The Brainard Family

We LOVE THE BRAINARDS! Ben leads worship at our church, and we have grown to love and appreciate his family so much! We went out to Cherokee Park to take these photos of them not too long ago, and I wanted to share some of my faves! We used an off-camera flash diffused with a softball for most of these. Let me know what you think!

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The Sherer Family

We had such a fun time hanging out with Ethan, Jennifer, and Jaden on the grounds of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for their summer family session! Lindsay provided some beautiful reflected light with my Westcott Omega Reflector (as always — great job, babe!), and despite the crazy humidity outside that day, I think the three of them did amazing. Let us know what you think about their portraits in the comments! 🙂

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Mermaid Sighted in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia!

So…

There I was, just minding my own business on our vacation. A couple of those mornings during a whole week at St. Simon’s Island, I went on early morning strolls (say, around 6:30).

I was walking along, when up on the shore swam this little mermaid!

I know…

You think I’m crazy. But I assure you…

I’m not crazy.

And here’s my proof! How adorable is she??

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fter chatting with the mermaid, she was able to tell me where she got her lovely crocheted suit! She would like to thank Amazon for providing such a beautiful product and bringing it straight to the sea!

She apologizes, however, for the interesting tidal system they have going on there at St. Simon’s. For future reference, the best times to come to the beach are in the early mornings and evenings if you want the tide to be in and make the walk down the sand a little shorter. You can tell your delivery guys. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Okay, in all seriousness, that’s my daughter in those photos. But I’m sure you already knew that 🙂

LightStalking Features Me! Humbled…

Forgive me if I seem to get way too excited when I find an example of a company or blogger using my images from Flickr. It’s just an HONOR!

I was browsing around and found one of my images of Hannah, who I have worked with several times on different projects. In this image, she modeled for me on a catalog project that I was working on for her sister’s clothing boutique, The Bluegrass Boutique

(Check them out! They have great deals on women’s fashion, and you would be supporting a local Kentucky business!) 😉 

I think Hannah would be flattered that she was featured on a blog, so here’s the image:

  Check it out in the midst of the blog post here: LightStalking.com
The main reason this made me so flattered and stinkin’ excited is because it was used by a photography blog as an example of good, quality portrait lighting! I aspire to that in every shoot I do, so to be given a virtual high-five like that from a good group of photographers is quite the humbling experience!

I encourage you to visit LightStalking.com to learn more about how you can improve your lighting. They have articles that can help and encourage photographers on differing levels of experience!

And thanks for reading!

My Daughter’s (Extremely Belated) Easter Session

How does the saying go? The cobbler’s children had no shoes?

I completely agree. Only I’m not a cobbler — I’m a photographer.

The photographer’s children has no photos!

How many of you fellow photogs out there can relate to this? You spend so much of your time photographing other people that when you’re not photographing someone, your camera (which you spent a good deal of money on) sits in the bag unused until your next session.

That’s my experience.

So, over two months after Easter 2015 has come and gone, I finally get around to editing my daughter’s Easter photos. And I’ve included my favorites for you here.

I hope you enjoy!

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Feel free to leave me some comments or LIKE this post! If you’re interested in having your children’s portraits taken, send me a Contact form from the Contact page of my website: Timothy Marsee Photography

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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