Monday, August 31, 2009

"W" Family Photo Shoot--Sept 2009

Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of taking family photos for the "W" Family! What a neat family...daddy Nathan, mommy Sarah, big sister Claire, and baby Beckett...Miss Claire is going to be 2 years old in September. She is a cutie-bug!
Nathan's parents (a.k.a. Papa and Yaya) were able to come along for the portrait session, as well. What a good looking family!
Beckett is still just a little bitty guy. He was born in July and is such a good-natured little one!
Claire enjoyed finding the flowers. Here she is on her mommy's lap...
If you know me very well at all...you know that I love little baby toes! Just had to get a shot of baby Beckett's tiny feet in his daddy's hand...
The pretty princess loved the fountain...
Don't you want to kiss that soft little baby hair??
This is Claire's expression when she is studying something. Very serious stuff checking out those flowers! (By the way, she loves her little monkey, too!)
Nathan, Sarah, and Claire...
I just love the expressions in this picture. You can tell that Claire loves to play with her Papa and Yaya!
I think Beckett was trying to figure out what that lady with the camera was up to!
Sweet sweet...
Claire with her mommy and Yaya...
A basketful of Beckett...
Claire with her daddy...
Beckett with his mommy...
This expression says, "Papa...YOU are silly!" Don't you love it??
A black and white of the full-family pose...
Sweet little Beckett...
Nathan and Sarah with their little ones...
This picture speaks volumes!
What a great picture of Mommy and Daddy having their hands full with their two little ones, but working as a team!
Thank you, Nathan and Sarah, for trusting your family to my lens! I hope to complete your cd and put it in the mail for you by the end of the week. There will be about 125 really sweet pictures on there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

W Family Photo Shoot

A week ago Sunday, I had the pleasure of taking photos for the W Family! The weather was wonderful, and we were happy to be getting our portrait session in before the oldest two kiddos head off for college. Aren't they a good looking family??
I spent so long trying to figure out a way to edit this picture so that the space that shows the sky on the middle back area wouldn't stand out so much against the pretty trees on the other side. After hours of editing, I finally came to the conclusion that the portrait looks best just the way it is! Sometimes the pursuit of perfection gets in the way of creativity!
Zach is the youngest kiddo in the family. He will be a Junior in high school this year, I do believe. He attends the same high school that my hubby, Todd, went to.
Caitlin (boy I hope that I spelled that correctly!) is the eldest child and the only girl. Look at that gorgeous long hair! She already was off to college last week!
Here's Daddy with his girl. Aww...I love these sweet pictures like this!
These three siblings really enjoy their time together, as you can tell by the grins on their faces in this picture!
Caitlin, Zach, and Josiah...
Here's another one I spent hours on trying to edit, then ended up using it with only some color level adjustment...
Another group shot...I like the antique effect on this one. Some pictures call for the antique look, and some don't. I thought that this one did!
A group shot down in the woods. This is a new place to me, for doing photography, so I'm still discovering favorite spots according to the lighting.
The two bubs and their sis...I'd like to be a fly on the wall to hear what Mom says about Josiah's shoes in this picture. I like the effect, personally!
Next time I take pictures out here, I will bring along one of my kiddos to hold a sheet or something of the sort to block out direct light to the face. I really like the placement of the people on this picture. (l to r): Josiah, Zach, Sam, Joan, and Caitlin...
Momma and her girl...
Daddy and his boys. Love the lighting in this particular picture!
Caitlin and I both saw this field and fell in love with it! Once again, a sheet to block shadows would have been great, but I just love the sunflowers all around!
Here's something new I tried. On the great picture of Mom and Dad, I added cameo pics of each of the kids.
Off together to enjoy these last few days before school begins again!
Thank you, Sam and Joan, for trusting your family to my lens. Hope you love your portraits. I'll have your cd ready for you in the next day or two!