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Friday, February 16 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Portrait of a Mother (Erin Brant)
Limited Capacity seats available

The love that exists between mother and child is the sweetest and most pure love there is. This class will focus on highlighting that bond through beautifully simple portraits. You will learn how to remove distractions from the image to emphasize the most important element in these portraits: connection. There is a magic that emerges when only a woman and her baby fill the frame. You will learn how to recognize it, capture it, and even draw it out when necessary. This minimally styled shoot will include three micro sessions with three different mother/child pairs (children will be between the age of 12-24 months). Attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Please bring your camera and your favorite wide angle and/or portrait lenses.

The class will begin with a brief overview of Erin's philosophy and approach to photographing mothers with their babies. You'll learn how to prep your subjects and give advice on clothing choices to support your vision. There will be a brief Q+A before moving on to the sessions. Erin will give a quick shooting demonstration including offering guidance on lens choices, settings, angles as well as what to say and do while working with mothers and their babies. Attendees will then have the opportunity to photograph the subjects. After the shooting has concluded the mothers will come back out for a quick interview about their experience and why these portraits are so important to them.

This indoor boutique program will take place in a home-like hotel suite for a lifestyle shooting experience.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to interact with subjects in an intimate and sometimes vulnerable setting.
2. Develop a deeper understanding of how to use shadow and light to emphasize the connection and touch points between two people.
3. Master the use of a small, stark space to create a strong set of gorgeous and dynamic images.
4. Recognize what a powerful and important gift this is to mothers (who are often exhausted and overwhelmed by all this love and change in their lives).

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Erin Brant

Owner/Photographer, The Leo Loves

Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
End Suite #471 (North end of Oceanside Wing) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort