I can’t tell you how fun this wedding was to shoot. Great people, great lighting (check out that wonderful sky!), great landscapes… I loved it. What a pleasure. I’ll be posting more images from this, along with some landscapes I’ve worked on, some local shots and other portrait work that has come my way recently. Keep coming back and I’m sorry that I was away for 9 days!
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Sweet photos from a recent photo shoot and a not-so-recent-but-recently-finished waterfall image. Sorry about no posts the past 2 days… I’ve been wiped. It’s nice being busy with photography, really! I know I’m lucky to get to do something I love. but when I get a bunch of jobs and some are rush jobs, I’m a bit overwhelmed. I think I will learn better post-processing as I go, I’m already tons faster and better than when I started.
I really like the look on this woman’s face… but I didn’t want to make the image into a sad, contemplative photo, as you don’t want sad, maternity images (that may sell SOMEWHERE but not to my clients!!). So I tried to turn it into a warmer image with the slight color tint. I suppose I could also go in with Liquify and give her a bit of a smile… I love photoshop. Have I said this before?!? Anyways, I like how this came out. The blur makes the dress (some wrinkles were distracting) come out better, a slight vignetting helped with the focus, and the stark but warm image with the beautiful skin and hair really ties it all together.
In maternity images, I know that most clients will buy 1-2 images, maybe a few for family but never the amount that a family or baby shoot brings out. But that doesn’t matter much to me. It is such a special moment in women’s lives, and a time when they are truly gorgeous and glowing… I’m glad to get to celebrate that. I try to bring together art and classic imagery with these shoots, to clearly show the beauty being presented.
Enjoy my work at www.kelleybard.com. I redid the portfolios last night so there are more images (from my client folders, in many cases) which have not been shown before. Enjoy!
It was very fun doing a maternity shoot recently, I really enjoy maternity and child photo shoots. It’s a wonderful experience to get to document a fleeting moment in someone’s life. This woman was gorgeous and fun to shoot… and totally radiant. The fun outfit, shoes and location she picked made this part of the shoot very interesting, too, as it wasn’t the classic maternity image. I love creating unexpected images.
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Sorry again for being gone so long, I was able to keep up with my flickr and facebook postings but it was too much to do this blog as well. So back to the grindstone…
Here are a few of the cute images missed in the past few weeks!
HDR: (Well, the one above is also an HDR)
So… there is something really cute about using a wide angle lens for a portrait. I can’t stop thinking of those cutesy photos of animals with big heads and little bodies (usually sugar-sweet puppies to boot, naturally) but I think it is a classic photo just because it is how most parents see their kids so much of the time. Anyways, I am called to do photos of the kids looking up and think it is darling, usually. Using a wide angle lens just took it to the next level, though!
I doubt that this will become a normal portrait style of mine, but it was fun to explore and perhaps some parents may like it… I will put it in my poses list just for giggles. Enjoy this, and if you want to see my more conventional images, check out www.kelleybard.com.
Quick post- sick kids of my own to care for… but I love this image and wanted to show it off. I may go back into the file and remove the blue cast, though… Sometimes I regret having gotten daylight balanced lights, tungsten is so nice and warm!
More at http://www.kelleybard.com. Enjoy!