My sweet little niece was in town for a few days for Christmas. She is almost 2 years old, and her most favorite thing right now (besides me, of course 😉 ) is princesses! I got her new princess dress up clothes, and she LOVES to wear them. So, we had a short little princess-mini session here at my house (it was WAY too cold to shoot outside, with that freak cold weather we had this year!). I just wanted to share a couple shots of my perfect little princess!
And even sweet princesses get boogies! Quick little outtake from her shoot! Hahahaha!
Another family with big kids! This session was so much fun, because they were ALL trying to make each other laugh the entire shoot! Which makes for nice natural faces, and wonderful entertainment for me. LOL! We got plenty of great family shots, and a couple of silly ones too. The clincher was at the end of the shoot when the boys all were seeing who could be the best Zoolander. (So, of course, that would have to make the blog!).
Ooooh, I knew this one was going to be fun! We were going to be meeting downtown at Church Street Station for a “brothers session”. The last time I shot these two cuties, the little guy was a newborn. Well, I can say, he isn’t a newborn anymore! He was more than capable of getting up and telling me when he didn’t want to be taking photos! LOL! But, give that boy a rock, and he was good to go. Thankfully, there were tons of rocks around, and he LOVED to throw them around. And when he is happy, I am happy, and I get great shots! His older brother, on the other hand, was really getting into the photo shoot. He told me at the very end of the session, “you know, I think I was made to do this”. Made to do what sweetheart? “Made to be a model!” Oh yeah, he has what it takes!
Here are a couple shots of the incredibly adorable boys:
This is the time of year where so many people get family photographs taken. And it is so much on our mind when our kids are little to get those family photos. But it gets much more difficult when the kids are older! The “kids” have their own schedules and lives, and it makes it so much more tricky to get it done. That is why when I DO get a session with “big kids”, I love it! It is SO worth getting family photos taken through the different stages of your kids lives, not just when they are little!
You may (if you follow my blog) recognize the daughter in this family. She is one of my senior models! It is fun to have the entire family involved in a shoot now.
One of my favorite families is back! I love that I get to photograph these kiddos every 6 months or so. They are so much fun! They keep me hopping, no doubt, but it is a lot of fun.
This session we had at Kraft Azalea (a very popular location this fall!). We were not the only ones who thought to have their session there on that day though. I think there were probably 10 other families/photographers there! (We photographers are usually a pretty friendly bunch, so having a bunch of us there isn’t a problem. We just work around each other and take turns!). I am sure they were laughing at us too. Especially when we get all set up, looking perfect, and then our little guy starts yelling and pointing out at the lake, “LOOK, THERE IS A DOLPHIN!”. Yeah, keeps me hopping!
Here are a few from their session that I really liked:
Ahhh, the illusive grandkids shot! The one that grandma really wants, but is so difficult to get (well, with this little one, that is!). But since the grandma in this situation is my mom, I had to give it my all. My niece really doesn’t enjoy photos anymore (but what almost-2-year-old does?!). I was determined to get these shots when we were up in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. Of course it had to be FREEZING outside that morning. And because it was so cold, I had a very short time frame to work with. No playing around and having fun to get the little one warmed up to the camera. It was straight to business! Thankfully Aunt Net-Net (that’s me) is a bit of a goof naturally, so I was able to steal a few smiles and laughs in the short time we had (before we froze!).
Here are a couple that I liked:
Another beauty wanting to update her portfolio! I have to say, I am LOVING the Park Ave location lately! So glad this is where she wanted to have her shoot.
A relatively new offering from JPSearcy Photography is headshots! These are designed for models/actors who need quality photographs for their comp or zed cards. It is a great way to get the look that you want for your portfolio, that ISN’T limited to a studio setting. This particular headshot session was held at Park Ave, in Winter Park.
I know I haven’t posted much lately. I blame it on the crazy holiday season! That, and several of my clients didn’t want to be featured on the blog because they are giving the photos as gifts, and they wanted to keep the photos under wraps. So, I thought a perfect way to get back into the blog was to post a few shots from my own boys holiday card session.
Now, I know lots of people think it is SO easy for me to get great shots of my own boys. NOT TRUE! My family is harder than any clients I have. Plus, I have to bribe them. On this session day, I realized I had an hour to spare after the boys came home from school. So I had their clothes out and ready, and as soon as they got home, we hopped in the car, and thanks to traffic, ended up with about 15 minutes to shoot. Think that would make them settle down and cooperate?
Oh well, I promised to take them out to dinner afterwards, (and begged and pleaded) and ended up with some keepers that I could use on the card:
(They are getting so big, <sniff> <sniff>, but aren’t they handsome?!)