Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Model Maternity (Albuquerque Maternity Photographer)

This is the maternity shoot that I did with Bethany for model, Nikki Harding and her new husband.

So let me give you the background story first. Nikki contacted me a few months ago and asked about doing a TFP, which is basically a trade so no money changes hands. Well I have maternity clients so I wasn't really in need of the work for my own portfolio however I knew that my good friend, Bethany needed some for hers and also that there were some shots that I wanted to try that most maternity clients traditionally haven't done. So with that in mind, Bethany and I had planned out our shoot but the weather forced us to change plans. Bethany and I are both natural light photographers so we are at the mercy of the sky. We had to wait out the rain and by the time it stopped, we were running very quickly out of daylight. So with high ISOs we began in the alleys of downtown Albuquerque and then relied on the street lights as it got darker. The cool, urban, city look was what we had planned... so we made it work. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted... something for my future maternity clients to see and say, "Hey, I like that. let's try that!" So without further ado, here are A LOT of the shots that I got.

Honest opinions here people, I want to know what you think. Don't hold back! Comment!

I'll post a few more later!

A BIG thank you to Nikki and Gabe, you guys were great to work with and made it so easy for us. Good luck on your new baby girl, I hope you'll bring her to see us!

Nikki is an amazing model, so if you are in need of a model, contact her! She's even appeared in movies, such as "Transformers", "Employee of The Month" and "Observe & Report". You can see more of Nikki's work here and here. Whoa, you go girl! :)


bethany dawn burns said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! My faves are the black and white one and the last one! :)

Natalie said...

Tammy! These are amazing! The first one reminds me of something from a maternity boutique, it is so cool with the alley and the puddles. I love the one with Nikki in the black dress leaning against the rusty metal/brick wall- it is a great contrast of soft, natural beauty with the hard, rough background. They are great! I want some :)

Jody said...

I LOVE the last one... very cool! :)

The Wades said...

OK, hot model plus amazing photographers equals some really great shots!! I love them all--really! I think the puddles really gave you guys a great look.

Searching for the Light (Albuquerque Photographer) said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now, and I just have to say that I love the lighting you captured in these photos! My favorite is the one of the mother laying on the ground, it is truly beautiful!

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