GIVEAWAY 🎉 Today is the day! Our breakout is now live for the next 2 weeks. And I’m GIVING AWAY a free copy of the breakout. All you have to do to enter is comment here tagging a friend(s) that you think would love to learn all about golden hour! And wait that’s not it! Breakout participants will get to enter our other giveaways on the forum: a gorgeous @thehouseofflynn camera bag, (and even get a 10% discount at HoF during the live run of the breakout 🎊), a walcom tablet to step up your editing routine, and the most appropriate @strawberryrevolution shirt to rock while out shooting in golden hour. Free copy of the breakout winner will be picked tomorrow night. @clareahaltphoto @nicolekristinphoto
When you close out summer with some of your best buds a half hour from home in a place you’d never been (I LOVE finding new gems in our own backyard!!), and your ocean- and pool-loving kids get to be pond people for a day. Best spontaneous adventure! (Thanks for the tips @tiffgonzalez806) Off to school for these two tomorrow.
• Oh and also, I would not be mad at ALL about photoing a family up here this Fall. Who of my adventuresome clients is up for it?!
Newborn sessions mean so much more to me now that I am a mom all over again. It’s been so long since I’ve been in the trenches changing diapers, staying up all night, and navigating the never ending to do list of motherhood. It’s not necessarily the babies I connect with, but the mamas. I’m right there with you now. And it’s a lovely place to be and to be able to photograph moments like this. ❤️❤️❤️
The realness of this photo made me stop and share it. Yes they have a beautifully decorated nursery that you can bet your sweet buns we took photos in, but this is where life happens for this sweet family right now. I can remember the equivalent of this space in my own master bedroom when my kids were just a couple weeks old. It was a wreck, but it was so full of life. There were diapers everywhere, what felt like 100 onesies and burp rags, and every newborn baby accessory you could think might be useful in the first couple months of life. I can appreciate the beauty of those days now that they seem so long ago. I definitely like them better as a memory.
Life with a one year old is crazy! This wild child is literally into everything!! I can’t take my eyes off him for more than 6 seconds before he’s into something(like literally right now I looked over and he had just pulled the door stopper spring thing off the wall and was trying to eat it🤦🏾♀️)
His personality is also comin out more than ever and it’s so dang fun to watch! •• Also, maybe I’m just totally clueless but I have no idea what to do with a little toddler baby all day! We plan on putting him in day care a few days a week so I can actually get work done, but when he’s home with me I want to be present with him I just have no idea what to even do! Like I can only play for so long (like 25 min max) before I’m bored out of my mind. We go on walks and to the park, but again can only do that for so long... and other than that I’ve got 0 ideas, so if any of you mamas have good ideas send em my way please🙌🏾
It's hard to describe how special it was to celebrate the farm with our friends and family this weekend. The first annual Bilston Barn Party was legendary... here's to many more to come! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you to everyone who came out to raise a glass and dance the night away with us 🎉
Maternity sessions are the bomb! This beauty powered through at 37 weeks pregnant in 32 degree heat and totally rocked the session! I can’t wait to meet Michael and Eva’s little girl in a few weeks!! Eeek!! ⠀
That’s me and my main girl. These mini sessions next Friday don’t just have to be for the minis-parents get in there too!! August 31st is the date. $75, 10 full res images on a custom proofing site. Sign up link is in my profile:)
Already feeling a bit nostalgic over summer adventures that have slowly slipped through our fingers here . The fog of never ending days is starting to lift though as we dive into “ normal “ again and that is definitely welcomed here 🍂
“The things he sees are not just remembered. They form a part of his soul.” - Maria Montessori
When your Nature Study takes you out onto the Pacific and up close to Humpback Whales.
This gorgeous book arrived yesterday to compliment our spectacular trip.
It’s released today by author @kelzuki and we just can’t get enough.
What a way to end Summer holidays.
Some say New Zealand is like England was 40 years ago and there are definitely moments when I can see what they mean but as soon as you spend any time there you realize how progressive and amazing this tiny country on the edge of the world really is. Literally everyone is nurturing and keeping bees, forming a tiny pollinating army, they are limiting use of cling wrap, plastic bags and straws and sustainability is no longer a buzz word but a way of life. Would I move there tomorrow if I could? Oh yes. Come on Universe, you know what you need to do.
“To look at her, you might not guess that inside she is laughing and crying, at her own stupidities and luckiness, and at the strange enigmatic ways of the world which she will spend a lifetime trying to learn and understand.”
I’m feminine, romantic, nostalgic. I’m expressive, emotional, and artistic. I’m a girly girl, and I’m strong. I’d never say I’m a Tom boy, I know I’m not, because even though I may enjoy those activities, I’m always looking for the cutest possible shoes to do them in. I enjoyed being in the woods so much, but I was full of dreams and ideas, rather than fishing poles and sleeping bags. I love taking pictures of beautiful girls in flowing dresses, and I always want to be one of them. On this trip, I was. I fully intended to try and take some photos of myself. My sister in law offered to help, I handed her my camera, and she killed it!! I am so happy to have been the girl in the flowing dress...Thank you @ktole for making a little wish come true ❤️
Doing a happy dance as my breakout goes live! @clareahaltphoto @nicolekristinphoto and I are so excited for the next 2 weeks filled with all things golden hour. We have some pretty rad giveaways planned so stay tuned. Join us by signing up for GOLDEN HOUR: The Photographer’s Ultimate Guide Breakout with the link in my profile. Can’t wait to see how everyone is inspired by golden hour! #ultimategoldenhour
“She traveled this road as a child
Wide eyed and grinning, she never tired
But now she won't be coming back with the rest
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test.
She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes.” Dixie Chicks
Feature 📸 credit: @eight.feet_one.adventure
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Photography is a journey, not a destination. I feel grateful every day that I started down her path in a professional sense over 8 years ago now. Some days it’s an enlightening walk in the park and yet some days it feels like you’re existing in an empty plain or attempting to climb a rocky uneven mountain path flanked by wolves, but mostly it’s awesome! This Autumn I’m going to be sharing my heart, my journey so far and the experience I’ve gained from the many places I’ve lived, shot and worked in with those attending my Dubai based workshops and our amazing retreat in Goa. My aim is to add value to your journey, to help you grow and develop from whatever stage you’re at, to give you tools for when the empty plain looms or the wolves threatened, to help you fall in love with a life behind the lens and to teach you how to always stay present - from complete beginners to seasoned shooters. My first Dubai beginners workshop ‘Tell Your Story’ starts on September 17th in Al Quoz @tribedubai and the incredible retreat I’m running alongside three insanely and passionate ladies including @kirstylarmour @emma_wood_photography @carolinej is @thewonderinglight in North Goa at the end of October. More details will follow soon for the Dubai workshop, message me in the meantime if you simply can’t wait and for our retreat pop on over to our IG @thewonderinglight or visit our website detailed in my bio 👆🏻
I had been anxiously pacing in a waiting room, dying to get into recovery. I was telling myself over and over not to cry when i got in there, for fear of missing shots. When i finally got in, this is what i saw. Yeah, there was no way i was holding back tears. A dad and his new boy, in an almost empty recovery area. It was such a beautiful moment to witness.
So we needed a fam photo for Nina’s preschool (due oh a week ago 🤪) me and S in @iamme.boutique #ryleeandcru dress in super on trend orchre color #pplaclothing rhea knit dress that I wish I’d picked up at the very beginning of summer!