As you may know, each month I participate in a monthly blog circle with my fellow CONFIDENCE photography teachers around the country. This month’s topic is ‘simplicity.’ I decided to highlight some of my favorite photos that I think are beautiful primarily due to their simplicity so here we go . . .
For me the simple beauty in an image is all about keeping it basic, a natural expression, and a calm and quiteness, and not alot of posing. Black and white also contributes to the simplicity. I LOVE a black and white image!
This is my beautiful daughter Hannah. I love her soft peaceful expression and those eyelashes, wow.
This is my friend’s grand daughter Maya! I took this photo last summer when she was prancing around in my backyard being her own version of a water fairy! I like that she is in her own space and not posing for me at all.
This is my sweet and beautiful niece Lindsay who is going to be a senior this year. It was so cool to be able to take her senior pictures for her. I often like to have my subjects turn their eyes away from the camera to capture a more authentic look.
This is a former client Meghan. Again, I enjoy the lack of a pose, it’s just Meghan enjoying a quiet moment in the sun.
This is a model at a product shoot that I did with Me Ra Koh recently. I’m in love with the back light and all the textures in this image.
Cheri is a former client and a senior last year. Love the softness of this image.
My girl Hannah again. Can you tell I’m in love with strong backlight! I like how it creates a softness to the rest of the image.
This is Molly, she was a senior this year too. Again, simple, natural and beautiful.
This is my beautiful daughter Olivia. She is an amazing photographer and doesn’t always like to be in front of the camera so I count myself lucky when she lets me photograph her. We shot this photo through a window – her idea!
I took this image several years ago and it’s still one of my favorites! There’s just something about the textures, tones and the mood that I just love!
I’m really excited to see what the other teachers wrote about this month! Tina is a wonderful photographer and CONFIDENCE teacher located in Milwaukee. I’m guessing she will have some beautiful nature or landscape photos! Head on over to her blog to see what she wrote about!