I couldn’t wait to get started on this week’s previews. Any “creative type” can tell you that there are times we feel “stuck” and there are times we feel about ready to explode with ideas. In those stuck times I look for inspiration around me. I frequently browse flickr and pinterest along with each of the online retailers filling my inbox with ads every morning. I create a sort-of digital sketchbook out of anything that speaks to me. A photograph, the way the light filters through a window, a color pallet, a piece of shabby furniture, a pair of shoes I would die for. Anything really. I think admiring the beauty around us helps to shape our creativity in some way…. developing our taste as artists, and contributing to the overall style of our work. Sure it takes some time, but it certainly gets me out of my creative ruts when needed! Well I’m happy to say I’m experiencing the joy of a creative upswing these days. I feel full of ideas and short on time, but I’m really thrilled with the work that is coming out of all of it. I’ve been in total groove with maternities lately, baby’s have been oh-so-good to me, and even the toughest of newborns sessions are still ending up with a gallery I’m thrilled with!
Take this 3 month old for example. Baby G was born weighing only 3 pounds so the newborn session we planned with mom and dad never was. They instead came in for a 3 month session because they still wanted to capture him when he was an infant. By six months babies have grown so much, we didn’t want to miss these moments. 3 month sessions can certainly be unpredictable. Babies are in an in-between phase for photography. They are not sleepy like newborns, often protest being naked or laid in a basket (wouldn’t you?), but they cannot yet support themselves in most poses. So 3 month sessions can be somewhat limited in those respects. But, not baby G!! Oh was he a dream! He was adorable and expressive when awake, didn’t protest being laid in a suitcase or a planter and at the end of the session he fell asleep peacefully for the beautiful newborn style portraits that mom and dad had their heart set on when we first booked their session. G was one happy and very loved baby. Having parents who were so laid back and loving in the room made my job that much easier!! I am just loving this 3 month session! Enjoy your preview.