Monday, July 07, 2008

Then and Now

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! Nick and I headed to Nags Head and Cape Hatteras, NC. More about that later once I've downloaded some photos.

I was looking through some client files and found two images that I just had to post. I photographed this family back in 2004. At the time they were living in the Virginia-Highlands and had a baby girl. You will recognize this dad and little girl if you've seen our Storytelling Portrait postcards. They are featured on the front of the card sitting in the grass screaming. (You gotta see it to understand.) So during that portrait session, I shot this image of Ailey hanging upside down for a smooch from dad. Years later, 3 to be exact, they were living in Virginia and told me that if I was ever passing through on my way home to Baltimore, that I should let them know so we can do another portrait session. So when I figured out that we would, we got in touch and scheduled it. Ailey now has twin sisters and she has grown a bunch but her adorable smile is thankfully unchanged. We repeated the picture from last time and I just love how it turned out.

You can also see the difference between film (left) and digital (right) photography, and the new black & white tone (on the right) that I use.

Thanks! Just thought I'd share...