Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hilton Head Wedding {second shooting}

This past weekend I had the opportunity of helping Rachel Thompson-Moore shoot a wedding on Hilton Head Island.  I love spending time with Rachel - we talk about our kids, share ideas and tell stories of our photography sessions.  Not to mention, we work well together.  

Thought I would share just a hand full of images that I captured of the bride getting ready and a few more from that beautiful afternoon.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Porter Family

Great beach session with a super fun family from the upstate.  Their kids were full of energy so I made sure we found a way to channel that energy with lots of family games and lots of love from mom & dad.  We timed it perfectly, the light was AWWW-some!

I really think that mom is a supermodel....seriously ;-)

MiMi was in the background the whole time watching & waiting.  The light at the end of our session was so beautiful - I love this shot of MiMi and her grand-babies...

So glad you contacted me Porter family.  Hope that you love your photos as much as I do!

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's Me, Marcia!

I love looking at behind the scene shots that photographers post on facebook or their blog.  Sometimes it confirms how I pictured in my mind they would be during a session OR it confirms that I am normal in my quirky ways of shooting.  Never been able to do that before 


Many thanks to my dearest friend, Tiff, who is a photographer in the making.  She invested in a Nikon and she's been tagging along with me for my sessions.  I've been showing her the ropes of photography.  I gave her a crash course on ISO, shutter speed, exposure and aperture & told her "don't you dare turn that dial to Auto, it's Manual or Bust!"   I'm not sure if it's my awesome teaching skills or just her God-given talent, but she is doing great.  Oh and Tiff, there will be a quiz next week ;-)

Here's the cool part...I now have behind-the-scene photos.  YAY!!
These photos are courtesy of my student, Tiffany.  SOTC (straight out the camera)...(Tiffany's camera)    We haven't even touched on editing yet.  In time...

Welcome to my world.  

Note:  Flexibility is a good quality to have if you are a photographer.

Along with behind-the-scene shots comes the good, the bad and yes.....the ugly.

She got to experience a newborn session.

This is me - explaining window light and prime lenses.  Cue her test shot...

And a beach session...

I admit it, I like my mentoring sessions.  I'm not opposed to sharing at all.  I'm actually flattered that she has asked me to help her in pursuing something she loves to do.  In fact, I am getting really spoiled having her with me during my sessions. I sure hope she's a slow learner.