It feels like ages since my last post! I've been trying to get all my shoots edited and cranked out so families can get their Christmas cards out before New Year's. I think I'm going for a Valentine's Day mail-out or maybe even Easter...it depends on how long it takes to finish building our house. That alone has been another full time job which has sucked up the few remaining seconds I had left in my already full day. But we are SO blessed to be able to finally build so I'm THRILLED! I'll post some pics for you when we are done and I'll try to take some time to post pics from my last several shoots that haven't made it to the blog yet. Hang in there with me.
This is Kaitlyn. She lives in Louisiana and will be attending LSU next Fall and then hopefully onto Vet school. She brought both her dogs all the way from LA... That's love. My husband and I traveled over 20hrs. one way with our two Basset Hound puppies (which farted the whole way in my little Corolla) to North Carolina. Ya, I won't do that again.
Monday, November 29, 2010
When Brandi stepped out of her SUV at the shoot I was blown away by her beauty. I mean check it out...they look like a magazine ad. Gorgeous. Cute little Cate is destined to be a stunner with these knock-out parents. I've never had a family pray during a shoot and it totally melted me. I caught Cate below looking up at her Daddy as he thanked the Lord for their family. It was a precious moment for me as a photographer. Poor Levi, their Australian shepherd, had stickers caught up in his pretty long hair and I'm afraid it probably took hours to get him cleaned up.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
We did a shoot for little Reagan's second birthday just a few months ago but this shoot was for Gracie's 4 yr old pictures and family shots for Christmas. The girls did great and were really into the shoot this time with Gracie even posing for me. We all had a great time. I LOVE the texture on this old barn I found! The combination of the tin and wood is awesome.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It was our first strong cold front of the season the morning of this shoot and the temps were pretty cold during our 8am shoot. Brrr. Nevertheless, this sweet family and their little boy Grayson still hung in there. His Daddy LOVES to fish so we took some shots down by the pond. Gray wasn't too interested in fishing that morning (probably because it was frigid) but it won't be long before he's baiting his own hook right there next to Daddy.
Monday, November 15, 2010
It's cold and flu season. I've lost count of how many little ones have just gotten sick before, during, or after our photo shoot. Poor little Grayson was one of them and wasn't feeling too well that day. We didn't get a whole lot of smiles but still managed to get some cute ones.
This is one of my favorite families and this go round we did a shoot with the whole extended family. Poor little Hallie was up with a fever the night before and was feeling pretty mellow, but we still snatched a few precious shots of her with a smile. When you shoot kids you're bound to have to photo shop in heads or bodies cause you tend to have them going in different directions and rarely is everyone smiling and looking the same way. Surprisingly, the heads I photo shopped in a few of the pics were the other two kids and not Hallie. :) What a handsome family!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Some shoots are challenging...maybe it's the weather, the lighting, an unhappy child, or even getting my creative juices flowing. On the other hand, some shoots are so easy and everything falls into place. Kids are great, weather is great, props work well. THIS was that shoot. We had fun, the boys played chase in the pasture, kids were smiling. It was wonderful. Thanks for making such beautiful babies!
It's so fun to watch kids grow from one year to the next. This little cutie, Brayden, has the same big, adorable smile and giggly laugh and squeal that makes you laugh right along with him. And he loves his tractors! As you can tell, he got pretty giddy about sitting on the John Deere.