Cocka-doodle-dooo…..this is your wake up call from Brooke Logue Photography! Wishing you a GREAT day!!!
Oh how I adore this next image. This light makes my heart warm. All these images I am posting today are from a birthday party we were at yesterday evening. They were spontaneous, and unplanned. (even the baloon was unplanned, her little boyfriend brought it to her while she was running around in the back chicken coupe LOL.)
Art Washes From the Soul, the Dust of Everyday Life.”
One of my very biggest turn offs, is when my passion becomes an obligation. What does this mean? It means that I hate when my art, my passion, my hobby, becomes something that HAS to get done, with a deadline, and with high expectations on numerous levels. I learned this ten years ago, when I was a student at an art magnet high school. It was probably the best (and ONLY) schooling I have EVER received in the arts, and I was so fortunate to have been accepted there. Dreyfoos School of the Arts took my art, in all different mediums (painting, drawing, sculpture and of course photography) to an entire different level. (Ill share my old work with you all sometime soon if I can dig it up out of boxes)!! At the same time, my passion, my love for drawing, painting, photography, and being creative, came with deadlines, homework assignments, end of the year juries, daily critiques, and high EXPECTATIONS and a lot of OBLIGATION! This is the very reason I did not continue my art education in college, but OH how I wish I did, looking back!!!
So what is the point of this blog post?!?! These are images that I shot just for fun, without expectation, and without obligation of producing a certain amount of captures, poses, outfit changes, blah blah blah…you get the point! I just shoot when I feel like clicking, when I see or feel the moment. Then, afterwards, I edit, if, when and what, I want toThis I call editing for pure fun! This is why you may see me shooting for fun, more often, than I shoot clients!! YES I LOVE my clients, I love them so much, that I want to SPOIL them. I want to MAKE SURE that every inch of my heart and soul goes into capturing them perfectly, from the planning, to the actual session, to the many many hours I spend post processing. How do I do this for my clients?!? I DONT overbook!! Actually I UNDER book. I only book (gasp) 1-3 sessions a month, and 3 is pushing it for me! (minus the few occasions that newborns come early and I end up with a four newborn month like I did during this month)! I like to book a client and know that their session is the ONLY session I have to focus on for that week or two, or even month for that matter!! This way, the client knows they are getting 100% of ME-my passion, love, creativeness, perceptions and expression, heart and soul. I can actually ENJOY myself, and not have to stress over deadlines, and planning for constant upcoming photo shoots, and worrying about multiple orders at once! I can also enjoy my FAMILY, and spend more time capturing my children’s every day moments. Oh, and did I mention, I can ENJOY my clients as wellI LOVE getting to know my clients, which better allows me to capture their personalities that much better. My art is very personal to me and I take it very seriously. I like to consider myself very exclusive, and a part time photographer. My full time job is being a MOMMY to two amazing children. SO, when you are my client, know that you are not only paying for my “time and talent”, and end results. You are paying for my heart and soul and love and attention, to go into you and your experience with Brooke Logue Photography!
“To Practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
“Art is the last form of magic that exists.”
And how amazing are these behind the scene images, courtesy of one of my bestiesKeila June Photography <3
THIS is why two photographers are better than oneGREAT moment caught on camera, and I missed it because I was looking down at my camera to make sure I had got the shot. Obviously, I had just missed the shot! LOL
I once again had another opportunity to capture a live birth, to capture live, RAW emotions. To me, it is beautiful, emotional, it’s a miracle to watch. It also has so much more meaning, when you are capturing moments in time, like these, for one of your very best friends.
Max was born two months ago (thats how behind I am in blogging!!!) I almost wish I would have written this post the day I came home from this experience. There were so much more emotions and feelings inside of me the day I left that delivery room, and Im sure my blog post would have been that much more engaging and fresh. I will tell you, though, that it was an amazing experience!
The doctor (Dr. Kaufmann) was way cooler than I expected, and let me tell you! It made for a wonderful birthing photo experience! He actually “performed” for me, the photographer! He “slowly” pulled the baby out, to allow for a few photos here, and a few there. It was great (for me)! However, Mom was like, “GET THIS BABY OUT”! Then Dr. proceeded to do a placenta demonstration (yep, gross but its exactly how it sounds)! He showed us the placenta (just imagine, him holding the placenta in the air, turning it inside out, and pointing to different parts!!!) showing us where fluid and baby sits for 9 monthsI would post a picture, but Im pretty sure, you all would never return to my blog again! Ha!
So baby Max came into this world, and we all cried, full of happiness. When I am photographing births, I am very shaky, due to my emotions overcoming me. It was truly a miracle to watch, as all births are (I think). The fact that one minute this little baby boy was all curled up inside a placenta in the tummy, and then the next minute, he is exposed to this huge, loud, bright world, and a family that loves him so very much! Welcome to the world Max Ryan! You sure are a beautiful boy, and I look forward to watching you grow up!
This is how Dr. K made his entrance into the delivery room….Yup, he is mocking the photographerme!
amazing shot right here. If you notice, Doc is smiling. At this moment, he took the baby’s hand a waved it to Mom, as he was pulling baby out
Oh, and Id like to thank Grandma for catching this “behind the scenes” shot of me getting in on some action
and that’s a wrap
I cannot say enough about this maternity session! This beautiful Mama has been booked with me since she found out she was pregnant! I originally had decided come January 2012, to no longer shoot maternity, and had actually declined quite a few over the past few months (my apologies). Nothing against shooting maternity, I think pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things on this earth. I, just personally, am so much more passionate about shooting children and newborns, and capturing pure innocence. I could talk more on this subject, but let’s get to the point. My point is, that after shooting Nikki’s maternity session, it inspired me on so many levels, that I just might take on a handful or less maternity sessions this year. We shall see
On another note, can you believe we shot this session a week ago, and the baby is here as of two days ago!!! YES! She delivered a beautiful 6 lb, 13 oz baby boy, Bobby, at 5 weeks early!!!! That baby was cooked and ready to come out!!! THANK GOD for a healthy perfect baby! Not to mention, WHO looks that good at 34 weeks pregnant?!?!? I can’t say enough good things about this session, and how much fun we had!! Now, I can’t wait to get my hands on the beautiful baby boy of yours! Congrats to the Hodson family!
Thank you to Trisha Varney, owner at Trisha Varney Designs, for coordinating this session, set and wardrobe for us!
There are so many more good ones from this session, I can’t post them all! So I picked my favorites! Can’t wait until you see the rest Mom!!!