Martha & Ben are my children and Jake & Maddie belong to my brother, Bill. This picture was taken towards the end of the summer 2012, in Union City, Michigan for my Mom’s birthday. She had spent a ton of time over the summer babysitting Jake & Maddie while Martha & Ben were constantly stopping over to visit or to eat! What an appropriate way to end the summer and give my Mom a birthday present that she definitely did not have!!!!!!
Family Portrait Sessions start at $100.00 with an additional charge of $10.00 for each Family Member beyond 6. I am a natural light on location photographer who will travel to you within 40/45 miles of Tekonsha, Michigan 49092. For more information you can visit my Website.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Family
Here is the picture from the very top of this post. Ben is slightly tall and almost didn’t fit within the frame of this photo!
This summer I was asked to take on a new project. The project was to Photograph bikers and their motorcycles at Bike Night on Tuesday night, July 16th at JD’s Country Connection. As many of you know I specialize in Sports & Portrait Photography but I have always been open to challenging my skills. Over the past few months I have had a Newborn Session, a Wedding, and a Horse Session all of which has brought their own challenges! With that said, despite the heat and the harsh sunlight, I was able to capture some amazing portraits during this Bike Night Session which has led to me rediscovering black and white photography.
Years ago I took some 35 mm photography classes at Kellogg Community College including a black and white film class. Not only did I learn how to photograph in black and white but I also learned how to develop my own 35 mm film, process that film and create my own prints in a darkroom. Now days with digital photography we have a darkroom right at our finger tips and so much easier to use!
While working on these portraits I discovered the wonderful attributes they held for black and white photography. The process of converting color digital photographs to black and white brings on a new appreciation for the lighting and contrast a color photograph holds. You can literally see the emphasis on ones character and story change during the process of black and white photography.
Photographing bikers and their motorcycles is an exciting experience. Not only am I expanding my photographic skills but I am meeting some really neat people. You will find me at JD’s Country Connection around 7 pm on Tuesday nights for the remainder of the summer. JD’s Country Connection is located on the corner of M-60 and Old 27 in Tekonsha, Michigan.
You can find Photography by Char on Facebook along with more photographs from Bike Nights at JD’s. https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyByChar
Everett Michael Bain – Born March 28, 2013
A couple months ago the UCHS Varsity Baseball Coach asked me if I was willing to photograph his son when born. I was hesitant in agreeing to do this since I had never done a Newborn Photo Shoot before!
Everett Micheal arrived in our world about 2 week early and a little bit smaller than anticipated. Weighing in at 6 lbs and 12 oz Everett Micheal was a little small for some of his newborn outfits! So instead of having a Newborn Photo Shoot… we did a 1 Month Old Photo Shoot!
My favorite photos from this photo shoot were the shots that I took of Everett and his Mom, Holly. The love between a Mom and Child really shows in these next 3 photos…
Congratulations to the Bain Family on your newest addition to your family!
And a huge Thank You for having me in your home to photograph your family!