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Posted 11/16/2009 by paintedmoon in General Photography
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paintedmoon
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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:19:35 AM
Thank you Carolyn for choosing me to be this week's Pea of the Week!

1. Who are you? Please include self portrait and any links to other sites featuring you, like your blog, website, etc. Pimp yourself out!!

I'm Anne (or Anne Marie, as my mother calls me sometimes). OK, I'll give you my website, but I have to say that the work I have there is SOOOOOOOOO old and it desperately needs to be updated. In fact, I'm presently re-vamping my entire business - big news here....changing my business name and starting a blogsite as my main site so I can post some personal work as well as client's images. So pleeeeeeeaaaaase realize if you go look at this site that, although I like the work on it, it's OLD stuff and doesn't always live up to my standards for myself today. It's www.sweet-peaphotography.com. Don't forget the "-"! (That's just one of the reasons I'm changing my name).

Here are two shots that my DH took recently, and even though they were totally unplanned (messy hair, bad overhead lighting, stuff in the BG), I turn in to a puddle when I look at them. I vowed recently that I would get in more photos, and I'm really trying to do that. DH even nailed the focus on these at 2.0! These were at a high ISO and shallow DOF b/c of the lighting, so that's why DD is OOF.





2. What inspired you to get into photography? And when?

(Let the cliches begin!) Yes, it was the birth of my daughter 6 1/2 years ago that stared all of this. I have to admit that I'm not one of those people that can say, "I've been enamored with photography since I was a kid." I mean, I always loved taking photographs, but photography itself wasn't what I saw myself doing at this stage of my life. I have, however, always drawn, painted, crafted, stitched or created since I was a kid. And I have always been inexorably drawn to old family photographs (even ones that aren't of my own family, LOL). Anyway, I quickly got frustrated with the P&S for my newborn baby's photographs, soon moved to a Nikon Coolpix (sort of a step up, but not really), then got the Nikon D70 and shot on auto for way, way, way too long. When I finally got frustrated enough and realized that I had paid way too much money for a camera on which I only knew the purpose of about three buttons (one being the shutter button!), I knew it was time to learn how to shoot manual.

3. What is your education? Degree? Self-taught? Workshops?

I am self-taught, although I did attend one workshop (Brianna Graham), but they are so expensive and I've always been choosy about where to spend money. I've always been the type to teach myself how to do just about anything creative/crafty, so when I first started to learn manual, I thought, "OK. I'll just get all this figured out in two or three attempts and I'll be good-to-go!" Yeah, right. Ahhh, the optimism of the naive!


4. What kind of photographer would you describe yourself as?

Definitely a portrait photographer. I love to look at other people's work that doesn't have a face in it, but it's hard for me to think that way. If I see a beautiful setting, I always wish I had a person to put in it! BUT, I will say that just recently I saw some work that totally inspired me to start doing some still-lifes. I've also learned to "never say never" about what I'll be doing or will want to do in the future.


5. What kind of equipment do you use? Not every piece you own, but your favorites or use most often.

I now use a Nikon D700, with the 50mm 1.4, the 85mm 1.8, 60mm macro and the 24-70mm 2.8 occasionally (rarely for sessions, as I don't like the weight of it). I really, really need to get the 135mm, but it's hard to pull the trigger on that much money.

6. What did/do you struggle with the most?

That varies. So often I think I'm rockin' my bad self, oh yeah! I feel like my processing is where I want it to be and I like a lot of what I produce. Then, sometimes so quickly, I think that I'm going about this all the wrong way, I'm not processing things smartly and that my composition is so, so boring. Oy.

7. What was your biggest "A-ha" moment? Can be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.

Well, I'm pretty sure lots of you know what my "A-ha" moment was (about technical matters), since I made an epic-length post about it, LOL. It was metering and why the needle being on -0- doesn't mean I've metered correctly.

Personally, I had a huge cathartic moment a while back when I accepted that I would/could be happy and fulfilled not having lots of clients - IOW, not feeling inadequate amongst my peers if I couldn't say, "I do "X" sessions a month" or "I made a sale of $xxx.xx!" Sometimes it's easy to feel on these forums (and in real life) like you legitimize your worth or your photographic skill to other photographers and/or laypeople only by doing this as a business. (The eternal MWAC vs. "A Professional" debate). I decided that I want to constantly push myself to take and process the absolute BEST photograph I can - to make photographs that are as professional, polished and as emotionally and technically "WOW" as those of the amazing photographers whom I admire. (That's a never-ending quest - I'm still learning, still striving, still working, still practicing, still improving - I don't think anyone ever gets "THERE" - you know, the place where you don't have any more to learn).

