Lucy Baum Photography | About

 

My purpose is to radiate pure joy (#rpj).

I didn't just make that up. One night, I asked myself what my purpose really was, and before falling off the sleep cliff, those 3 words - radiate pure joy - came to me. And I thought, why not? That sounds like a perfect philosophy in life and in photography.

 

(Get a peek of who I am. Click here to see my behind the scenes promo video.)

Hi, I'm Lucy, a Montreal Wedding and Family Photographer. My name actually means "light", so I feel it was destiny that brought photography to me.

 

Some bits about me, and how they influence the work I can do for you:

I studied Psychology, so I'm always observing. I'm fascinated by the lives of others; to know who they are and what their lives are like. This carries into my photography because I search for true personalities - no contrived, overly-posed stuff here. While I appreciate highly stylized work like cake-smashes and newborns with fairy wings, I'm not the photographer for that. I focus on lifestyle with a toe-dip in photojournalistic.

I'm quirky and I know it. I often don't sit, but perch. Maybe I was a bird in a former life. I have a hard time not folding my legs up when I'm sitting. I have a thing for vintage anything. I regularly dance with my young daughter while making supper, rocking to Def Leppard or chilling to Fleetwood Mac. I appreciate all music, but can't shake my hard/ glam/ classic rock roots. I eat ridged chips one ridge at a time and still do it even if my friends and family make fun of me. Quirkiness helps my photography because it helps people let their guard down and have fun and show their own quirky selves. It fuels my creativity to see new and interesting ways to photograph the unique souls who find themselves on the other side of my camera.

I have a dark side. I used to hide it because I'm photographing happy and bright things like weddings and children. But it's part of who I am. It lends a subtle but interesting edge to happy and bright things that I believe make those photographs richer. Having a daughter, I also realize that children openly embrace the dark side - think Grimm fairytales. And so do grownups - we seem to love the thrill of a good jump! So I don't hide it anymore. I thrive off scary movies, I have an almost complete Stephen King collection from my youth, I love dark poetry like that of Lord Byron and William Blake. This translates into my photography in my use of light to create mood, evoke emotion, and in my style of editing which has depth and contrast.

Oh, and I talk a lot - in person and in writing :)


What's next?

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