Welcome to my new blog... this one is all about me and my artwork. You can view my main site at www.addietalley.com or my earlier work at www.talleyimages.blogspot.com, but this one is about shooting what I want. Its the images that I have been inspired to create... something new, something different. This will be the place for all my best work because these are mine. You can email me at addietalley@mail.com at any time!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Emma - 4 years

I always take my kids for a photoshoot - usually just me and them - for their birthdays every year. These are Emma's 4 year old pictures... maybe 9 months late... we took them last November. But it is what happens when I stay busy doing other people's work - I never have time for my own.

Shortly before this shoot, I found this abandoned building and I could not believe my luck. It was gorgeous with offwhite walls and lots of window light. It also was very "safe" as it didnt have any nails or glass on the floor. I knew this is where Emma's pictures had to be. Emma is probably my favorite model that I work with... and I dont just say that as her mama. I have no idea where she got this gift from, but she automatically knows how to model - her face, her body, her hands... with very little direction. Its good in that we can get alot accomplished in a short amount of time, but its really bad when it comes to me working with other models. It spoils me into thinking that other models always automatically know what they are doing and it just ends up frustrating me when I have to give them a million directions... anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures - you can click on them to view them larger.Please do not try this at home or with any old abandoned building... this can be very dangerous. I visited this one a few times to make sure it was safe and structurally sound and that my daughter would not get hurt - before I took her. I also know my daughter and know that she can follow directions and listen to what I say. Please be careful with your children.

It is now August, which means Gabe's 7th birthday pics will be happening shortly. Im excited that my little boy still lets me take his picture.

I hope you enjoy.