Date Night Photo Session | Northampton Studio Photography

When was the last time you and your special someone had a great portrait made of just the two of you? I can’t remember either.

I can’t tell you the last time my husband and I were photographed, just the two of us, without our two boys. Unless you count our camera phone snaps and wedding portraits, we don’t have a great portrait of us as a couple. 

It’s important to honor the connection between the two of you. I was reminded of this during a recent photo session with the sweet couple pictured above.

This is why I’m adding a special Date Night Session this month, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I’ve designed these 30-minute studio sessions sessions to be quick and fun so you can fit a photo session, dinner, and a movie in one night on the town. I’m including a complimentary 8x10 signature fine art print with your session because I want to celebrate you. Not just on screens but with professional printed portraits you can hold and display.

Click here to inquire about booking your Date Night photo session.

The Boatman’s Call Meets Film Noir

This winter photo session marks the first of 2020. Shot inside my daylight studio with natural light, two windows and a white wall. My inspiration for photographs often come from other art forms. Books, music, and films, especially. I liked the shadows coming through the blinds, reminding me of some of my favorite film noir movies: The Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, The Third Man, Double Indemnity, and The Maltese Falcon. I often ask models/clients to evoke a character or song. For this shot it was a mix of film noir as the setting and Nick Cave’s album, The Boatman’s Call as the subject. I like the resulting mood and tone. Who said sitting for a portrait has to be tedious or contrived?

Family Holiday Photos | Northampton Studio Photography

I’m a mother to two wild boys. 

So when these two siblings walked into my studio for holiday portraits, I knew I was right at home. Younger children are curious and on the move, which I understand and expect. I love this about them. 

I often feel like a portrait session is similar to improv. I work quickly to capture the poses I have in mind for the session and then allow the children to play, dance, and be as silly or as serious as they feel like being so a session is as fun and authentic for them as it is for me. 

One of my philosophies as an artist is to remain open and curious. I believe this motto helps me photograph children as they are now, so that we can make genuine photos that you will love.

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