You may recognize this mama-to-be, as I recently posted images from the couples session I did with her and the proud-papa-to-be. River, a fellow photographer, is now a fellow Mama! Her little girl, Ivy, was born about a month ago now. I probably shouldn’t say little, though, as she was over 10 pounds. Congrats to you, River & Levi!
I occasionally get asked by clients, in almost a panicked tone, if I have to share their images. The answer is absolutely not! Yes, I love to share my sessions because my clients are beautiful, I’m proud of my work, and it gives future clients inspiration for their own sessions, BUT it is not a requirement that you sign a model release! If you want to keep your images to yourself, I will absolutely respect that. I’d say about 1/3 of my clients keep their images private. It also doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” situation. You can pick and choose which images I share. For example, this beautiful mama must remain anonymous for a variety of reasons, but she gave me permission to share these shots.
Can I also brag here for a minute? These were shot in front of a window and some $10 Ikea curtains. Sometimes I feel like the MacGyver of photography.
Kel Ward Photography is based out of Salem, Oregon. Areas of coverage include Salem, Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Sherwood, Albany, Eugene, Corvallis, Jefferson, Turner, Keizer, Woodburn, Wilsonville, Silverton, Stayton, Dallas, Hillsboro, Lincoln City, Bay City, Bend, Vancouver, Battleground, and all surrounding areas. Also available for destination weddings and other travel. Kel Ward Photography specializes in Black and White photography, in both film and digital mediums. Color photography also available. Coverage includes weddings, funerals, birth, childbirth, portraits, families, senior portraits, and boudoir. Outdoor and on-location are preferred.