We have been going through hundreds and hundreds of entries of all different types of sessions to bring you our favorite photographs of 2015! First to be announced is family photography. Congratulations to these top 3 winners!
Coming in 3rd place for is Spruce & Sparrow Photography with this beautiful image.
Holly Nicole Photography took 2nd place with this awesome silhouette.
Our winner of favorite family image of 2015 goes to Anne Burgess Photography from Washington! Congratulations Anne. This is such a beautiful image full of life, amazing depth, and color.
We asked Anne to answer a few questions for us.
Can you tell us a little bit about this photo?
This family was having a hard time deciding whether they wanted photos at the beach or in a green/wooded area so I found a perfect location that had a wooded path leading down to a beach. As we were walking, I spotted this area where the light was shining down through the trees. I had them stand in the beautifully lit area on the path and let them naturally interact with their little girl. I loved the end result as I knew I had captured not only the beautiful light shining through but also the love shared between this family.
What’s in your bag?
For this photo I used my Canon 5D Mark iii and my go to lens which is my 50mm f/1.2. My other frequently used lenses are my 200mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm 2.8. I also carry a Macro 100mm f/2.8 and a 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift which I use less often.
If you could give everyone one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never stop practicing your skills, seeking knowledge and making time to photograph what you love outside of client sessions. Photography is an ever changing world with new styles, techniques and equipment popping up every day. I am constantly reading, watching videos and scanning for inspiration online and in the real world. I learn something new with every client shoot I do but I also make time to do unpaid shoots where I can slow down and take time to try new techniques and photograph something in a new way. In my opinion, doing unpaid shoots is key in progressing your style and skills as it provides an opportunity for creative freedom by photographing new things in a new way without all the pressure of having to please anyone else.
If you could have anyone photograph you, who would it be?
This is a hard one as there are so many photographers I would love to work with. I would have to say that photographer Joey Lawrence (a.k.a Joey L.) is a big inspiration and I would love to be photographed by him. His editorial style portraits are amazing.