Posted on March 28, 2010
I know that they’ve been patiently waiting for this sneak peek. And I’m so excited to share it! They are such an adorable couple and the light was just perfect this night. I’m sure Corey thinks I’m the BIGGEST nut he’s ever met, but I do think it was worth it, right?
I want to say more, but I’m running out the door. I’ll come back and edit this when I get back! Got to go and pick up John!
ETA: This couple is so sweet. Staci admitted that she was nervous for these photos, but it doesn’t look like it at all, does it? She’s gorgeous and the camera loves her. And poor Corey. I don’t think he thought he would be dancing in fields or laying on the ground when he came along for this session. Well, that’s what happened! And I’m so glad that they did because I’m in love with these photos.
See? Aren’t they gorgeous? And you guys should see her wedding dress. It fits perfectly with their venue. I can’t wait for this wedding!!
Posted on March 27, 2010
This session was a ton of fun! Jamie is a senior rep of mine so in addition to doing a normal session, we also devoted a bit of time to experiment with off camera flash. I use OCF is the winter all the time, but whoa! It’s a totally different beast outdoors. It was great fun and wonderful learning experience.
This sneak peek is going to be short and sweet because I’m dealing with a not feeling well baby right now. I actually think that she may be cutting teeth.
Anyway, on with the photos!
And here is one of the experimental shots at dusk.
Posted on March 22, 2010
At the beginning of last year, I took off with two of my favorite kiddos to test out a new lens. Their mom is one of my best friends (Hi, Heather!) and I can always count on them to be sort of willing to trek about locations. And the listen better than my own kids while in front of the camera! This weekend I decided to revisit that session to see if there were any images that I didn’t process that might catch my eye now. I’m so glad I did!
Ah, I love ‘em. I’m also trying to resist going through that entire session and editing it ALL over again. It may be a battle that I lose!
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Posted on March 11, 2010
My children, while often the subjects of numerous snappies throughout the day, are typically my hardest subjects to shoot. The REAL photos? The ones that I want on my walls? Yeah , I’m horrible at those with my own kids. I see some of my photographer friends who have all these AMAZING photos of their children and I’m left to wonder, “What’s wrong with mine?” Surely I’m not the only photographer whose children run from the camera, give funny faces, look down, pick their nose, or other wise will not give me what I want. I must say that I’m close to giving up on getting those ‘perfect’ photos of my own children. I’ll leave that for another photographer when we get family portraits later on this spring. They’ll listen then, right? Right? Oh, boy.
The past week was spent just taking fun photos. Not really putting that much emphasis on getting the ‘perfect’ photo, just a fun photo. I took Tates out to a field to experiment (sun was way too high for the hour we had to ourselves. We must go back) and got one or two that I really love. I might have cornered Blaze and told him that we WILL be attempting SOME sort of photos while we was over for the weekend. Paeton? Well, she never. stops. moving. I think I might have got a foot in the frame. And I took some video of the baby, but since I’m very new with video, I’m not sure if that will ever go on the blog! Not sure yet how to do that.
So, here are some of our lovely little photos from the past week. I like them. They make my heart happy. And that’s all that matters, right?
This one will now replace the one on the wall that was taken at the very end of 2008. Because that was the last time he let me take a photo of him that didn’t involve a toy cameo or unwashed hair or a really goofy clown face. I’m happy.
My kids. They’re gorgeous.
Posted on March 8, 2010
I recently sent out a casting call for families to help me out with some ideas that I had. This lovely family volunteered to let me come into their home one beautiful Saturday and capture a little bit of their family life.
I love games. We don’t have either of these games but I’ve been requested to purchase them after a certain little girl saw these photos. I think that is a good idea.
And then we moved on to a little bed play and story time. I loved it. The boys were so adorable!
And possibly my favorite of the entire day, some Mama love!
Isn’t this just so much fun? I am in love with lifestyle sessions. I love how they tell a story. I love how they pluck out moments of a family’s life and make them stand still to treasure forever. They make me happy and I look forward to doing more.
H family, it was such a pleasure working with you. Thank you so much for allowing me to come play and experiment! I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek.