I've been itching to use a cement block wall like this as a backdrop for over a year. I finally scoped out a good one and Mallory was so good to oblige me. She is gorgeous, and I can't help but see my Mom in these gorgeous photos.
Angie has a husband just as busy as mine, so we decided to go ahead and get pictures of just the little ones this season. I'm glad we snuck Angie in a few pictures, though - I love her striped sweater!
I was only supposed to touch up a handful for Cari's mini-shoot after the big family shoot, but I can't help it - especially those candids along the pale blue wall in the middle - there were hundreds of cute ones! Thanks for your patience Cari, I had fun working on these.
"Please, no more photos."
Sometimes, I just love textures, and maybe I go a little crazy.
As you can tell, I'm pushing it and trying new things - today was no exception, with the help of Aaron Despain (if you want to see someone amazing who has become a sensation overnight, check out his work on facebook or his website.) I am in awe of his lighting, and he so kindly tutored me today in a middle-of-the-day shoot. (Who does that!? I'm terrified of sunlight, haha.) Massive thanks for a fun and helpful time.
You won't believe me, but I didn't do a single thing to enhance her eyes here:
Backlighting + soft box flash:
I love this backdrop and how these silos popped blue. Without Aaron's softbox, I could never have exposed her so well and kept the detail in the background.
Have I mentioned I love this girl? She is the greatest. Thanks for modeling, Raquel - you are a natural, no matter how much you protest :)