Happy Satruday Friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic week with lot's of family adventures and of course.....Pictures!! Get ready for todays inspirational photographer, Clickin Moms Professional, Rebecca Ludin.
I love Rebecca's bio on Instagram! " I wanted a calm country life full of muted tones and wildflowers. I got suburbia. Messy kids. Too much coffee. Some tears but lots of love and laughter." I think a lot of us start out with thinking life will be a certain way ( I know I did) as a little girl I had the perfect life all planned out. Things don't always turn out like we plan but EMBRACE the imperfect, concentrate on the LOVE and LAUGHTER and DOCUMENT it!!
Rebecca has done just that and in such a beautiful way! Whenever I am scrolling through her work I am always "ooing" and "awwing!" She is amazing at story telling and captures such brilliant colors and emotion in her imagery. So take a minute to read all about Rebecca and get ready to drool over her gorgeous work!!
What got you started in photography?
I picked up my first camera as therapy for depression. This was about 15 years ago. I thought it would help me get outside, slow down, and enjoy the little things. Not only did it do all that but it also allowed me to capture the everyday moments in my babies lives!
What three words describe your photographic style?
Spontaneous, emotional, big-picture.
What’s your favorite compositional technique?
Because I shoot so wide I usually gravitate towards center composition. It helps with distortion. I also love stepping back and getting the sky! I think with children’s images it helps with that bigger than life feeling!
Tell me a bit about your biz! Are you only personal work, or a mix of personal and client?
I am 96% personal. I shoot clients for stretch but it doesn’t last long because I miss shooting for myself so I go back and forth between taking more clients and way less clients.
How would you describe your ultimate dream shoot or personal project?
I don’t have a dream location or anything like that. It’s more of a dream outcome. If I could have a shoot go anyway I wanted I would like to be able to walk into any situation and capture a perfectly documentary style shoot with amazing emotional connection in every image. Is that too much to ask?
What’s one of the most interesting experiences you’ve ever had in a session or personal project? I
I've been pooped and peed on more times that I would like to admit. Now I guess that would be more interesting if the pee/poopers were adults, haha!
What’s your favourite image you’ve ever taken (please share, and tell me the story behind the image)?
This image of my husband and son taken about 7.5 years ago. It’s not technically good but I fell in love with it the moment I took it and I have loved it ever since.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get started in photography?
Shoot everyday. I really think that a 365 day project helps so much with skill! Practice makes perfect and all that!
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
I would really like to be in marketing or maybe a forensic scientist.
Isn't her imagery just to die for? Absolutely fantastic storytelling I tell ya! Thank you so much Rebecca for sharing a little bit about you and your awesome work, and thank you so much for inspiring me daily!!
Every month I am a part of an awesome blog loop where we share our work via our blog and link to eachother. I would love for you to head on over to my amazingly talented friend Sue Sonnenburg for some awesomely inspirational photgraphy for the creative soul! http://www.rootstowillowsphotography.com/blog/