What is fine art photography, really? How is it different from other forms of photography? And what exactly makes a fine art photographer stand out amongst the sea of options available? My intent with this post is to delve a little deeper into what the designation of fine art means to me as a professional in the field and what it can mean for you, the consumer, when it comes to making a decision on who to hire to capture your life’s most precious moments.
Since I’ve been lucky to live in five different countries and have been a photographer for more than 10 years of my life, I have come to view the dance of life as a form of art all on its own. With this perspective, I have openly embraced my desire to use this frame of reference when it comes to delivering stunning, high quality newborn and maternity photography to my clients.
By definition, fine art photography is a medium by which the artist uses the camera in order to create a work of art. This leaves a lot up for interpretation, of course. From my own perspective, I’ve talked about this a little bit in my previous blog post, when I discussed why I don’t give out raw (unedited) images.
Aside from bringing my own artistic eye to the photography itself, I am able to offer studio maternity photography as well as newborn sessions in a private, intimate studio . This helps me create the art that has become Limoo Photography. In my studio I can control the lighting using advanced lighting techniques and I can offer a variety of backdrops and wardrobe options. I also have extensive experience with wrapping and posing babies, methods that I often share on my Instagram page. Clients frequently referred to me as ‘The Baby Whisperer’ and I humbly carry that title with pride. You can read more detailed reviews of client experiences with me on my google page.
In addition to offering a clean, safe, and gorgeous studio for newborn and maternity sessions, my packages generally include curated, custom looks/set-ups, retouching techniques, and finished galleries with a minimum of 3-5 unique looks. My work has been described as creative, gorgeous, and luxurious. It typically takes me hours to prepare for each shoot before my clients ever enter the studio and I spend a significant amount of time getting the final gallery completed.
So while the static definition of what fine art photography means might leave a lot open to interpretation, I think that my body of work speaks for itself. And nothing makes documenting stunning memories for my newborn and maternity clients in my studio more special than when I see how their faces light up once they see their finished gallery of photos.