Posted on August 31, 2009
Oh, my. What can I say about this session? So much!! I’ve been doing sessions with this family for quite awhile now, but this is the first one with just the boys. When their parents contacted me to do a session with the little men, I was super excited. I mean, look at these two! Gorgeous little boys with absolutely amazing eyes, but not only that, these two kiddos are so very well behaved. I knew it would be a really fun time. I was right.
I love a grin that is missing some teeth.
I also love little fingers playing with little toes.
These next two, now…wow. I’m totally, absolutely, over the moon in love with them. If I had a studio, they would both be up on the wall in canvas. But I don’t have a studio and since my own kids might wonder if they have two brothers that I’ve never told them about, I really can’t hang these up on my own walls. I guess I’ll just have to make do using them in a sample album or other such thing. What else is a girl to do?
See? See?! *sigh* I love them! There are few things better than blowing wishing flowers on a beautiful end of summer day. Unless, you know, its having pictures taken while you are blowing on wishing flowers on a gorgeous end of summer day with amazing light.
Speaking of the end of summer, I only have five more dates available for September. If you are interested in a session before the start of my maternity leave, please contact me as soon as possible!
Posted on August 14, 2009
I wanted to post something today but a wee little person has taken over my desktop. She’s learning rhyming words. I had to make do with whatever was on my laptop and just edit in Lightroom. I always end up taking my photos in to Photoshop for a final look through, so these feel a little bare to me, but I still wanted to share!
These were taken the day that we did the infamous family photos in the field. And, truth be told, it isn’t even perfectly in focus. The focus fell on her precious little ear. Shooting into the sun with a squirmy toddler often makes for imperfect focus on my part, but she is just so cute in this photo. We’ll blame it on mommy goggles, okay?
The next two are of Tatum. I love how her hair looks when wind blown and back-lit. Just gorgeous. I’m perfectly aware I have absolutely stunning children, thank you.
She’s leaning on her dad’s amp stand, if you are wondering.
Oh, and I have a little confession to make. You see, I’ve never really decorated this house or the last house we have lived in simply because my husband is one of those men that actually cares what a living room looks like. He never really cared in our first few dwellings, and in fact, my favorite house that we’ve ever lived in, the one we were in the longest, was a charming little hodgepodge of elements. My beautiful bottle collection I inherited from my mother lived happily among his skulls and concert banners. Well, maybe not happily, but peacefully. When we moved into this house, the decorating sort of took a back seat to other plans since I didn’t feel like dealing with the tug of war that would inevitably occur between us. I put up some photos and our books and that’s pretty much it. With the new baby, we plan on moving sometime in the next few months into a bigger house. It will be, as long as all our careful planning goes well, the last house will we live in before we buy our first home in two years. I’ve thinking that this will be the perfect chance to practice my decorating skills. Or, actually, a chance to cultivate my lack of skill. I really have no style when it comes to home decor. I can appreciate but can’t create. It’s really rather sad. In my quest to immerse myself in delightful decor, I’ve really paid attention to what stores my friends go on and on about and have quickly become attached to two such places. Lindsay has introduced me to Pottery Barn, where I’ve fallen in love with things such as these or these. And dear Emily has shown me the delights of Anthropologie. There are so many things that I MUST HAVE from that store, just a few are things like this, this, or this little beauty. I must admit, though, that I think I’d rather put the dishtowel and dinner plate on the wall. They are just so adorable. Because of all of this searching, I’ve finally got somewhat of a clear idea of how I want our next house. And I can already imagine the battle. I think I’m prepared this time. It might simply be a matter of not asking his opinon and just buying. I’m sure that will go over really well, right? Right? We’ll see.
Posted on August 6, 2009
I just wanted to let everyone know that the only remaining available dates I have in August are the 10th, 11th, 19th, 22nd, and 29th. If you’d like to book a session, let me know right away!
Posted on August 5, 2009
I came up with this really exciting and fun idea a month ago to have our family photos taken soon. I wanted to see if I could do it by myself using a remote and a tripod. I think it was sort of spawned by the fact that I used to do a daily self-portrait project and often convinced my family to help out. Surely I could get at least one decent family portrait, right? I was able to get these fun shots with the kiddos last year:
So, I got everyone dressed and picked a location. I was super excited and really hopeful. I mean, really, how hard could it be to get ONE photo good enough to put on the wall?
Ha. Apparently if you throw in a husband with a headache, a goofy four year, and a curious toddler into the mix, it can be very hard!
I did manage to get two photos that I liked.
I just adore it. The baby pointing off at something really cracks me up. I think it will do. At least until next time when I hire someone. I’m already dreaming of what I will wear!
There are a few others that I haven’t looked through yet, as well as a few of just the girls and also some of John in the field with his amp and guitar. (Yes, amp and guitar. They were in the back of the car and you should have seen the attitude change once he realized that and thought it would be cool to set up in the field ) I’ll post those in the next day or so, I’m sure.
I guess it is a good thing that this was a little trial run because you do realize that we’ll have to do this one more time, right? Before the BIG session in the future? Why? Well, we were missing a family member in these as it wasn’t our time to have Blaze so we have to do more with him in it! Can’t you see it now? Not so thrilled hubby, goofy four year old, squirmy toddler AND angst ridden pre-teen all around oh so anxious me? Ah, yes, it will be grand.
Posted on August 4, 2009
Meet K and K! Their mother and I went to highschool together about a million and one years ago. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that long ago. Our ten year reunion was only last summer. Anyway, she asked if I would be willing to try and capture her two kiddos looking ‘like they love each other.’ Since I also have children six years apart, I know how difficult this can sometimes be! This session was a challenge as the kids thought that some cool rocks and a stray cat were way more interesting than my camera, but I think we did a pretty good job.
Here is a quick peek into the session for Mama K. Enjoy!
I’m very glad now that I decided to bring my chair to this session. I haven’t used it in awhile but really wanted to use it in this field. It came in super handy as little K was fine to sit in it as long as she didn’t have to share with her brother.
This one cracks me up. I had asked little K is she could give her brother a kiss. Big K was okay with the idea until he realized that little K was going to kiss him ON THE LIPS! Oh, the horror. He quickly bolted away, but not before I snapped this. I love it.