Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just had to share...

This is the sweetie that I captured her c-sect arrival back in April.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to do a mini session with her.  This was just to precious not to share.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Visualizing Pt 2

Although I think it is great to visualize what you want before you shoot, most times when I'm shooting my children I have to go with the flow.  In reality, "real moments" are what I want to capture and preserve for posterity's sake and why I became a student a photography. 

Here are some real moments from yesterday's shooting.

 So happy to have caught this expression of his!  Several times a day he get's excited like this.  At this moment he had just spotted his daddy driving up the driveway and was about to lunge off the bed, which is why this image isn't as sharp as I'd like.  I lunged for him as he lunged towards the window. 

 My favorite of the day!  Big sis helping little bro.
 Love to twirl!

 My daughters vision of the shoot...she wanted pictures of her "crossing the bridge", which was in reality a tree root across the yard.  Love her imagination and spunk!
 Concentrating on crossing the bridge.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Learning to Visualize...

This week I took a mini session by Emma Wood, on visualization and all I can say is that it was worth the $$. I recently discovered Emma Wood's work, and was moved to tears by many of her emotion provoking images. Her site is definitely worth checking out.

Here are a few of the shots I took, after going through her session.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Blue

This morning as I returned home from an urgent trip to the drug store to pick up antibiotic for pink eye, I noticed the sun illuminating a bit of weeds grass in the back corner of our yard. Since my normally cooperative 4 year old was stricken with pink eye and all the older kids were bummed because our plans for the day were canceled, Baby Blue was the only willing subject I could find. By the time I doctored the pink eye and dressed Baby Blue my lighting had changed, but we still captured some of what I had seen.
The biggest challenge photographing Baby Blue is that he is on the move constantly, so setting up a shot doesn't work too well, because he is gone before I can pick up the camera. Although, the weeds did keep him occupied for about 30 seconds.


I just love his long lashes.

There are so many things technically wrong with this photo but for some reason I just love the moment I captured and the feel of the photo. A good reminder that every captured moment doesn't have to be technically perfect. Grab your camera and capture the moments in your life.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Sneak Peek - The T. Family

Today I had the opportunity to meet the T family and photograph their newborn Love. A delightful family and session with more images to come soon.
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MM turns 4!

My daughter turned 4 this past week. Her birthday is one of many in May, so we celebrated by hosting a May Birthday Bash in honor of all the May birthdays.  I slipped in a mini shoot while we were preparing for the party.
She then had a surprise ride in an airplane.
I had high hopes for a great shot with her 4 balloons, but the guests stayed late, the sun was dropping quick and my girl was exhausted.  So I rolled with what I could coax from her, which for the most part was chasing her down with the camera, as she whined.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Moving Forward - Kennesaw Senior Photographer

Last week I had the opportunity to meet Matthew and shoot his casual, senior portraits. I must say, Seniors are a lot of fun! What a privilege it is to capture this milestone in their life. Matthew has some great hobbies and brought the gear along with him, so that we could capture him doing what he loves. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you.
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