Monika and I taught school together a few years back and I was thrilled when she decided to use Frayed Edge to shoot her family portrait session. When she booked her session, the weather had been balmy and warm for several days, but on the day of their shoot the wind was crazy cold!! The kids toughed it out and we ended up adjusting our shooting areas to include places that would break the chill of the cold for them. Despite the weather, everyone was so much fun to photograph.
By the way, is it just me or are these kids some of the cutest kids ever?
Zoe’s “mom”, Del (aka Glitt-R-Done) from Greensboro Roller Derby, hired Frayed Edge before the holidays to get some shots for a calendar she was putting together for her family. We didn’t want to take the risk of blowing her surprise, so we didn’t share these earlier. Zoe was such a ham in front of the camera. I gave her a while to warm up to me and get used to the camera before we began her session. Once she was comfortable, she really rocked it out. The goal of the shoot was to get her hanging out around her house and posing in different costumes related to each month. Usually it is Del in the spotlight, since she’s a roller girl, but Zoe seemed to really enjoy having this spotlight to herself. Check out this cute little diva below. These were just a few of my personal favorites.
Recent freezing temps did not stop these rock stars from getting some incredible early morning shots for their family portrait session. Lori and her children seemed game for anything and we took full advantage of their laid back attitudes by romping through wet, thorny terrain to reach some cool shooting spots. I even found myself crawling onto a precariously large pile of sticks and tree branches to capture a couple of cool images of Lori and Brea.
It’s such a high to walk away from a portrait session feeling amped from the energy of other people. We were so impressed with the close bond this mother shares with her children! Lori and her family exude such warmth and enthusiasm for life, I wasn’t even bothered by the cold. Thanks to the H-Family for being great sports and rocking this session!
A day in the pumpkin patch with an adorable 8 month old will make anyone believe a visit from the Great Pumpkin could be possible! What a gorgeous day and fun photo session! We’ve photographed this little beauty before. You can see her birth photos here and her one month photos here.! Her mom is such a beautiful lady and Frayed Edge had the honor of shooting her maternity photos! We love working with these two and can’t wait to continue to photograph Emory as she grows! Want to capture your newborn with our Baby’s First Year package?
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A couple of weeks ago, we spent a Saturday afternoon with the C family for a family portrait session by Hamilton Lakes, in Greensboro. Lori, Christian, and their sons Christian and Cameron were a blast to photograph. They are a laid back family and our photo session reflects their casual and relaxed spirit.
Valentine’s Weekend was the perfect time to photograph these parents to be!
John and Michelle came to Jamestown from Chapel Hill to have us take their maternity photos. We were honored that John’s brother and sister-in-law contracted Frayed Edge as a “shower” gift for the couple! What a cool idea: maternity photos as a shower gift!!!
The maternity shoot last month in Asheboro was the first time someone had given a maternity photo session with Frayed Edge as a shower gift. We consider that a huge compliment!
These are just a few of our favs from the shoot with this fabulous couple. We can’t wait to meet the new addition to their family soon!
This is a post without pictures. It’s a post inspired by an upcoming shoot of a nature-loving pregnant lady with flame-red hair. We can’t wait to share some of the work we’ll do with her. Until then, we’re always happy to have you explore our photography at www.frayededgeconcepts.com.
Instead, this is a post about a guy photographer’s perspective on maternity and maternity photography. From my view, nothing quite occupies the hinterland between body and spirit quite as completely and profoundly as a pregnant woman. More specifically, no physical condition or act seems to more thoroughly represent the soul. But that’s just me. I believe in a soul.
For me, maternity photography is a chance to glimpse that soul by revealing the human body at its fullest. Maybe I’ll take some heat for saying this, but here goes…
Maternity photos in sweaters or with a husband’s arms around his wife’s bare waist are terrific and can make for some fine, memorable shots, but an unrestrained woman who reveals the full swollen miracle of life can also create some digital miracles. Maternity is tactile. The pregnant body is textured and strained while the pregnant woman is deep-eyed and calm. Maternity is earth, air, fire and water, and I want maternity photography that exudes both nature and the mystery of the unseen. When I look at a photo of a pregnant woman I want the earth to press so hard against my feet that I gaze upward. In other words, maternity is, for me, more sacred than science.
And that’s what we hope to explore in our upcoming shoot.
In thinking about and preparing for the shoot, I was reminded of a poem I wrote a while back. It’s an aubade, which is a dizzyingly demanding and archaic form which forces some cool stuff from a writer. So I’m sharing it with you here in the hope that it might illustrate a little of what I’m so clumsily trying to say about maternity and maternity photography. In essence, it’s about the thing I’m trying to describe – the connection between the carnal and the spiritual. In my opinion, I, at least, cannot feel whole without both.