Saturday, January 16, 2010

Photo session with Miss Windward 2010

I get to do fun stuff!  The other evening I had a photo session with Miss Windward 2010, Lauren Cheape.  Lauren is a sweet gal and we had a wonderful time doing some beach portraits.   I think it's so fun to combine a formal gown with sand, surf, and sunset. 

Lauren will be competing for the title of Miss Hawaii in June.  Good luck, Lauren!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

       Engagement portrait by Kathleen Davenport Photography

I've been really busy these past few weeks experimenting with some new techniques and outlining some exciting new plans for my business.   As I looked back at some of my work from 2009,  I was still figuring out exactly what kind of a photographer I wanted to be.  Now,  I'm much more clear about the type of work I love and want to do.   As I tell people, I'm skilled at photographing a wide variety of things, but I specialize in family and individual portraits.   I love interacting with people and bringing out their joy in the photos I take.   I love the creative process.  And my "style" is developing. 

As I move into 2010, I've got a clear vision of where I want to go.  Now I'm putting the pieces in place.  I'm excited about some new services I'll be offering.  I'm excited about the new opportunities that are developing.  I hope you'll stay tuned!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A vintage-inspired session

I love looking at old photographs. I love old movies. I love the elegance of the 1940's and '50's. So it's only natural that my style is a nod to the classics.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do a vintage-inspired photo session with hair and makeup artist Corvette Dela Cruz. Corvette has an amazing ability to transform her models into period timepieces. I have a young model who adores vintage fashion and was all-too happy to pose for us.

My good friend Tracie joined me on the shoot and we had a wonderful time making some awesome images.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pets like to have their portraits taken, too

Today I was practicing some lighting techniques using my daughter as a model.  After we finished, I noticed one of my cats had jumped up on the settee and looked at me as if to say, "I'm ready to have my portrait done." 

So I quickly adjusted my lights, put a new memory card in my camera, and started shooting. Eventually all four of our cats took a turn, but Boots turned out to be the most relaxed and willing subject.   He even came back for a second sitting after the other cats had finished.

Boots (aka "Mr. Photogenic")

Misty--if she were human she'd be a 1940's or 1950's glamour girl.

"You can bring me a drink and the paper now."

All images copyright Kathleen Davenport Photography