However, just so you're not confused, yes, I do take clients - it's fun to shoot someone who is a different age or gender than my daughter, or has different skin tones or hair color, etc. I really enjoy working on images of different kids/people. I have a website (see the caveat to that above), I am legitimate, I have contracts, etc., but I don't actively push to get clients or compare the state of my business to where others are in their business. Once I let go of some of that "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality, I was happy and content to do what I do. Besides, I'm essentially a selfish person and realized I wanted to spend my daughter's toddlerhood, childhood, etc. taking photos of HER. I didn't want to look back and face the realization that other people had my work on their walls and in albums, but I didn't have any photos of my own daughter on MY walls or in OUR albums.

And please don't interpret any of the above to imply that I think those who DO choose to go in to business full-force are "wrong." That's totally not what I mean. What I'm trying to say is that FOR ME, I had to be content with my decision to not use "business" as a yardstick to measure whether or not I was any good at this. I also am not saying that other photographers actively try to make those who aren't in "business" feel less adequate. It was totally an issue of how I was letting myself feel like I needed business parameters to measure my talent - it wasn't because others necessarily felt that way about me.

8. Biggest lesson learned? Can be either about photography, the business, yourself, etc.

You have to define for yourself what is important to you. And not to get too smug about how you think you've "figured it all out." In other words, be humble. Because later on (a few weeks, a few months, next year) you'll look back and realize you actually DIDN'T know it all, LOL.

9. What's your greatest triumph or achievement? Could be just opening your own business, to awards, to a compliment.

What makes me happiest is seeing my daughter pull out 4 or 5 of the photo albums I've compiled (each with 100 photographs in them) and having her ask me to sit in the chair and snuggle with her while we look through all the photos I've taken. She LOVES to do that. It also makes me happy to know that it comforts my mom and makes her happy to look through her albums late at night when she can't sleep, or that she and my DD love to sit together on the couch and look through all the photos, too.

Also, my father and my DD had an extremely special relationship. When he was in the hospital in the weeks/months before he passed away, I took a large (16x20), mounted photograph of my DD and put it in his room where he could easily see it. It was also at the end of his bed and easily seen when he was home for his final weeks. It's hard to convey all the emotions that photograph evoke for me.

And the photographs below are two that I can say I'm proud to say I took. They're from Feb. 2007. I won't even bother listing the technical issues, because I don't care if there are 5 or 500 mistakes in these images. First off, let me explain that I didn't have my camera with me when this took place. Confused? I know...just read on.

The story behind these is that DD and I were window-shopping and waiting to meet my parents for lunch after preschool. DD turned, saw them and ran full force - flying towards them with her arms open. Their faces lit up and they welcomed her in to their arms. As I watched this, I remember saying to myself, "I will have that image imprinted in my mind till I die." Now, remember, I didn't have my camera with me when this occurred. We went in to the restaurant, and all through lunch I just had this nagging feeling. The little tearoom where we were eating was literally about 3 minutes from my house. I had my parents wait with her while I went home to get my camera. I essentially "recreated" that previous moment about 45 minutes after it first happened. My parents, being the indulging, loving people that raised me, didn't bat an eye at being asked to do this for a photo. Gracie was totally in to it, as well. So now I have this image not only in my head, but framed and on a shelf that I look at every single day. And even better, it will be there for my daughter to see forever.

I'm proud that I am able to give my family these kinds of gifts, and that I can give myself these gifts, as well.










10. What is one of the most important mistakes you made that served as a basis for your progression?

I've made so many- I'm a huge believer that you learn SO much more from your mistakes than you ever do from your successes......but here are some of my basic mistakes:

-Underexposing for a long time (the beginner's curse) and then overexposing for a period of time (as an overreaction to underexposing for so long) taught me how important it is to really, really fine-tune your exposure. Everything...EVERYTHING...comes from really, really good exposure, and you're fighting an uphill battle if you try to skip it or ignore it.

-The same goes for color issues - I've learned that if I ignore color problems at the beginning I fight them all the way to the bitter end, and then I'm not happy with the results anyway.

-Cropping too tightly in-camera - I got SO FREAKING SICK of being unable to make an 8x10 crop because I didn't BACK UP!


11. What is it about photography that makes your heart sing and your mind race with possibilities?

This is going to sound weird, but it's color, or colors. I love the way two colors mesh to create so many colors between them, or the way colors look next to each other, or the way your brain forms a feeling or thought based on the colors it sees ("Fun!" "Somber," "Soft" etc.) That's one reason I do mostly color photographs. However, oddly enough, I really love a good B/W, too. For me, those are still essentially about color, in a way - the "texture" of shadows, the way one shade moves to become another shade. Have you ever really looked at an antique black and white photograph? They are the most beautiful things ever. They're like beautiful silver with a rich patina. It's really hard to explain, and I sound like nutcase, when I try! I also like depth - how those colors and shades of BW make you feel like you can reach in to a photo.

