Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

I love families who love to play!  Chase, fly, run, tickle…it’s all fabulous in my book.  With two very little boys, I’m positive there is a LOT of play time in this household!  I truly enjoyed meeting (and playing with!) this adorable family.  Just a quick post today…lots to do in order to stay on top of things during this very busy time of year!  Enjoy your little peek at this beautiful family!

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

Amber Anderson Family Photographer, Vancouver, WA

I’m sure you’ve seen it, especially if you blog stalk sometime around January…the 365 day project.  Then there’s the 52 week project for those of us who find the 365 a wee bit ambitious!  The projects usually begin as a resolution to take more photos for ourselves and to continue our journey toward knowledge and creative well-being.  A few weeks into the project and there’s a day missed here, a week there and then busy season hits and well, you know the rest of the story!  Add me to the list of well-meaning photographers with intentions that far surpass the amount of time these projects require!  I was at a birthday party last week and chatting with a friend.  She was talking about all the snapshots she takes of her darling little girl.  Once again, it reminded me that I never want this to be just a job.  I don’t ever want photography to be something I shrug off in the front entry and pick up on my way back out.  I need to kick it in gear and make something of all those little things that add up to so much.  So here we go.  A 12 month project.  YES.  A 12 MONTH project!  I am committed to the fullest degree.  Oh, I’m not in this alone, not by any means…  I’ve joined a group of other amazing photographers who have also accepted this challenge!  We’ve committed to snapshot/lifestyle images of our own families and lives.  Each photographer will have their Story, which will be posted on the last Friday of every month.  The Story will be interpreted differently by each of us: one continuous story, a monthly theme, who knows!  That’s part of the fun now, isn’t it?  Each photographer will fill in the blank, “The Story of _______.”  At the end of this post is a link to another photographer who has also participated and she’ll be linking to someone else.  It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures.  Click through and enjoy a small view into the lives of my friends, as seen through their cameras :)

Being a lifestyle project, what you’ll be seeing here is LIFE.  They are moments where I will pick up my camera and capture life as it’s happening, here in my home, a field trip, vacation, whatever, but definitely not set-up or planned.  This is US.  Honest and open!  If you see dirty dishes in my sink, so be it.  That’s life!  Here you’ll see us, our life, our love for each other and a little bit of what goes on behind our doors :)   Remember that dream where you’re standing in front of class in your underwear?  That’s close to how I feel right now!  Whew.  Okay.  Today (and just about EVERY DAY in our home), there are dress-up parties and princess parades!  So today, this is “us!”

S0, here is my story.  The story of US.  October 2011, Part 1:

 

Amber Anderson Child Photographer | Vancouver WA

 

Amber Anderson Child Photographer | Vancouver WA

 




And now please, take a look at this incredibly talented photography out of Colorado, Bree of Breeze Photography!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW BREE’S STORY!

Here I am, still in my slubby clothes at noon on a Saturday, chaos ALL around me as we get ready for vacation and I’m editing and posting on my blog!  I can’t help myself!  I was so honored when a fellow photographer emailed me and asked to book a session while her family was here for the holiday weekend!  They had been up since before the sun, hustled through airports, missed naps and still, they were awesome to work with!  We met for about 30 minutes on the nastiest day we’ve had in awhile: we were socked in with that horrible, misty rain.  I arrived, worried a bit since there was no chance of a re-schedule and on queue, the rain stopped!  It was mushy and I was soaked by the end, but hallelujah, no RAIN!  And you know what?  On our way back to the car, we were blessed with about 1 minute of glorious sunshine too!  Here’s the funny thing about the families of photographers: when that sun broke out, Laura and I looked at each other, I ran to a sunny patch, she yelled to her husband and without hesitating, he grabbed the kids and sat!  Haha!  No questions asked ;)

So here is the beautiful Laura of Vibrant Life Photography in Denver, CO and her amazing family. The love, the laughs, the cuddles…it’s all real. You can’t make up that kind of wonderful connection. Loved this family.
Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Photographer, Vancouver, WA Amber Anderson Photography

Okay, I know this is a little late and I KNOW this is a total brag post (I’m not even gonna TRY to mask that little fact!  Haha!), but dang, I was excited about this and finally had an opportunity to sit and post about it!  I don’t know if you’ve heard of a national blog called The Maternal Lens, but if you follow photography you’ll know that it’s a biggie!  And guess you they featured?  Little ‘ol ME!!  Yip, yip!  So, if you’re interested in seeing this little gem of an article (and yes, there are photos!), then get that clickin’ finger ready and pop into the link below!

Amber Anderson Photography featured on The Maternal Lens (click me!  click me!)

And because I can’t have an image-less post on my blog, here’s one from my Bits n’ Pieces. BnP’s are little glimpses into my personal life…snaps of my kids, me, us livin’ and lovin’ (because that’s what it’s all about ;) )  I usually keep these on Facebook, but since this is a “me” post anyway, I figured I’d throw it on here!

Amber Anderson Photography Vancouver, WA Photographer

Shocker of all shockers…my 4 yr old…(are you ready for this??)…my 4 yr old BEGGED me to “play pictures” with her this weekend!!  *GASP*  What happened to my child??  The one who sees her reflection in glass and bolts in the other direction in the event that I *may* attempt to take her photo!  She only gave me about 90 seconds, but hey, I take what I can get from this kiddo.  She’s got a busy schedule you know.  There were Barbies waiting for her to drive them to the jungle to ride dinosaurs, baby dolls desperately needing 1,908, 283 clothing changes and I think she had a date with Elmo lined up or something.  Anyway…in honor of Valentine’s, here’s one to keep you smiling!

My pretty Valentine