The more I get into these, the more I LOVE them! I am glad Eden's Mommy was good to go with processing these images with this softer look. I really love the way they are turning out and I had to share some more.
I love this one...so sweet with the little swoop of hair in the back that so badly wants to be a curl.
Eden turned one this week. Her Mommy, Allison, wanted to get some photos of her in her party dress and she even brought her a special cupcake to eat (I will post some of those soon) At one point during our session Eden's Mom mentioned that she was sort of going for a 50's vibe with Eden's outfit. When I started to sort and process a few of the photos for this blog post I felt like the pictures should have a softer look and sort of vintage feel. So I quickly sent a message to Allison to make sure she would like it and she LOVED it! That is one of things that makes custom photography so fun! We can work together to come up with images that are so personal and unique! Happy Birthday Eden....I sure do think you are one sweet little girl! Even if you made Mommy and me make all those silly noises and do all those silly tricks to get you to smile! Allison, always a joy to see you and it was nice to meet your Mom too!
I had to post this one again, bigger...Happy Birthday Eden!
This is Julie. She has been nominated for a very special award. Young Mother of the Year to be exact! In order to be prepared for a special luncheon that is coming up she needed an updated family picture and an individual portrait of herself. She contacted me and I was so glad to help. I think all Moms should have a nice portrait taken of themselves. Julie, you are so beautiful. It was so fun to hang out with your family and be a part of this process with you.
Julie and her husband Zan have 7 children. They are a funny family! Julie shared with me that she told all of the kids that they were to do whatever I wanted them to do! I should have asked someone to stand on their head just to see if they would obey Mom's orders.
We went to a location that is usually reserved for weddings and large functions. We had the entire place to ourselves and the weather was perfect. Julie, I am glad we decided on a morning session and not afternoon because it was really rainy on the way home.
Look closely, because I altered the sign above their head to read...The Hess Family Est. 1992 (the year Julie and Zan got married).
The next photos are the last from my session with the Burtons. Goldie needed some updated photos for her home of three of her kids. And because all of us are obedient and do what "Mom" says we headed out and Michele, Joe and Natalie took their turn smiling pretty for my camera. I was thrilled because I love to take portraits! What can I say it is my happy place!
I had fun talking to Michele. You see the Burton family and the Shinkle family (my husband's family) grew up together. So we had fun discussing which of the children from each family were close in age or went to school together. Michele had some funny stories to share about when she was a senior and my husband was a freshman(ish). It was good to meet you Michele and fun to talk to you. I think this first photo is one of my favorites of the entire session. So pretty! You are so photogenic with your red hair and killer baby blues! This is Joe and he wins the award for traveling the farthest for this family gathering! He came from China to be there for his Dad's birthday. Does that make my little photography business international then? When I was taking Miss Natalie's photos I told her she reminded me of Michele Pfeiffer a little bit...does anyone else see it! By the way Natalie, it was meant to be a compliment because I think Michele Phifer is super duper pretty. This was just a silly shot that shows what a good sport Natalie was...she had this blue coat that just made her eyes pop and so we took this sassy snow bunny shot! Thanks for humoring the photographer.