I'm a big believer that if an idea comes to you, you best use it because it'll move to someone else if not. Ever read Big Magic? Yeah..Elizabeth Gilbert knows what she's talking about! Earlier this summer I was out on a hike alone (when I do my best thinking) feeling a little creatively lost. It seems the summer does that to me every year so it's best to just sit down and listen. I had a brilliant idea come to mind and was SO excited to start working on it. Then life happened and summer sessions took over, there wasn't enough time. I also didn't know how exactly I wanted to go about putting it all together, so I just pushed it aside for a bit. I actually saw another photographer/videographer (not in America, thank goodness), use a tiny bit of that idea in a project recently and it FREAKED me out! I had that idea tucked away for another day..how did they have a part of it? So, that was the kick in the butt I needed to get this started. I'm about to explain a bit about this project I'm dreaming of, but really I don't know exactly how it'll flow or how far it'll go. I have no clue what the end will be and I really need the PERFECT model(s) for this. I'm hoping the Universe will serve up some awesomeness and the stars will align, because this can/will be magic if I can find the perfect family.
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I'm looking for a FIRST time pregnant mama due around Dec/Jan timeframe. This project will be covering pregnancy through the first YEAR of baby's life, so this is a pretty serious project to take on for myself and for the model. I am not 100% sure how often we'll be shooting, but I'll for sure be doing a Maternity Session (in home), Fresh 48 (48 hours after baby arrives), and a Newborn session a couple of weeks after baby is here. From then on I believe we'll be doing every 3 month updates. This is a film + photo project. You have to be 100% okay with being filmed, with your voice being used, and with being photographed in your most vulnerable/exhausted state. Please, please, please, consider these things when answering the model call. If this isn't your jam, don't contact me just because it's possibly free. I'm about to pour my soul into this, I want YOU to pour your soul into this as well..so only serious clients, please.
You must be okay with being styled. I have a vision in mind for this and I'll be picking out clothes for every session with you (you're responsible for that purchase if necessary). If you aren't familiar with my style, please have a look around my website, it says it all!
My hopes for this project are to document the mental, physical, and emotional change that comes with Motherhood. I want to document your excitement, your worries, your exhaustion, and everything in-between. My hope is that when your baby is an adult they can open this treasure chest of their first year and actually SEE their mother. How she felt, looked, the person she was before giving birth to them.
This will be emotional, exhausting, and absolutely beautiful. If this sounds like something you'd love to be a part of, let's chat!
Fill out the form below, once sent send me an email with your picture + some shots of your home (so I can see light and style). IN THE SUBJECT AREA PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME. No need to say anything else in the email. ;)
Please know I'll probably get a big response from this and won't have time to answer everyone, so don't get upset if you never hear from me. ;)
Thank you, guys! So excited to get this started!