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Hi — Welcome to my blog! My name is Selena Malott. I’m a graphic designer by trade, but I enjoy many other aspects of being creative in my free time. Painting, drawing, illustrating and of course photography. Over the past 6 years I’ve had the opportunity to photograph many children in our neighborhood, not to mention, friends and family. It’s allowed me plenty of time to hone my craft and familiarize myself with the art of capturing a child’s essence — blending into their world to encourage them to let loose and have fun. I’ve posted a variety of portraits to give you a sense of my style/approach. My favorite aspect of photographing children is watching the moment unfold. If a child is comfortable he/she will let their guard down and show you every side to them . . . before you know it, everyone is having fun and that’s when the magic happens.
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My family decided to do something big for our birthdays last year…it was well deserved and needed. And what a treat it was! Here are a few highlights of our adventures. Barcelona was amazing, Croatia blew me away and of course Venice is a photographers dream. My son ate his weight in gelato and has discovered he has a real love for traveling. 11 cities/4 countries later we were quite relaxed and ready to return to the grind.
It has been quite sometime since this blog has been updated/seen the light of day! Life can get so busy – with things like packing up a house of 13 years, endless design projects, family get togethers, travels/vacation and of course photo shoots to fill up my days, time seems to fly by! That said, I’m planning to add many new posts in the upcoming months and vow to continue doing so from here on out. No time like the present! Happy New Year to each of you.
I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had with these blonde beauties. We had free range of the land and we certainly took advantage of it. The 100+ farmland was the perfect setting for our shoot. The girls had a blast jumping, chasing geese and posing for the camera. I have to admit, I could have shot all day long. As the sun moved about I continued to find new and interesting spots to capture a moment. Here are some of my faves from our shoot.
Arizona was everything I’d hoped it to be and more. Although I was only there for 3 days, I tried to see as much as humanly possible and shoot just as often. It took some time to get to each destination but when we did it was always worth the wait. Sedona is definitely a place I will return to — I barely scratched it’s surface and I fell in love with the place. So much to see… here are a few memorable areas that caught my attention. Although it’s almost impossible to capture it’s beauty I tried all the same. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did photographing them.
This shoot was quiet an adventure. Not only did I have the opportunity to shoot an 8 piece band (which is totally new for me) and spend time with a few old friends, I also had a chance to see a bit of the Sedona area which was utterly breathtaking at every turn. We definitely had some fun with this shoot. I tried to capture images that could be used for various promotional pieces and something that was unique to each of the bands members. Here are a few of the “live” and “staged” shots that stood out.
When people say no two kids are alike they’re not kidding! It always amazes me how incredibly individual each and every child I meet truly is… and when it comes to siblings, you better believe that statement holds true! Jack (age 3) was not so sure about my camera, but after 5 minutes of me being silly and making him laugh it was smooth sailing! Giggles were echoing thru the Sullivan home in no time. Hunter (age 1) was completely opposite. He was utterly oblivious to me and my camera. He trotted about laughing and playing and not giving me much thought, but clearly had a lot on his mind. As you can see, both scenarios allowed me to capture some pretty special moments. My favorite being the boys playing under the blanket in the yard at sundown. HEART!
From time to time I like to focus on something new. Lately I’ve been surrounded by animals and insects of all sizes. Here are a few shots from some of my encounters.