Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blue Eyes & Freckles

Here's a little sneak peek from earlier this week. Look at these three - such fresh happy faces with their freckles and beautiful bright eyes.




This last one cracks me up. My prop selection kept her entertained while I photographed her brothers. I just had to share this one because it's so cute!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation Highlights

I was fortunate to have a Wisconsin getaway last week with my best friend and her family. We went to the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. It's a waterpark hotel located right on the shores of Lake Michigan, so you can experience the crazy indoor waterslides, outdoor pool, and beach all in one place. The hotel was nice, but like all "family resorts" (think Wisconsin Dells), MacGyver and I were wishing our stay included a free chiropractor visit. Let's just say it's nice to be sleeping in my own bed again.

All in all it was a really fun trip. My BFF and I had a spa afternoon at Kohler Waters Spa at the American Club, and that alone made up for the nights spent on a lumpy old mattress.

I didn't even take my SLR on the trip so these highlight pics were shot with my little point and shoot.

vintage beach BLACK

Sheboygan Beach

A Girl and Her Bug Juice


Night Shot at Blue Harbor Resort

Testing out the underwater camera

So I am back in the groove now, catching up on orders and phone calls. Thanks for your patience. I hope you all are enjoying the final days of summer!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

She's got the face of an angel

Doesn't she though? This is my cousin's baby, who is also my godchild. I can't believe she will be 2 this month!

With this session I learned that in the future I will have to start photographing her when my kids are not home because when they are around she is only interested in playing with them. LOL!



Photography note: I tried some different post-processing here. A little creamier, a little more contrast. Believe it or not, this is the same background used in the previous newborn post. However, I used two lights on the background this time.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'll take 4 pounds 12 ounces of cuteness, please

This little guy sure could deliver! I am so excited to have captured that tiny newborn smile while he slept. Sweet dreams of milk, I am sure.

Newborn Smile

Lion King

Look how alert he was here, Daddy's little man.

Dad's Little Man

And this is no body double below, folks. The woman with the rockin' body did actually just give birth 11 days prior. My youngest baby will be four in the fall and I can only dream about looking that great! I'd love to be bitterly jealous too, but it's just impossible because she is so darn sweet. S, I hope you love this mom-and-baby image as much as I do. This is truly one of my favorite portraits that I have ever shot.

Close to Her Heart

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pretty In Purple

Happy 3rd Birthday E! I can't believe how time flies. I have been photographing both her and her older sister since they were newborns. Such little beauties, just like their mom. Maybe this fall I can talk their mom into posing with them. (whadda ya think, L?)

Pretty in Purple

Pretty in Purple



I am loving this new background paper too. To my photography pals who follow my blog, it's Savage Orchid.