Are you excited for my weekend of CONFIDENCE - Part II?! I'm so proud to share with you what these ladies captured just hours after learning how to shoot in manual! They rocked their cameras and captured sweet moments, tiny details, and precious faces! Julie Anne is a dear friend who always loved taking photos with her camera. Every time we would get together she'd ask questions here and there. I finally convinced her that she will fall in love with her camera all over again if she learned how to use it! I'm so glad she decided to take the workshop. And just look at these images she captured!
We had two baby models, a little boy and a little girl! They were both the calmest, most laid back 7-9 month old babies I've ever met! They are both the baby with two older siblings. Isn't that funny?
This first one is beyond sweet. I just love the connection between mother and son Julie Anne captured. Way to go girl!As a mother of three boys, I'm sure that Julie Anne relished in photographing this adorable baby girl! Don't you just LOVE this photo. Julie Anne captured a beautiful light in her eyes and gigantic grin showing off a couple of baby teeth! I love how she's used her camera in manual to create that blurry, buttery background we all adore!If you know me, you know how much I love detail shots. Just look at this little hand sitting on her lap! I love the composition! Julie Anne you did it! You beat your desire to put everything centered and beautifully used the rule of thirds! Whenever a mother stops nursing, it's always a little emotional.
Julie Anne wasn't the only one off auto mode during my weekend of CONFIDENCE, Amy was rocking her camera in manual too! I found that Amy has such a special way with using empty space. Don't you just love this image? Not only has she made such great use of empty space, but she's gotten down low to create such a great angle. So beautiful, Amy!
Didn't I say, Amy uses empty space well? I LOVE this image. What a precious smile you've captured, and the framing just leads you right to him. I've never taken a shot like this, I know that I'm going to have to give it a try! I always love a shot with a smile mommy with a blur in the background. While the young man stands out (with a beautiful light in his eyes) you can feel mom's shining presence behind him! Beautiful!Amy also captured beautiful images of the baby girl. Like this one. Way to capture the light in her eyes. And I love how mom is so subtle in the background, but you feel her warmth, and her adoration of her baby girl!
I had to practically tear the ladies away from the babies to finish up our day of learning! But mom requested one last shot. Baby girl loves being hung upside down. Amy perfectly captured the moment for mom! Way to go!
Join in me in shouting praise for these ladies who stepped into the light with their cameras, took control of what they are capturing and starting shooting in manual. They truly gained CONFIDENCE. I can't wait to see the images they capture of their families!
Amy and Julie Anne will be the first to say, if they can learn to shoot in manual in one day, so can you! Join me for my May 31st, Growing CONFIDENCE Workshop. Tell your husband that you know what you want for Mother's Day! And if any dad's want to surprise their wives with a workshop or a photo session for Mother's Day, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help!