My dear friend Rob (who is an amazing photographer himself) gave Tahnee my information. I am so glad he did. I had such a fun morning with her and her lovely family.
I didn’t realize until I arrived that Tahnee is also a photographer. Photographing a fellow photographer can either add more stress or make it a lot easier.. . Luckily Tahnee was so nice and we hit it off right away. As most of us photographers say when faced with the front of the camera.. no posing make it more natural… Since I had a fellow camera-slinger in front of me I thought much more about what I was saying and doing to make her feel comfortable and NOT posing… but I then realized I do kind of “pose” people in a very loose sense.. . but the pictures are not of the pose… its the moments before and after that appear natural that get captured… I guess pose isn’t the right word… its more like creating moments through interaction and activities… does this make sense?!?
The wonderful thing about photographing another fellow photog is that as I was working we chatted about the nature of photography .. what is posing… what is natural… its always great to have the opportunity to bounce ideas and concepts off another.
Thanks Tahnee!! It was so much fun to hang out with your lovely lovely family!! I look forward to keeping in touch in the future.. next time your up in SB we will have to get together!!
Did I mention.. Lila (her adorable 3 year old) even invited me to go get Pinkberry with them afterward.. she was VERY excited about the photo shoot… he even pulled out her own camera and helped!!
May you all see the opportunity to gain a new perspective from lovely unexpected places..