Posted in Chicago Maternity photographer on 05/19/2010 09:20 am by admin
Just in from a recent studio pregnancy / maternity photography photo shoot are three gorgeous watercolor prints, 8.5″ x 11″. These are extremely special black and white photographs printed on a thick textured watercolor paper.
detail of the texture in Hahnemuhle William Turner watercolor photographic prints
As you can see here the paper is very thick and textured. These are not ordinary prints printed..but pieces of custom art that require great expertise in the printing, handling, and framing. Black and white photos are exceptional with this type of print process because the blacks are so rich and matte.
This is a more dramatic view of the texture of the paper. Depending on where and how you hang the photographs, the texture is more or less visible.
This is a detail from one of the above photographs which shows the texture in more detail…….
Posted in Chicago Maternity photographer on 05/06/2010 07:31 pm by admin
Sometimes it takes a long time to complete the Maternity/newborn combo photo shoot that I offer but by the time it’s finished it is always totally satisfying and it results in some really great pieces. The process is long because after doing the Maternity portion of the photo shoot usually the baby is born before we ever can decide upon photos. Lots of chaos ensues with a new baby and all of a sudden there is no time to think about the photos. Many times 3-6 months pass before we get around to shooting the baby. However, seeing the baby that I photographed before his/her birth is always pretty amazing. I love working on the final photographic pieces because after so much work and effort on everyone’s part everyone finally gets to see results. It is worth all the wait. So much diligence and attention to detail is put into my shoots that it is a reward to create the final pieces after the shoots. Below are some final pieces created for some great clients who hired me to photograph their pregnancy and their newborn baby. They were great to work with and open to creating some great things to display in their house. The maternity photography collage was printed on canvas and the baby collage is a traditional matted collage created with 8ply board with 9 -5″x5″ window cuts. Traditional matte prints are used for the photos. We had a great collaboration and we all had a great time coming up with these enduring pieces of art.
20x24 Maternity photography canvas collage
Newborn portion of photo shoot:
Newborn photo collage -traditional mattboard collage
11x14 canvas wrap