OK…I know we just celebrated Halloween. And on top of that we had a major snow storm…in some places we got a foot and a half of snow, and many in my area are without power from fallen trees and downed power lines. Sooooo, I thought it only appropriate to inject some warm wishes into this cool, first day of November.
This beach session took place on the very last day of September…ya know, back when it was balmy. These kids were adorable, fun and photogenic! Mom chose some great outfits (love those dresses!) and as I’ve said before LBI as a backdrop just doesn’t get much better…
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Wow…this summer really flew by. It’s been my busiest summer yet in business, especially with beach sessions down at LBI! Unfortunately, something had to give…and it was my blogging. My beach season started in April and believe it or not, I’m on my way to the beach this weekend for one final session and who knows, maybe I’ll even get some pictures of my own children.
But before the feel of summer totally fades, giving way to fall foliage and Halloween mania, I wanted to show some of my favorite images from sessions that I didn’t have a chance to blog this summer…
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I love that I get to encourage laughing on the job! It doesn’t always work, but it certainly did for this session. These four kids were awesome…they were engaging, interesting, and just delightful. They laughed easily, especially the girls, which not only makes my job easier but more fun. And I’m all about fun on the job. These portraits are a surprise Father’s Day gift from their mom to their dad and I just love that idea.
It’s always fun for me to try to capture each child’s unique beauty and I think you can see the different personalities shining through in these images…
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I had the pleasure of meeting these two adorable children not long ago…when it was a little too cold to venture outside. They were beautiful, and I love the expressions they gave me… For me it’s not always about the smiles… I mean, smiles are great and I do my best to capture some at every session, as you will see below. But there is also something special about catching a more thoughtful expression that shows another side of your child’s personality. I find these shots beautiful! I guess for me it’s about capturing genuine expressions…nothing forced…no “say cheese” for example. This older sister was a little shy at first. She started to come out of her shell little by little and then once I started to photograph her brother, she got a renewed interest…funny how that happens with kids, right?
Anyway, this first one is one of my favorites…
An adorable smile…
…but I just love her expression in this one!
This little guy is so adorable and also gave us a variety of expressions…
What a beautiful pair!
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I met both these kids as newborns and it blows me away to see how quickly they’ve grown! This little girl doesn’t like to be away from mommy’s arms for too long, but we did manage to get some winning smiles while she sat all by herself! She looked just beautiful in the Crewcut dress mom put her in for the shoot, and had lovely accessories to match. I am loving her wind-blown hair, her little hands and that gentle smile in this first shot. This is my third time photographing her older brother – he gets more gorgeous every time I see him. Just check out his big brown eyes. Love the ‘do, too!
Very often I prefer black and white processing to color. Sometimes removing color also removes distractions and gives more focus to the subject. It is raw and pure and adds a timelessness to the image. I decided that for this blog post, I would indulge in an all black and whites. Two families with four cousins, came together on a sunny Saturday for one of my spring mini-sessions. The children were beautiful and well-behaved and all the adults were happy that spring had finally seemed to arrive. A very pleasant morning indeed. Now don’t worry guys, there are plenty of nice ones in color too…
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I’ve been loving all the newborn shoots I’ve had lately. I love how differently each one turns out. Each baby is one of a kind; each family has a different story; and every home that I enter has a style and feel of it’s own. I like to incorporate as much of this as I can into each session to make it a custom experience…that keeps it fresh and exciting for me and also unique for my clients. This baby’s parents had such a cool bedroom…I just had to use their purple walls as a backdrop. Throw in some beautiful window light, a gorgeous dresser and a zebra rug and voila – styling complete! It doesn’t hurt that this baby brother is just a sweet as can be. Enjoy the view…
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OK…this is just the kind of angelic face that makes me, the mother of two wonderful boys, want a little girl. It happened a year ago at her newborn session and it happened again a year later during her one year session. Doesn’t help that she is sweet as pie with me…I could just take her home! OH and the accessories…bows, flowers, pearl bracelet, pink slippers…I was dyin!
Her nursery is fabulously decorated, from the crib to the dresser to the curtains. I have to say, I just love how the framed portrait from our previous session fits right in…
And here is her big brother, who I photographed last summer. In this first photo, I caught him entranced by the tv and I just love the feel of it. Soon afterwards he was engaged and smiling. I think it’s the sparkle in his eyes that makes him such a beautiful model …just like his sister!
Don’t worry guys, the snow’ll be gone soon and we’ll all be outside playing!
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