And not to sound any crazier than I already do, but I am completely and totally enamored of the sentimentality of photos - that I can create something that shows someone as they are right now. This also stems from my love of old photographs. The fact that I can hold IN MY HAND an image of someone who lived sooooo long ago, who wore such different clothes and who lived such a different life from what anyone on the planet lives today - it's like science fiction, or a miracle, or something.



12. Which do you like better - taking the photo or processing it?
Why?


I think I'm going to be the first "Pea of the Week" interviewee to say the processing! In some ways, taking the photograph is stressful for me. Is this working? What am I doing that I should be doing differently and that I am not even noticing as I'm standing here shooting this? Will they actually like this?

But processing the photos is so fun for me. It's like starting with a good sketch that I then get to inject with life (sorry for mixing my metaphors there!) - enhancing it, making the colors come alive, giving it depth and richness, making the face or the person the "star" of the image while the background is a beautiful "stage" for their skin and their clothes and their expression....I love that! It's why I'm not bothered by how "raw" my RAW images are and why it's so fun to see where the image started and where it ended up. There's a negative side to this, though. I sometimes spend way, way, WAAAAAY too long processing images. Seriously, I should be put in Photoshop Detention. But if it's my own images, who cares? I can do whatever I want with them!



13. What inspires you? Could be anything - other photographers, nature, art, music, people, etc.

Definitely other photographers inspire me. Clothing for my subjects inspires me (one of the reasons I love antique clothes - such a story for these!). Beautiful light inspires me (thus my love affair with backlighting and evening light). Children's book illustrations (especially books from the 1920's/30's) inspire me. Faces inspire me. Great design (Anthropologie's window displays,) beautiful architecture or lovely paper goods inspire me. And, as mentioned above, color, richness and depth inspire me.

14. What is something about you that we don't know? Could be something serious or silly- your choice.

When I eat french fries I pick through and eat all the ones with square ends first. Something about those pointy ends makes those potatoes second-class fries! That's important info to know about somebody, right?



15. Can you share with us your loved ones? Especially if they have been featured in your work?


The two loves of my life:


My wonderful Mom. We only live about 6 blocks away from her, and I am thankful for that every day. She and DD get to spend a lot of time together, and that makes me happy for both of them.




My father, when DD was little:




These are some recent Halloween shots of the three of us...I should tell you that DH is NOT this intimidating. He had his "Bad A$$ Biker" face on, LOL.



Aren't his prison tats sweet?

And I was....



The three of us. Yes, I set the tripod up in our street. Fortunately, we don't get too much traffic, LOL.




16. Can you share your top tip/technique with us?

Before you start processing your image full-force, start with absolutely the best "foundation" image that you can - good exposure and good color that meshes with the way YOU process. Whether you get there with a RAW image or a jpeg doesn't matter. You just have to know what is required from your image at the start that makes sense for what you are going to do to it as you edit.




17. Who are you picking next and why?

I love reading everyone's interviews, and I can't wait to read what everyone on the list has to say, but I'm going to choose MollyC. There are so many things about Molly with which I identify, especially her stated desire to take really, really great photos "just" of her kids. I put "just" in quotations because our kids are the most important ones to be taking photos of, right? I have thoroughly enjoyed watching her work meticulously to teach herself new skills and hone others (her wonderful skin tones, of course). And she is such a helpful, smart and generous contributor here. Screen shots take time, as Molly well knows. Go Molly!




18. Please share some of your favorite works with us!!

I'll admit I'm saving some of what I consider my best work for whenever I get this blogsite up and running, but here are some of my favorites (some of which you might have seen before):

No secret who this is...
















My attempt at channeling Degas:









And some extended family and client work:

















































I know a lot of you saw this one in color, but I wanted to do it BW, too:







Anne

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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:24:24 AM
I haven't even finished reading your interview, but just had to say how excited I am you are going to have a blog. Let the stalking begin!!!!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:32:26 AM
Wow!! This was great!! Thank you Anne!! It's inspiring to know that your DD is your focus of your photography, but you also do others as well. Your priority is your daughter, and you don't compare yourself to others. That is something I need to learn!!

You take beautiful photos, and capture such sweet emotion. That is the same sweetness that you display here, which is what I always think of when I see you.

You are absolutely beautiful, and so is your mom!! She could be a model!! I love how involved your parents are in your DD's life!! That is great!!

Thanks so much!!


