Last weekend I had the opportunity to take my first maternity photo shoot and I loved it! I wish I could photograph every single pregnant belly out there. Many of you know I can not have children and I am okay and made peace with it years ago. But that does not stop me to admire the miracle of life. Who can resist seeing life grow in a person and not watch the body form? The miracle of life will always excite me whether if it is in mines one day (God willing) or in someone else.
The model have nearly 100 beautiful images to choose from. She has all of them in high resolution full image size to make posters if she wish. She came in asking for 4 strong images and left with nearly 100 to choose from. It was a great honor capturing these memories for her and look forward meeting the new family member next year.
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Yesterday I sent out all my photoshoots that was private and others I have shared. It has been pretty much non stop editing for total of 26 people and a company photoshoot. I am surprise I could be done with everyone in a two week time period. I was telling my friend that and she laugh and said that is not normal. That many people would take over a month if she would had the types of shoots I had. Then she said, but she would of not loss sleep either she would sleep and the photos would had to wait. She made me smile saying that, because I tried one day of not touching photos and it did not work. I tried one day of just laying in bed and all my mind ran across was that I need to get up and edit. I wish I could be so relax as she is about editing photos.
After my last edit. I smiled and caught up with friends and acquaintances. Last night I was too tired to go to the xmas market and dinner with a friend so we decided just do dinner since dinner always last a few hours of chatting. It felt so good not thinking about editing, you just don’t know.
Today I start on my sewing projects. I dig through my sketches and start pinning them on my white board. A few things that only a few people know about me is that I am organize when I want to be, lol. I draw a little but sketch a lot. I am always thinking, at times when I wake up I am like crazy dream but cool idea, lol. I am very creative, have an over imagination mind at times which I try to show in some of my work. I rather try to make something than buy it. I like old thing or futuristic things. My husband like modern things and I try my best to work around his taste, lol, when he let me
I have a shoot this weekend if the model is still interested. It is a touchy shoot so if she change her mind I can totally understand. Next week I have a dress I have pin up but have not sewn up as yet but will do it shortly. I hope it fit the model. She and my mannequin is the same size, so my mannequin say, but I plan to make it bigger just encase plus I need her to move in it easily without ripping it as the materials were not cheap and is fairly delicate. If I am still in the sewing mood than I will start on the designs and items I have plan for next year shoots. I have shoots plan out onto Feb. Crazy I know, but I like to be organize and I have models who are the same, thank goodness.
I have tons of good news to share but I rather show you when time come on Lora Victoria Fotografie
Now time to crank up my music and start sewing so that tomorrow I can just concentrate on cleaning up my flat.
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Today was the first day I been out the house longer than 3 hours. Hubby told me time for fresh air plus I need to learn to balance life away from my computer. We went shopping looking at 3D televisions and still debating whether we want a 3D tv next year or a bigger tv. Still debating. While looking at one television it was crystal clear I am like that is such a perfect picture. Then I start Photoshopping the lady face in my head and moving my fingers. I at first did not notice it until my husband ask me what am I doing. Took a few second to register I was making her face acne free and reducing deep wrinkles. My husband had to say, ‘walk slowly away from the tv’, lol. And so I did.
Then later after grocery shopping I had to really go to the bathroom. I had been so tired mentally and physically that sitting down not doing anything felt good. I sat down and just space out thinking about the work I left on my laptop to be edited. Hoping to finish it up to enjoy the xmas market tomorrow and finish up sewing up a dress I made for a shoot. Stared at the ceiling in deep thought and then I heard a loud sound of gas released. Told myself okay time to get out of here.
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This post is going to very short because I have been literally living on 3 – 4 hours of sleep per day and my eyes are telling me it is about that time to take my buns to bed. I don’t know when I will have time to post again but just want to share that I have been having the time of my life! I have been referred by people, people have been contacting me via my private mail and on FB. My name is getting around the photo community and my city Esslingen. A photographer that run a business here emailed me and told me he love the images he has seen from a model that he worked with. A very nice strong portrait, compliment, and big respect (quick translation). I was like wow, really, because his photos are like really cool and creative. Shooo I like his style of work.
Last weekend I had 21 models showed up for my shoot. I have worked with like 75% of them before and that is not even all the models I have worked with. When I took this photo one was in the bathroom. It was tons of fun. This shoot was a special shoot plus next year a couple of my models will be leaving out of Germany for schooling. Going to miss them like crazy but we plan to stay in touch. I wish them the best in their endeavors. I have a lot more to say but I save it until next time. About to take a nap to get up and edit. On Sunday I have a special shoot that I have been planning for almost 6 months now. I so can’t wait for that shoot, after that I have a shoot every week, and my last shoot middle of December will be three shoots back to back. I might push it to four but I see how it goes. I don’t want to take to much work with me when I visit my family. Yes, I am crazy but this is my passion. This is exactly where I want to be. Now I just need to find out how to get a little bit more sleep in my schedule.
