdrop. In two weeks my family is relocating, and while I am thrilled for a new adventure and an entirely new environment to create and capture moments in, I will miss our time in the desert. I feel so grateful to have pictures like this to serve as a continual reminder of our blessings here!
Erin Fisher is a natural light, lifestyle, family photographer specializing in family shoots, events, and military homecomings.
napcp contributor meet Katie Mitchell
About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire! After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.
Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]
NAPCP Announces Photographer of the Year: 2017!We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Photographer of the Year, Ashley Berrie of Ashley Berrie Photography. One of Ashley’s winning images was featured on a digital billboard in New York City’s immense, brilliant, and monumental Times Square. In addition to being one of the highest recipients of wins and medallions in the NAPCP First […]
Staying Grounded, Encouraged & True to YourselfWhen I started my photography career, I was like most newbies in the industry. I was constantly looking at other artist’s’ work and comparing my photos to theirs. I would try to replicate someone else’s picture and criticize myself for my post-processing flaws. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, intimidated and inadequate when you’re new. […]
2017 #NAPCPHalloween Roundup!We just loved all of this year’s submissions to our annual #NAPCPHalloween Instagram tag! We’re thrilled all of you had a fun Halloween holiday, and we’re excited to feature some of you here! From left to right, top to bottom: @applewoodphoto @ashleyberriephoto @courtneymalonephoto @elizabethblankphotography @katiebuckphotography @marenabeckphotog @sablegabrielsen @summerlandphoto @theinvisiblephotographer_ar There are so many amazing and […]
We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.
Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!
You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]
October Inspired Magazine: Featuring Second Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!
Click here to read our October magazine featuring the winners of our Second Half 2017 Image Competition. See their beautiful work and read their inspirational interviews – guaranteed to give you the little “push” you need to get you through to Christmas. Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and […]
September Inspired Magazine: Featuring K.C. Crow!
Click here to read our September magazine featuring K.C. Crow! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save Save
Announcing Our Second Half 2017 NAPCP International Image Competition Winners!
Hello friends! After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our Second Half 2017 NAPCP International Image Competition. Uniquely focused on child photography, the NAPCP International Image Competition features a range of image categories, including Babies, Newborn, Children, Family, Maternity, Siblings, Toddlers, and Seniors. Thank you to our amazing […]
The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com