Sunday, May 24, 2009

I Need a Project!

I'm getting a bit stir crazy these days, its been a while since I've done a fresh baby shoot, or a maternity shoot, and I have so many ideas I want to try out, I'm really desperate for someone to come along and let me get some of this creative energy out!

So, are you pregnant? Do you know someone who is? Please, send them my way. If you've got a new baby, or a young child, bring 'em over and lets take some pictures! I really love maternity and new baby photography, so if I can help you capture these moments in your life, I'd be happy to!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The joys of summer!

A swing set, a little boy and bare feet! Some of life's little pleasures and some of the sweetest pictures ever!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rapunzel, Rapunzel.....

Let down your hair!

Oh my! That hair! My daughter has the most beautiful hair, I wish it were mine! She's only three years old and I'm already like some old Queen jealous of some young Princesses beauty. Don't worry, I promise I won't lock her in a tower somewhere (Mother's honor!). I think she technically has inherited my hair, that is, the way my hair was when I was three years old. It curls at the ends and has a nice hint of red to it, so I can at least be happy I helped her to have such beautiful, luxurious hair! Photographs nicely doesn't it? You can almost feel how silky soft it is right? These may not be the kind of photographs you find hanging on walls, but I think they're really cool and capture something interesting about my daughter as she is right now.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eyes to die for!

Why do little boys always get the beautiful eye lashes? Its not fair! This is my husbands nephew, he's visiting from Florida and I couldn't resist making him sit through a photo shoot! He was pretty cooperative, but lets be honest, with eyes like these all he really needed to do was just look at the camera while I was shooting to make a gorgeous picture!

Isn't he cute? Too bad he lives so far away, I'd gladly take his picture daily!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still beautiful after all these years.....

These are some of my favorite old family pictures, I just love them, they range between anywhere from 50-100 years old I think, give or take a year, but they're still so amazing and beautiful. There's emotion, poise and heart in each of these pictures that I think transcends time, I am willing to wager that my grandchildren will be able to look at these pictures and still be drawn to their warmth and charm.

These pictures represent what I want for my own photography. I want to take pictures that will be looked back on in 100 years and thought of as beautiful still, warm and charming even if they're faded and worn. I want to make memories from pictures, I want them to be lasting and timeless and full of obvious heart and emotion.

I've said it before, but I think of photographs as time machines, they're able to transport us back to a specific date or event with a single look, and if the photographer got it just right, something about that photo will have captured the tone and emotion of the moment so well that you can feel it again for an instant. How wonderful would that be?

These pictures make me happy and give me something to strive for. I want to take pictures for me and for my clients that will some day bring us back to these moments and make us really feel them again! The bar has been raised, time to grab my camera and get practicing!


Monday, May 11, 2009

My sisters first Mothers Day!

Yesterday was my younger sisters very first Mother's Day and to commemorate it we took some pictures, well, a lot of pictures of her sweet little boy who's nearly seven months old! The results were insanely adorable, too cute for words and just plain precious! That nephew of mine is darn near angelic, he's beautiful and thankfully, he's a ham for the camera too! I got some incredibly "awww" inspiring pictures of him in the buff, but because my sister is (rightfully) weary of sharing too much on the internet, so you won't be seeing those here, but if you know her, ask her to see them, they're really, really cute!

But, here's what I can share with you! Stunning blue eyes, darling expressions and a little baby boy who's growing so darn fast!

Angelic right? He looks so innocent, you wouldn't know by looking at him that he peed, pooped and puked all over my nice white background paper right? No worries, it was just a practice background anyway, I'll be getting new ones in the near future, and it was worth a few little stains to get such good pictures, I'd do it again anyway little guy, any day, just tell your mom to pack the diaper bag and come on over!


You're a lucky woman Carrie....

My friend Carrie generously lends me her children for photo shoots practically whenever I desire, its wonderful! Carrie's kids are not only cute, but they're cooperative too! I feel quite lucky to have her living so near by, for play dates that evolve into photo shoots, but she's the real lucky one, because she has some seriously wonderful and precious children!

I have so many ideas in mind for future photo shoots, er, I mean play dates with Carrie and her kids ;)