On This Day. Three years have passed, so I think it might be time to plan another personal project day…
In 2015, I got to chatting with Anna Davis from Anna Hartley Photography about how both of us only ever shoot with nuetral colours. We still do this now, because thats what we love, that’s our style, it suits us and our clients who keep coming back to us as their families grow.
I remember we were talking about all the colour some photographers use and how simply beautiful it always looks. While it might not be our everyday style, we both can really appreciate the stunning photographs these photographs come out with from their sessions. So, long story short, we decided to create a session with a tiny human, run a newborn photoshoot together, shooting only the colours we would never use.
We collected everything we could find that we thought would look amazing, colours we still liked of course and created something bright and beautiful. We did a Model Call out for families in East Gippsland and I ventured out of my newborn studio in Montmorency and hit the road for Lakes Entrance to hang in Anna’s then in home studio for the day.
It was the most fun I had had behind the camera in AGES! Working alongside someone can be really rewarding and eye opening. While we may have similar styles, especially when it comes to colour, every creative soul has a different outlook, will see something different, even if the subject we are photographing is exactly the same, with the same lighting and same expressions, we will always see it slightly different to each other.
Brand new baby Amelia was the perfect model for us on the day. We both fell completely in love when her Mum Rebecca brought her into the studio. She slept, like a baby 😉 she had the most precious little cheeks and was oh so tiny. Me and my need for just a little of my style was very excited to have captured a big stretchy yawn face. Both Anna and I are natural light photographers, we don’t utilise any studio lighting equipment so we rely heavily on the weather playing our game. I remember shooting for a good part of the day, trying new set ups, trying to remember what we had come up with in our preparations and changing things up when our creative minds took over and we slowly but surely ran out of light as we completed our last and possibly my favourite set up of the day.
Thank you so much Rebecca for trusting both Anna and I to jump right outside our comfort zone to create something memorable for you and your family. I am sure Amelia is much much bigger and wide awake these days! Happy 3 year newborn photoshoot anniversary Amelia, thank you for being the perfect model.