A few weekends ago I went to beautiful Yates Mill Pond in Raleigh for the first time to do a family photo session. In this picturesque area there was a mill, waterfalls, fields, old buildings, and bridges. All the backdrops you need for the perfect photo session! I would love to have my own family photos here. I had a great time photographing this gorgeous family, especially because their little girl is about the same age as my little boy and because Bethany (the mama) and I are on the same wavelength of what kind of photos are super cute. They were up for all my posing ideas, and I’m so happy with how the pictures turned out.
As far as growing in my still fairly new hobby, I’ve been especially proud of my last two sessions. I’ve made it a point to decide on the poses and memorize a shot list ahead of time so I can be confident and goal-oriented once we get started. I’m sure many photographers have been doing it for so long they just know what to do, but I still need to prepare and look at lots of Pinterest inspiration to come up with the poses that I want to do. I’ve gained confidence in posing people and also in my ability to take a step back and see what doesn’t look right. Earlier on I was so concerned about my camera being set up right that I missed little things, like a necklace being turned over, or someone wearing sunglasses in several shots before I was like, “Wait! Take those off!” There’s still plenty that I have to learn with my camera, and I could seriously use some equipment upgrades as well as a few things I don’t have at all, like a nice flash and some reflectors, but I’m really happy with my progression in the last almost 2 years of learning photography.
That being said, I’m taking a little holiday break, and then in the new year I hope (fingers crossed really hard) to have ready a dedicated area of the blog that includes a photography portfolio and pricing information. If you’re interested in a session for the new year, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are my favorite pictures from the Owenby session!