Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring time

A couple more pictures from this beautiful couple.  This really was a fun photo shoot and I know I say this often but they are fun.  I love it when my clients have a good time and I try to make it a great memory and experience for them that they will remember for a life time.  Pictures are just that.  Memories of the past and just by looking at them years later, you can see and feel what you did when you took the pictures.  I want that memory to be a happy one for all of my clients.  I think I'm going to play the song "Happy" before every shoot.  How can you hear that song and not dance? 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Swept off her feet

One more shot from this Engagement session.  Oh to be swept off my feet again... Oh to be light enough to be swept off my feet again, even better. But I am getting there.  I recently lost my baby weight, almost 20 pounds.  Oh ya, my baby is 9 years old now.  So it took me a little longer than I had hoped for but I did it and boy does it feel great.  Now back to this shot.  I'm not a big fan of clouds for myself but some pictures just look amazing with a little extra pop in the skies. I think this is just that picture.  I love using clouds with kids and youngsters.  Especially when they are in love because for some unknown reason, the skies always look a little prettier when you're in love.  I can feel Spring is in the air.  My favorite time of the year. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love is

Now I'm going to date myself... There use to be a carton that was called "Love is"... then you or they would fill in the blank.  I think they were naked.  It's not what you think.  If I remember right, I think they looked a little like the Pillsbury Dough Boy.  But there was also a girl.  It was rated "G".  I promise.  Wow that took me back many moons ago.  Now I'm going to have to Google it and see if I can find some of the old cartoons.   Well this picture is screaming "Love is".  I have always wanted to try this shot and I'm so glad I found the  perfect everything to recreate what I saw in my brain.  There's a little something up there. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ahhh Young Love

Is this a gorgeous couple or what?  Hard to believe they've never done any modeling.  I love it when my clients will play along with me and allow me to create what is in my mind.  I promise not to ask you to do anything too crazy or illegal.  But I just love it when I can achieve a certain look or a certain feeling in my portraits.  These two were so open to having fun during this session.  This picture was on the serious side but I can't wait to post some of their wild and crazy shots at a later time.  We sure had a fun time and I wish them all the best in their new journey together. 

The eye of a child

My youngest son comes running in the house yesterday morning yelling, "MOM, you have to come and see this... hurry"! CAN YOU SEE WHAT HE SAW IN THIS PICTURE? This is just my little bistro table that has sat in front of my house for almost 9 years. Isn't it amazing what little kids see but somehow we miss because we are too busy to see the beauty in the ordinary things around us? Enjoy your day and really look at all the beauty around us.  It's there, I promise we just have to slow down.