When my favourite little model got a red dress from a jolly, old, portly fellow in a red suit, I decided this would be perfect for a photo shoot. The bright red dress would add a splash of colour to the otherwise dreary palate of the dead of a snow-less winter.
Most newborns are most comfortable when swaddled tightly, understandable, since that’s the way they’ve spent their first nine months. For Tristan, his most comfortable spot was tightly held in his parent’s arms…and his parents couldn’t be happier.
Farmland has so much to offer. It is there that the food we eat is raised and grown. But I saw this farm as more than that, I saw it as a background painted with a glorious palette of varying shades green, red, and brown, mixed together so masterfully—I saw it as the perfect setting for a photo shoot.
During a trip to Costa Rica last year, I was drawn to this majestic rock on a point near Playa Conchal. After the sun had risen, this jagged rock jutting out from the ocean looked absolutely majestic against the back drop of a clear blue sky. But the harsh sunlight created an extreme dynamic range of exposure, the perfect fit for some black and white pictures.
Creating a greeting card involves all kinds of details that are edited and scrutinized and many different variations before the final version is sent to the printers. So I thought I’d let everyone in on the process I go through for making a card all the way from the concept to the final product.
Alexandra, a small 16 month old in her dad’s words, looked adorable in her black and white poofy party dress with a crimson sash accent and a matching hair band which stayed in place most of the time.
The plaid dress newborn Ava was wearing had a little flower attached to it. The way she was posed while sleeping, made it look like she was holding a bouquet of red flowers.
Chris is laid back, fun, but also down to earth…just an all around good guy..the kind of guy you want to hang out with for a good time. He is not self absorbed, he’s got a big heart and he cares about other people. He’s creative and dedicated. And while he has other interests, his passion has always been music.
I do not condone the world of supermodels. It’s a fast, glamorous life, but it is not what I want for my daughter. However, when I am always with camera in hand, she can’t help but learn to work it for the camera and I can’t help but teach her how. Here are some highlights from the past year…the year of my little three year old supermodel.
At SVphotography, we specialize in developing photographic memories, for there’s no better way to remember than with the solid tangibility of pictures. And for Mark and Eileen, we were only too happy to help.