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Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’

Giving Thanks for BFFs

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Recently, I had the pleasure of taking headshots at a nearby high school. I photographed a lot of people over 3 days – 45 students as well as 12 teachers and staff.  Please click on the image to see it LARGER and clearer – on your phone, tablet or computer.

These two girls came in and asked if I would shoot them together. They were laughing and enjoying themselves – clearly BFFs. (If you’re as old as me – you may need a translation – could be Best Friends Forever or Best Female Friends.)

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for many things.  One is the opportunity to photograph young people that are full of life and promise. Another is  – in a world that is supposedly becoming more fragmented and polarized – to see these two beautiful young women enjoying their deep friendship. They are good role models for us all.

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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Brotherly Love

by Blake Robinson

November 12th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently, I had a fun shoot with an extended family – about 10 people altogether. These two terrific kids were part of that family. By the way, be sure to click on each image to see it LARGER and clearer on your screen – whether it’s a computer, a tablet or a phone.

Kids can be a challenge to photograph – sometimes you have to shoot quickly, or they’ll lose interest and it’s awfully tough to get good pictures. (These two were very patient, however!) But what I find makes shooting kids easy is  that they are not nearly as self-conscious as adults. When I asked this girl to get close with her brother and put her hand on his shoulder there was no hesitation – she just did it.

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They hung in with me when I suggested different poses or made some feeble joke to get a natural smile.  These were fabulous kids to shoot for so many reasons.

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I made both color and black & white versions of the pictures for the  family. They chose only black and white versions for their prints, which certainly provides a classic, timeless quality. I’m drawn a bit more to the color versions of these particular photographs, but faithful readers know me to be a color guy through and through. Below you’ll see the black and white version of the first image. Which do you like best? I’d love to hear from you!

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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Happy Baby

by Blake Robinson

September 9th, 2016    2 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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