So I don’t know if some of you know or not but I run another blog with a photographer friend of mine, Wendy Laurel (she’s AMAZING and lives in one of my favorite places, Maui, HI). It’s called Let the Kids Dress Themselves and is a blog devoted to creative HONEST photography, we are geared towards the photographer, as well as, people looking to see what REALLY good portrait photography should look like.
Earlier this week I ran a post called Ok with the imperfect and since it really summed up what I am all about I thought it would be a good thing to share here too, since well…..you’re the people that are going to hopefully hire me to take your family pictures and it is important that we are on the same page – a good fit so to speak! It is important that you as a consumer are on the same page as your photographer, whether that be myself OR anyone else….the last thing you want to do is open the yellow pages and blindly choose, these are your memories you’re dealing with.
For me, my favorite images that make my heart sing….are usually the imperfect (but in a sense perfect) shots. This is what I want to print on canvas and display……because it represents a snippet in time. Of course your gallery will include all sorts of perfectly posed images from me too…everyone smiling at the camera…but as an artist what I really want to give you, what I want you to get out of our session is a blink in time, a piece of art. AND, most of the time, for me, these are the “imperfect” shots on the roll.
Here are a few from my last few personal rolls.
In my hearts of hearts I hope you agree and will hire me to be your family photographer, to capture your moments….but if I am not what you are looking for I urge you to find a photographer that you connect with, not just a random person in the yellow pages.
Techie info: Mix of Ektar 100 . Fuji 400h . Portra 800 | Contax G2 + Mamiya 645