At long last… but still a while before she begins College… Norah Arnett’s New Baby session!
I have to admit this was the most challenging session we’ve ever shot. Those who have hired us know that our creativity thrives in the great outdoors. Not that we don’t use flash… we do… but we love using natural light, natural and architectural found scenes… we are many things, but NOT “Studio Photographers”
You can imagine our state of mind as, upon arriving at Joanne and Doug’s home we realized the weather was NOT going to smile down on us and we were going to have to shoot all of it indoors, and all of it with flash… with a little bit of window light thrown in in the early parts of the session.
I hope you will agree that we pulled it off just fine. Norah and her big brother Brendyn look positively amazing and their parents were glowing as well… especially while holding their new bundle of joy.
If you enjoyed the photos please take a moment to leave a comment below for Joanne, Doug, Brendyn and baby Norah. Oh and we (the artists) would absolutely LOVE IT if you were to click that “Share” button floating off to the left and let your friends know about our work… that would be awesome!
the full set is up on the proofs site.
Lisette and Alessandro
Just a sneak peak at two of the images from this awesome session with The Arnettes and their new baby girl Norah. Full post will follow tomorrow. If you like the photos, please click the “Share” button floating off to the side and write a couple of nice words… it may seem like a small thing to you but it’s so cool to come back here and find out how many people have taken two minutes to share our work with the world.
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Had a terrific time shooting this Italian beauty in her World Cup team’s colors!
Here’s one of my all time favorite portraits… don’t know what it is about it… but I absolutely LOVE the captured moment 🙂
Another personal favorite, this time in Black & White
Another pensive expression… love it! And by the way… I love the happy ones too… but not everyone can pull off a pensive expression and still look this good:
after much cajoling on my part I managed to get Carlos, Amelia’s man to get in a shot. We’ll be shooting a session together (with both of them, not just Amelia) sometime in the Fall… I can’t wait… they’re such a fun and good looking couple.
Many thanks to Carlos who helped me move gear around, held reflectors and laughed at my lame attempts at jokes.
Of course Amelia… thank you for making the job so easy 😉
Too bad our team got eliminated what… the next day? Oh well… better luck next time. Forza Azzurri!!!!
The full set can be seen on our proof site here
Update! See the sneak peek for Amelia and Carlos’ couple photography session on Hollywood Beach
No, not a South Florida Wedding and not an Engagement Session either… but a gorgeous couples’ session nonetheless. Jennifer and Derek are total naturals in front of the camera… which is understandable in the case of Jennifer, who models (and dances and does all sorts of other cool things!) but Derek… he’s just a regular dude… but wow… check out the intense GQ look below!
After that shot we kept joking around that he’s got the intense look of an underwear model… oh yeah and I should note that when he jokingly asked something along the lines of “ok is this when we do the underwear shots” … my wife didn’t make a peep … hum… 🙂
At any rate… photographing them was a pleasure and an honor… and if you guys end up together… let’s totally hook up a cool multi-hour session 🙂
Here’s a shot I’d like comments on (you can email me if you prefer to keep your thoughts private)… I had this idea while shooting a tiny little baby, that we often don’t have photos from the vantage point of Ourselves while doing something… in the case of the baby I shot the baby as the parent would see him while they held him. In this case the idea was to use a normal lens (which gives a very natural perspective) and shoot the photo from the position where Derek’s eyes would be if he were gazing into Jennifer’s eyes as he gently cupped her face… does it work?
And speaking of cupping… 🙂
Two can play this game!
This shot below deserves an explanation. As usual at the beginning of the session I mentioned to them that the best “kiss” photos are photos where they’re about to kiss… not the actual kiss itself. Well… guess what… without me even realizing it they took my words to heart and literally NEVER kissed during the whole session LOL. Except when we started taking some totally silly ultra-wide-angle shots… which I certainly didn’t intend on posting… but hey… it’s the only kiss shot I have, so here it is LOL
And from kiss… to … Uh Tongue bite-pull 🙂
Guys, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the little time we had available making some fun photography. Thank you!
Oh and Derek… unfortunately for my wife we don’t really do underwear model photography but if that’s where you see yourself in 5 years… I might have some contacts you might want to talk to 🙂
All the photos for the session are on the proofs section of the website.
As many of you know I recently volunteered at the “Share the Love” event in downtown Hollywood. This family was one of the many who came out and supported the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti by exchanging a generous donation for a brief portrait session. It was great… families donated
money, photographers donated their time… win win all around!
Heater, Angela and Sean came by sometime around noon and we set out in the alleys of downtown to capture some great family portraits.
I’m always amused by the fact that parents, and in this case the aunt as well, are surprised that their otherwise outgoing young boy, gets shy when confronted with 15lbs of camera equipment and a stranger behind the lens 🙂 Despite Angela and Heather’s repeated concerns for Sean’s lack of cooperation… the little dude did great!!! I’ve certainly identified a couple of shots I will be adding to my family portfolio.
I don’t need to tell you that Angela and Heather are stunning… you can see that for yourself… and Sean is well on his way to be a permanent fixture on all the girls’ cell phones in a few years 😉 … but aside from that, they were a real pleasure to work with, it’s nice to see such a cool bond between sisters, aunt and nephew and mother and son. Thank you to the three of you for warming up our day!
all the photos for the session are on the proofs section of the website.
Awesome portrait session with Tia down at Hollywood beach. She’s obviously stunning as you can see in the photos, but she was also extremely personable, fun to work with and on top of all that she’s a service member in the Navy, where she participated in the efforts to keep ships safe from pirates that we read about over the past few months.