My Author Photos with Stephen Phillips Photography

Over the weekend I had a lovely experience. Stephen of new Bloomington, Indiana business Stephen Phillips Photography came to my house for an indoor/outdoor portrait session. Normally, I hate having my picture taken. I much prefer to be on the other side of the camera. But Stephen was laid back and genuinely seemed at ease behind the camera, a fact that put me at ease.

Half the battle of a good photo session is capturing positive moments for the client. This requires the confidence to take charge. I know. I had a short-lived career as a professional photographer in this very town. What I learned is that I strongly dislike directing people’s bodies. That came through in the moments I was unable to capture and, occasionally, in an awkwardness that pervaded the shoot. Stephen had no such issue. I loved his ideas, enthusiasm, and I wanted to be friends. Forever. Tra lala!

Here are three of the images from a lovely session. These are unedited shots so you can see what he can do straight out of the camera. Excellent, right?

DSC_0055

DSC_0244

DSC_0268

You can find edits and more pictures on the Stephen Phillips Photography FaceBook page. I love his black and white crop of this last shot. Go take a gander!

*These images may not be reproduced without permission.

Share

0 Discussion to this post

  1. […] I am so proud to have my voice and support included on this amazing site catering to LGBTQ couples. I hope you’ll head over and have a read. The piece is brief, and the photography is done by local Bloomington photographer Stephen Phillips. You may remember him as the artist behind my author photos. […]

    View Comment
  2. […] Find more of his work and schedule your session by visiting his Photoshelter page or viewing my author photos, which were taken at the very beginning of his […]

    View Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Stories

Not All Men

The Emotional Labor and Delivery of Boundaries

Heavy Things

How I Started Writing

Talking Body, Scars and Survival with Hips & Curves

Of Matriarchs and Memories

Search stories by typing keyword and hit enter to begin searching.

%d bloggers like this: