photography

at home family session and baby's first steps! | Cleveland, Ohio family lifestyle photographer

Happy first birthday to baby C!  Sara is one of my good friends and I love all the times I have been able to capture her growing family.  And this time I unbelievably was able to capture C's first steps on video! We could tell she was trying and she looked determined, so I flipped my camera to video mode and got her first unassisted steps with her whole family there cheering her on!  It 

A Beautifully Normal Morning - Family Film Photography

Last week I attended the Yan Fam Way workshop in Indianapolis - and it was everything I had hoped it would be and then some.  (If you have ever thought about taking it I am telling you to do it - you will love it!)  On the way home, I stayed the night at my friends house so I didn't have to drive so long and we planned on having a little session the next morning with her and her two youngest children - it was a weekday and her husband had to go to work and her oldest had to go to school.  But she has been so supportive of me during my experiment with film so with her cheering me on and with Yan all fresh in my head I went for it and I feel really proud of these photos.  Film has my heart - with all its perfect imperfections.  

I used Portra400 film and just my canon 1v 35mm camera.  I initially wanted to shoot medium format at the same time but I ended up just keeping it simple with one camera and one lens the entire session.  The film was developed at Miller's and scanned at home on my new-to-me Noritsu LS-600 scanner.  

I'm an aunt again! | Cleveland, Ohio Newborn Hospital Photographer

Woohoo! I am an aunt again!!  This little nugget was less than day old for these photos.  Whenever I see a newborn it always blows my mind that just a short time ago they were inside someone's belly - even though I've done it twice myself it never ceases to amaze me.  She is SO cute and I am so excited to watch her grow up. My kids and I keep playing a game where we wonder what she will like and what she won't.  It's so fun to imagine all the possibilities and imagine her running around with her big brother and cousins one day.  We are so happy to have her in our family <3

 

Here is an adorable video clip of her yawning! (no sound because of the conversation SOME people were having - haha)

This day was SOOOO dreary. I took a little video on the way to the hospital showing what I was up against.  This is why she stayed near the window the entire time and my ISO was 6400!  In more exciting news, I videotaped myself shooting these photos and editing them for my ClickinMoms breakout coming out just after Christmas!