It’s a chilly morning here in Southern Maine, as we join New England in preparing for the predicted blizzard! So in case you find yourself snowed in soon, have no fear, I am preparing lots of newborn portraits to look at! I recently made the trip to Monroe, Connecticut to photograph the second portrait session of this family’s Motherhood Collective. Little Oren was so tiny and perfect, I couldn’t help but photograph numerous frames of how perfectly he fit in the palm of his proud daddy’s hands.

Here are just a few of my black & white favorites from their newborn portrait collection, photographed in their Connecticut home.

 

Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n Connecticut Newborn Photography by Portland Maine Baby photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n

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To learn more about booking your Maine Newborn Portrait Session or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the Connect link in the menu, or email directly at TIFFANY@TIFFANYFARLEY.COM

Tiffany is local to the Portland, Maine area and is currently booking well into 2015.

Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco.  To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you, including Southern Connecticut, Northern Vermont, Harrisburg, Saint Augustine, and San Diego- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.

I am excited to announce that I will also be coming to Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2015! 

About a year ago, I applauded the bravery of my friends Justin & Mary who launched their twin blogs, The Black Tie Bride and The Well Groomed Groom. They recognized a huge gap in the industry, and decided to create a place where iconic, black and white wedding photography that highlighted the emotional moments of a wedding day, just as much as the tabletop details, would be both celebrated and honored. I was so inspired by their courage to see what was missing, and to then make a place for it.

Over the past two years, as I have grown deeper in my craft and my love for photographing motherhood, I longed to see a distinguished place of publication and community for this portrait industry. It has been my desire to bring this beautiful niche to the forefront, where it too could be celebrated and honored. Last summer,  The Fount Collective website and brand launched into the world, and was met with such overwhelming support. In the past 7 months, Fount has featured motherhood photographers and their beautiful work from all over the world on the blog, started a Society of most recommended photographers, planned an incredible 2015 Workshop, and now today has launched the very first printed publication, Volume 01.

Although The Fount Collective is an entirely separate brand and business than my own photography, I wanted to take a moment and share this exciting news here today. I held this publication in my hands this morning, and my eyes filled with tears of gratitude.

For it was just a dream. It was just a “what if…” It was really just simply an idea.  That came to life. 

With hard work. With very hard work. By looking fear after fear after fear in the face and somehow finding determination in its place. It’s not easy doing something new and completely out of your comfort zone. To learn brand new things, learn from mistakes, and have faith that something valuable will be created. Thank you for everyone who has sent along encouraging words in celebration of the pre-order launch. You are more appreciated than you know.

You can read all about the details of Volume 01 and how to save $5 by placing your pre-order HERE.

 

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At the close of 2013, I had a big goal to learn medium format film and eventually incorporate it into my professional portrait work. There is such an artful craft with film, a look that when done correctly, really cannot be imitated with a digital camera. So I purchased a Hasselbad and if I am being totally honest, it sat for months untouched on the shelf. I was so intimidated at the idea of “starting over” and re-learning the way I approached creating a photograph. Remembering why I purchased it in the first place, I eventually buckled down and started to practice. There have definitely been rolls that didn’t come out so well in the beginning, but now when I receive film scans there is a show of promise that this dream of shooting film on a regular basis could really happen.

I think my favorite part about using a film camera is that it forces me to slow down and really make sure everything is just as how it should be before clicking that shutter. It is easy to take multiple images with a digital camera, simply deleting the ones that didn’t work, but with film it’s a different story! This beach maternity session was photographed this past fall in beautiful Cape Elizabeth Maine. After I had taken what I wanted using my digital camera, I took a couple rolls of film to practice. I developed the color roll right away, but I completely forgot about the black and white, so my next film scans had a lovely little surprise! I loved this session- how classic and timeless she looked as she was expecting her first baby. As I continue to learn and develop a confidence in refining the art of film for my work, I will begin to use it for my commissioned portrait sessions which is really exciting!

Hair and Makeup for this session by Portland Maine’s Stacia Makeup Artistry | Film Scanning by Film Box Lab.

 

Cape Elizabeth Maine Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Photography on Black and White Film by Maine Motherhood Photographer Tiffany Farley, http://tiffanyfarley.comP i n

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To learn more about booking your Maine Maternity Portrait Session or the popular Motherhood Collective, contact Tiffany via the Connect link in the menu, or email directly at TIFFANY@TIFFANYFARLEY.COM

Tiffany is local to the Portland, Maine area and is currently booking well into 2015.

Tiffany Farley frequently travels for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions and has clients from Bar Harbor to San Francisco.  To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you, including Southern Connecticut, Northern Vermont, and San Diego- or to book a custom travel session, please contact for more information.