Posted on November 30, 2010
I got a beautiful new studio sample! This 3×3 mini accordion album is a perfect reminder of your session that you can keep in your purse and show off to everyone you meet. It is a great grandparent gift as well. I squealed with delight when I unwrapped this.
Posted on November 27, 2010
My entire life revolves around photos. Something never really happened unless I have a beautiful photo of it. So having amazing portraits of my kids on their birthdays is all I ever expect of the day. I went and bought a special outfit and set up a specific time for just Delilah and I–plus my husband to wrangle her.
Well, as all best laid plans go… chocolate pancakes turned into having to wash and dry her outfit, which then fell apart in the wash. We were already an hour past schedule, but I figured I could at least get a few photos at Golden Hour. We rushed to get ready and I realized I hadn’t fully dried her dress–she gets to wear a wet dress in the cold! We rush over to the park, but get rear ended on the way. It ends up being a hit and run and we have to file a report with the police. We finally get to the park a few minutes before closing and the sun is gone. Delilah is not into photos–she just wants to go get some birthday ice cream and only wants to look at her daddy–the one without the camera!
But I am happy with what I got. Even with the ruined, wet outfit–lack of eye contact–and darkness. She was beautiful, happy, and THREE!
Posted on November 25, 2010
J’s mama wanted some pretty updated pictures of her little angel and I was more than happy to oblige! Especially since she lets me pick new locations and trusts me when I make her baby sit up on hard surfaces. J was a lot more advanced than her mama gave her credit for I would love to use the location again!
Posted on November 24, 2010
I met up with the S family on a very cold November afternoon. The kids were awesome and such good sports! I had a great time photographing this amazing family. <3 It may have been cold, but the light was gorgeous–as were these kids!
Posted on November 23, 2010
I am up to my ears in editing, but I just found this one and love it– a lot. So I figured I would show V’s mama her little cutie a bit early <3
Posted on November 14, 2010
I really wanted to get some pretty, fall portraits of my daughter today without having to go any farther than a short walk. I hate that anyway I put the camera in my neighborhood there is a car, house, mailbox. No little parks or paths at all. There is a gorgeous tree on the other side of my street. So I hoped I could get her to sit just so that there wouldn’t be any distractions in the frame. I hate manipulating environment in Photoshop, so I always try and get a perfect composition straight out of the camera. I used my Lensbaby just to add to my odds of blurring out any houses. Well, my almost-three year old would not sit where I wanted or sit long enough for me to manually focus, so I took what I could get. I hope I can use the Lensbaby this week for her three year old portraits in an actual park with a pretty, “rural” background.
PS: She picked out her own hat. :-p
Posted on November 12, 2010
I got some sample prints in from my lab! And they are gorgeous! I texture all my prints because I think it gives them a real fine art feel. Here is an amazing B&W 8×10. I think this same photo would have been excellent as a metallic print as well–but I wanted a basic sample.
This one is an 11×14. I mount all my prints 11×14 and up on white styrene. They hold up much longer this way. You can display these prints on an easel, tack them directly up on the wall, or drop them into a frame without worrying about matting. The quality on these gorgeous fuji paper prints is astounding!
Posted on November 7, 2010
Continuing from my last post– I got quite a few of my own baby too. I usually can’t resist snapping pictures of him all day! And in this sweater–knit by his daddy–it was even harder to control myself than usual!
Posted on November 7, 2010
I got together with one of my good friends this past week so we could trade children for some portraits. All did not go smoothly, however, her lens somehow got smashed and my daughter was too sick to come. But I think we got some keepers anyway. Her kids kept me on my toes–which I love. Who wants taking pics to be boring?
Posted on November 3, 2010
I got this gorgeous 20×30 gallery wrap in the mail yesterday. Bigger really is better. Putting desk art such as an 8×10 on the wall just doesn’t have that “wow!” factor that one this size does. And these are 1/2 off right now! I will be ordering a 30×40 of my family’s portrait very soon and I cannot wait!