Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Courtney's Maternity Shoot

If you haven't already, read the post below.

I noticed all of these places around my house that I wanted to take pictures of someone in front of. I immediately thought of Courtney, my roommate from when I first met and started dating Jaren in March of 2006. She is expecting her first, a little boy early this fall.

This was my first "real" photoshoot and I enjoyed every second of it. Her husband Jordan came and I am so glad because some of these smiles wouldn't have happened without him there. And we got some sweet shots with him in there, too.

I like so many of them I am having a hard time choosing what to put up.  So here are a whole lot.

And probably one of my favorites:
What is the most amazing thing is that I took these pictures next to my fence, fiber glass, overgrown bushes, cellar door, shop door, grain silos, a ditch, side of the road and sand dunes.  Totally random places that came to life.

There you have it.  What do you think?


9 comments:

Life as Ashley said...

They are all great...

That last one is AWESOME...

but I also really love the second one!

Ashley said...

Wow, those are awesome! I am very impressed!! They look great!

Brandon and Calley said...

Awesome Whitney! You have a natural talent. Aren't DSLR's fun? I can't wait until I can get one! Keep up the good work :)

Coke & Butter said...

I am so in love with these photos Whitney! To everyone else.. if you are considering having some photos taken, whether it be maternity, infant photos, engagement photos, bridals.. you would be very wise to have Whitney photograph for you! She'll put you right at ease, and make you feel beautiful! She has a really good eye for interesting backgrounds, and amazing composition!!

Happy Dash said...

great photos! I think waiting and learning certainly paid off :) I would take the last photo and have it done on canvas - I love it!

Devry and Chelsey Hymas said...

These pictures make me SOOO excited for when you take Payton's. Oh I can't wait. You are awesome!!

Wendyburd1 said...

That last one just takes my breath away!

Lacy said...

Nice job on your pictures! I found your blog by doing a search online for Teton Dam Marathon Pictures and your blog came up so I checked it out…good job on the run! I actually just ran my first marathon last fall when my baby was 10 months and my second marathon was the Teton Dam run. I love photography and if you're interested, I have a photography blog: lacyjohnsonphotography.blogspot.com feel free to check it out (I'm like you, I have no formal training!)

Jenna said...

Love that last one, the waves of sand look beautiful behind her. Very middle eastern-ish.

Are you interested in tips? I'm going to offer them until you tell me to back off. :)

Study up on composition a bit more, and learn when and where you should be cutting people off. The second to last shot is really nice, but it's a little tight. I imagine you were trying to keep the background uncluttered, but I think it would have been better to expose a bit more of the world around her instead of cutting off her hands and feet.

Some REALLy good advice I can give? Learn to be super selective and critical of your own work, and weed out photos you aren't in love with. Less is so so so much more, and I really regret choosing so many photos sometimes in an effort to have more to show the client.