This session by Gillian Gauthier is so sublime...who would have guessed the water was absolutely freezing!?! (Now that's a great model.) When I asked Gillian how she helps the bride feel so comfortable during a shoot, she replied with some great advice, "The longer the (TTD) session, the more comfortable your client feels. Everyone usually starts off a bit nervous, but the more fun, the crazier, the sexier, the better for your bride! Make sure you tell your bride she looks fabulous when she hits that perfect pose or look you are going for and encourage her to be dramatic and sexy and mysterious ... the more relaxed you are, as well, the more relaxed your client will be. Remember to have a BLAST with your client as that will show up in the images." I'd say it definitely shows up...don't you agree?
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.