GREENBELT, Maryland — It’s been over two years since I first started shooting and it all feels like (yes, it’s cliche) yesterday. Lorraine and Neil have believed in me since the beginning. Always offering honest and encouraging advice in all my photography ventures. They were actually the ones who got me my first gig with Chris (Baltazar). I’ve been shooting with him ever since as an associate photographer.
So today, while I was at work-work, I noticed that I had a missed call on my cell. It was Raine! “Oh, man! I hope she didn’t already give birth,” I said to myself. I was supposed to shoot her last week. I was in luck. She was just having contractions and wanted to do the maternity session if I was available. This was around 4:00 this afternoon (July 8).
I get to the house around 7:45PM and immediately start to setup the backdrop and strobes, while Raine does her belly up and Neil watches Mia–I did Lorraine’s maternity pictures more than a year ago, about a week before Mia popped out. The D700 just arrived in the mail this afternoon, so what better time to test it out?! It works superbly by the way! So we start shooting around 8:30PM and here are the results: