Guest Blogger: Gina | Bay Area Book Photographer

“I am so excited to share the amazing feedback I have received on your beautiful Vintage Knits book. Of course, since my little girl was one of the models, the book adorns our coffee table and will be a cherished keepsake forever. This Christmas, I decided to spread the joy and purchased 20 copies for family and friends. Almost everyone receiving the book loves to knit, which was both coincidental and very special.

At each gift opening, it was fun to see the reactions. They gleamed at the beautiful photographs taken and commented on how my daughters true self was captured “exactly.”  With each turn of the page, there were ooooohhhhs and aaahhhhs about the adorable pictures and the lovely pieces. After closely examining the patterns, there was a consensus of encouraged knitters that these would not be “too difficult” to re create. I cannot wait to see some of them in person soon. I will continue to share this beautiful treasure with more friends and family as the occasions arise.

I had fun explaining the story of our wonderful experience working with you. I was thrilled that my little 10 month old, blue eyed dolly was asked to be part of such a neat project. I was not sure what to expect for the photo shoot day, would she cry, cooperate, cling to me, hummm?  It was incredible how you welcomed us into your home and created such a calm, warm environment where all she wanted to do was laugh, giggle, smile and just be herself.

Your talents and the quality of your work amaze me. And beyond that, you were working on this project 8 month pregnant. I was in awe. I thought it was so cool that for the shoot, nothing was completely set in stone. You worked with where the lighting was best, where and when the baby was at her best, you were up, down, all around and within a very few shots and a very short time, her piece was complete. And again, you were 8 month pregnant…wow.. We felt fortunate that you shared your incredible talents with us and it was a day I will always remember, my 10 month old will have the book as her memory.

Thanks again Angela! At some point over the holiday, I am sure your ears must have been ringing…with all of the comments around the book..and finally had to sit down and share. Have a great 2010 and best of luck on your future endeavors.

ps…I love to stay current with your photo blog to see all of your fantastic work, honestly out of this world.”  – Gina

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Model Spotlight on Ella | Bay Area Book Photographer

The first time I photographed Ella was when she was still growing in her mommy’s tummy – it was a maternity session.  The next time she was in front of my camera was when she was one years-old.  When the book model shoot was going on, I remembered her beauty and suggested to her mom that she submit some recent pictures.

When Hadley, the book author, saw Ella’s photo she exclaimed, “SHE’S PERFECT!” and proceeded to make the knit she’s wearing below in her size just so that she could be in the book.  And of no surprise, Ella WAS perfect and really loved having her picture taken and was a joy to photograph.  Thank you Ella, and Julie for making it happen.  Once she received her mom wrote me, “Hi Angela, Your book is marvelous.  I think you have done such a great job capturing the children beautifully!!!!!!    WOW…..What a debut to your profession.  I wish you much luck my friend.”  Julie

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Model Spotlight on Camilla | Bay Area Book Photographer

Camilla’s family has come to me for photography often for 5 years, so I’ve taken pictures of her when her mom was pregnant with her, then 3 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, and at 2 years. On this day Camilla had just finished her 6 month photo shoot and found a half hour of energy left for our Vintage Knits session.  Her hair was the fuzziest cutest thing I’d ever seen! In this picture she was very focused on pulling the red booties off and she was quite successful at it. The light had faded by the time her first shoot was over, so we took the studio set up outside where the light was much nicer.

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