Monday, December 28, 2009

Gorgeous Family in their Gorgeous Family Room

Kids as Art (with lights even!)

Over this holiday break, I had the opportunity to visit the K family to see their Kids As Art display. Wowza! It literally took my breath away and I momentarily wished I was a product photographer because I know that my snapshot here does not do their beautiful room justice. Their basement family room is designed in palette of brown, beige, and orange, with green accents. The children's portraits could not have been planned any better to become the centerpiece of this room. Special ceiling lights were installed to really showcase each portrait. Everything is sheer perfection!

The two side portraits are 24x24, with the middle portrait being 24x30.

(my own) Kids As Art

If you follow my blog, you might recall the 24x30 canvas gallery wrap I gave to my father over the summer.

Big Canvas

I loved it so much, I temporarily hung it on my wall just to photograph the kids with it before I gave it to him.

Big Canvas

On Christmas Day I finally photographed this art piece at it's final home, hanging in my parents' living room. Just wanted to share this with you all.

My Kids as Art

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!




It has been a great pleasure working with all of you this past year. Wishing you all the blessings of the season. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kids As Art, and some great news!

Kids As Art

You may recognize this family from a session we did in September. At that time their middle daughter S, now 5, was at the tail end of her treatment for Wilm’s Tumor, a form of childhood kidney cancer. This is an especially Merry Christmas for them because tests recently revealed S to be cancer free!

She has been collecting symbolic beads for various milestones along the course of her treatment, and today she showed me her “NED” bead. NED stands for No Evidence of Disease. The NED bead has become the centerpiece of a special Christmas ornament on the tree this year (and as I was driving home from their house, I was doing a mental head-slap for not photographing that ornament. Doh!).

The family ordered a 16x18 canvas gallery wrap wall portrait for their family room. It's displayed over their couch and has the family's mantra "Moment By Moment" along the wrap sides.

S is also one of the 2010 Ambassador Kids for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research. Check her out here!

Christmas Sisters

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sneak Peek - Father and Sons

You may recognize little A from earlier in the fall, when I was honored to shoot his 1-year session. He brought the rest of his family to meet me this past weekend. I love to see fathers having fun with their kids. Isn't that just the best?

Father and Sons

Gimme that thumb!

Big Brother

This last one really makes me smile. I was instructing them to go cheek-to-cheek, but A kept kissing his dad anytime his face got too close. Totally adorable!


Happy Hanukkah!

Growing up in a mixed religion home, I have taken lots of "menorah with christmas tree" pictures over the years. This year I had seen some online tutorials about how to change the shape of lights in the background and thought it might be fun to try to do a Star of David. It totally worked!

Star of David Bokeh

I wish everyone a very Happy Hanukkah!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Almost 8 months old!

Look at this little cutie who I met yesterday. He was so easy-going and cooperative. I swear those are his real eyelashes. No photoshop enhancement performed. Jealous? I am!

Little Man

Look what I Caught in My Net

Those Eyelashes!

He's been framed!