Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The family that plays together...

So, I knew they were going to be fun from the get go! Without giving up too many incriminating details...let's just say we made the shoot work for what we needed and had a blast!
It was such a pleasure working with a family that genuinely loves each other and loves to have a good time together.
I know what you're thinking, two dogs in posts in a row?? But I said we'd try it and Harley is definitely part of the family and such the guard dog, don't ya think?
Doesn't this totally capture what every teenager thinks of their parents?? Love it!
One of the quieter moments.
A bit of explanation here, we wanted to try a shot of bother and sister 'sparing' (it's a football/soccer rivalry thing--I'll show later) but while she was getting ready we played around with the light and thought we'd try a 'cover shot' pose. I thought it was a fun look with the strong pose and beautiful sky.
No I didn't forget about the fun HS Senior shoot we did too. Still working on those, hope to put up in the next day or two. But just look at her--She is gorgeous and it shows in every frame-I'm having a hard time narrowing them down!
On a personal note...Brenda, thank you so much for sharing your family with me. It truly made a wonderful start to my vacation!!

Happy Birthday Sista!

Well, her birthday was last week but I went out to California to see her and her new place. We had a great time together and just the right balance of fun and work (more posts coming about sessions out there!)
Here are just a few from our time together--SNAPSHOT WARNING!! My point and shoot is broken so these were with hers and even from my phone--yes I use mine in a pinch.

She's in purple and I'm in the green-total Mardis Gras thing going on. She looks great for 22, huh?
Ok, so we have farmers markets too, but I am always amazed at the quantity and colors of the offerings here. I ate all my strawberries before I even got home and the grapes, plouts & plums were just divine!

We went out to Rollins lake one day with some friends and what a beautiful site!
I don't do pet photography, but couldn't pass this one up of her dog Grover. And yes he did jump in and ugh, what a muddy mess!
Ok, next up will be from the sessions I had there. An incredibly fun family and their HS Senior daughter--give me a sec....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

i scream, you scream!

The day before school started I took my kids to my favorite ice cream shop when I was growing up--it's tradition (but the butter pecan for dinner isn't always the case (sometimes it's strawberry!))
Anyway, when we were there I thought what a great place for a shoot and this little one's mama thought so too. With the blessing of the owner, we shot inside and out and had a blast.

I loved this one. And did you notice the cone is just the right size!

I don't know what I love more, the eyes or those curls!
Check out the shoes-I've got another shot of those that I'm saving for the photo album we're doing.

Perfect cooperation with the light here-yay
Watch of more from this session. Like I said, I'm creating an album of her for mom and I can't wait to get started with the designs.


Look what Greenstar made for me--thanks Lynda!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

'Nothing says Christmas like a Tank!'

So it wasn't in the plan to do the boys annual Christmas card shot while sitting on a Tank, it just worked out that way. The past few years we've done some fun things with these guys from finding a new favorite barn (see previous post) to hanging out in an alley last year. This time we took a chance on somewhere neither of us had been and we couldn't pass up what we found.

Ok, so these may not make the short list for the cards but I thought they were a fun Sneak Peek---you'll have to wait until after their cards are out to see the rest!

Time to burn off some energy. Check out the giggle on little bro'.
So this is the shot you get when a 7 year old boy discovers the 'authentic' mermaid sculpture in the pond.