Selective Focus- Bloom 52 {Spokane WA Childrens Photographer

Hooray! I managed to fit in another week participating in the Bloom 52 group! This week’s theme was “selective focus”. What might you ask does this mean? Well, here is how I interpreted it… I had a choice when I shot this image of my cutie. I could have both her and her lolli in focus (and trust me I got lots of those too!;)) or I could creatively interpret what I saw. So with this theme in mind I shot the frame so that the lolli was in focus with her peeking out behind it, slightly out of focus. This technique is used a lot when you want to capture a whole scene, but really want the weight and attention brought to one subject. Next time you watch a tv show if you’re aware you’ll see it all the time! I have started to enjoy and appreciate the art of cinematography so much more in the last few years as I’ve noticed so many of the same principals applied in their field that apply in photography.
Anywhoo… just a my nerdy teacher side coming out. =)

We finally got some nice weather the last few days, and I didn’t have any clients to shoot so I was actually able to take my own kiddos out for a little session of their own. We got lots of fun shots, both pre-lolli and with the lollis! So happy! I’ll be sure to share more later! But for now, here is my selective focus image.

So by now you know the drill… our group has created a circle by clicking the links it will take you all the way around the circle.  Up next is Lynne Demaray, Iowe’s Lifestyle Photographer.

Spokane, WA Children’s Photographer

  • Katie - Fun shot! I’ll have to remember to try using some big lollipops in sessions. Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • gigi - Holy lollipop – terrific colors and adorable daughter! :) ReplyCancel

  • Alli - So fun!!! I agree with you that I see these techniques in movies & TV all the time now! I bet your daughter had a great time with the lollipop!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Such fun color!! Great idea to use a lollipop!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - What a fun photo! I love how the colors of the lollipop pop! :-) ReplyCancel

Sara- Class of 2012 Senior Model

Here we go!  Another senior model installment!

Who are the Senior Models?  They are members of the class of 2012.  They are working with me to promote me to their friends and family.  For each person that they refer to me they will earn points to be redeemed for gift cards later this year.  If you know one of the Senior Models be sure to get a model card from them before you book your session.  Turn their card in and earn them a referral credit, and you’ll score 8 wallets for free.  =)

Today I am featuring Sara C!



Since we’ll be seeing a lot of all the models throughout the next few months I thought it would be fun to get to know them all a bit better.  I put together some questions for a little Q&A-

1. Your name

Sara Correll

2. School Graduating from

Lakeside High School

3. Favorite school subject

English

4. Favorite color

Red

5. Favorite Band, Musician, Musical artist

John Mayer, Train

6. Favorite part of your model session

Laying down in the flowers

mmm….  I seem to remember this part of the session as well.  I told Sara what I wanted her to do and she looked at me like I was absolutely crazy.  Just goes to show you- you gotta trust your photographer!!!  I do know what I’m talking about I promise. ;)

7. Summer plans

Enjoying the sun on the boat.

8. Any after school activities, sports

Cheerleading

9. Favorite spot to shop

Nordstroms Rack

10.  Anything else fun you want to tell me?

I love the way my Senior pictures turned out!

Just you wait!  We’re not done yet!! =)

Stay tuned, another Senior Model is coming up- Lucy!

Spokane, WA Senior Pictures


What to Wear- Sibling Edition

It is time for another What to Wear edition, up this time is a sibling edition.

As with all my What to Wear posts I’m not saying you have to go out and buy these exact outfits, although if you want to that is great too!  These are meant to give you some ideas as to what makes up a great outfit.  You’ll see I’ve mixed textures, finishes, added some bling, and fun colors to each one.  You’ll notice the little things make a big difference!

Sarah B- Class of 2012 Senior Model {Spokane WA Senior Pictures}

Who is ready for another post featuring the Senior Models of 2012?
I know I am!

Who are the Senior Models?  They are members of the class of 2012.  They are working with me to promote me to their friends and family.  For each person that they refer to me they will earn points to be redeemed for gift cards later this year.  If you know one of the Senior Models be sure to get a model card from them before you book your session.  Turn their card in and earn them a referral credit, and you’ll score 8 wallets for free.  =)

Today I am featuring Sarah B!

Sarah attends Lewis and Clark High School.  I am so excited to work with Sarah.  She is natural in front of the camera!  We had tons of fun driving around town finding lots of new locations to shoot at.  We even had a fun run in with a group of homeless men at one of the locations- asking us for tobacco, to take their picture, answer a few questions, and ended with one of them telling me I looked absolutely fabulous!  Although I’m not quite sure why they were talking to me when I had beautiful Sarah with me!  They were probably afraid of being accused of hitting on an under age girl!  lol  It definitely will be an experience I won’t soon forget!

Since we’ll be seeing a lot of all the models throughout the next few months I thought it would be fun to get to know them all a bit better.  I put together some questions for a little Q&A-

1. Your name

Sarah Barrentine

2. School Graduating from

Lewis and Clark High School

3. Favorite school subject

English

4. Favorite color

Pink

5. Favorite Band, Musician, Musical artist

Jack Johnson, John Mayer

6. Favorite part of your model session

Running into the homeless men and the metal structure

7. Summer plans

Soccer, working at Splashdown, going to the lake, hanging with friends.

8. Any after school activities, sports

Soccer and working at Deaconess

9. Favorite spot to shop

Nordstroms

Stay tuned, another Senior Model is coming up- Sarah B!

Spokane, WA Senior Pictures


Motherhood- Bloom 52 {Spokane WA Baby Photographer}

It has been awhile since I’ve been able to participate in my Bloom 52 group!  I had such high hopes for this week’s theme of actually being in a picture with my kids, alas it wasn’t to happen.  Sessions, prepping for a yard sale, and dr’s visits decided to take up my time instead.  =(

So, I’m sharing an image that is one my all time favorites.  To me it captures the unconditional love that is what motherhood is all about.  This sweet guy was in the hospital fighting leukemia when I took this picture of him.  Mom was the epitome of strength, love, dedication, and hope.  It truly was an honor to be able to document this moment.  I’m so happy to say that today he is out of the hospital, cancer free, and back where he belongs with his family in Montana!

After you’re finished here you’ll want to visit Effi, a Thessaloniki baby photography to see her take on our theme.  From there you can hop your way through our whole group’s blogs and see some amazing images!

Spokane WA Baby Photographer