Posted on May 13, 2018
Capture all the memories. Yes, I’m the aunt running around with a camera, trying to make sure I catch it all. These kids are growing so fast, and it’s my job to make sure we never forget the little fingers, the innocent smiles, and the adorable little dimples. Since Amaury will be turning one soon, My sister Jula wanted me to photograph her mini me.
I’ve been dipping my toe in studio photography, and it’s a different world from natural lighting (out door photography). I have to learn how to manipulate and create light where it didn’t exist before. Not to mention, doing that while I have a squirming baby who wasn’t really in the mood to stay still. I told Jula to hop in the picture to make Ama feel a little more comfortable, and will you look at that, it actually worked!
I still have a lot to learn, and I’ll get there in due time, but for now, I’m pretty happy that my sister loved all the pictures, and I get to call that a win!
PS. Amaury’s all white outfit was provided by my trip to Cuba last year, and he has finally grown into it, pero que caballero!
Posted on May 12, 2012
My first dark skinned Minxette! I was so excited, and I have to say I absolutely fell in looooooove with it. ( As cocky as that may seem )
I started off as I usually do, a basic sketch in mind, never on paper , with the image of flowing hair. Yeah, that did not last long.
I started with her huge fro, and limited her body to just a torso.
Long lashes, green eyes, tiny specks of gold glittered chandelier earrings, and a cute little overbite….
I made her pop out of a tribal/ornate frame with a swirled background surrounded by huge chunks of glitter.
I hope you guys enjoy this piece as much as I am, and if you would like to own this 16″x20″ studio canvas, Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org because it is currently on Sale!