Monday, September 29, 2008

If you can't take the heat...........

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Doesn't that smile just melt your heart. Whew........who knew with as hot as it has been that we would've needed to turn on the heat for our session with Baby Elliot. I was literally on the vent for some duration, and with Melinda being a new mom just giving birth 7 days ago and Jeremy just being a guy, we were sweatin. Elliot seemed to like it though.

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Melinda and Jeremy are both musicians so I wanted to incorporate something to represent that.

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One of their two beautiful Siamese cats.

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On my way out the door, I saw they had changed Elliot into this onesie and couldn't resist.

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.....goin to the chapel

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Lots to catch up on. First, my sister-in-law was married last weekend and I had the honor of attending, as well as doing some work. Annette was a beautiful bride who seemed amazingly calm before the ceremony. Congratulations Annette & Donnie.

(Disclaimer: I am not a wedding photographer. I will leave that to those who are. I like my babies and children and families. I do however, plan on getting my feet wet in the senior market soon so if you have or know one, feel free to send them my way. My nephew Josh is first up - look for his handsome face late Oct.)

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One of only a very few beautiful "Rose Windows".

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flower Girl Dress + Old Buildings = Magic

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Ok, I have so many images to share from this session. There are even more that I love and the hard thing to believe is that we only spent an hour together. Little Layla had worn this dress in two weddings recently and her mom Heidi thought it would be fun to have her in it for part of the session - I agreed. She just turned two and you know with two year olds - we just let them be themselves and follow them around. Layla had some great expressions thanks to Mom and Dad. When we finished I was glad to hear them say that this was so much less stressful than the mall. It really doesn't have to be a nightmare. I encourage everyone to show up with a smile and not a ton of expectations. Look at the beautiful images of their family we have because they were so easy going. The mood so much affects how our session will play out. Especially with children - they don't miss a beat. Nathan and Heidi - I hope you love these as much as I do.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Abigail

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I'm so thankful for my clients for referring me so often to their family and friends. Yesterday morning I met Jamee, Kyle and their new baby girl Abigail. They were sent my way via Darci. I think Darci is friends with everyone at this point. She is just the sweetest person. Hi Darci!
Well, even though some bedsheets and pillows were soaked by little Abigail (the typical newborn session hazzards) I think it was worth it. She was a trooper and tolerated us pretty well. Jamee even let me take her dining room chair out into the driveway and I love those ones so much. Simple black and whites with a raw feeling to them and images with strong color and or composition make my heart sing.


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The feet. I love to shoot feet. I don't ever plan on how I'm going to shoot most things, just some general ideas in mind- so I love to see how the feet images end up because they are all so different because of this. Baby feet are so same and so different at the same time. Some will never put their feet together and that's fine, and some have the toes all curled up like fingers, and some are always flexed and sticking straight out. Combine that with different settings, lighting, and moods and you really can get a good variety.

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I was shooting from different angles and saw Jamee's flip flopped feet in the top of the frame and just thought it was so cute her looking over her baby.

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