Britton_Bass_Drum

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“With mommy out to lunch with a friend, this day was daddy daughter day. We played, we walked, we napped, but it was a perfect time to sneak a picture. I cycled through a lot of different set ups before arriving here. I originally had Britton on a steamer trunk with pillows, but didn’t like it. Then I had her sitting on the bass drum with a guitar in the background, but hated it. Eventually I got here.Once I offered her the sticks, she took right to it, and we were off. She’s so used to my pictures now, she actually smiles when the speedlight goes off. I had some great window light for this to camera left, but also used a speedlight shot through a white umbrella to camera right. One of my favorites.”
Britton_Bass_Drum
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About MelissaNiu

Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.

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