Monday, November 30, 2009

What to Wear

There is time for one more "what to wear" suggestion for those last-minute holiday portraits.

From Trixemo on CM

As with other earlier "what to wear" ideas, notice that no two people are dressed completely alike yet all of the outfits compliment one another. One great technique for planning your family’s wardrobe for a portrait is to imagine that you are dressing one person. If you lay the clothing for everyone out on the bed, just make sure it all works together. Happy Portrait Session to all!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thing 1 Turns 7

Happy Birthday today to my firstborn, the child who is at the same time the light of my life and the reason for my gray hair. She wants to be Beethoven when she grows up, not really realizing that Beethoven was his last name. She thinks being Beethoven is a career choice.

Thing 1 Turns 7

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thing 2 Turns 4

Happy fourth birthday today to my sweet baby boy! He wants to go to dinner tonight at Sweet Tomatoes in honor of his birthday. That's his idea of fancy. :)


Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Kids As Art

I got to visit some of my favorite clients today to check out how they have incorporated the “Kids As Art” idea into their home. When I got there I saw that this was an easy idea for them as they have photographic art throughout the house, including a gorgeous wall portrait over mantel from their wedding day.

Here is a 16x20 linen print in the TV room over the mantel.

Kids As Art

And two 16x16 canvas collages in the dining room.

Kids As Art

Thanks to the B family for letting me create these art pieces of their adorable daughter and for letting me stop by this morning with my camera.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph some preemie newborn twins today. They don’t look like preemie newborn twins, you say? Well that’s because they were born at 36 weeks and weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and 7 lbs 10 oz! I am in pain just thinking about that. Their mom is totally a super hero, as I got to witness today. With these two little guys plus a 2-year-old big sis, this family truly has their hands full.

This was the first set of twins babies I have worked with in about 5 years, plus I was on location at the family’s home, so this was a fun and challenging day for me. These babies are both so big and strong that they would have nothing to with any type of traditional newborn posing techniques. One of them can already even hold his head up! It seemed that we could not get both of them in the same mood at the same time (one was awake while the other was sleepy, one was crying to be fed while the other was content). As their mom said “Welcome to my life!”

T, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek. More to come later this week!