4 /31 EPIC SUMMER SESSION | Leah Jones photo

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Is this session personal work or client work?.

personal, it was an outing to our favorite lake.

Tell us a bit about the magic of summer + the connection to your lens?.

Summer means being outside during the late hot evenings. I love winding down and getting gout after dinner and watch my kids enjoy the outdoors. The light is magical, and the kids are extra nice because bedtime is coming soon.

What about this session makes it an Epic summer session?

This session was particular because it was our first night out since our really long New England winter. We were alone at the lake on a week day. Having a campfire was just perfect. it wasn’t that hot yet so we enjoyed the warmth of the fire. We had way too many S’mores, an American tradition my kids have full embraced.

What else is on your summer bucket list to photograph this summer?

This summer, I am travelling to Wales and the Lake District in England for the first time. I rented really strange airbnb’s and can’t wait to take photos of our adventures. One of the the places is a Shepherds hut on top of a hill, it is called a Bothy. it is in the middle of nowhere. I am also staying in a big tent and a cabin on a lake in Snowdonia. the kids are looking forward to hiking and adventure!

What gear was used to achieve these?

Nikon D750 + nikon 24-70 2.8 lens.

Any summer tips or photographer advice?

Get outside! don’t be worried about trying new things, they usually come out better than you imagine. This year, I am learning that my fear of failure has kept me from creating some beautiful images, when i finally step out and try out ideas that were floating in my head, I am surprised to see that they actually comes out even better. The occasional failure is just a little bump in the road, shrug your shoulders and move on. It’s part of the process.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

My name is Léa. I am French and my British husband and our 3 kids moved to Massachusetts 5 years ago. I love to travel and see new places. I have really enjoyed seeing the US through my French eyes and going back to Europe every summer has been exhilarating. I love re-visitng places I have known for years and my camera has taught me to see beauty in the most simple things: whether it’s a old house in the North of New-Hampshire, little boats on the Welsh coast or fruit on the market in the South of France.

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