Archive for October, 2009

I had driven by this location back in July when I got lost delivering photos…  I meant to check it out and forgot all about it!  On Sunday I was determined to find some fall colors.  I knew they had to be lurking out there somewhere and  I refused to let Mother Nature win this round.  I packed up my girls and took them out for a drive.  Oh my word, it is one of the most beautiful locations I’ve found yet!  I found my fall foliage, my rolling wheat fields, a small orchard…this place is a photographer’s dream!

I don’t typically post photos of my own children here as I reserve this blog as a place for clients, but I’m so excited about this new place that I want people to see just how incredible it is!  It’s definitely worth the trip out there.  I can’t wait to shoot a session here, so if you’d like to book something, please ask me about this place!

We had just a tiny bit of sunlight on Sunday before the yuckiness moved back, so I tried to make the most of it!

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I tried something a bit different here.  A good friend of mine spends a few minutes at the end of her sessions playing with kids and shooting from the hip.  I’ve been making an effort to do this because kids have much more fun interacting with me without a camera in their faces!  So, while these may not be ‘technically’ correct, I burst into simultaneous laughter and tears when I opened these images!  These are my girls to a T.  My oldest running towards my youngest with sheer joy, my youngest ready to accept her with open arms.  Then skipping off, holding hands like dear old friends.  Even with technical errors, these two images speak more to me than any other I have on my walls. This is why I vow to play and shoot from the hip at the end of my sessions with little ones.

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I’m so happy I ended up with an opening this weekend because when the B Family contacted me about doing family portraits for them, I was able to jump all over it!  I first met the B Family last spring when doing portraits of their gorgeous little girls.  They are so much fun to work with and so danged photogenic!  We lucked out and had NO rain on Saturday after a very soggy week. I really wish we had some incredible autumn colors to work with, but the colorful B Family and their beautiful smiles outshine any setting we could have been in anyway!

B Family, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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Darling Miss K!  She was too tiny to take part in our spring session, but was ready to ham it up like a pro yesterday!

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And one last post of the family!

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I’ve been looking forward to my session with the B Family.  I asked them to drive out and meet me at the arboretum in anticipation of gorgeous fall colors and piles of bright leaves!  We had a very warm September, so our trees just began turning colors in October.  Well, last week we had a freak early freeze and it killed everything!!  No stunning colors, just dull, dead leaves.  We had to battle bugs, hoards of other photographers and keep our eyes open for little pockets that showcased some fall foliage!  We found some amazing locations and made the most of the fantastic light that was filtering into those little pockets!

Thankfully, the B family more than made up for my disappointment in the lack of fall colors.  They were beautiful!  I not only had the pleasure of meeting their adorable 3 1/2 month old son, but they also brought two other members of the family, Ruby and Jackson, their beloved pups!  I had such a great time.  I was also fortunate to have Little O’s auntie and cousin there to help wrangle doggies and get his attention while I snapped away.  It was a perfect session.  B Family, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Ahhhh…the sweet, sweet autumn light…

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The entire family!

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Sweet baby O

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And I can’t forget, here is one of my lovely assistants!  Isn’t she beautiful!?

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You know you’re in for a good time when a family shows up for a session and their kids come running at you full force…and they’ve never met you before!  These kiddos were balls of energy and so much fun!  I have to say, I’m still impressed my Miss E’s awesome taste in shoes.  Her purple Mary Janes were stylin’!  Little L captivated me with his coy little smile.  Once I got him to open up a bit, I couldn’t get that little guy to stop giggling!  It was a fun mini session and I had a wonderful time meeting you all.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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And…I’m back again!  Hopefully for good this time!  It’s been a week and a half of awful computer issues and countless hours spent on the phone with tech support.  Not my idea of a good time, to say the least!  I am proud to say that I now know how to install a new hard drive and other components myself…though, I never wanted to know how to do so!

Anyway, on to the reason for my post!  I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful family in Seattle this weekend for a family session!  They were so fun to work with.  When I asked them to meet me near Pioneer Square, I’m not sure they realized we’d be shooting in a random back alley.  I appreciate their willingness to appease me!  L & L, I had a great time  on Saturday and I truly hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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