Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.
My approach to my work is inspired directly by my experience of motherhood. Becoming a mother has been the most powerful transformation—it’s changed the way I see everything. When I work with clients, I look at them through the eye of a mother, with gentleness and love. I try to think the way a mother thinks of her own child—noticing the things that only mothers notice. The tiniest details, the small smirks, the sideway glances. Of course I love a classic portrait, but more than that I love to help my clients remember how they felt in the moment. The way they felt holding their newborn, falling in love with their partner again-as a new parent, memorizing the tiny features. I love to work with families and capture the emotions they feel for one another. I love when I can show my clients how their love looks and that helps them remember how it feels.
What about this session was most memorable?
This family was kind and easy going from the get go. They were so welcoming and genuine. I think what stuck out to me the most was their tenderness for both each other and their new baby boy. They are the type of parents you can tell were meant for the job.
Were there any hurdles?
I tend to work with newborns who are just about a week old, but by the time we were able to get this session scheduled their little guy was closer to one month old. I was a touch nervous to see how he’d do-knowing that sometimes an older baby can be a little bit more challenging. However, he was an absolute dream and so relaxed. There was nothing to worry about!
Your best photographer/session advice?
The number one advice I would give any photographer is to know that you are your own worst critic. I think that it is easy to get yourself down while looking at someone else’s amazing work-but we are all on our own journey and taking inspiration from others but not comparing yourself to them is the best thing you can do for yourself. As far as session advice goes, I would encourage you to remember why you are there, why they chose YOU and focus on your strengths.
What gear was used to achieve these?
Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm
ABOUT THE ARTIST :
I’m Laura, mountain loving Colorado native transplanted in Wisconsin. I love to travel, make new friends and drink coffee. When I’m not chasing my children with a camera, I can be found begging my husband for more baby animals.
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