4.03.2008

My Style

The theme over at Stacy's was a perfect one for me this week. I just started a new blog for photography called Stacy Mae Photography. It's going to be about the process of starting a business. I am giving myself a year to get things going, to learn everything I need to know about photography and business to actually be successful and I wanted to share all that with anyone who's willing to listen. I'm on the Internet every day looking for tools, tips, tricks, articles ~ anything that might help me in this process. So I figured why not keep it all in one place.

Anyway, part of the process of starting a photography business is developing your own style. I've thought a lot about what I want my style to be. Since I'm just starting out it's kind of hard to put into words, but I know what it's definitely not. I don't want to have to set up a whole scene while doing a shoot. Most of you know, I already work part-time in a studio. When clients come in we have to create a story for them, props and all. While it's cute and creative, it's just not me. I want to capture children in their own environment being themselves. I don't want to have to force a smile. In fact, I don't even need them to look at me. I like pictures that show emotion. I love watching children play. I would prefer to shoot a child baking cookies with their mom or chasing after a ball or blowing bubbles.

I like simple, uncomplicated backgrounds ~ a grassy field or a solid wall. I hate taking pictures in my house because the background is always so cluttered. I like bright fun photos but at the same time I am drawn to dark, dramatic pictures as well. I'm a contradiction, I know!

These two pictures are of my oldest daughter smelling flowers, the first flowers of the season. I used the new presets in Adobe Lightroom 2.0, which is really cool btw. I think they are definitely my style.


9 comments:

Head Gaggler said...

Great shot. I love those lightroom presets too. Def a nice style. Good luck with your biz.

Stacy said...

OH, that second shot...I love it! I'll have to follow along on your photography blog. I wish you much success!!

Killlashandra said...

I've never used Adobe Lightroom before, I'll have to figure out a way to try it. I love both your pictures. The soft colors and expression are precious together.

Lots of luck with the new business. I think you've got a wonderful style from just seeing these two pictures.

Christina said...

I enjoyed your discussion of style. Sounds a lot like me, too!that second shot is simply gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Those are some gorgeous shots! I can't wait to see how successful you are at your new venture!

carrie said...

Hey Stacy - Great shots! I think our style are very similar! I love your photos today. Good luck with your new business, we'll be following along and rooting for you!

chaoticfamily said...

Such sweet shots!

Golightly said...

I love these two pictures! I would love to try out lightroom too. Very cool.

Lisa said...

It sounds like you and I are in the same boat. Love the pictures - love Lightroom too! :-)