Friday, November 23, 2007

A Couple of Characters!

This brother and sister were so much fun to work with and a perfect example of how I like to work a session. The trick to photographing kids in the style I work in, is to let the kids be themselves. I try not to pose too much but instead give the kids an activity to run a race or hold hands and spin, things they will have fun doing and get natural smiles and expressions. The sister here, who I think may end up in Hollywood someday, she was so lively and spirited and that makes a session so great, because you're really getting to see the true personality. Her brother, a very sweet little guy, very gentle, has a different personality, he's quieter and not as much an extrovert and he has very soulful eyes, and I was lucky enough to capture that in his images. I personally feel if you overly pose kids, you just lose all that personality and what makes them the special kids they are. You just let go of expectations and follow where the kids take you! Okay, off my soapbox for now!

It was a cold one for sure!

Well, I'd just like to request our Indian Summer back...this poor family flew in from the northeast part of the country and their session was the morning the cold front was blowing in! Poor little girls were chilly but luckily (and kudos to the whole family for being sports), we got some great images in spite of not so great conditions.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Little Miss Fashionista

Well, I couldn't believe this outfit was jammies! Santa's probably going to bring her something extra just for dressing so nice when she leaves his milk and cookies! Mom had several cute outfits to dress her in. Little miss here was all about the shoes...and they were darn cute! A sweet family and they did a great job coordinating their outfits for their shoot. A good time was had by all.....

My Brother and I

These two brothers were very sweet. The older brother, I couldn't get over how mature he was, it was like talking to someone much older! I think he's got a high i.q. for sure! And very sweet natured to boot. His younger brother, who is 4, has the sweetest little face. His eyes were so soft and doelike (he'll probably hate that description when he's a teenager). Very cute little guys and they seemed to enjoy their session and all the exploring we did!

All I want for Christmas are my two front teeth...

I love when I get to photograph kids when they've lost their baby teeth, I think its adorable, like Leave it to Beaver. I hear all the time from parents wanting to get they're kids in before they lose the tooth, this family wanted to capture the moment after their son lost his top two teeth. So cute!

His little sister was so adorable, I really could have played with her all day...she was telling me stories and being so animated which always makes for great expressions. And these two kids were so easy to work with, always a good thing!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

When Halloween Goes Bad...

Since we were sick on Halloween night my husband and I didn't get to see Gigi in her outfit. So Mom and Dad came with her yesterday to do a session and I grabbed these of her. She was most unhappy having to put the "dreaded costume" back on! She gave me a few dirty looks and then had her meltdown. The last image is her crawling away from me and my camera...I think she forgot she was mobile but when she remembered, she was so outta there!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Twirling Sisters

They had a great time in their pettis. My most favorite thing in the world since I found them! I haven't met a girl yet who doesn't love wearing them and twirling. Because, you know, twirling is just good clean fun and makes your head feel all silly!

A Little Bit 'o Tickle Time

I think these two brothers really enjoyed this! Mom and Dad let 'em have it with the tickles. That brings out true smiles every time, always a goal of mine. The 2nd shot really captures their beautiful blue eyes...sigh, I just LOVE blue eyes! I think because mine are brown! They did a great job of jumping up on 3!

Mom, Dad...your gallery went up today...enjoy!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Busy 2 Year Old

This was a busy little man! He loved the ducks at the park and that kept his attention quite a bit. This family was nice enough to reschedule their shoot to Halloween evening due to my illness that week...they were great sports about having to put off trick or treating a bit! Hopefully they will feel it was worth the wait!

Brother and Big Sister

This shot I'm going to post here is a shot that photographers dream of getting! Mom even said pretty much word for word that same thing to me after she saw it! These two were very loving with each other, you could tell they really love each other. Always sweet to see that in siblings. Anyway, this family was just charming...first time I had met them, a great customer I've had for years referred them and I sure appreciate it! So I do apologize for the delay in getting this up here...thanks for your patience!

I'm late, I'm posting!

Our beautiful grand baby blessed us with a dose of the stomach bug that's going around, we lovingly call her "Typhoid Mary"...the joys of kids in daycare! She got it for about one day, my husband and I are still trying to bounce back a week later. Anyway, all that's to say...I'm very late in posting some images from all the sessions I've done this last week or so. So here comes a whole lotta posting...!