Archive for January, 2014


Posted: January 23, 2014 by Judy Licht Photography in Children, Families, General, People, Portraits

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The Elephant in the Room

Posted: January 22, 2014 by Judy Licht Photography in Brothers & Sisters, Children, Families, General, People, Portraits

Great family shoot the other day in my studio.  Zach is two and he was pretty agreeable, but let’s be honest, was he interested in sitting in a chair and posing?  No! What he liked was the stuffed elephant my husband found for him in our old toy basket.  His mom liked it, too, but she wasn’t thrilled with the tusk circling up into his chin.  Standing behind me, she was fretting a bit, controlling herself from forcing the elephant out of his hands — either through reasoning or brute force.  I planted myself in front of her, and she loosened the crick out of her neck, which was great, because kids sense their mom’s tension, and they focus on their parents’ moods instead of playing to me and the camera.  So the elephant stayed, and in three quick moments, Zach’s face changed showing a priceless range of expressions.  0001_Jen Jen 143925-Edit0001_Jen Jen 143926-Edit0001_Jen Jen 143927-Edit

Studio Shot

Posted: January 2, 2014 by Judy Licht Photography in Children, General, People, Portraits, Teens

0001_Family Picture 132814-Edit-EditUsually, I like to take our family photograph outdoors.  Last year, the shot was off a catamaran in Key West;  other times, we’ve gone to Rock Creek Park or found a nice spot near our house.  This year, on vacation, we were all too busy to get dressed for a portrait, so we spent an hour or so in my studio after we got home.  It was strange, treating my kids like clients, inducing them to act naturally under lights.  Marlene sat on a red chair in the middle.  My sons leaned in, curling around her, balancing on posing stools. They were all good sports, and they were spontaneous and fun and kind to each other.  And as my own customer, the mom, reviewing the quality of the photograph, I don’t micromanage the little stuff. Jake wanted to wear checks, Adam chose a striped shirt.  The boys’ shoulders could have been positioned a tad straighter…none of that matters to me, though, because what I see is the affection they have for each other, and what I will remember is that my husband and I were both in the room sharing a nice moment with them.  For me, the photograph is always about the relationship…so I guess I am a pretty satisfied customer when it comes to this product.  Happy New Year!