sarah mickel photography | Into the Zone

Into the Zone

October 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Well things are heating up and I am finding my pace in yet another busy Fall Season. I have been shooting for Style Trend Clothiers, Jumping Jacks Preschool and I have had five private clients in the last two weeks. I am trying to get caught up because this week looks just as crazy! I always wonder how I'll find time to stay on top of it and somehow I manage to find the zone. If you've never had any experience with photography you wouldn't know how much goes on after the initial session. There's sifting, saving, renaming, batch editing, fine tune editing, resaving, uploading and backup for each and every client. Some of it feels repetitive, but that is okay. Every session I shoot makes me giddy with excitement. Getting that "Money Shot" literally puts me over the top! Strange? Yes. I suppose that is why I am so passionate about what I do.

It's not about sitting my clients in front of my camera and asking them to pose. It's about working hard to capture who they really are. I want everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed so that I can create the perfect image. I have been seen singing to little ones, throwing rocks while looking through my lens, and yes I have even danced to get the attention of those tough little souls.

For now I will leave you with a few recent favourites. A couple of wee ones, young love times two, and a family that shines so brightly that they take your breath away. Wish me luck this week, I might just need a set of wings!

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This is Gunnar.

He endured the set up of my portable studio equipment and only peed on his mama once. We ended the session across the street at the old Drive-in grounds where he tried several times to eat a leaf or two!

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.... and then there is Bria. She's no stranger to being in front of my camera! We shot this and it worked out perfectly. It's destined to become a beautiful canvas with a home next to the canvas I did of her brother when he was close to the same age.

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After a short break and a quick trip to Vancouver, I met Enma and Mitchell for the first time. We walked some canopied trails and found some beautiful backdrops in places you wouldn't normally expect!

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Later that same afternoon I met with Jenelle and Andrew. Of course the Chevy came along and played into many of our shots. It ended up being the perfect mix of light and rolling clouds. I fell in love with so many of their finished images!

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Last but not least I recently met with a bright and shiny young family. They are close to my heart because of hearts (small special amazing hearts). We didn't have to go far to get amazing shots of the whole family.

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Until my next post

Cheers!!

~s~


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