Iron Rose Photography CB (1)Iron Rose Photography CB (1) Welcome to the life of Iron Rose. This blog I hope will capture my thoughts in photos, ideas or possibly my rants... when I get my panties in a bunch. Who knows what you may find lurking in my pages, but it will be a view into my world and work that I hope you enjoy.

 

 

Rainbow Babies

January 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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One of the greatest things I got to experience is photographing a rainbow baby. Many don't know what this is, in fact I never did either until I became more involved with my photography. Here is a description of what a Rainbow Baby is- "A rainbow baby is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison". 

I think this memorable photo session is important to the mom and I was honored to perform it. I think anything that gives one peace or gives someone the memory of an event or a past experience, is something someone should always consider having done.  I struggled at first to try to come up with an idea, I had to search Pinterest and other photographers pages. I was so nervous and wanted it to be perfect for the mom. I think I did that very thing for her as you can see by the photo.  I hope looking back on this in years to come she can also remember that beautiful life she had for a moment in time. Although we dont know GODS reasons today, we will one day. I also hope to do another one of these, but only so I can provide a parent a comforting and healing memory and for them to experience the joy of the new life before them. IF this is you reading this, and you have experienced such a horrible loss but yet received a blessing following that loss, I would be honored to photograph your newborn for you in the same way. 

 

Human Emotion and My Lens

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sometimes as a photographer I want to express my own feelings through my lens. It doesn't always come out as planned, but I try. If only I could with one click tell a story of my pains or fears, by visualizing what is in my head to a print. I am forever trying to figure out how to do that! I think its easier at to photograph others emotions because they are unaware of what their faces show on a daily bases. For me to show my feelings, my pain, I have to recreate it on my own. But like most people, my pain is hidden with a smile or laughter, its suppose to be that way right? 

There are times that life turns a direction that you never thought it would go. You sit back and wonder if anyone is noticing how that direction has influenced life to all. Did they notice the shift, do they care? Or is that shift or direction make things better for them? Or are they walking around with a smiling pretending nothing has changed? We can't always hide our feelings, our insecurities, our pains, because those that are closest notice....or should notice! But we all have these feelings at some point in our lives, and we try and hide them until there's a point we have to release. Then that is when those feelings are all over ones face. Our faces are designed that way...to express whats inside. 

Through my lens, I try and capture those instant expressions that come to surface. Mostly they are happy times, or those fake smiles that come across ones face when you say "cheese". But we have those photos to look back on as happy times, they help us remember past days, past lives, good times. But what about the sad? Do I ignore them as a photographer? If only I could capture that instant frown, that one tear running down the cheek of a betrayed lover, or the pain one feels after loosing their parent. Those emotions are real, just as real as the smile, but often never captured. Do we not want to see it or remember it? But isn't that what makes us human and truly know we are alive? They ARE just as important! 

If only through my own lens I could capture my hidden tears, the pain I feel when I am hurt. Would those around me understand me more? Would they love me more? Would I matter more? I will be forever trying to figure out how to do that. But I suppose until then, you would have to ask me how I feel, and trust that not  only with a smile there is a frown, and not only where there is laughter there are tears. 


First Blog On Iron Rose

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Like most professionals, I started out taking photos of my kids. After others asking me to do theirs, it blossomed into getting paid for my work. That was about 7 years ago. Its been a journey of learning, classes, meeting other photographers and trial and error. I worked a job outside doing photography and didn't really start making it real until last year when I became licensed. I had the opportunity to work in my home, so I turned my extra bedroom into my studio. I am loving it!
 
I pride myself on offering my services to those in need. Yes I give away free photos at times! Some other photographers would frown on this, I find it rewarding and not a flaw in who I am in my work. For others, I strive to keep my prices reasonable not because I am no good, or because I want to cut-throat my competition, its because I understand that these days, most people can not afford a good photographer, so they choose to shoot their own photos and avoid the high cost. Its knowing the economy and what these people are wanting, and adjusting to accommodate.
 
I love to just do photos for no reason. What I mean is, I will seek out a client just for the fun of it. One, it helps to have something new in my portfolio, but more importantly its a new experience. It doesn't define me as a photographer, it merely keeps me interested and engaging. I love to broaden my work to all areas that I find interesting, and for that reason, I do many types of work. What I find interesting and fun comes natural to me, and I have always been a creative person so I seek out these types of photo sessions. I even spend my time creating props for my clients with my own hands, just because I love it.
 
Many professional photographers spend their time worrying about whose doing what within other photographers business. Some will downright bad mouth other photographers in what they do or how they do it, trying to make themselves look better. You wont find that with me! I am not going to preach about how other photographers lack skill or knowledge or just don't know what they are doing because they do things different then me. Each photographer has their best work, and their worse work! Remember that when searching for yours!
I spend my time always learning and searching for new ideas and seek out those of high caliber to teach me what I need to learn. Those few professional photographers are on the top of my list when it comes to knowledge. When you stop learning or searching, you become stagnant and stuck in one thing. I am always looking for a way to be unique and offer unique services that will be useful to my clients. I want them to be who they are! I am always asking my clients what "they" like, what "they" want to portray. With their input and mine we can create something they will love for years to come. If for any reason I can not do your photos, I would suggest another photographer as an alternative. I have great confidence in a very few who are local to me based on their experience and most importantly their character. Those select few are the ones I would only use for a backup. For instance, I don't do weddings, but I have names of those who do and do it well.
 
Above all, I am a professional business person and I try and conduct myself that way. As most of you know, its not always easy to deal with others in "ANY" business, but I will go above and beyond to make your experience a happy one, or else I do your photos over again. I offer top notch quality in my products from the paper your precious photos are printed on, to canvases and specialty items. But if you are not the type to spend extravagantly on photos for you family, or you are a family with low income or special circumstance that prevent you from ever having nice photos, you will find that I can accommodate everyone.

Sincerely,

Iron Rose Photography

 


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