Isabelle’s Portrait Session

I could tell from the get-go that Isabelle was super excited about having her portrait session! She showed up to my home studio in a beautiful white, black, and yellow summer dress with a yellow flower clip holding her hair back and another lovely red dress to model in for later in the shoot. She brought along her little cousin, her mother, and her aunt, who all were very fun and helpful!

Isabelle is my first test model for a flower-girl dress session that I’m going to be doing very soon. You can find details on it here: Casting Call

In this first shot, I had Isabelle’s aunt holding my new Westcott Omega Reflector in front of my off-camera Canon 430EX II Speedlite to act as a diffuser. We got some really nice, soft light.

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In this second shot, I used a homemade light consisting of some PVC pipe and an LED flashlight that provided was really intimate beauty light.

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Both these images were edited by using a combination of a LOT of dodging and burning, Emily Soto‘s Fashion Actions for her skin, and some of Greater Than Gatsby‘s actions for some help on her tones.

Contact me to book your beauty session here: Contact Timothy

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The Bugle Family

It’s always a tremendous honor when somebody books you for their portraits over and over!

I had my first session with Megan when she was building her modeling portfolio back in somewhere around 2008 or 2009. If you’re curious, here’s one of the more popular photos from that fateful session: Megan Headshot. There are a couple more from that session right next to it in my Flickr feed, as well.

And then, a couple years down the road, she called me to do her maternity photos! Here’s one of those: Megan Maternity.

And now, here are some sneak peeks from my most recent session with her family! Enjoy!

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Please don’t hesitate to book me for your family’s portrait session! You can send me a contact form here: Timothy Marsee Photography Just visit the Contact page.

Thanks!

I’ve Been Featured!

I did what all well-meaning people do: I searched my name in Google’s search bar to see what came up. Who hasn’t done that every now and then?

And I noticed a few things…

The first couple of entries were from Facebook posts. Facebook seems to almost run the world these days, doesn’t it?? But I discovered that some of these posts were pretty trivial. I wasn’t searching myself to see that I was really into a particular meal that I ate at a certain Mexican restaurant in 2008. Which I was…

So I kept scrolling down.

And I noticed that one of my engagement photos had been featured on an engagement photography blog!

Now, that’s exciting! Somebody saw my work on Flickr (check out my Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmarsee530), liked it, and put it alongside several others that I happen to really like! It’s an honor to be included among such wonderful photographers.

I’m excited for you to see it… So go look! It’s called “Kissing at Sunset,” and it features my brother- and sister-in-law, Brad and Sarah.

And take a look at some of the other photos! They’re all really great. You can find the link here: 20 Beautiful Engagement Photos

Jonathan + Madeline’s Engagement Session

Road trips are always fun with these two. Granted, the only ones that we have been on have involved us driving together to a venue for shooting, but the ride is always worth it! Our conversation goes from marriage, to theology, to marriage, to theology, etc. Those are two of my favorite subjects! So I had a blast, myself.

The first place we stopped was a local park, and you can’t tell from the images, but we were right next to a road where bicyclists and all manner of joggers and walkers were going by! I’m sure they enjoyed the show that these two put on!

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Here are some of my personal favorites from the start of the shoot at Cherokee Park.

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The only downside (if you can even call it that) was that we wanted to get some images of the clouds in the sky at sunset. That evening, the sky was a beautiful blue, and the clouds formed a large ripple effect against the whites and yellows of the clouds. So we drove over to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (my usual stomping grounds) for some shots with not only the beautiful sky, but the red-brick buildings, as well.

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And then, I had some sort of personal epiphany when I noticed these gorgeous red bushes! So I say to Madeline and Jonathan, “Get in those bushes!” And they happily obliged without even the slightest hesitation! Team players, they are. And the image that came out of those bushes was my favorite from the entire session. What do you think?

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I love these guys, and I’m so excited to photograph their wedding this September! It’s going to be fun, so keep your eye on my blog for some beautiful images from their big day!

An Afternoon with Penelope

My step-sister, Kristen, contacted me soon after her third baby was born, and we scheduled a date as soon as we could! I went over to their house — about an hour’s drive for us — during the day on the day of the shoot, and we set up right in her living room. The light was beautiful in there as it streamed through the front storm door, so all the work was done right there. The sun was in the perfect spot: it was sending in ambient light right where we needed it, but it wasn’t sending in any harsh rays.

The shoot went really well, and I even got a back rub from one of Penelope’s older brothers! While working! Talk about service, eh?

Here are some images from Penelope’s shoot that I think you’ll love. You can find some more sneak peeks of hers on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/timothymarseephotography), or you can find some on my Instagram page (http://www.instagram.com/timmyphoto).

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