Bec



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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:39:57 AM
Nanny-nanny... I got to meet her in real life

Anne-you are every bit as wonderful in person as you were throughout this interview. I loved getting to stand over your shoulder, seeing one of you SOOC shots on the screen and then, the finished product. It was art (although the SOOC was fab as well )

You oooze your love for processing and your attention to detail shows in every shot. You are also so terrific at directing a shoot as we got to experience in Denver. I know I felt like I was at a workshop, getting to watch you and Barbie take charge and pay attention to every detail. That is a gift.

I loved seeing your family and that shot with the baby and the "grapefruit" fabric was what made me actually want to attempt newborn shots for I Loved your use of color and hadn't seen it much before.

Oh, and that blue knit hat in that shot? I "think" I have that pattern and after seeing it on a babe, I now MUST attempt it

I'm so thankful to consider you a friend and so appreciate your skill and passion!!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:41:00 AM
Yay, Anne!!!! Love it, even though I had to skim. Can't wait for a better read after I get Annie to school.

And thanks.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:42:16 AM
Anne, this was so great! You almost had me in tears a couple of times. I am adopting a babe soon, and you made me realize why I am trying to learn all I can learn now, and that is to capture my wee one when he/she comes!
Thanks for sharing about yourself, it was great getting to know you better!
Love what you do with the french fries-hehehe!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 10:48:38 AM
I loved learning more about you and your skills are awesome. Your family is beautiful

I also cannot wait till your blog is up and running... I just know there will be so much inspiration shared there. Your talent is meant to be shared!!

I love that your daughter and family is your main focus..just as it should be!!

I've said it before but I'll say it again you should be writing a book...you've got skills lady!!


Cathy



Thank you to all the photography peas who are so willing to help out those of us with less knowledge.





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Posted: 11/16/2009 11:30:53 AM
Your work inspires me. I loved reading every bit of this interview. Your story and pictures of Gracie with your parents made me tear up. I am so glad that you went back and recreated that scene, and that you shared it with us.




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Posted: 11/16/2009 11:51:16 AM
What a terrific interview!! I loved the story about Gracie and the meeting with your parents... brought tears to my eyes! I've filed away moments like that--wanting to keep them forever. I love that you were able to capture it in a photo!!

Looking forward to Molly's!


**Janice**


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Posted: 11/16/2009 12:05:25 PM
What a great interview! Love the insights that you brought, and that your focus (no pun intended) is on your family. I am SO glad that you recreated the moment between your daughter and parents...what a wonderful, evocative, touching photo. It brought goosebumps and tears to me.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 12:21:45 PM

I decided that I want to constantly push myself to take and process the absolute BEST photograph I can - to make photographs that are as professional, polished and as emotionally and technically "WOW" as those of the amazing photographers whom I admire. (That's a never-ending quest - I'm still learning, still striving, still working, still practicing, still improving - I don't think anyone ever gets "THERE" - you know, the place where you don't have any more to learn).




What I'm trying to say is that FOR ME, I had to be content with my decision to not use "business" as a yardstick to measure whether or not I was any good at this.


Oh, Anne! WONDERFUL interview!! Your work is so breathtaking. And I had to insert two quotes above because, as you mentioned, that is so me too. I could have written that also.

I really loved the photos of Gracie running to greet your parents the first time you posted them, and the images stayed in my head because there was so much joy expressed in them. It was so great to get to read the story behind them. How brilliant to recreate the moment! Love the shot of just Gracie and your mom too -- your mom is beautiful.

I will be stalking your blog as well, so I hope you get it up soon! Yay!

Thanks so much for sharing with us. And I am very excited you picked Molly to go next. I know her interview will be great too!



~Carolyn

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Posted: 11/16/2009 12:26:20 PM
It was so fun getting to know more about you, Anne. You're an amazing photographer and add so much to this board. I learned so much from the Natural Light assignments and really appreciate everything you share here.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 12:44:10 PM
Anne, I loved reading this! And people--she is just as amazing in real life, as I had the pleasure of hanging out with her in Denver!

I really love the photos you recreated of Gracie and your parents. I know those will hold a special place in your heart forever. I wish I had photos like that of my daughter with my parents with she was little.

Thanks so much for sharing with all of us, and I look forward to seeing your new blogsite.

And I look forward to hearing more about Molly!


Barbie


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Posted: 11/16/2009 12:48:40 PM
What a fabulous interview!

The photos of you with Gracie and the photos of Gracie with your parents made me tear up...priceless!


The fact that I can hold IN MY HAND an image of someone who lived sooooo long ago, who wore such different clothes and who lived such a different life from what anyone on the planet lives today - it's like science fiction, or a miracle, or something.



