Awww, meeting Baby Colton for the first time was so precious. He was so tiny and so perfect. His soft, even skin tone made me ponder why our skin must change as we age... Oh, to have that perfect baby skin. There is nothing like holding a brand new baby, their sweet scent and I just love how Colton snuggled up with his legs tucked tightly to his chest and his hands close to his face, the comfort that a wee baby brings, I felt the stresses of my world melt away as I snuggled with this little guy. I was quickly reminded that it was not that long ago that my daughters were once this small. Brittany and Jason, you both made one beautiful baby.
This particular shoot was planned as a 'Lifestyle Shoot'. Just exactly what is Lifestyle Photography? My view of imagery is that it should reflect reality. It should capture your life just as it is. The ups, the downs, the values, the attitudes, the emotions, the personalities, and the life. The greatness and the quality of your life. We often see families posed and smiling, but it doesn't reflect what I think can be captured in 'Lifestyle Imagery'. I want to see and capture life as it is happening... thus 'Lifestyle Photography'. Looking back on my own childhood, there were so many pictures that were perfect shots depicting life as it was unfolding. This is what I LOVE!
Brittany and I walked through her home to find the best light that I could use to capture this little bundle. I was so excited when I walked into a spare bedroom and there in that room was the most radiant light coming into the room. Oh, how I get excited when I score an ideal lighting situation. Propped up against the wall was a mattress and box springs awaiting to be set up (Brittany and Jason had just moved into their home a few days earlier). I asked Jason if he would be willing to help me set the bed up on the floor, with the right angle as to capture the natural light coming across the room. He quickly moved into action. I laid out a beautiful knitted blanket across the mattress and made a make shift bed with pillows leaned against the head of the bed and the wall. It was time to get to work while I had this most perfect lighting. I set my camera adjustments in Manual Mode, Brittany laid little Colton down and I began capturing the new life of baby Colton. He was so amazingly good the entire time. There is something special about photographing a brand new baby... everytime, I get ch
With few choices to create video's for photography and ones that have little creativity built into them, I was on the search for new and upcoming technology that would allow me to better record clients memories of their shoots. After a LONG awaited search, I discovered the unique feel and look of Vuetone studios video's, I am so excited to offer this newly produced product to all of my clients. Giving a unique experience and offering products that are unlike any other is so important to me. Enjoy this newly created video of Brianna's Senior shoot produced by Vuetone Studios
Meet Chelsea! What a blast we had doing this shoot. Chelsea is just at the finish line ready to graduated with a PA Degree (Physician's Assistant) and her Mom, Kathy treated her to a Professional Headshot Shoot for her resume and Facebook Profile. Chelsea and I had such a great time walking, talking and shooting... What a beautiful Woman you are! Chelsea tells me that she loves to snowboard and ANYTHING to do with water! I'm digging the arm muscles you are sporting Chelsea.
Kathy, I know you are so proud of Chelsea! And Chelsea, I am so excited to see what the future holds for you and to see all that you accomplish! Take advantage of the adventures ahead... time goes by so quickly! I love the support of your Mom, she is an amazing Woman. CONGRATULATIONS!
Knowing what to wear can be a big challenge. A couple of weeks ago we talked about choosing clothing to match your living room and since this seems to be the biggest worry a Mom has when preparing her family for their special shoot, I thought it was a great chance to talk a little bit more about styling. In fact, there is so much to this, that I will be blogging about this subject on future posts.
When I meet with clients for their in-home consultations, this is one thing we must cover, "What to Wear". It really is that important and you want your clothing to be well suited for your style and coordinate with each member of the family, but not be too matchy, matchy. Here are four examples to keep in mind when choosing your clothing options for a photo shoot.
Click here for more information on my family sessions and scheduling
Click here to learn more about posing families and lots more with Debz Photography Workshops
Megan | Boise Idaho Photographer
Megan, Thank you for your patience with me while I tried out a new location, new posing ideas and my new lens. I know this shoot was longer than we planned, but I so appreciate your cooperation. I especially thank you for being my "go to" Model. You radiate beauty and you have the most down to earth and funniest personality.
McKaye | Boise Idaho Photographer
I have been so focused on launching the Project 31 and in the mix of it all I have had no time to post my shoots recently held. So today and tomorrow I will be catching up on getting these shoots posted. I have had so much fun! ENJOY!!! McKaye met a personal goal and this was her reward, a mini shoot. Isn't she adorable? McKaye, thank you for being such a FUN client and putting up with all of my ideas for different poses. I am so proud of the goal that you accomplished! You inspire me!
Great photography doesn’t take fancy equipment or college degrees—just passion and a willingness to invest in yourself and in the memories you’ll be preserving for generations to come.