The Tuttle family spent Thanksgiving week in Seaside (which is a pretty darn good idea, come to think of it!), and they asked me to photograph them while they were in town. I met their extended family in front of the gelato shop, and we spent a fun hour together exploring the town and ending on the fabulous beach. Also – you’ve got to love a town where the best rendezvous is a gelato shop. Just saying.
So guys, here’s the truth – I get queasy when I see a paper cut, even if it’s my own. When my son loses teeth, my husband is completely in charge. I close my eyes during blooper videos because the sight of someone falling off a trampoline makes me go light-headed. With this in mind, agreeing to photograph a real live actual birth was a bold choice.
I am so glad I made it.
On a Monday morning in November, I awoke to a text from sweet mama-to-be Jenny, saying she was at the hospital and I should hurry over, which I promptly did. I spent the next few hours talking baby names, comparing parenting techniques, and – oh yes – taking pictures of everything. Seeing birth through a camera lens was a powerful experience.
I was worried that I would have to fight through nausea to get the shots, but I was wrong – instead I had to fight through the tears that were streaming down my cheeks.
Welcome to baby Asher. You had a beautiful birthday.
If I could change one thing in the wedding world, I would convince every single one of my clients to schedule a photo session a week or two after the wedding. These “Mr. & Mrs.” sessions provide incredible opportunities for creative, artistic, and fun photos in the most beautiful (and expensive!) clothing that most of us will ever wear.
Katie and James’s wedding went live on the blog a few days go (check it out HERE), and I’m excited to now get to share their awesome Mr. & Mrs. session, which we shot on Pensacola Beach and all around Fort Pickens. I love the graphically interesting elements of the fort itself, and the way the water in the sound glistens in the sunset makes me so happy to live in Florida.
Also, a shout out to my friend and fellow photographer Deanie Sexton, who shared one of her favorite shooting locations with me. I love like-minded photographers and am grateful for her generosity!
So, I love both color and black-and-white photography. Since we shoot with digital equipment, every image is captured in color; if you see it in black-and-white, it’s because we made a creative decision during post-production that the image is best suited to black-and-white. However, most of the time, most of our images stay in color.
Therefore, it was a bit of a treat when this family told me they really preferred black-and-white. I kept that in mind while shooting, and it informed a lot of the composition and angles you see. Such fun to try to do something a bit outside our box, and we are pleased as punch with the results.