I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of my all time favorite parts of this ‘job’ is the people, the families that have chosen me to document those special moments in their lives time and time again. I’m posting tonight to introduce one of my newest JOY Babies, Judson. Big sister Paisley just recently graduated from JOY program herself, she was always such a charmer during each of our sessions together so of course I am eagerly anticipating the next year with her baby brother!
Paisley’s turning two next month so of course I had to capture a few photos of the birthday girl! Don’t you just love her dress!? Besides being totally cute, the dress also holds a lot of sentimental meaning for Paisley’s Mom since she wore it herself at the same age. What a brilliant idea to bring it out during our session together!
They say one of the things that sets the professional photographer apart from the hobbiest is the ability to recreate an image at any time. Largely because the professional photographer shoots with intent. The images captured are not meerly lucky shots. If asked, the photographer can recreate an image because he (or she!) has an understanding of the fundimental elements of lighting and composition required to make it happen. This is not to say that every image captured can be reproduced, obviously there are other factors to take into consideration, but in a controlled environment it should be a fairly simple task to accomplish. Are you wondering why I brought this up in the middle of a Judson’s newborn photographs? Apart from the fact that I am often asked to recreate images for clients based on something they fell in love with in my portfolio, Judson’s Mommy also hoped I’d be able to recreate an image I took of Paisley as a newborn almost 2 years ago. Considering I hadn’t seen the exact image she wanted in quite some time I was really pleased with how similar they are. Hopefully Mom will be happy with the results too!