Friday, January 31, 2014

So many cameras. St. John's Newfoundland Photographer

How many cameras do I bring on a session? Minimum 3. When you shoot film there are no photoshop filters to help you achieve the look you want. Different cameras have different personalities and produce very different results.

A sweet girl first with Holga + Tri-x @ 1600 and then with Bronica + Tri-x @ 800.

And to round it out 35mm with her sister.

Parents were shared in a prior post but here they again. I usually try and shoot a few frames with just the parents and in this case I was thrilled with the results. (Holga + Tri-x @800)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Maternity/Newborn - St. John's Newfoundland photographer

I'm going to catch up on blogging - one session at a time!

There's a cute family and then there's these guys. Adorable!

I'm sharing their Photo Book - so you are seeing the two page spreads as they were printed.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Maternity + Newborn Session - St. John's Newfoundland Photographer

Maternity/Newborn sessions are my favourite. These guys are repeaters. Repeat parents and repeat clients. (baby 1 session here) I hope they have 100 more babies and call me every time!!

Musician dad was happy to play for the baby. Sweetest! 

 Bronica + Tri-x @800

And big brother got in on the action
35mm hp5 @ 800

Baby time! 
Bronica + tri-x @800

35mm HP5 @ 800

The look of love 
35mm HP5 @ 800

Baby sister was only 3 days old (!!) and big brother wasn't yet convinced.
Bronica + tri-x @ 800

35mm HP5 @ 800

Dad and son taking a break from photos to look for trucks. The real reason I'm showing this is to note what kept the little guy happy. Holga. I only brought one this day so in my effort to go with the flow I took no Holga images.

This is my favourite newborn image in a long time. :)
Bronica +tri-x @ 800

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sweet Baby Girl - St. John's Newfoundland Photographer

Sweet little 5 month old baby with her parents.

Bronica Tri-x @800

Bronica + tri-x @ 800

35mm _ tri-x @ 800
35mm Tri-x @ 800

35mm + tri-x @ 800

35mm + tri-x @ 800

35mm tri-x @ 800

Holga + Tri-x @ 1600


Bronica + tri-x @ 800

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Giveaway at CooChiCoo

Ok Folks. As promised here are the details of the new promotion with Coo Chi Coo 

With every purchase made at CooChiCoo between now and March 15th, 2014 you can enter to WIN a family photo session and a handmade 8x10 print. Draw date March 15th. 

Share it up, shop and enter, enter and win!! 

Good Luck. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Christmas Gift

I often mention the wonderful idea of photos as gifts. I practice what I preach and thought I'd share the gift that I gave this Christmas (modern family means this was multiple large framed prints) It's my kids and my brothers baby - all the grandkids and great grandkids! Depending on the house and wall sizes I made either 11x14 or 8x10 fibre prints, presented professionally matted and framed. There were some happy grandparents and great grandparents who had no idea I had taken this one summer day.

(Remember if you give a gift of a photo you must frame it - or else you are giving them a chore to do and a source of conflict and/or guilt whenever you notice they have net framed it or hung it up! Give it framed and include a nail, it's much more thoughtful that way.)

I don't gift large photo prints of my kids every year - that would get to be too much - but every few years its's photos photos photos. This year I also bought and framed for my husband some smaller photos of us taken by Ben J King at my cousins wedding and photos  Kyle Callahan took of him in a Muay Thai bout at our gym 8 Limb Muay Thai. All those photos were previously seen on Facebook but Facebook is fleeting. It's so much more meaningful to have a print on display in real life. The photo on the shelf or wall will be there in a year and 10 and 50 years. Would Facebook exist then?

Next birthday or anniversary or Christmas - give photos. It's awesome.

Bronica etrsi + Tri-x