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Posts Tagged ‘Darien CT Portrait Photographer’

Happy Baby

by Blake Robinson

September 9th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this handsome young man, Keegan. I photographed Keegan’s older brother, Riley, a couple of years ago, in the same christening gown. In fact, Keegan’s family members have been photographed in this same gown going back over 100 years, now into the 5th generation. The gown still looks fabulous!

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Whenever I photograph a young baby, I try to imagine what the world will be like when he or she is 60, 70 or 80 years old. My imagination runs wild for awhile, then I give up and just pray that the child will grow up happy, healthy and safe. Keegan is certainly starting off life as about the happiest baby I’ve ever known!

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We did black and white versions of all the images as well, in part to match the pictures taken in the early 1900’s. Do you like the color or black & white version better? I’d love to hear from you. Incidentally, please click on each picture to see it in a LARGER size.

Thanks, Keegan, Mom and Dad for giving me the honor to be a part of this five generation photographic family tradition.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Mezzo Soprano

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Last week, I did headshots for a dear friend and one of my favorite subjects. Christina is an opera singer and needed updated headshots for auditions and also a new personal website.  She has just finished a successful summer of concerts and training with the Asheville (NC) Lyric Opera Young Artist Program, as one of just six singers chosen to participate.

Please click on each image in this blog post to see it LARGER and clearer.

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We photographed these images with window light in the background.  The style of headshots for opera singers today is moving away from solid white background. In these portraits, I used a narrow depth of field so the window frame and the greenery outside would go out of focus and thus not distract from the main subject.

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Faithful readers will recall other photographs I’ve taken of Christina.  If you do a search for “Christina” in the search box to the right, you’ll see some earlier posts with images of her as well as a link to a video we created together.

Wishing Christina all the best in her budding opera career!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Charleston Architecture

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I haven’t been blogging for quite a while – it’s good to be back!

Recently we visited Charleston, South Carolina, and took some pictures in the old part of the city, on the Peninsula and “South of Broad,” to quote the title of a favorite Pat Conroy novel.

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These houses above are part of “Rainbow Row” – all with beautiful pastel colors.

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Walking around the streets, it’s easy to picture Charleston life in 1700’s – genteel and slow paced. The people of Charleston are friendly and open, even with the barrage of tourists.

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Most of the pictured houses are along the Battery, the extreme south end of the peninsula. There is a walkway along the water. Just out of the frame to the left is Fort Sumter. My dear spouse Marjorie enjoys the view here.

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All the houses are immaculately kept up. I had mixed success capturing the houses without any ugly modern vehicles to spoil the view.

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If you haven’t been to Charleston, it should definitely be on your list!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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