Posted on October 19, 2014
Posted on October 18, 2014
I use to do these christmas minis when i first started out. I would book up real fast, tons of parents who wanted their kids dressed in green and red for Christmas before the holidays.
Now I’m too busy to run these, and most definitely wouldn’t have the same set ups or booking schedule as I did back then.
But these small shoots are what got me on my feet and got me clientele. They got a profit flow going for me to improve my gear all while working and practicing every day.
Don’t forget where you came from! Every day is a sweet little gift and it’s up to you what you do with it.(hit the ground running!)
Posted on October 17, 2014
These are more than just photos to some. These are days that they got to be in the moment and just enjoy the occasion that I was hired for. This image is from a baptism I was hired to capture. Such a well behaved baby for just a special occasion (and that dress!!) Mom & dad didn’t have to worry about pictures and got to be in the moment. whether its a birthday or a baptism I think it’s wise to hire help in the photo department to take stress and pressure off the hosts or main party to better enjoy the memories!
Posted on October 16, 2014
This little guy is not only one of my favorite past present and future clients but he’s also the son of one of my best friends. He’s 5 months in this picture which just so happens to be one of my favorite ages to photograph. The 5 to 7 month window of Happy-Tummy-Time, Toe-sucking, controlled-neck-movements is my favorite.
Posted on October 15, 2014
There are little things that I just obsess over sometimes when we are out and I want to take pictures. Before the days of my olloclip for my iPhone 5S I would test my lenses to see how sharp of an image I could get of something without actually using a macro lens. They would usually be bugs with a large depth of field behind them, a droplet of water, or a texture on a leaf.
Pictured below is a bee? a fly? a bee-fly? a fly-bee? on a flower. I think this is minutes after I got my 50 1.8. Either way- it’s got my old water mark on it but it’s still one my favorites.
Posted on October 14, 2014
Sometimes, less is more. Sometimes, you don’t want to clutter a moment with insignificant things and focus on what is the real focus. There’s something about negative space that I love, and for that, I have extra love for this image!
Posted on October 13, 2014
I use to live in the middle of a different desert where the creative natural backdrops were HARD to come by. This line of trees, and this type specifically photographed SO well for me for the time I spent in Twentynine Palms, CA. I always used this location and it really took a while for others to find. I didn’t hide it, but at the same time no one asked about it. I love how the trees catch the light and look so smooth. A lot of memories when I think back at these pictures, and this couple seriously was a hoot. Their first baby and the soon to be parents were so excited. Wish I could have stuck around to follow their family with photography, I’m sure their baby was a true blessing.
Posted on October 12, 2014
with a small family, (and by that I mean a 4 year old that talks your ear off and eats her weight in food by the hour) it’s hard to point to the map with your eyes closed and say, “lets go there!” So instead my husband throws us in the car and is like, “we’re going somewhere today.” We are almost always ill prepared for these trips, but without them I wouldn’t have have the photos I do of random Arizona scenery. Like this gem, at a state park station across from Roosevelt Lake. The perspective, the clouds, the rocks.. it all snowballs into something I want to put on a canvas some day.
You guys, adventure is out there. It’s not going to invite itself over. Go find it.
Posted on October 11, 2014
I had the honor of capturing these memories (others call them photographs) for a mother and father of a son who was being commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The dad himself is Marine.
What a sense of achievement they both must have felt, and continue to feel!
I still wish the best for this family. :)
Posted on October 10, 2014
Before I decided to take newborn photography off my of repertoire, one type of shoot that I jumped for joy over were Fresh-48 sessions, otherwise known as First-48 or Hospital Newborn. The happiness the new baby brought to the new family before chaos ensued was so great to see. The babies were always so fresh, and so clean, and for the most part happy little bundles of sleepiness. I still absolutely adore all the images i’ve taken for my baby-toting clients. Even though I don’t offer the posed newborn sessions anymore I’d still be open to visiting hospital guests!
Posted on October 9, 2014
If you’ve never been to Sedona, AZ turn off your computer and get in your car right away.
One of my favorite run-away locations in Arizona thus far is Sedona. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, it’s a real relaxing and magnificent sight to see. This isn’t your typical “red rock” view of Sedona. This is the sights you see when you slow down and look out the car window driving through the side streets. We weren’t far from Oak Creek Canyon/Slide Rock I don’t think. All I know is we saw the sun illuminating that bridge you can barely see at the 1/3rd mark on the left hand of the frame an I just had to have a photo of it.
Go explore Arizona!
Posted on October 8, 2014
For 30 days I’m going to dig into my computer and find a photo I really love, either personal or business.This is a personal challenge for me, to stick with something. Fingers Crossed! I gotta wake Google up and remind it I exist!
She let me get her dressed up in overalls and a cute hair band for some images in the huge puddle outside our house and this one I don’t think ever saw the light of day, at least on Oh! MG Photography.
This is the last time she let me get her dressed up and do a shoot. She’s not completely cooperative all the time, is that a shocker?
Posted on September 24, 2014
This month we did a B&W theme for blog circle and if I had more time on my plate, I would have figured out really unique ways to display black and white. when done right, black and white can really serve an awesome dramatic purpose.