I have always felt that humans never stop learning~ at any age. I have never been one to believe that I know everything about anything. In life, we learn things and then re-learn things and learn them again from a new perspective… It’s what makes us a professional at something. If we learn about something in all these various ways, we know our way around it well enough to wrap our brains around it and become masters at doing it.
Since becoming a newborn photographer, I have found the challenge of learning my craft to be never-ending~ the climate is constantly changing i.e.: the market changes, the trends shift and the technology changes or increases, etc. There’s always something new around each corner to explore and implement. It’s one of the many reasons why I enjoy doing it. These new challenges keep my mind challenged and they inspire my creative soul.
In the past three years since becoming a newborn photographer, I’ve learned a lot from admiring many other newborn photographers’ work and wisdom passed along but one in particular stands out among the rest for me… One with whom I fully respect and is a huge inspiration to my work~ and that would be Ms. Sandra Hill. This past week I had the EXTREME pleasure and honor of meeting her and attending one of her newborn photography workshops at her studio outside of Toronto, Ontario Canada. It was seriously such a dream come true for me to witness the magic of her newborn photography art in person and to be able to work with her! I cannot express the surreal emotion I felt (as well as my new friend and workshop buddy who flew in from Hong Kong to attend with me) when we finally arrived at her intimate but VERY MIGHTY studio. On top of being one of the most famous and talented newborn photographers of the world, I found her to be so gracious, down to earth, extremely kind, generous and just so humble. To say it was an amazing learning experience for me is not enough! I’m so incredibly proud and elated to be bringing some of the knowledge and expertise I gained from meeting and working with her into my own work!
Here is a little bit of the work we did in her studio. These samples have been set-up and posed by Sandra Hill at her studio but shot and edited by yours truly. Enjoy!!