LOVE this! When we visit antique stores, I look for old photographs. I love to wonder and imagine who the people are, what is their story, what were they thinking when it was snapped... That's one of the reasons I scrapbook. I want future generations to not have to wonder those things about me or my family.

Thank you for stating what I spoke of a little in my interview and still am trying to live...that it's okay to be "just" a MWAC.


You are a beautiful, creative, talented woman and I hope I get to meet you someday. Please say you're going to Nashville in the spring, because I don't think my life will be complete without meeting you.




Blessings, Rebecca





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Posted: 11/16/2009 1:28:45 PM
Anne, thank you for sharing. You are also so generous with your knowledge and skills; I can't wait to see your blog.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 1:38:46 PM
I didn't think it would be possible for me to you anymore, but Oh Anne, I do... You're amazing! Your words are as impacting as are your images.

The relationship with your parents and your daughter reminds me so much of my girls and my parents.

You are amazing Anne, amazing!

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Posted: 11/16/2009 1:43:39 PM
Great interview and beautiful photos. Those of your daughter and your parents are especially beautiful. I love that you all dressed up for Halloween as well.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 1:59:51 PM
This was perhaps one of the most inspiring tings I have read in a long time. I am seriously bookmarking this so that I can come back and read it again when I am feeling discouraged.

LOVE all your work!



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Posted: 11/16/2009 2:00:41 PM
Thanks for sharing Anne! You continue to be such an inspiration!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 3:07:41 PM
Your work has such clarity and warmth in each shot, it really comes through loud and true. You are just amazing not only with your wisdom of life and grace. I so enjoyed hearing the story of the image of your daughter racing into their arms. Thank you for sharing your work and can't wait to add your brand spankin new website to my favorite photographers. I hope you will announce it's new beginning here on 2Peas.



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Posted: 11/16/2009 3:28:30 PM
Oh my gosh, thank you so much, everyone! I've been out all day, and it is so amazing to come back and read all your kind and beautiful comments!

Ahhh, Heather, I count myself so, so lucky that I got to meet you, too! My too-uptight, everything must be just exactly "SO" self needs a free-spirited, KINDRED spirit like you in my life! And as I posted that shot, I absolutely knew with complete certainty that you were going to love that hat. I'm not surprised at all that you already have the pattern! I bought it on etsy and it's called the Knox Hood, if that sounds familiar.

Jennifer - congratulations on your soon-to-be adoption! Wow, is that ever the most perfect time to document everything with photography, or what?!

Carolyn, thank you so much! And guess what - I just bought a box of antique clothes that had some 1920's girls dresses in it, LOTS of early 20th c. petticoats, as well as an Edwardian (I think) dress!

Barbie - love ya!

Rebecca - I'm so glad you're going to Nashville! I'm going to do everything I can to be there - I can't wait to meet you!!

Marisol -





This was perhaps one of the most inspiring tings I have read in a long time.


Sarah, what a lovely compliment! Thank you so, so much.

And thank you, again, to everyone else who commented. It's gratifying to see what a great community we have here at 2P's.

Anne


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Posted: 11/16/2009 3:36:28 PM
Ooooooh!!! I am SOOO jealous of your vintage clothing finds!

I thought of you last week as I popped into a vintage clothing/antique store. I bought a couple of really cute 1950s hats -- one red, one blue -- you know the kind that sits on top of the head, with a few flowers on each. So I need some clothing to go with it.

I found a good dropwaisted flapper-style dress (not vintage) for my 1920s shoot with my dd, and I have a location in mind. I haven't found the perfect cloche yet, so I am still on the hunt.

Maybe we can meet up in Nashville? If you and Gracie were going, that would be a big motivator for me to go too and bring Nat.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 3:59:12 PM
That's so funny, Carolyn - I thought of you the minute I pulled that dress out of the box!

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to come to Nashville and bring your daughter. I just know that she and Gracie would be fast friends in about 10 seconds flat!

Oh, and I just bought a 1920's style cloche at Urban Outfitters, on sale! They had two, I think, that were the classic cloche stye (felt, with the curved sides and a ribbon decoration), although the colors were grey/navy and another one...can't remember what the color was. black, maybe? You might want to check that out if the colors work for your dress.

Anne

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Beautiful words Anne. Thanks so much for sharing. For some reason, the photo of DD with the lollipop made me want to run and hug my daughter. It is perfect. Thanks for such an inspirational read.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 4:48:55 PM
Anne, it was so fun to read about you. Thank you so much for really writing so much out and giving us such a great idea of who you are! Seriously we have so much in common! I could have written about 3/4th of what you wrote! I totally would have gone home to get my camera and recreate a photo, I also drew and painted and was crafty. And I totally have thought about the business stuff the same way.

But of course you are uber talented!!! love seeing your photos!

