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Recently an extended family member came and talked with me.  She told me about how she had shown my website to a girl that was engaged.  Then she proceeded to tell me that the girl said there was just “Too much stuff in the picture”.  (I never found out what picture she was talking about…I don’t even know if it was one picture or all of my pictures, but anywho…)  My relative took me to pinterest and showed me some pictures that were composed better than whatever picture she was talking about.

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My “Style”

So, I’m sitting here wondering what in the world this post is going to be about!  Earlier this week, I thought I would be posting engagement pictures, but the shoot was rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, so I have no new photos to share (they’ll hopefully be on here next week, though!).

That being said, I’ve decided to share some of my all-time favorite pictures and talk about “my style”.  I’m still figuring out what I do and don’t like as far as photography goes but I think I’m starting to realize what I love.

First of all, I love color!
I love bright colors…
…and more muted colors.
But I love colors nonetheless!
I also happen to love black and white…sometimes it just fits a picture so much better than color!  I think that black and white pictures convey more emotion than color.  Here are some of my favorite black and white pictures:

When I’m editing photos, I have the hardest time figuring out whether or not a picture should be black & white or color!  I’ll switch a picture to b&w and then back to color at least 3 times before I can make a decision!
I’m finding out that my favorite pictures are the ones with the most contrast in them, as well…I like a dark background with a light subject (or vice versa).  It just makes the pictures grab your eye!

 I think my love for contrasty pictures is also why I love silhouettes:

The little moments are another thing that I love to capture:

I definitely am not a fan of family formals, for instance.  It’s so boring and everyone just wants to get to the reception to eat and congratulate the new couple!  Who wants to stand in a group and smile for 20 minutes straight?  I definitely like to keep family formals during weddings limited (but I will do whatever the couple wants)!  I’d rather snoop around and catch surprise moments than force someone to stand and “say cheese!”.  Maybe it’s my tendency to be shy but I love the moments that come spontaneously…those are a whole lot better than something that’s been forced (in my opinion)!!
That’s another reason why I like spur-of-the-moment pictures, like these below (I didn’t suggest any of these!):

 

So, there you have a quick overview of what I like…and hopefully you have a better idea of my photography “style”!
Have a great weekend!
Kimber :)