I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas filled with joy and happiness. I hope you’ve been good this year so Santa got you what you really wanted.
I went missing for a while on the blog. Did you notice?
Probably not, huh, if you follow me on Instagram. I’m pretty active and am constantly posting new work to there whenever they become available. I’m making a better effort to keep my Facebook account updated too so if you have either one of these accounts, you should follow me, ask some questions or just stop by to say hello! I’d love to hear from you.
The holidays are always so busy for me since everyone is rushing to get photos done for their Christmas cards. On top of that, I went to Paris with my besties for 11 days in November to celebrate her birthday. An opportunity like that doesn’t come around often so of course I couldn’t say no. For 11 nights, we went to Paris, Venice, London and Amsterdam. AND WE SURVIVED!!! I’ve never been so worn out coming back from a vacation before but it was soooo worth it!!! Hands down it was one of the best trips EVER!!! I’m dreaming days and nights of going back there already. Let’s see if that will happen or not because I’d love to go back with my husband before we have kids.
On that Tuesday before I left for Paris (on Veteran’s Day), I had a session with this beautiful girl who is also a high school senior at Antelope High School. Her cousin reached out to me to do photos of her and I’m so glad I did. We talked on the phone beforehand so I can get a feel of what she likes. Like me, she loves nature, flowers, plants. She mentioned that even though she lives her for so long, she’s only been to the Capital once before and she really likes it there. So the first thing that popped into my mind is the Rose Garden that was in full bloom at that time.
I already edited the photographs that she really loved and delivered them to her that same week before I left for Paris. These pictures are from that batch that she did not pick. While looking over them before I filed them away, I decided to challenge myself by turning them all into black and white and make them work since I have a client in January that wants the full album to be black and white. So here are a few of my favorite pictures of Shiereen in the rose garden in Sacramento Downtown Capital Park. Because as Ted Grant said,
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
You can’t go wrong with black and white, right? Anyone can convert their photos into black and white. The challenge for me was to make them artistic and interesting while still keeping all the details of the original photograph.
If you like these photos then be sure to leave me a comment or follow me on here or on Instagram and Facebook. I have many sessions coming to the blog soon so keep in touch!