Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘family photographer’

I don’t know how winter is in your neck of the woods, but here it is no snow, bright blue skies…it looks like it should be November instead of January.  The other day, outside beckoned.  It was gorgeous!  My kindergartener and I decided it was time to get out and take a walk.  We decided that the park would be best, so we loaded baby into the car and off we went.  As we pulled into the parking lot I glanced at the temperature reading on my dashboard.  24 degrees.  Really cold.  We were there, though, so I thought I would see how long we lasted.  The baby was bundled up well and snuggled into his carseat.  My daughter had on her warm winter coat.  I knew I would warm up once I got moving.

We made it once around the track.  If there had been a path back to the parking lot halfway around, we would have taken it.  My daughter and I agreed that hot cocoa was in order.

After loading back into the car we made the short trip home.  We passed a small farm with a few cows and horses out in the freezing cold.  After a moment my daughter asked, “Mom, how come animals are outside when it is so cold?”

I explained that the animals in our area have coats of fur to keep them warm in the winter.  We talked about animals that have hair/fur and started naming animals that don’t have hair.  Snakes and lizards came up first, then (from the back) “alligators and crocodiles…they don’t have fur!”

Me:  That’s right!  Do you think alligators and crocodiles would be able to live around here?

R:  “No….except the dead ones.”

Photos from when it was slightly warmer…still too cold for alligators or crocodiles though.  Except the dead ones.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

About a week ago I met up with the S family to do some family photos…we were on a tight schedule, and had already rescheduled this session once due to a crazy thunder-and-rain-storm the night before.  We were all hoping and praying that we wouldn’t get dumped on, but about 30 minutes into the session, the sky split into roaring thunder and a drenching downpour.  Luckily for us, our location had a little bit of shelter from the rain, so we decided to wait it out.  While we were waiting I was able to snap some candid shots and get to know this terrific family better.  It was fun to see them interacting with each other, especially since there is a pretty broad range of ages amongst the kids.  Finally the rain cleared and we got more photos taken before it poured again.  It was definitely one of my most memorable family sessions…and not just because of the rain!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

There are some people who don’t care for “Hallmark Holidays”…Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…but I am not one of those people.  I’m not saying I go all out by any means, but any excuse to make others feel special?  I am there.  Over at The Pioneer Woman’s Photography section this weekend there was a contest.  The theme was “Fathers”.  I immediately knew which photo I wanted to submit.  So many people enter these contests that I never ever get my hopes up.  There are some crazy awesome photographers out there…I don’t know how she ever chooses the finalists, let alone the winners.  Anyway, I submitted the photo below.  It’s one that has been drifting around my computer and my head for a month and a half (since Easter, when it was taken).  It’s not of my own father or of my husband, but it is a photo I love of another family member and his sweet little daughter.  And while I knew that it was highly unlikely for it to be chosen as a finalist (it wasn’t, by the way), it was motivation enough to find the photo in the depths of my server, edit it, and send it to the people who would enjoy it the most: the daddy in the photo and his cute wife.  Some of my favorite people.  I hope you like it, too.

 

 

Read Full Post »

I’m still working my way through the photos I took for baby week and kids week during my photography class last month.  I finished up little a’s photos and just had to share them.  She is such a cutie!  She is 9 months old now…much bigger than she was when I last had a session with her (you can see her as a newborn here!)  She was so fun…she showed me her dance moves, her doggy, and how much she loves her mommy.  A is really a doll, and we had so much fun.  Here is the proof:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

Happy 2011, everyone!  Wow, it has been a busy month and a half since my last post.  I will try not to go that long between posts again.  So here is a quick catch up.  First off, thanks to everyone who gave me a chance to work with them in 2010!  What an amazing year it was for me.  I feel like I have really grown as a photographer and I look forward to growing and learning even more!  So, thanks for all the encouragement.  Here’s to a fabulous 2011!

And what is a photo blog without photos?  Here is a handful of photos that I have edited since my last post…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Coming up next, a darling newborn and a gorgeous senior.  Not in the same shoot though! 🙂

Read Full Post »

Remember Miss M?  I got together with her whole family a couple of weeks ago to take their family photos.  The kids were all cooperative (even the younger boys, who didn’t want to ruin their street cred by looking like they get along with their sisters).  This is such a great family…I admire them so much.  I hope my kids are as well-behaved as these guys when we hit the teen and tween years!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thanks, M family!  Enjoy your preview!

Read Full Post »

This was a very fun shoot!  I had wanted to do a family shoot at this park for a while, so I was very excited that the p family chose it for their location.  They had done a lot of research, driving around and looking at different places, before settling on this beautiful park up the canyon.

The day was cold and slightly overcast.  A storm was rolling in, so we knew that we needed to work fast.  The kids did really well, especially considering that it was a little cold out.  So what about the boots, you ask?  One of the shots we had really wanted were on some neat stepping “stones” made of cut tree stumps placed across the little river there.  Earlier in the season it had been easy enough to cross on the stumps, but some of the stumps had since wandered downstream a bit.  I was surprised to see my friend k pull out a pair of galoshes and proceed to put them on so she could carry her children across the river.  The water was a bit deeper than she had expected, but she forded the river anyway.  We were losing light and it was beginning to sprinkle on us, so I was a little worried about the results.  I was glad we got one photo of the family on the stumps, even if the kids look a little unsure of the situation (okay, 1 looks terrified!  He was okay, though.  Really.  They all did great!)  I just had to include it here.

Thanks for a fun morning guys!  Enjoy your preview!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »