Posts with tag: "documentary"

Life is about the stories we tell. Every story is another page in the book of our lives.

I am a story teller. And I want to tell the story of your love ... and your wedding ... this beautiful chapter in your life ... through professional images on your wedding day.

There are no do-overs on your wedding day. That's why quality counts. And professionalism. And experience. Photography experience. And story telling experience. 

Let me tell the story of your love ... contact me to photograph your wedding.

But first, let me share with you some stories here. In words and in the images I captured. I hope they warm your heart.

                                                                                                - Tina

 

Friday, August 29, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Every now and again, if we keep our minds and hearts open to it and our eyes open to see it, God gives us a miracle.

  

Cordelia Mae is a miracle baby ... one doctors predicted wouldn't live beyond birth. But yesterday she turned two weeks old and is home with her family surrounded by love and adored by everyone who meets her.

 

      

It was my honor to be invited into the home of this family this week, to photograph part of one day in the life of this very thankful and very happy family ... a family blessed by the miracle they and so many who loved them prayed for.  

        

Yes, you will see toys on the floor. You will see a basket of unfolded laundry. You will see odd things lying about. I told them not to move a thing. Their home is lived in and loved in. I wanted this session to be real. Real life.  

   

  

    

 

Because when you are celebrating a miracle, every day and every minute counts, and life is too short to worry about having a perfect house! I photographed this family the way life really is and told them not to change a thing because I was coming. I told them to do what they always do, and in many cases to pretend I wasn't even there. 

This was a documentary "day in the life" opportunity ... a chance to capture the little moments in the joy of everyday life ... a life Abby and William have built together over the last 10 years ... a life filled with the laughter and giggles of 5-year-old Auden and 3-year-old Oliver ... and now a life filled with the joy and challenges of their miracle, Cordelia, coming home with them.  

        

This was all about capturing images of life the way it really is for this very special family and celebrating every blessed minute of it ... without apology to anyone ... because, after all, this--Family, Love, Miracles, and Celebrating them and being Thankful for them--is what life is really all about!

           

I hope they find as much joy in looking at these images ... and the rest of the images they will receive from our time together ... as I did creating them. For me, this was a magical morning filled with reminders of the miracles all around us every day ... and it was such a wonder to be a part of their lives even for a short time!

 

Tina

        

P.S.  Yes, we did take a few more "posed" images for their family album, as well.  But not your typical forced "perfect" pictures ... a more relaxed, fun approach to real life.

            

 
Monday, August 11, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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This image was a surprise for me. It was a moment. It wasn't the image I originally started OUT to capture. I saw this little guy sitting in the window frame of the old barn and grabbed my camera. He was just hanging out and it was so cute. But he saw me raise my camera in his direction and ducked out of site, hiding around that post. I really wanted the image I saw when I grabbed my camera ... originally.

But now I absolutely love THIS image. I love the surprise element. I love the engagement with him. I love that it is totally unexpected. I love that it captures him being a bashful little boy ... which his mom says matches his personality perfectly. I love the documentary nature of it which I am really starting to explore and embrace ... versus it being a posed portrait.

I just love everything about it.


Embrace the unexpected.  It is real life.  

Tina

P.S.  I am considering offering a few "day in the life" sessions for select clients, taking a documentary approach to photographing on location in your home.  If you are interested in one of these sessions, please contact me to get on the short list.  715.212.0767 What can you expect from one of these sessions?  MOMENTS captured forever ... everyday, unposed, priceless images of your child just being a kid.  And I guarantee you will love them!







 
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