Sandra Coan’s Friday Favorites: Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!

I love holidays!  And Halloween is one of my favorites!!  I hope you all have a super fun (and safe) celebration!!

Next week, our theme will be Humor.

To play, post your Humor images to our Facebook page, sized no smaller than 600 pixels wide.

Again, have a fun night, and a wonderful weekend!

Sandra

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Carrie Broder Geddie

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Holly Donovan Photo

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jennifer nobriga photography

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{the} Paper Deer Photography

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Ashley Adair Photography

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Monica Hart Photography

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Erica Fabrizio

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Tiffany Udman

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Gillian Claire: Emma

I always say, there is just nothing better than a newborn baby!  Just beautiful!

-Sandra

From Gillian:

These were wedding clients of mine from a few years ago so I was honored to be called in to do a session for them when Emma arrived.  They wanted to include the whole family, including the furry ones, so a lifestyle session was perfect!  Emma was perfect in her 1st photo shoot!  Both grandma’s were there so we got include them as well.  It was definitely a family affair.  The last shot of her screaming was definitely the end of the shoot when she decided she had had enough and was perfectly happy to sleep.
B&w film was Ilford hp5 shot on a Rolleiflex 2.8f.  Color film was Portra 800 shot on Hasselblad H2.
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jackie - these are just gorgeous! lovely job!

Christina Mallet on Instagram: These Photos Make Me Think This…

Happy Instagram Wednesday and Happy almost Halloween! I’m really loving all of the fall colors and the Halloween photos in the #littlebellows photo pool. Congrats to the featured photographers and, be sure to check out their Instagram feeds linked below their photos! Cheers and have a fab Halloween! @stinamallet

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jengolay

The color and contrast in this image had me immediately.

I have never seen such an original take on the jack-o-lantern.

I like the shallow depth of field in this image–I think it brings the charred looking can, front and center, as the focal point.

Also, the depth of field and the focus on that one black can makes me  imagine that can as a jaded and with human emotions.

He (I think it’s a he), with his sideways grimace or grin, seems to be annoyed, maybe because he’s no longer bright and shiny.

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jengolay

This photo has so much texture and amazing color.

This portrait gives shows us this car in a dignified light.

I like that I can focus on this beautiful car, and imagine and appreciate all that it’s lived and driven, and sat through.

To me, it’s not unlike a portrait of a beautiful person with bright shiny eyes and beautiful bone structure, but whose face is weathered and wrinkled.

The leading line created by the bumper, keeps my eyes moving throughout the photo and therefore keeps my interest way beyond a mere look.

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coreyvillicana

This photo is both hilarious and creepy.

There is a lot of satire going on here with this complete camouflage fail.

This image really shows us the bizarre shapes and  unnaturalness of  human generated wearable nature (aka Camouflage).

Bonus points for the off center composition, to create no negative space.

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gpresley

The light and colors in this image are so painterly.

The lens flare, the setting sun, and then the little person make a nice triangle, keeping my attention focused in the most lit part of  the scene.

There’s something old world about this, especially with the hood, which looks almost like a bonnet.

Really, really beautiful.

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geezlouise

I love honest, no smiles, kid portraits.

A serious kid face make me feel like I can see into the future, and get a glimpse of the adult this person will become.

Her hair blowing in the wind, on the side of her face that is lit by afternoon sun, adds a sense of movement.

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 sarelan

In keeping with the season on Halloween, this photo seemed the perfect addition–it’s beautiful and slightly creepy.

There’s a dried up leaf, some sun flare, some lens flare, and an illuminated cape, which gives it  a beautiful dreamy and ghostly quality.

This photo being color, and the color of the lens flare, make me think this is a friendly ghost girl.

If it were in black and white, it would also be gorgeous but I might be a little bit scared of her.

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Sarah Day-Boodhoo: Mom and Me in NYC

Holy moly, I’m in love with the city session by Sarah Day-Boodhoo!  So fun, and what a great idea for a photo session (and for a vacation!) Wonderful!

-Sandra

From Sarah:

A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet little session. Angelia, the mom, made a pact with her 2 daughters, that when they turned 10, as in the big 1-0, she’d take them on a special ‘mom-and-me’ vacation. Just the 2 of them. Her oldest, chose NYC. Traveling up from Georgia, they reached out to me to capture a little session so to document this special time.
I’m so so so in love with how they came out and thought it would be a great fit for your blog. I hope you find it a good fit, too!
This session was shot 100% on film, Pentax 645nii, Portra 400 and processed by the FINDLab.
About Sarah, based in New York: website | facebook | contact
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Léa - Beautiful Sarah! I have photo on that same rock, but yours is SO pretty!

Published with Little Bellows!! » sarahdayboodhoo - […] 12 was a pretty cool age), but I woke up today, on my birthday of all days, to an email from Little Bellows that my session with Angelia + Mckenna in Central Park this summer was being […]

Joyce’s Top 10 Color Film Favorite | Oct 2014

Every month at Little Bellow Facebook Page, we receive tons of beautiful film images by some of the most talented film photographers.  Film photography is definitely gaining momentum and become increasingly popular among both hobbyist and professional photographers.  Since I started shooting with film, I feel my techniques improved tremendously. Not only I have less to cull because I shoot with more intention, I am developing more awareness of the elements and how they work in the scene of an image.  I encourage every photographer to learn how to shoot film, it makes you a better photographer, no doubt!

If you are already shooting film and would like to have your work featured here, please submit your film images at Little Bellow Facebook Page  and tag it using #LBfilm.  I can’t wait to see more from our fans!

Here are the top 10 color film favorite for October 2014:
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Megan Dill Photography

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 Molly Matcham Photography

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Sandra Coan Photography

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Heather Chang Photography

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Yasmina Cowan Photography

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Amy Bethune Photography

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Amanda O’Donoughue Photography

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The Red Mop – Léa Jones

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Nicole Lattanzi Photography

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Jaclyn Shepard Photography

Blog Contributor and Writer:  Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang selfie black and white on mamiya c330Joyce Kang is a fine art lifestyle children & family photographer in Austin Texas.  She is also a mentor and a film workshop instructor for Embrace The Grain.  She is married to her best friend and enjoys outdoors with her family.  She loves to curl up with a good book and has a terrible addiction to any thing that tops with a heaping scoop of ice cream drizzled with chocolate fudge!

Follow Joyce and see more of her work at: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Google+

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Kel Ward - Hey, I know some of these artists! Love their work and these are all fabulous!