I love spending time photographing newborns, children and families! Each newborn despite being little has a lot of character and personality. Little Sophie Grace has a little bit of spunk and contagious giggle that will make your heart melt. I especially love the last image with Sophie in her little bear pj’s
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My announcement: Belinda Olsen Photography has an official look! I hired a graphic designer to help me design my new logo and color scheme. You can see my logo featured on my packaging below. I have several things in the making and in transit via FedEx to my home. I have decided to specialize in newborn, children and family photography. I will do other things available upon request. (hence the pictures of the newbornsYou can see the portrait bag with my logo below, DVD case, small print case and a box of chocolates. You heard me right, chocolates! I decided that I wanted to combine two of my loves for my clients: chocolates and photography. I’m really excited to show you in the near future a few more exciting things I have coming!
I was really excited when a few months ago I gave away a free session for the fans of my facebook group. After using random.org one of my friends and coworkers, Lindsay, won. Lindsay was several months along and we waited for her session until her beautiful son was born. One of my favorite shots is of Gunner with his Dad’s dog tags, helmet and boots.
Linds, thanks for a great session!
For those of you who want the condensed version:
Please vote for me here to win a weekend photography mentoring with an amazing local photographer Brooke Snow. The polls close Sunday, February 28th right before midnight and you can only vote once per computer, but please help me out!
For those of you who have a few minutes to ready why I want this opportunity:
I have loved photography since I was a little girl. My dad always had his camera with him. I was a little poser and enjoyed having my picture taken. I especially loved it when he would let me take a picture. He would hold the camera and I would tell him where to point it, how close to get and he would let me press the button. Back in the days before LCD screens we had to wait for the film to be developed. I would eagerly wait until the rolls of film would be developed and loved finding my pictures.
Years later I had the opportunity to be on our yearbook staff. I fell in love with photography all over again as I captured school trips, sports, events and more. The yearbook camera was something I often had with me. My senior year I put a dark room in my parents storage room. I was grateful for their patience as I had crazy supplies everywhere. They let me experiment and were extremely patient when I would show them image after image after image. One of my favorite images from this time period is simple: a black and white image of a calla lily. My mom hangs this image in her home and it brings a smile to my face to see the simplicity and beauty of that image that really reflects an inner piece of me.
Flash forward several years to the present. I am now in the first year of owning my own photography business. I love photography more than ever before. I love the way I see the world with my camera. Everything has a little bit more color and purpose to it. Despite all of that I am a rookie in this business. I have so much to learn. I have so many questions. This opportunity with Brooke Snow is an opportunity to have a weekend mentorship to ask, to learn and to continue to grow. If given this opportunity it will be something I will cherish and appreciate.
Like my site says,
“My style is fresh, fun, and candid. I believe that photography is a way of capturing a moment in time. During your session as often as possible I try to melt into the background to capture candid, honest moments. My goal is to provide you with portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.”
Thanks for your time and hopefully your vote!
Since every post is better with a picture these are beautiful images from a recent session with my beautiful niece Sophie.
I had the pleasure a couple weeks ago to take one of my great friends newborn’s pictures. I needed to remind him a few times during our session that he loves his ‘Aunt’ Belinda and her camera. This is one of my favorite pictures from our session and I had to show it before the complete preview was ready to show.
PS My announcement has nothing to do with my health and the progress of my personal family….sorry friends that will have to wait for quite some time