Sorry, to my wonderful readers, I have been MIA for some time. If you follow along on instagram, you might know that my dad passed away a few weeks back. This loss is heartbreaking to me. I took some time to be with my family and I am just now catching up. All that said, I have a much happier mood board, inspired by the sunshine filled weekend we had, and the newly launched Sirius Beatles station, I call this one "Here Comes the Sun." As I browsed pinterest for yellow inspiration many of the images looked like they were from around the time I was pinning inspo from my wedding, thus a little dated looking. I think this set paints a happy, sunshine-filled picture while still looking clean and modern, and not a single mason jar in sight!
Mother’s Day, of course it took on a whole new meaning when I celebrated my first mother’s Day as a mom two years ago. As moms we are rushing and running and doing for the people in our lives, it’s tough to remember that behind the bottle of homemade all-purpose cleaner and the lunch box full of organic snacks is a beautiful strong woman. Making just a few moms feel like the gorgeous, strong ladies that they are was my entire motivation for partnering with Anika of A. Fatourous Photography and Monique from We Make You Up. A few weeks back we had a beautiful event celebrating a few special moms, we hosted a mini session event at a studio in Ossining. I had the honor of dressing our moms up and creating flower crowns to make them feel extra special. Monique lent her magic hand for the hair and make-up, and Anika captured all the beauty. We also had mimosas and snacks waiting for the mamas and babes to keep everyone happy. I am so in love with these photos and the beautiful moms have told me that they are too. Thank you, to all the mamas who came and got their photos taken. It was a special honor to help give you this Mother’s Day gift.
All stunning photos by A. Fatouros Photography.
Happy Mother's Day, mammas!!
While normally I lean toward the colorful and whimsical, I love myself a clean palette from time to time. Modern isn't just reserved for a clean loft space, with the right vision, we can make a tropical beach wedding feel clean and modern. To achieve this look, use lots of greenery and keep the palette limited to a few colors, and metals. Bring in modern furniture for a sleek, unexpected look, and give your bridesmaids simple bouquets of protea and large leaves.
How did you get started in the wedding photography business?
I have been shooting for a while mainly newborns and family. One day I got a phone call in regards to a wedding as the person loved my work and follows me on social media so they asked me to shoot their wedding. The responsibility of a wedding is a huge task but I met with the client and she was having a small wedding it just seemed to be the right fit to get me started in weddings.
How long have you been shooting? How long have you been shooting weddings?
I have been shooting for 3 years now and I have been shooting weddings for a year now.
How would you describe your photography or working style?
I would describe my work as "the moment". I work hand in hand with my clients to customized their experience. From picking out colors to for their newborn session, what to wear, to printing portraits for their home. One of the biggest thing for me is that we live in a fast paced world and everyone wants things instantly. I try to educate my clients on the fact that digitals don't last forever and that it is important to print as these are tangible memories that gets passed down for generations.
What's the best thing about photographing mamas and babies?
Whether it's their first child or fifth, the birth of a new child always unites a family and it deserves to be documented. There are special connections between parents and siblings, and these moments should be captured.
I would say the unpredictable pooping but it comes with the territory. When it happens we usually laugh about it.
Any advice for aspiring photographers?
Learn your device, practice, set up your business correctly, take classes and workshops, find a mentor. Do not undercharge you time is still valuable. Be open to constructive criticism it will make you better. Shoot how you feel, develop your own style and don't try and copy someone else's style.
What is your favorite thing to photograph?
Babies because I love capturing their innocence and I love capturing the love and connection between couples!
In your opinion what makes a good wedding great?
The entertainment! Also I think when a wedding has elements that speak to both the bride and grooms personalities makes it great!
Any other advice for brides planning their wedding?
Make it your own!
Thank you so much Anika for answering our questions!!
A long time ago, a friend of mine showed me a photo from her parents wedding in the 70's, it was rainbow themed. And it was not good. Rainbows as an icon are making a HUGE comeback, they haven't quite hit the wedding industry yet, who seem to be all about the neutrals, but this mood board certainly makes the case for them. Using slightly more subdued colors of the rainbow softens the statement and the ombre vibes I've presented here makes the colors flow nicely. From the hand dyed napkins to the fabric backdrop, these rainbow vibes have our name all over it!