I love when friends schedule sessions with me. It’s a time to laugh, to relax, and when they have adorable babies, it’s a time to take priceless portraits of their adorable littles. Recently, some friends of my husband and I scheduled, and I invited them to do something I normally don’t allow. I allowed them to take some portraits with their own DSLR during the session. I had an experiment in mind. I was given permission to post my portraits along with some of theirs. My reasoning? I want to show that having a fancy camera is not all it takes to go into this business.
As photographers, we often get a lot of stigma for being pricey since we just take pictures. Each of my sessions gets about 50 hours of editing time. Not joking. I take what I do as a photographer as so much more than that. I feel that what I create is an art. It’s beautiful. It’s valuable, and yes, it’s honestly priceless. You can have beautiful heirlooms for your children, your future grandchildren, and their future families to love and enjoy. When you see each image posted, I hope you’ll be able to think about how priceless these will be for them in the future.
But…enough about that. There is a very chunky baby that I would love to introduce to everyone here on my blog. Meet Allison.
Here is just one picture that her momma took, just so you can see the difference in quality. 🙂 (p.s. we had changed out the headbands!) Thank you for letting me do the comparison Rach!
And now, back to some adorable pictures of Allison taken professionally & hand-edited by myself.
My favorite thing about this session is that we were able to sneak her parents in for a session with their baby girl as well. For those wanting to DIY your own, you really do want portraits of yourselves with your little ones. This moment won’t ever be here again. Your baby won’t ever be this small or fit into your arms the same way again. Each day your baby has changed. This is also the reason that I never turn down older babies. They may not be your typical newborn, or curl into those oh-so-sleepy poses the way a 5 to 14 day old baby will, but the fact you want to capture your baby right now is important. No matter how old baby is, we can create some stunning images that will be beautiful for a very long time, whether it’s on the walls, in an album, or through prints. This moment is here. It’s now. Let me help you capture it.