I had the extreme pleasure of photographing Nancy Marino, referred to me through her niece Andrea, who is a friend from High School that I connected with on Facebook.
Nancy (or “Nan” for short) is being published for the first time and she needed photographs taken for various online publications. Her book entitled: Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me is a Spring/Summer 2009 release from Roaring Books Press/MacMillan.
You can see her book’s Sneak Peek on this page: http://www.stimolaliterarystudio.com/sneak.html
I never met Nan before that day, in the park, but within 5 minutes of working with her I felt like I knew her forever. Jo Ann and I took an instant liking to Nan, who isn’t a big fan of having her photo taken, and hadn’t had her photo taken for many years. Once I heard this it was my goal to make her feel comfortable and to highlight her personality and beauty through my work.
Jo Ann and I helped Nan decided on wardrobe changes, jewelry choices and made her feel as comfortable as possible. I think we achieved our goal when Nan told me, after the session, that she felt like she had spent the day with friends rather than having her photos taken by someone she never met before. That made my heart sing since that was my goal (besides beautiful photos 🙂 )
Nan is one of the most wonderful people I have been able to work with so far and I enjoyed my time with her as well.
As soon as I edit all of Nan’s top picks and my top picks I will do a full scale blog post of our session!
Nan, I wish much success to you on your first published book! I’ll be sure to promote your work here on my blog! I’m very proud to be your photographer and so happy you love the results of our session! You are an inspiration to Jo Ann & I. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us!