A big congrats to Chea Lamb, who is the winner of our family portrait contest!!! Have fun on your $300 shopping spree, Chea~
I tell you the judging was stressful, there were just so many stunning images...it was so hard for us to choose and we hate the thought of disappointing anyone. What did we love about this portrait? Well, it was totally unique. We loved the concept, the posing, and the post production. We also thought it was a very timely image...Chea mentioned that this family used their portrait for their holiday card and the text read, "Times are Hard... wishing an apple in every tree and a chicken in every pot." (Other shots had mom, in the red top, holding a chicken.) And, although we did not know it at the time of judging, Chea later mentioned the post production was with Design Aglow's True Antique Blend 3, dusty frame. Awesome! A HUGE thank you to all our readers who submitted over 300 entries to our contest...we were slightly overwhelmed, in a good way of course! We will announce the runner's up's names tomorrow, right here. Melissa Olson won our monthly comment drawing for a $150 shopping spree in the DesignAglow shop! We love to hear from our fantastic readers...so keep commenting and we will have another winner soon~
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.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.