oh the fun of shooting children!

The funny thing about this industry is sometimes you can get a reputation without actually earning it. For instance, I am a mother of four beautiful girls. From the time that I found out I had my firstborn in my womb, I’ve owned a SLR and each of my wonderful children have been photographed more … Continue reading

what has been and what is to come

In September 2010, I received a Flickr email from a guy named Oscar Ferrer. He had just gotten this business started of renting equipment to photographers and he was asking to bring a few pieces down to one of my South Atlanta Flickr meetings. I took two days to respond as I wasn’t sure about … Continue reading

maternity posting tip (stiff vs relaxed)

I’ve taught a few maternity workshops now and at this last one I took a great example of before/after with relaxed posing vs stiff posing. I asked the model to “cradle” her tummy, she posed as you see on the left. You can see the obvious differences. She was a little stiff in the fingers … Continue reading

the holt update[dot com]

Yesterday, I was able to go and spend the day with Lilla & Rebekah (Bekah to us) and take a few photos. Who am I kidding, I took a ton of photos! What was wonderfully special about this shoot was that everything had some sentimental value.

mommy tip [1] using available light

ALL cameras will react nicely to great light. Even cell phone cameras. Once you find a sweet spot of light, have fun!

behind the scenes, giving away the secrets

Do you have a problem with behind the scenes photos being taken of you? Is it because you are afraid of ideas being stolen or secrets revealed?

meeting lotus

In January of 2009, I met one of the most beautiful people I probably will ever know. Chantel Jiroch is a model and she’s gorgeous but she is also one of the most down to earth women as well. Anytime I am with her in public, literally she has people telling her just how beautiful … Continue reading