If you haven't noticed yet, I have a new look for the New Year. Along with the new look of my website, the slight adjustment to my logo, and business name (...yes, I actually, FINALLY decided to register a real-life business name with the state), I have slightly adjusted the focus of my business.
I am excited to continue to accept the types of sessions I have done in the past, but I also want to really focus on lifestyle and adventure sessions. If we are being honest with each other, lifestyle sessions have kind of been my thing from the beginning. I am not the backdrop, prop, studio, and extreme-photoshop-editor type of photographer. I like my photos real, raw, and fun. I want to capture the NOW, the REAL, the YOU.
So, what exactly do I mean by ADVENTURE? I like to believe adventure is subjective. What may be bold, exciting, new to you, may be an everyday thing for someone else. So with these adventure sessions, am I going to capture extreme, adult adventures? I hope so! More likely, I am going to be doing a lot of little adventures. Small adventures for the little ones. Sometimes that is just a hike in the woods. Sometimes it may be ice skating on a pond, or going canoeing. Little adventures for couples, families, and anyone, really. I think what I aim to get from focusing my sessions is to capture the playfulness, and the fun explorations of all types and all experiences of people. Let's have fun, and let's explore and experience together!
Yesterday I took my little explorers out to a place we had been many times before. I wanted to scope out the lighting this time of year for a potential session later in the month. As I was falling in love with the light, and with the play, and my son's gigantic new snowsuit that makes him look like an Antarctic research scientist, I realized how many photos and personal adventure + lifestyle sessions I had done for my own family. My own little explorers. Why am I not putting these on my website? They are the perfect example of the little mini adventure sessions I am hoping to photograph for clients. So without further ado, here is my own little family's adventure session.
I got a message from an old friend asking me to photograph her sister's wedding. This wedding was one of the most special weddings I had ever attended! Every detail, and every aspect of the wedding was curated to reflect the couple so well. The love from their family and friends was so abundant, and it was a truly wonderful day. Thank you, Gibby + Shannon for choosing me to capture your special moment!
I LOVE being asked to photograph special moments by people I know already. Also, this was the first time I photographed a first look, and it was so much fun! I wish these two all the happiness in the world, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!
A wedding at Plimouth Plantation?! Such a beautiful venue with the sweetest couple, and wonderful family and friends. Oh. Did I mention there was a dog?! Congrats Kelsi + Sam, it was an honor to be a part of this incredible day.
Senior sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions.
They are even better when they end with mother-daughter pictures! These two were so sweet, and this location she picked out was absolutely beautiful!
What could possibly be more fun than photographing a session of three generations? Photographing three generations of one of your favorite families! This session was so much fun, and I even got surprise birthday cupcakes at the end of the session. Thank you, F Family!
Is there anything better than watching an amazing family grow? This sweet family welcomed this little guy in the spring. Aside from an absolutely adorable and perfectly sweet newborn, I absolutely love seeing older siblings with their new babies! This session was too cute to handle.
I could not have been more thrilled when Brittany (owner of Brittany Kate Hair + Le Petit Salon) contacted me for some branding images at her BEAUTIFUL salon! She is an inspirational, go-getting businesswoman and mother (see boss-mom definition, her face is probably there), and I was absolutely honored to capture her in her element. If you haven't checked out her work, stop what you are doing (after you finish looking at this post of course) and go. Book an appointment. Watch her work her magic.
I also had the pleasure of capturing another one of my favorite families as a family of three before they became four!