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Yesterday was the best day out of my life for the month of November, lol. I had a 8 hour workshop, actually 9 but I minus lunch and the small breaks. Got tons of technical tips, critics, and complements. Best of all I got the opportunity to learn from one of my favorite German photographer, Martin Krolop, who work I so much admire. He has a great sense of humor and is really good. Looking forward for the next workshop with him next year. Money and time well spent for some one and one time. Freaking awesome!
If you are wondering, many people who participated in the workshop came from all over Germany just for this photographer. I have network with a few and one that is a hour away. The one that is a hour away remember me from a meet up a month or so ago and follow my work. I thought that was cool. I didn’t even know I had a fan close by. He even asked me if I would like to join him in a few shoots that he do. I told him if it is on the weekend and I don’t have a shoot plan I would love to join.
This week I have a lot of editing I need to do and next week I will have over 20+ shoots I will need to edit. Yes, 20+! I need to sew a gown for a shoot and was hoping I would have time this week. I am hoping I get to do it before the initial shoot, lol, laughter of insanity.
Talking about insanity I am about to close up photoshop and call it the night. Tomorrow is a busy day and my brain need to be fresh to absorb information and break it down in German. Wishing everyone a great week!
Today I had a wonderful shoot that was almost put off due to the weather. Instead of putting it off we move the day two days farther to give me enough time to find plan “B”. Plan “B” was an area that that is perfect for all type of weather because it has shelter encase it is raining or snowing. When the weather is nice outside the option is there to take photos in the area.
The family I had today was really impress about the area. It was there first time being there. I allowed them to do the tour and our photo shoot at the same time. I am not a photographer who try to cram shoots back to back or rush. I like for people to feel relax and enjoy the shoot, in which they did. This shoot was a very special shoot especially for the young lady. We are all getting older and sometimes photos are images of cherish moments that one can look at and a sense of smell or memory is trigger. This young lady asked me to do the photos because she mentioned she like my style of photographing. They are not too posy and look real. She said she can tell that people enjoy being infront of my camera and relax. It is not easy to find photographer who enjoy their work or treat people like people instead of another sale. I smile and told her thank you. I guess I am too relax and believe people should be too. If I am stress out it is like the domino affect others will be too. Plus I love playfulness and being silly. Why always be so serious.
We depart with handshake, hugs, and thank yous (is that even a word, lol?). I went to my car and took a deep breathe. I always like to sit in my car after a shoot just to relax before heading home or going shopping. Check my emails and saw three emails to my business page. I have been getting emails there like almost every month which I find pretty cool. Some of projects, others interested in future shoots, and a few people who would like to work with me if not model for me as they are into photographing as well. So look out for next year, I will be working with people who have a creative mind and a good sense of humor. I am so honor that they would like to work with me and others who have interest for me to take their photos as well work on a few projects. I have a habit to get off track a little. What I initially wanted to say is that as I was checking my message a person email me on my fan page Lora Victoria Fotografie and gave me one of the biggest compliment I received this month that I had to cry. Leaving an emotional family shoot that I am so honor that I was asked and reading the email sent to me made tears come out of my eyes. It was a lady who wrote in German. I will summarize in English.
“Hello Mrs. Victoria, I would like to tell you I really admire your photos. I have been watching your work for a long time. Sorry I can’t write in English as my English is not strong. I hope you can understand my Deutsch as I see that you write in Deutsch from time to time. I am pregnant and would love to have professional photos taking of my stomach. I know that you only take photos of models but would you also consider to take photos of me as well. I am not asking for a free service please let me know and your cost.”
After reading and translating tears was coming out of my eyes. Yah I am emotional, but dang it I am a woman, lol. It goes back to a conversation I was having with a few friends on FB and they were giving me praised of my work and how much I grew. And being me I was telling them thanks but I still have a few things that I want to perfect and be really good at. I don’t see myself as great. I see myself as “okay I am getting there, go with your bad self, lol”. I have a funny feeling I will never see myself as great. So many talented photographers out there for me to even consider myself or compare myself to them. I am just happy and truly honor that people like my work and want photos from little old me. They see something in my work that I can’t see yet. Maybe one day I be able to see what they see.
September I wrote about having a shoot that I was so nervous about that I felt sick to my stomach. To summarize that post. I had a model who has been modeling for many years who drove a little bit over two hours for me to take her photos outdoor and in the studio. Pretty much all afternoon to night of shooting. She even rent a room to sleep over in my city. It was such a great honor. I was telling a friend I think the reason why I was so nervous is because the original plan was change due to the weather was getting colder; therefore, I had to come up with something pretty cool too close to time. Once I had plan B I felt so much relax and all went well. This is a photo of the shoot more are located on my Facebook fan page Lora Victoria Fotografie