Back when the snow was still pretty and we knew nothing of this thing called a "polar vortex," I took these one night. I knelt on my couch and shot through my front bay window at about 1am the week of Thanksgiving. The world felt quiet and peaceful. The snow was still magical and mesmerizing.
And I could still feel all my fingers and toes. Not so sure about that anymore...
Anyway, these were just for me, mainly, so I had a little fun with editing them. I threw a difference process on each one, just for a little variety. Enjoy!
Shooting another photographer is always interesting. On one hand, they understand the challenges you face with lighting, etc. They know how to pose flatteringly (in theory). They're patient with you as you adjust camera settings each time you change location. But you also wonder if they're judging you. Fortunately, I'd actually worked with Summer before, shooting a wedding, and I was comfortable in this session. You can see Summer's portfolio here: Summer Jo's Photos.
This was my first opportunity to shoot a couples' maternity session.
Because these two live over in Lorain, we met in the middle and did
their session at Edgewater Park in Lakewood. I'd never been there, but
it was beautiful!
I can't decide. I'm not sure whether I'm more excited or more nervous. But I'm both, for sure!
Let me back up a bit.
I love the town I live in. It is home to just under 30,000 people, racially and ethnically diverse, has excellent schools, is clean, happy, etc. It's got a great vitality, and there's been a movement started in the last year or so -- called Shop Shaker -- that is heavily aimed at shopping locally, giving exposure to local businesses, etc.
Shop Shaker and the City of Shaker Heights have teamed up with a few local businesses and organizations to present a winter fair. It will involve locally made edibles, craft tutorials, and handmade gifts for sale.
So I'm both excited and nervous, because I get to be a vendor at the first ever series of Pop Up Shaker events!!
I'll be there on November 30th and December 14th, from 10am-5pm each day! Hope to see you there!
Pink. These two girls love pink. They're quite girly. They also happen to be my own daughters' most frequent playmates. We weren't sure quite how they would react to me being behind the camera. It could have gone one of two ways: horribly bad, because they already knew me, and could get away with it; or really well, because they were already comfortable with me, and didn't have to adjust. Their mom was prepared for the first. Fortunately, we spent a pleasant hour at Horseshoe Lake Park, and the girls were great! They hammed it up when I needed them to, cooperated when I asked, and had a good time.
The Smarties and Pez had nothing to do with it, I swear!