Posted on: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Color Palette

I love the idea of creating a collage of pictures in the same color palette.  Here I'm mixing some of Kaity's maternity photos with these holiday flower stills to combine all the reds, greens, whites, and golds.  I create all of my collages in photoshop and here I've used the color picker to extract color samples from these photos in the palette squares you see above.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! 

Posted on: Friday, December 12, 2014


When Kaity and I first started dreaming up this holiday inspired shoot, we didn't know yet that she was pregnant.  As it turned out the dress still fit even with the bump and how beautiful is she?!  Feel blessed to know someone as beautiful as Kaity is, inside and out!  I already know her first daughter, Eva, and can't wait to meet her second daughter in a couple months!  Oregon makes some amazing backdrops, these big peaceful fir trees, the soft needles and green ground cover under our feet, the beautiful light, it is a moment we will not forget.  This gown is by Faerie Brides and the coat is by Nasty Gal.

Posted on: Monday, December 8, 2014

off camera flash practice

For this indoor maternity shoot, I practiced with a little off-camera flash.  Just a very basic one light set up using the flash as fill light slightly to the left of Kaity firing through an umbrella on a wide (17mm) zoom and a rather soft strobe (1/128 power).  On either side of her silver reflectors and the natural window light of my front room directly behind her.  Adding a simple fill light can really help with these indoor rainy day winter shoots.  Hair and makeup by Molly again, don't you love the top knot?!  Of course, we also took some photos outside, I'll share those in another blog post coming up, stay tuned :)

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