Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February Photo Challenge - Rock the Shot

This month's photo challenge on Rock the Shot is LIFESTYLE, the art of everyday life as they put it. I love this Challenge, and my organic photography shooting style is LIFESTYLE, fun, in the moment, usually full of emotion or capturing a moment.  My submission is the picture below with a mother and child holding hands walking.


The image below is one I took several years back of my daughter.   It was this series of photos that I took from her that made me dive into photography head first.  At the time I had been desperate to get some beautifully captured photos of her.  I had tried the traditional "Portrait" studios that everyone has tried at least once, and always left feeling irritated.  I had hired a "Professional" photographer for my daughter's newborn pictures, which although I really did love the images that the photographer created, I was very upset with the customer service aspect of the experience.  It was at that time that I decided I wanted to learn everything I could about photography in the hopes of avoiding drama and creating beautiful images for myself.  The more I learned the more I knew I wanted to keep learning and keep creating.  I would say that all my photographs have a LIFESTYLE aspect to them, even the High School Senior pictures and portraits that I take for my gorgeous High School Senior clients.  Here is one of the first pictures I took after diving into photography.


I took that with my kit lens on my first DSLR camera a Nikon D60.  I placed my two year old in my tulips and said "Honey, you want to smell the flowers?".  :)

Today I use a Nikon D600 camera with a variety of lenses.  The picture below is a more recent picture of my sweet girl taken in my grandparents backyard while watching her and her cousin play in the tree.


I truly love Portrait photography, and taking child portraits is always so much fun.  As a photographer who knows the frustrating side of being a consumer/client, my goal is to provide each of my clients the very BEST customer service that you can get from a photographer, I want LOYAL returning customers, not just satisfied customers.

Thank you for reading!  Make sure to stop by the Rock the Shot Forum and look at all the other submissions.  They also have tons of great photography information on their for anyone wanting to learn more about this amazing art and craft. 


Jessica Leigh Larson

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