Posts Tagged ‘portrait swap’

Meg and Doug.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

This fall I’ve been really into the idea of photographing other photographers. I’ve been working with fellow photographer and friend Meg Belanger on weddings and bridals this year, and have been wanting to have the opportunity to photograph Meg and Doug together. I finally got to live out my dream!

Usually in a portrait session I go with how people are feeling at any given moment, and what’s happening in our immediate environment. Most of our session together was the combination of posed and spontaneous that I normally do for a portrait session. At one point, however, I had a very specific image in mind… both close, but still distinct personalities. I was absolutely delighted to see that with their cooperation I was able make exactly the image I had in mind (it involved legs sprawled around each other – top image).

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It is a mighty and powerful thing when two people find one another. May I never lose the wonder that my job is to explore the angles of the many expressions of love.

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By the way, they met doing a radio play of Alice in Wonderland in college. She was Alice. He was Narrator.

Ashley O’Dell

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

A few more favorites from my portrait swap with Ashley O’Dell.

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And here’s the feedback I just got from her:

omg rachel! these are the best photos ever taken of me! no joke! they are amazing.

Portrait Swap | Megan | Jamaica Plain, MA

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I’ve been into portrait swaps lately, because photographers often don’t have enough quality photos of themselves and their families. Megan of Perspectives Photography asked me to help document her pregnancy, and so we agreed to do a sort of hip urban maternity session. We met up at Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and utilized their colorful murals and aisles for some shots. Then we walked around the surrounding few blocks for some more street shots.

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I love doing maternity portraits. I think pregnant women are so beautiful!