Cant wait to see your new blog! It will be on my must read list for sure!



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I loved reading every single word.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 4:58:05 PM
Lovely interview, Anne and even more lovely pictures! You are such a sweet person and I enjoyed meeting you so much. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 5:05:32 PM
Loved reading your interview Anne! I could hear your accent the whole time I was reading Your photos are beautiful as well as your DD. I enjoy looking at your work and so appreciate all the tutorials and help you have to offer us. Thank you!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 5:07:54 PM
It's settled then! We're going to Nashville and bringing at least one extra suitcase of vintage clothes + accessories for the shoots we're going to do!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 5:25:23 PM
I have tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. Why? Because I'm lucky enough to (through the marvels of cyberspace - computers - and the Two Pea Board) to actually feel I know people such as you Anne. Really, it is a pure joy knowing I'm able to get to see your marvelous photography, learn about your beautiful family and your love for them, and most of all, to have learned so much from you in your wonderful giving spirit of sharing all you know with us daily!! I hope you don't mind that I consider you a true friend, even though we have never met. I feel this way about so many people on here, and I can't tell you how it lifts my spirits and keep me going every day. I have many wonderful friends here where I live, and they have much to offer. But to really full-fill my love for creativity and photography - there is no place like here
.
As Rebecca said above, I sure hope you are at the Nashville Spring get-together.

Thank you for a wonderful look into your life, you are an inspiration to so many....me included.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 5:59:11 PM
Anne, thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE your work, and how much you've shared with so many of us here. I'll never forget you teaching me to clone (about 3 years ago) on what still is one of my favorite macro images.

I think your outlook on life and photography is wonderful, and you have a beautiful family!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 6:02:45 PM
Well...where to begin...

First of all...you are the first photographer that I saw on this site that I bookmarked because I loved your photos so much and I wanted to grow up to be just like you.

Second...You are such a lovely person. I enjoyed meeting you when we were in Denver. You are a workhorse and a perfectionist and I love it. I love your attention to detail. I love your quest for the perfect exposure. Okay, I love you... it's out...LOL

Third...after reading your interview, I'm a bit sad. Sad? you ask...Yeah...I'm so happy for you that you are able to live close to your mom...I never really thought about it until now, but I feel like I'm depriving my children from really knowing and spending time with their grandparents. I'm actually starting to cry about it now...I'm such a basketcase. hhmmmmm...I have some reflecting to do...

Fourth...I can NOT wait for you to start your new blogsite! I am SO putting it in my favourites and I hope you update it frequently because I would love to see your stuff everyday if I could. You are a true inspiration and I still strive to get to your skill level. I have a long way to go!

Fifth...you and Carolyn need to get a room...LOL j/k You two seem like kindred spirits and it's so neat to see you connect together. I can't wait to see the pictures that you two take together. I just know it will be fabulous. I must admit that I'm a tiny bit jealous about Nashville now...I wish I could have met Gracie too!

Okay, I better shut up before I sound like a real weirdo(too late, I know)... ha ha

Luv ya girlfriend!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 7:47:14 PM
Yep... yep... and yep....
I have to agree with everything that Heather, Barbie and Shanna said.
She is absolutely as amazing as she seems.
I also had the pleasure of meeting her in Denver and she seriously just blew my socks off!
Such a fun personality and warm heart!
And you would be AMAZED at how much you can learn just hanging back and listening to her and Barbie "talk shop".
This woman has some serious talent! And I am so thankful to have gotten the chance to meet her.

And... she did manage to snap the very best picture of my daughter that I have ever seen taken (and I take a TON of pictures of her). The one of her standing in front of that door in that little alley courtyard just blows my mind everytime I look at it. It is so incredibly Ciara!

It was so much fun reading this. Thank you for sharing it with us and I CAN NOT wait to see your new blogsite. I'll admit it... I blog-stalk all of the Denver gals because I love you all so much!

You're amazing!

And... Ciara saw your picture over my shoulder and said, " I know that lady. She's one of my photo-pea-aunties from Denver!" So you absolutely made an inpression on her as well.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 8:04:38 PM
What a wonderful interview....and B E A U T I F U L photos. I especially love the one of your parents with your DD. Definitely a treasure that she will look back on fondly many many years from now!!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 8:13:50 PM
I You!!

You have always been an inspiration to me from the very beginning. You were the first person to give me the best CC I could have ever received when I was JSO and I learned sooo much from it and to this day think that I adore getting and giving cc because of you. I can "hear" you through the typed words and know without a doubt you are a genuine person (which is sometimes not an easy thing to know through the world of online forums).

I adore your work and absolutely admire how you come here to help as much as you can. You are always so encouraging to everyone.

