I’ve been wanting to take a photography workshop for sometime to continue my growth as a newborn photographer. So finally about a month ago, I sweet talked my ever supportive husband to let me go to a newborn workshop in New York. For over a year now, I’ve been blog stalking Summer Lyn Photography. I could look at her work allll dayyy loooong. ..::sigh::.. I’ve connected to her work more than any other photographer. Her style is soft & warm and the love literally drips off the pages of her blog. We’ve been trying to get together since May and just last weekend I finally made the long trek up to New York.
Here are a couple things I learned from my drive up to see Summer.
- 5 hours of Mumford & Sons and Adele on repeat never gets old.
- Driving through New York City at 6pm is much worse than child birth.
- When your GPS tells you “You have arrived”, in the middle of a freeway. You know you’re screwed.
- Driving circles around Queens at 9 o’clock at night isn’t as fun as being on a merry-go-round. It’s actually much much worse.
- I may have gotten my mother’s fire red hair, but clearly did not get her sense of direction. : -D
Getting to Summer’s house on Saturday was so much easier. Thank goodness. Summer is as funny, beautiful, & warm as she is on her blog posts. I instantly loved her even more. Her studio is amazing, the light is literally perfect, & her prop organization is to die for. We talked set-up, lighting, posing, post processing, & all things newborn photography. For the next 15 hours I was like a kid in a candy shop! I soaked everything up. And in between the beautiful babes I got to photograph, hanging out with her family was equally as fun. I probably should have paid extra for all the belly laughs & amazing food courtesy of her husband.
Summer, I know I’ve said it before, but you’re the best!! Thank you for pushing me and for encouraging me. Despite the 10 hour drive, I had the greatest time ever!
Here’s one shot I got along with a pull back shot showing Summer helping me out with the diffuser. Many more photos to come!!