Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.
I have been officially in business for over 5 years now, but my love and hobby of photography started very young! My Father did photography as a hobby, so I was able to get my hands on Photoshop and a few DSLR’S as a teenager. When I first started photography, funny enough, I tried to be a fashion blogger and started with tons of self portraits! After I had my son, he became my muse and my new focus and my interest in photography really switched gears after becoming a Mother. I specialize now in intimate, artistic and documentary styled portraiture. While I don’t shoot one specific genre, I shoot everything from birth to boudoir, I try and keep my style cohesive throughout my work.
What about this session was most memorable?
The feeling! It was honestly laid back and fun and just casual but so fun to shoot!
This session was definitely one of my proudest moments of 2016! I had been wanting to shoot it for so long, so the anticipation was killing me. Usually when you have that much anticipation, the session isn’t always as amazing as the feelings leading up to it, but not this one! It was just as amazing, maybe more, than I imagined!
Were there any hurdles?
While I had envisioned this session and had the idea for it for months, by the time we got around to it, it was late fall and the cold had set in! Freezing water and temperatures were definitely a hurdle for the couple, but they took it all in stride!
Your best photographer/session advice?
TALK! I can’t tell you how many times I hear clients talk about how they have worked with a photographer in the past who they felt didn’t give them enough direction throughout the session. Tell your clients how amazing they look, what a great job they are doing, what you want them to do, etc. Don’t be shy! You are the expert, and the more verbal you are, the more they will relax and the more authentic your images will be in the long run.
What gear was used to achieve these?
A Nikon D700 and Nikkor 35 mm 1.4 lens.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER :
Lauren Grayson is a lifestyle portrait artist that currently calls Ohio home. She specializes in documentary and artistic portraits, and photographs everything from birth to boudoir. Lauren is an internationally award winning photographer and has been published on many prominent photography blogs as well as a contributor to multiple printed publications. She is passionate about mentoring other photographers on how to grow their business as well as find what they are passionate about in life and art. When she isn’t shooting or teaching, she is spending time with her son or reading.