Mike and Rachel are my dear friends; and their shoot was special not only because it was a maternity shoot, but because it was my FIRST maternity shoot.
I'm a self-taught photographer. I spend hours and hours reading blogs and Adobe's tip sites and messaging other photographers for help and advice as often as I can (if I've bugged you guys before and you're now checking out my page, thanks a million:))
I learned how to use my camera in manual about two years ago, and I took a beginner class while I was still in college to help me refine those skills even more - but since then I've pushed myself to be better with the people I work with. It doesn't matter how well you know your camera if your subjects are uninterested, or worse - not having fun.
Photography is my greatest gift - and it makes all the work worth it when you have amazing clients and friends like Mike and Rachel. I am truly blessed to have met them and am so appreciative that they put up with me on my first shoot! I am so pleased with the result. They're so in love with the little boy they're having and it really came through in the photos. My time with Mike and Rachel and their little one-to-be was a dream!
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."
— Helen Keller