It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our new CMmentors to feature, Alicia Gould. Alicia is an incredible photographer and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. To top it off, she’s the instructor of CMU’s upcoming online newborn photography workshop! Enjoy your peek into Alicia’s world!
a peek inside | alicia gould
Gear images taken with my trusty Canon G12 pocket camera.
1. 24-70L : most versatile lens for me, used for indoor family images
2. 135L : my go to lens for outdoor sessions
3. 100mm f/2.8 macro : nature and newborns
4. 35L : every single newborn session is done with this lens
5. 85L : great lens for outdoors
6. Lensbaby : great creative lens, still experimenting!
7. Canon 5d mark III : my everyday camera
8. Canon 5d mark II : my backup camera
9. CM Ketti camera bag : I love this bag for trips with my family! It’s comfortable and perfect to double as a purse and camera bag. It’s all I used on my recent trip to Disney World. Currently houses my back up gear.
10. Epiphanie Belle camera bag : This is a great bag that holds so much gear. I’ve had it for years and it’s still in great shape. Holds my mark III, 35L, 135L, 24-70L, macro and 580 flash.
11. My iPhone… I don’t go anywhere without it, who does??
12. 580 EX II flash.
13. 430 EX II, yes I love my flash so much I have a back up!
14. Lollipops as bribes, i mean treats for kids who behave.
15. Allergy medicine, I can’t leave the house without it.
16. Memory card, 8GB minimum.
17. Batteries for my flash.
18. Lens pet that squeaks to help with toddlers!
My workspace is my dining room table. It’s in the middle of the house so I can sporadically get work done while playing with the kids and doing things around the house. I love that everything is wireless (except power) so that if we have company, I can simply move it out of the way.
19. 21.5″ iMac, recent purchase and I’m in love.
21. card reader
22. Wacom-Intuos4 Medium Tablet, I cannot live without this!.
23. Oh hi there! That’s me :)
Next to my computer on the hutch are some of my packaging stuff:
24. Discs for sessions.
25. DVDs for backing up.
26. Discs ready to ship.
27. Literature for packages: thank you cards, copyright information, digital care cards and business cards.
Alicia Gould, New Jersey
CMU Instructor | CM Mentor
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Alicia is a wife, mom, photographer, baby whisperer, project manager, daughter, sister and Jersey girl. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to New Jersey when she was adopted at two and has never left! She is supported by her college sweetheart husband and two beautiful children. Alicia is an on-location, natural light photographer who opened the doors to Alicia Gould Photography in early 2008, just four months after the sudden loss of her best friend, her father. For the past six years, she has balanced a successful photography business with a full-time career and family. In 2013, she merged her passion for newborn photography with teaching by creating CMU’s Shooting 207: Newborn Photography workshop. Alicia’s newborn work has been featured around the world in over a dozen languages from the Daily Mail to My Modern Metropolis.