Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The M Family

I recently did a family photo shoot. As I have said in previous posts, family sessions tend to be the most challenging and the biggest sweat fest.....especially in the heat of the summer.

I am litterally in desperate need of a cold shower at the end of the always challenging never boring and incredibly fun family sessions!

But, it was totally worth it.

What is even cooler is that it was this little guys first birthday on the actual day. This family was a blast to hang out with. I had never met them before this session, but we didn't miss a beat and there was never an akward moment because they were so fun. And not to mention a overall gorgeous family.

Oh, and can I just say this?

I know that the colorizing of items in photographs is a bit dated in the photography world. The big league photographers would probably shun them. However, this particular family was wanting to replicate their daughters 1 year old pics that she took with a balloon in color and the rest black and white. And also, they specifically requested this. I don't do this too often anymore unless they do request it. But, I must say that the flower one looks pretty cute and subtle. I like it even if it isn't 'modern'.

When families are considering booking sessions with photographers, I always encourage them to view what an entire session from the photographer looks like. It gives them a better understanding what the overall style will be.

Also, on-location photography offers options and varieties that you can't find in a studio anywhere. The typical studio session is about 30 minutes. Which my child (pre-photography:) barely lasted 10 minutes which equivalated to 10 snaps and we were done! And because we shoot outside, I feel like the kids are much more comfortable and at ease so the session lasts longer which equals more pictures to walk away with. I think they had around 150 keepers from a 1 1/2 hour photo session.

I was able to capture so many different elements of this family just by going to a park nearby. Here are some of my favorites.

p.s. I would love to have cute little borders around my pics, but can't seem to get it together and design them. So, imagine these images with really tight borders around them:)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Roberson Wedding

Happy 1 Month Anniversary Bart & Lauren!

Their wedding took place in a church in Katy followed by the reception at a Country Club not too far away. I love golf course pictures! The green grass and perfect landscaping makes for great outdoor pictures.

Lauren is one of the sweetest people I have had the privledge of meeting. Her smile lights up her entire face. She smiles with her heart. It is truly a beautiful sight. Bart is cool guy as well and really tall! I happen to really like tall people since I am one myself.

These two love each other sweetly. It was a joy following them around on their wedding day.

Here are a few favorites from their wedding. I am trying to publish the rest HERE, but our internet is whack right now and needs to have a shot of ginseng or something. Gotta love CFT (country folk time). We have wireless since we live in a rural area and supposedly they are working on upgrading our channel. We'll see!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Backyard Boys

Recently, we had some friends over for some good food and fun......and a little tractor repair:). Thanks Wade!

The girls and the babies were sitting out in the grass off of the back porch visiting while the guys did their thing. Of course, I couldn't resist grabbing my camera and snapping a few of the cute little guys.

Meet Aaron. He is officially 1! This precious boy is so fun and always on the move. I love to see how he is going to react to new places because he is the kind of kiddo that likes to take everything in. His eyes bounce around the room from person to person watching and waiting. And he adores KK.

Meet Will. Aren't his brown eyes striking? This little one is such a sweet boy. He is so loving and is at his happiest when he is curled up into the arms of his mommy or daddy. See, I told you he was pretty sweet!

Well, there you have it.

I typically shoot mostly weddings, brides, and engagements. Sometimes the thought of family portraits and kiddos kind of intimidates me a bit. I don't know why. I guess it is because children are a little unpredictable. I know this because I'm a mother of two little girls- and unpredictable 3 year old and an unpredictable 5 month old.

But, I'm learning that it is in the unpredictable moments that you learn and grow the most. So bring it on. I'm totally up for it.