Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Classic Style

I had such a wonderful time photographing my friend Kathy and her beautiful daughter Rachel.  We laughed throughout the session and, since they brought white blouses, I tried to recreate the feeling of a classic high key portrait style I have always liked.

I love the result and it reminds me of a photograph my mother had taken when she became engaged in 1946 - by Bradford Bachrach, of the famous Bachrach Studios in New York.

I think black and white portraits are still some of the most compelling photographs to look at and retain their universal appeal in the age of instant access photography.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let's Pretend!

I have photographed sweet Ellen, age 4,  for several years now and on her last visit to the studio she decided to wear some of her pretty princess dresses.  We played and she twirled, it was a joy to watch her!  Doesn't every little girl dream of this?  Thank you, Ellen, for making our session so much fun.