I love maternity photos and do not get to do them as often as I like. I really think every pregnant woman should do maternity photos at least once. It is such an amazing time, your body is doing this incredible thing. Your baby is living inside of you. I know it is hard sometimes, because women tend not to feel as beautiful as Katarina looks, right? I gained 55lbs in my last pregnancy, and somehow managed to still take amazing photos with no photoshop. Here are my maternity photos, if you are interested (super personal, but hey!). I actually felt sexy and beautiful after I saw them. The pregnant body is art, and so that is what I try to capture.
So, anyways, back in Boulder! My photography conference was so amazing. I learned so much from the very best photographers and even got to spend some time with some of the really great ones, like Me Ra Koh, who is the sweetest woman in the world. If you don’t know, she has a scholarship program for aspiring photographers. Since I get so many emails from mother’s wanting to learn photography or learn how to become professional photographers, I thought it would help to mention this. Basically, you get everything you need to start out-a camera from Sony, lenses, business coaching, a custom website, and on and on.
Because photography has been such a traditionally male field, Me Ra Koh is trying to empower woman to get out there and follow their dreams. And you know the interesting thing? Out of over 15,000 photographers at my conference, 65% of them were woman. It is the power of moms with cameras that have that special gift to know and see the essence of a baby, or to really relate to and understand the way a bride and groom look at each other. So, if this is something you are interested, please apply! I *wanted* to mentor an aspiring photographer some time back, and then LIFE just was too much for me and could not handle what I already had on my plate. I will soon, I am sure, but for now I just need to catch up with it all. So this would be a great opportunity for all of you wanting to do photography for a living.
Anyways, so nice to be back in Boulder. Las Vegas is not the place that I would choose to have a conference, but it works. I won $100 at Texas Hold em’, but lost my smart phone (for the second time this month, plus I dropped a third phone into the bath tub). So right now I am phoneless, but have voicemail. Jeesh!
Lots of shoots scheduled, I can’t wait for all these warm weather sessions coming up!
y doing a magical thing