Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - "Photo Shoot!"

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Last week I had the priviledge of capturing a beautiful Mommy-to-be (her third) with just a few more weeks to go before her due date. Ms N. is a sweet, soft soul whom I've known since we were both on the PTA at the "Little School" for our first girls about 4 years ago. (Our little PTA gang has remained friends and we see each other fairly often.)

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So, I'm portfolio building and needed a pregnant gal and asked Ms N. and she was very willing. It was the easiest hour I've ever spent behind the lens. (Ha, she didn't move - not once!) It was noon so I had trouble with a very bright sun and shadows, even through the trees, but this setting just spoke to me.

Ms N. is very zen and this little spot of green had zen written all over it.

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Of course, being gorgeous didn't hurt one bit either.

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Thank you Ms N. for sitting so pretty for me.

the long road

Join Lisa and all the others for some photo fun today.

And have a good one everybody!!


Maryvel Friesen said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful place, beautiful mommy to be! My favourite is the very last one with the sun picking through the trees and brightening her face perfectly! Well done!

The Sanders Family said...

Wow! She is a beautiful woman, and you took some very beautiful photos of her, Wanda! Great job :) I think you did a great job with the tricky noon day sun too! Hope you've been well. I've been a bit absent from blogging world as my photography business and life in general has been so very busy! I've missed keeping up on your blog! Hope things are well with you :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Photos.

Alyson and Ford said...

Great photos for her to remember her "wait" time. You are an excellent photographer! Love the light, so not an issue in my eyes. Just making the blog "rounds" again, I need to make an appointment each week so that I save time to catch up on your news!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Love Letters To China said...

You are well on your way to building a fantastic portfolio! Love these Wanda. I've tried taking pics during that time of the day. It's not easy. You really did a great job, especially with positioning the shadows so they didn't fall on her face.

Love them all! Congrats!


Melanie said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the last one. I'm sure she'll love these =)

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

Great photos, i love the soft light and the location you chose. You captured her beautifully!

EB said...

That is a truly beautiful black and white portrait.

Erika B

Ellie said...

Way to go Wanda! How exciting that you are portfolio building! I love these and I have to agree that she is just gorgeous!

Buckeroomama said...

Wanda! These are beautiful, beautiful pictures. Great job!!

Faith Hope Love Photography said... captured in such a surreal fashion. Love the location and you did awesome in the bright sunlight...I couldn't even tell! What a perfect momma to be! Definately add worthy to the portfolio!

Ashley Sisk said...

This is such a beautiful photo shoot. Great work Wanda!

Kayce said...

Beautiful Wanda! How exciting that you are getting together your portfolio!!

Lisa said...

Wanda ~ oh my.....absolutely stunning photographs of this beautiful Mama to be!!

Your talent is amazing, the spot you chose brilliant and throughout it all, its easy to see her radiance/glow and your joy of being behind the lens!!

I just love these!!!!


Bravo my will be fending off clients by the dozens should you decide to go that route!!!

Jboo said...

What a beautiful Mama and setting! WOW!


Donna said...

Oh, so pretty! There's something magical about a pregnant woman and you captured it so beautifully!

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Terri said...

These are FABULOUS Wanda!!! Great job!!!! I love, love, love the second one!

Gail said...

Gorgeous pics Wanda...oh my word. You did a fabulous job with them. And what a stunning mamma to be! I'm sure she's delighted to have these!


Colin and Jill Canada said...

This Mama is beautiful, she really glows in her pregnancy. And you Wanda, did an incredible job of these pictures. Love the peaceful setting you chose. Fabulous!


Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous is right! Great photos.

Mackenzie said...

She is absolutely beautiful and you captured her beauty wonderfully! Great job!! I love your work!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful session, Wanda!! You're right...she's absolutely gorgeous!! And she's also glowing from her pregnancy! Beautiful! So happy you're portfolio building!! YAY!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a beautiful Mommy! I love your location and your posing. I think you did a fantastic job with the light.

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

WOW ~ these are gorgeous shots ~ and your model is too! :D

Carol and Taylor said...

My first thought: Are you cheating? I bet its impossible to take a bad pic of that gorgeous lady!

On second thought, imagining the blurry mess I'd make of the poor woman answers my own question. Great job!

Mama Hen said...

Wanda these are beautiful! I love the black and white head shot! Every picture is lovely! You are so talented my friend! I hope you are well! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Amy said...

These are gorgeous photos, a great way to build up your portfolio! She is lucky to have these memories captured by you. Good luck with the portfolio-building! I'm sure you'll get heaps of requests soon enough, with these photos as your samples.

Our family said...

What a beautiful gift it was for your lovely friend to sit for you! And of course, the pictures you took are such a beautiful way to capture this incredible time in her life.

Wanda, you have such an eye! LOVE all of your photos!

And from the post before this one, Dan is one lucky man! That Chocolate cake post made me crave!!!!!:)

Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. Your posts always are so special. Thank you my dear friend...


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Wanda, you did a fantastic job with this beautiful momma to be:) Gorgeous photos......I am really so proud of you. I can tell you are using a lot of the things we discussed workshop weekend! I can see the difference in your photos my friend~

Hope to talk to you soon!



Hannah said...

What beautiful photos and model! Youdid a fabulous job!

Dita said...

GORGEOUS? You can say THAT again! WOWZA!
You captured the "zenness" perfectly and each shot just drew me in. I love the setting and the calmness it inspired.

Great shots, Wanda...really BEAUTIFUL!