Photographs and Reflections…featuring Casey!
On Wednesday, I shared a couple of teaser photos from my “play date” on Tuesday evening with Casey of One Day at a Time. I thought you might be interested in seeing a few more of my favorites from our session. Casey may be my new favorite model…she is gorgeous (and she was kind enough to share one of her favorite places to photograph).
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Don’t you just love this RED DOOR?! To be completely honest, I am pretty horrible inexperienced when it comes to posing. We decided that if we weren’t going to have a model shoot (cancelled due to weather), that we would practice on one another. Neither one of us was completely prepared to have the cameras turned on us…if you saw her pictures of me (CLICK HERE), you may have noticed that I didn’t bother to do anything to my hair.
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Casey, on the other hand, is absolutely beautiful regardless of what she’s wearing (in all seriousness, I don’t really think I looked that bad so no need to build me up in the comment section). We have since decided that we need to watch a lot more America’s Next Top Model for tips on posing…especially ourselves since it’s still kinda awkward. I guess that means that I need more practice.
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And this blue door…I’m in love. My focus isn’t completely perfect on this shot, but I’ve actually come to realize that I spend way too much time trying to focus on my subject’s face. Life with Kaishon recently interviewed Molly Flanagan. As I drooled over Molly’s images, it occurred to me that while I absolutely love documentary style/lifestyle/day in the life/storytelling type of work, I don’t effectively illustrate that in my own work (and there are a few of you – Bunch of Barrons…cough cough…that are really good at this style of photography).
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Therefore, moving forward, I’m going to make a more concerted effort at capturing everyday moments. Not that I don’t like portrait photography, but when I consider myself as a photographer…I’ve always said that very few people will hire me because I’m really great at posing. However, if you are looking for someone that will have fun with you/your kids/your family and capture those moments that would otherwise go unnoticed, I’m your gal. If that’s who I want to be…then that’s what I need to work on, and that’s what I need to deliver.
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In the meantime, I still love these photographs of Casey and I have so many ideas for future photo shoots. We’ll definitely have to make this a more regular thing…maybe even rotate models so each month a different photographer becomes the model. I kinda like that idea.
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Again with my focus (a little soft), but I really love this shot of Casey on the rail road tracks. Although I don’t think it’s a good idea to make a habit out of going to the train tracks, it does make a wonderful backdrop.
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And don’t you just love the umbrella? I bought this one at Target before the Bachelorette Weekend, just in case it rained. I mean, if it’s going to rain, we’re at least going to look cute. I figured even if I don’t use it (and we didn’t), that it’ll be a wonderful prop for future photography session. And, it is. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. At this point, I have NOT done a jumping selfie (it’s been rainy all week minus a cloudy Tuesday evening). So, have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Sunday for the Scavenger Hunt!

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