Thank you for sharing so much about yourself, your family and your time.

Oh and I cannot wait for your blog!!! So excited!


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Posted: 11/16/2009 8:45:15 PM
Anne, thank you for your interview. I enjoyed reading every word. You are beautiful inside and out. I love your photography. Thanks for sharing a little bit of you with us.


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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:04:08 PM
Great interview Anne! I have been away from 2peas for a while and this is the first of the weekly interviews I have read. I found it very inspiring. I share your love of old photographs. When I was little, I found two old photographs under a board in the top shelf of my closet. I still have them, even though I have no idea who they are. It always strikes me as very sad when I sort through boxes of old photos at antique shops. I can't imagine how anyone could give up their family photos like that! It makes me want to take them all home so they won't be abandoned. I'm crazy like that.




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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:16:53 PM
Thank you for sharing!!!!




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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:18:17 PM
Great interview! I really have been loving reading the interviews. Each of you have such great ideas and your stories are wonderful. It is always so cool because I can find myself in each of you. Your photos are beautiful and I love the one with the little puckered baby! How sweet! Nice work!

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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:22:55 PM
Gosh, ladies, you're too kind! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Angela - you know, as I read everyone's interviews I keep thinking how similar I am to those that have done this so far. And everyone else says the same thing! I think that even though in some ways we're all very different, we are very much the same in many (very important) ways!

Melissa - that's so funny - now when I read a post from you I "hear" your accent, too. LOL! I am so glad you travelled so far to meet us in Denver, and brought your wonderful, sweet, mature daughter with you!



It's settled then! We're going to Nashville and bringing at least one extra suitcase of vintage clothes + accessories for the shoots we're going to do!


Carolyn - Dang, woman, you're spooking me! Earlier today I thought, "I know, we'll take some vintage clothing to Nashville and do an entire "period" shoot!



and I can't tell you how it lifts my spirits and keep me going every day.


Nancy - sniff, sniff! Thank your for such a heartfelt compliment. Wow.

Lauren - I remember that macro image, I think! You know how much I love to clone, LOL!

Shanna - hugs and It has been such a joy to watch you progress. I know I'm going to sound crazy, but sometimes I feel like a mother hen who is watching her chicks grow up and "make it" in the big world, LOL. I'm so sorry you're sad about the distance from your family. I can't even comprehend, b/c I've always stayed close to home. There's always a trade-off, isn't there? To have great adventures, you have to leave some things behind. Hugs again, girl.

Oh, and Shanna....



Fifth...you and Carolyn need to get a room...LOL j/k


I seriously about fell out of my chair from snorting out loud as I laughed! Well, what can I say...I thought I was the only antique clothes-obsessed weirdo here, but no! Woohoo!


Meg - Yay! Another of my Denver girls! I have to tell you that I finally edited some more from Denver, including a few of you (I'll post them here soon). The whole time I was working on them, I just kept thinking, "Gosh, she is so dang gorgeous! And she just knew how to pose, and she looks so fabulous in that dress...in the murky water, no less!"

And this





And... Ciara saw your picture over my shoulder and said, " I know that lady. She's one of my photo-pea-aunties from Denver!"


That has to be one of the cutest things I've ever heard. She is luminous. And what you said about that shot of Ciara that I took - that blows me away. What an amazing compliment from another photographer! Thank you. But I have to say, taking a good picture of a beautiful, funny, amazing girl like her isn't all that hard!

Trina - It makes me feel so good that my seemingly endless preaching about CC has been a good thing, LOL! Thank you so much, and I'm so glad I was helpful to you.

Thank you to everyone who commented!

Anne

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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:34:53 PM
Anne, I hope you don't mind, but I'm posting this again. I had an "Aha" moment reading about your "Aha" moment . This is exactly what I've needed to hear for a very long time, and I sincerely appreciate they way you phrased it.



7. What was your biggest "A-ha" moment? Can be something technical/camera-related, something personal as it relates to photography, or something you learned about yourself as a photographer.

Well, I'm pretty sure lots of you know what my "A-ha" moment was (about technical matters), since I made an epic-length post about it, LOL. It was metering and why the needle being on -0- doesn't mean I've metered correctly.

Personally, I had a huge cathartic moment a while back when I accepted that I would/could be happy and fulfilled not having lots of clients - IOW, not feeling inadequate amongst my peers if I couldn't say, "I do "X" sessions a month" or "I made a sale of $xxx.xx!" Sometimes it's easy to feel on these forums (and in real life) like you legitimize your worth or your photographic skill to other photographers and/or laypeople only by doing this as a business. (The eternal MWAC vs. "A Professional" debate). I decided that I want to constantly push myself to take and process the absolute BEST photograph I can - to make photographs that are as professional, polished and as emotionally and technically "WOW" as those of the amazing photographers whom I admire. (That's a never-ending quest - I'm still learning, still striving, still working, still practicing, still improving - I don't think anyone ever gets "THERE" - you know, the place where you don't have any more to learn).

