Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Chaos often breeds life, while order breeds habit.” *

*Henry Adams.

If all my clients sat and smiled pretty on command - I would be bored to tears. All my images would look the same, thereby boring you to tears. I would never have to stretch myself and this whole photography gig would spiral into mediocrity.

Give me some fired up kids any day.  Keeps me on my toes and brings energy and life to the photos. The title quote was not about photography . . . but it very much applies.

No studio, no rules. Kids, chaos, coffee.

She was not sure. I was.

Holga cameras are toy cameras. Kids like toys. Kids play with toys.

This guy was a supermodel.

We had a lot of Holga fun. This is my kind of family photo. 

When was the last time you had a nice photo of just the two of you? 


Holga. Last shot of the day.

St. John's Newfoundland Family Photographer

This family mirrors my own. Two sweet girls and then a rowdy boy.  We are family twins.


 The best part about a family of 5 is that you can do this:

Something about this one I love. So sweet.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kitchen Table

Here is a superfluous blog post due to needing a break from client photos. You know you love your work when you take a break from work to do something exactly the same as work. :)

The other day I ordered a new finder for my Bronica etrsi.  Nevermind that I have three types already, I wanted a waist level finder.  New piece of a camera means a quick roll of film to make sure all is operational.  Being lazy I just used the face of whomever happened to be sitting at my kitchen table which in this case was my Aunt Neet who came over to use my computer and my kids friend, who came over to play.

I should really start a kitchen table series. The light is best at the kitchen table. Okay I am. I just started.

The good news is that it focuses great. I find it easy to use, easier than the prism finder, which I hate and never use. My usual is the sport finder but I'll use the waist level finder for a while, until I get sick of horizontal orientation.

She had to look up something.

She was stressed.

She had to make faces:

She was not stressed at all.

What are little boys made of?

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baby Boy

7 years ago I photographed their wedding.

Then they moved far away.

Then they visited with their new baby and I photographed them again and met their sweet boy.

I love what I do.

A wedding image from long ago when I still did weddings. I was into Holga then.

And baby makes three!! Hey look - I'm still into Holga!

They ordered a session book so I will share it here. This little guy had 100 expressions, I am sure he is going to grow up to be a character!!

(You are looking at the book layout. Each (except the first and last) is a two page spread.)