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Yes, the bar mitzvah boy was the real star, but just between you and me, his sister stole the show!!
We are SO proud of Shalane Flanagan for winning the marathon yesterday! Her achievement is certainly inspiring! While Shalane was making history, Dell River Imagery was hosting a bit of a marathon of its own! We usually limit portrait sessions to one per day, but we figured that Marathon Sunday was the perfect time to stretch our photographic muscles… Bridal prep in the morning, and a bar mitzvah in the afternoon. It’s wonderful to share people’s happiest moments!
LOVE these shots… especially the middle one! Thinking about Mr. Right, no doubt!
Clients: Hey, Dell River Imagery…. we thought you were Children and Family Portrait photographers… what in the world were you doing at Fashion Week?
DRI: You are correct, dear Clients, we specialize in family and children portraits. That being said, we want our images to be the most they can be… creative, innovative, meaningful, fun!
Clients: That’s nice… but we don’t see the connection.
DRI: Chances are, our family poses are not going to be on runways… (but never say “never…”). On the other hand, by watching professional models, we learn new poses that CAN be incorporated into our work. We also learn to better “pose” the clothing to make the client look the most beautiful!
Here are some samples from the latest Fashion Week shoot:
When I think about my career… I can’t really believe how lucky I am to be looking for (and finding!) beauty in everyone. I’ve always tried to be a positive thinker, and look for the good in others. I guess it is a natural progression for me to focus my photography career on celebrating beauty. If you’ve read the “Legend of the Dell River,” we can tell you that no, we don’t actually take clients on a trek through a rain forest…. we talk to people to get a sense of who they really are. That way, the client becomes comfortable enough to celebrate his or her own beauty! There’s no “one size fits all” definition of beauty, and I love that!