However, just so you're not confused, yes, I do take clients - it's fun to shoot someone who is a different age or gender than my daughter, or has different skin tones or hair color, etc. I really enjoy working on images of different kids/people. I have a website (see the caveat to that above), I am legitimate, I have contracts, etc., but I don't actively push to get clients or compare the state of my business to where others are in their business. Once I let go of some of that "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality, I was happy and content to do what I do. Besides, I'm essentially a selfish person and realized I wanted to spend my daughter's toddlerhood, childhood, etc. taking photos of HER. I didn't want to look back and face the realization that other people had my work on their walls and in albums, but I didn't have any photos of my own daughter on MY walls or in OUR albums.

And please don't interpret any of the above to imply that I think those who DO choose to go in to business full-force are "wrong." That's totally not what I mean. What I'm trying to say is that FOR ME, I had to be content with my decision to not use "business" as a yardstick to measure whether or not I was any good at this. I also am not saying that other photographers actively try to make those who aren't in "business" feel less adequate. It was totally an issue of how I was letting myself feel like I needed business parameters to measure my talent - it wasn't because others necessarily felt that way about me.



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Posted: 11/16/2009 9:49:09 PM
Just want to say that I love, love, love your photos. They are so clear, crisp and full of emotion. Loved your interview...I can totally relate to your DD and parents. My husband and I have a special relationship with our DGD and I would love to have a photo of her running to us. That was such a beautiful shot even if it was recreated. Love it!!!!
Thank you for the reminder of why we take photographs.



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Posted: 11/17/2009 8:40:12 AM
Ahh, I just noticed I missed some of your posts after I posted (we might have been posting at the same time).

Amanda -


It always strikes me as very sad when I sort through boxes of old photos at antique shops. I can't imagine how anyone could give up their family photos like that! It makes me want to take them all home so they won't be abandoned. I'm crazy like that.


Then I must be weird, too! I go to estate sales frequently, and even way back before I ever became a photographer I would see those old, old, OLD family photos and think, "OMG, I would LOVE to have the photos of my family from that era! How can they just sell them?!" My mom tells me the story of the sack full of family photos that were ruined when she was a child. They were moving, and had put them on the front porch. It rained overnight, and the whole sack got wet. They threw them away. I seriously weep thinking about what was lost!!

And Andrea/aj*smile - I'm so glad my thoughts resonated with you.

Anne

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Posted: 11/17/2009 10:03:36 AM
I've been MIA from 2Peas for a long time...what a treat it was to pop in today and see Anne was "Pea of the Week"! Yay!!! What an awesome interview!! Thank you Anne for taking the time to share about yourself While I was reading your interview I kept finding myself nodding in agreeance with SO much for what you were saying. You are SO stinkin' talented and I admire you a ton Thank you


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Posted: 11/17/2009 10:49:23 AM
Anne,
Firstly, that shot of your DH's hands just made my day! So awesome And the pouty faced newborn is just such a great moment.
Secondly, I have printed your tutorials and refer to them often. I like playing in PS, too, so don't be ashamed I am only a novice PSer but you have helped me so much. I am so looking forward to a blog from you! Your interview had just the tone I expected from the way you come across on the board


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Posted: 11/17/2009 11:29:01 AM
I love this thread!

The photo of your DD running to your parents is soooo touching. I would leave that on your wall forever!


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Posted: 11/17/2009 2:58:47 PM
I've been looking forward to this interview, just to see more of your photos. Now I get to look forward to your new blog! Your photos are breathtaking, and I always look forward to your posts. I bow to your awesomeness!

One thing that I love about you is that your are always so helpful, some photographers get really good here on 2peas then move on. You have stayed and helped everyone tremendously with your knowledge. You are such an asset to this forum and I just want to say Thank You!

I'm looking forward to Molly's interview next week!

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Posted: 11/17/2009 3:14:20 PM

Loved reading your interview Anne! I could hear your accent the whole time I was reading



Me too I loved reading your interview and getting to know you even better. We needed more time to chat in Denver

Thank you for sharing so much... such a beautiful family you three are! I can't wait for your new blog


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Posted: 11/17/2009 3:21:40 PM
Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with us. You images are wonderful and such an interesting story behind many. ~Jackie


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Posted: 11/17/2009 3:57:25 PM
Congratulations Anne!

It is so great to see you get some well deserved recognition, not just for your outstanding photography, but your giving nature, particularly to this community.
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