Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Final Countdown.....

I did a maternity session today for a friend who just also happens to be an engineer-turned-photographer. Sound familiar? It's even more ironic if I tell you were are both ex-Abbott engineers.

I am always slightly nervous shooting another photographer, as we all do things differently and have different expectations. Plus on a whole, we photographers tend to be pretty anal retentive about our work. LOL! The session ended up going great, and I am so excited to work on her images.

I am heading out of town for a couple of days but wanted to throw a couple of images up here for her before I leave. It looks like that baby could even be here before I get back.

Good luck, L & P!



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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sneak Peek

Not only is Baby R completely adorable, she rarely cries and she sleeps thru the night. She's only 4 months old, and her mom looks like a supermodel with rock-hard abs. (Ummm, yeah... of course I'm jealous!)

A&J, more to come. Your proofs will be online soon.



Sunday, July 6, 2008

Kids as Art

I once read an article in a parenting magazine about how having lots of photos around of your children boosts their self esteem and self-worth. If the number of photos taken of a child is directly related to their future success, my kids will probably be future CEO's or Nobel Prize winners. I follow them around with a camera constantly, and they literally think I am the paparazzi. LOL!

If displaying portraits has a positive impact on a child's self esteem, then imagine what making their photo the focal point of a room can do.

My Dad's birthday was July 4th, and I created this canvas as a gift for him. When it arrived, I was speechless. My good friend and mentor Karen Rodgers once described a final photo piece so breathtaking that it actually makes the viewer "suck in air" (ie: gasp). I guess that was my reaction to this canvas when I received it. I hung it on my wall so I could photograph the kids with it, and then honestly - I wanted to keep it for myself. (Don't worry... I gave it up and Dad got his birthday present!)

I have large photos of my kids in other places in my house, but now I am brainstorming on what kind of image I want to create to be the focal point of my living room.

You have all brought some gorgeous kids into my studio, and I would encourage you to think about creating an art piece with their images. So many of us invest in art for our homes, and aren't our kids are truly the most precious art of all?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

4th of July Parade

from my family to yours!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Sneak Peek for S & F...

There is a lot more to come, but this family shot is seriously one of my faves. The original "as shot" is more vibrant, but I tried this vintage look and really fell in love with it. (S, I will show you both ways in the proofs.)


Look at these two. Are they adorable or what? Big brown eyes, gorgeous hair... I cannot wait to get thru the rest of the proofs because we got some really great stuff with them this week.