Snuggles and Photo Art

Do you cull through your photos and skip over the ones that are out of focus? Do you always strive to have your entire scene in focus? Take a look at this photo. I love how Sarah documented the detail of her son’s full head of hair resting on the couch and you can see dad in the background – though not fully in focus. These kinds of perspective images evoke a certain emotion within me. The old Marie never saw images this way. I was so strung up on the technical rules that were in my head. So next time you are shooting, find a detail within your scene to keep in focus and let the rest fade away. Try it a few times and I’ll bet you’ll see the photo art too.


Here’s what Sarah had to say about her image and why it is iconic to her: 

This image is of my son and husband, after they had both fallen asleep together.  Moments like these fill my heart with such love.  My husband is a wonderful and hands-on father, and while he’s home he exhausts himself while playing with our energetic toddler.  Their connection and relationship to one another is so special to me, and I love having the opportunity to capture these moments and preserve them.

snuggles and photo art


Camera Data: 1/250 f/1.8 85mm

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My name is Sarah Chase, owner and photographer of Chase Photography.  I am also the mother and wife. I have always had a camera practically glued to me, taking pictures anywhere and everywhere, but my true photography journey started after the birth of my son.  I didn’t want to forget a single detail, moment, or milestone, and took pictures every single day. Nearly three years ago I began to branch out to do the same for others, and I have been in love with my job ever since.

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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