Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I photographed a section in the Fall/Winter issue of Town and Country called Trends and Traditions. It's full of clever and classic ideas from registry to wedding invites.
We wanted to stick with a cool color palette for these shots, and I think they all hang together beautifully. I always try to give the editors a few options for each shot, so that they can pick which works best. But photojournalists are always surprised at the process of still-life photography. A still-lifer will pick the best angle, and then perfect the elements of a shot, working tirelessly and fussing over the most minute details. It's a much slower-pace than shooting a wedding, but it appeals to the perfectionist in me!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Anytime I've done a portrait of a new baby and a new mom, the mother always says to me "Just crop me out. I'm a mess. I don't want to be in the pictures."
But to me, showing the relationship between the baby and its mother is so much more interesting! I took a few shots before this one - baby Miles propped-up on a pillow, baby Miles lying on the bed, but as soon as Shree came into the shot, I knew that was what I wanted. I said, just hold him, I'll crop you out! wink. wink.;)