This lively “red head” had a blast during her senior session at The Camera’s Eye last Fall. Finalizing her order for graduation made me think of the expression, “blondes have more fun”… not in this case!
The Camera’s Eye is always looking for an event in which to participate or a holiday to coordinate a fun, theme shoot. This Mother’s Day is no different, except we’re planning to celebrate more than just the month of May.
My primary client is under 24 inches tall most days and so I spend a lot of time with moms. Working moms, single moms, moms with aspiring ambition, moms with 6 children (2 sets of twins plus 2 singles)… it never, ever ceases to amaze me. Every time you leave the studio, I sit down and think… “How on Earth do they do that??? …and then I think, they deserve an award ….” Thinking, thinking, thinking….
And so; I tried it with a woman I find to be amazing… School teacher, Mom, Volleyball Coach, Wife and HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Yes, all of that! Meet Tiffany Glielmi, HypnoBirthing Practitioner,“Taking the birthing world by calm.” And if you’re asking yourself, “what IS HypnoBirthing?” we can put you in contact with her so you can find out for yourself. In my words… it’s simply incredible!
We’re social beings. We connect, network, and converse with friends, colleagues, and family all day, everyday. There’s one connection to me that’s more precious than any other… and that’s the connection between a mom and her baby. I love it!
I’ve been photographing babies for 12 years – from 5 days old and up. I can truly empathize with fathers who say, “no one has the ‘touch’ like Mommy when baby is crying.” I can do all the same things she does in a shoot and the minute she lays a finger on her lil’ one, WhaLaaa!… Baby’s all better.
There’s a thrill in capturing that connection for a mom and an even bigger one knowing she can show it to her child when he or she is older. They grow and grow and grow away from us and sometimes all we want is to “remember when…”
One mom put it best when she said, “Sometimes I want a day without anyone clinging to me and then I think to myself… I better take all the clinging I can get now, because soon they won’t even want to stand next to me in public!” How true is that??!!! ha Ha! Those are the moments you look at a picture like this and close your eyes to remember…. Aaaahh. 🙂
Two bunnies, two dozen eggs, and two weekends of portraits with Peter Cottontail… we made it through Easter with these fun-filled images!
Our first bunny, “Pip” affectionately named for his energy, did a wonderful job our first weekend, until he realized I had outdoor cats. Standing in front of the tall sliding glass doors in the atudio, I was holding him sharing what a great job he did that day… and then… he saw my cat, Sophia, sitting on the stairs outside and shot out of my arms like Dumbo the flying elephant! Sooooo sad… we rescued “Pip” from under a stairwell, and that explained all the scratches he had endured on his journey to The Camera’s Eye. Stray Haven Animal Shelter in Waverly, NY gladly took our furry friend and before we had him inside, Pip was taken by a gentleman who loved rabbits and had to have him. That’s a happy ending for a rescue bunny!
Franceso, aka Antonio was given to us by a family who had a very ambitious bunny who broke through the divider in his cage to visit his female cage mates on the other side…lol ; ) The second to last to be adopted away, I had to have him because he sports an adorable mustache. The children who gave him to me said they had been calling him, Franceso… BUT, after my first shoot… I had to change that. A little girl convinced me he should be named “Antonio… like Antonio Banderas!” She said it with accent and all! She’ll be in theatre by age 11, for sure. =) So know lil’ Antonio lives at The Camera’s Eye with 3 cats, all of which eat breakfast right beside him every morning – it’s hysterical. I can contribute that oddity to the fact that a cat lived on top of his cage as he grew up… Gotta love cats!