Archive for July, 2009

What more can really be said of a family who agrees to get up at 6:00 a.m. so we can be out shooting in the desert of Utah before 7:00 a.m.?  Seriously, this family was a dream to work with.  And check out what they’re wearing!  Major kudos to Mom for choosing such fun outfits that went so well with the location they chose.

I just can’t get over how happy and cheerful the kids were:

Little bits here became my buddy right away and reminded me so much of my youngest:

Big brother looks so cool:).

And here is where all those good-looks are coming from–aren’t mom and dad just stunning?  Mom’s due with #4 and her maternity sneak peek should be up shortly.

My favorite family shot of the morning–this is real life:).

Thanks so much, guys.  Other than the whole “stepping on a cactus in flip-flops while staring through the viewfinder trying to get the right composition” thing, I had a total blast!

If my experience the other day shooting two different sets of two-year-old twins in one evening taught me anything, it’s that you CANNOT be over-prepared.  E and A were so super sweet but, like all two-year-olds, were able to find many, many things more interesting than a photo shoot with mom and dad.  Good thing I’ve got a two-year-old of my own and a few tricks up my sleeve;).

Seriously, how cute are they together?  I asked mom and dad if they were good friends and they responded with a resounding, “Yes!”  I think it definitely shows.

When staying in the same general vicinity as mom and dad started to lose its appeal, we brought out the bubbles.

And when the novelty of bubbles wore off, we brought out something even better–sugar:).  Look at those eyes!

Mom is an ASL interpreter, and I loved this shot we caught when I asked little E what the sign for candy was.  I don’t know what’s sweeter, the lollipop or his sweet, little face:).

I had so much fun with you guys.  Thanks for being so patient with me–there’s lots more to come!

Well, it’s been quite a week!  I came down with a horrible sore throat on the Fourth and it quickly escalated into what I will now refer to as “exploding face syndrome.”  You know that feeling where your sinuses are so congested that your eyes, cheeks and even teeth hurt?  Yeah, that was me all week.  After four straight days in bed (illness during pregnancy is always extra-fun), I think I am finally on the mend.  I hope to have a bunch of sneak peeks up in the next few days.  In the meantime, if you need a photo-fix, you can check out these links:

As I mentioned before, the Baby as Art workshop was just amazing.  It was beyond inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented women in the Baby as Art team and the other workshop attendees.  You can see our “class photo” here.

Also, while I was in Utah for the day on the way home from San Diego I had the supreme pleasure of meeting up with my good friend Tiffany from Follow Your Art Photography for some maternity photos.  Tiffany is just one of my favorite people and she has an eye for light, color and the perfect location that is rarely matched.  If you are anywhere in Utah and in need of some amazing portraiture, definitely look her up–you will not be disappointed!  Keep in mind that our shoot was sandwiched in between two plane rides and four sessions of my own, and she still managed to make me look and feel beautiful.  That’s some real talent:).  You can check my photos out on her blog here and here.  Thanks a million times over, Tiff!

So, I mentioned in my last post that I just got back from the most amazing workshop in San Diego with the Baby as Art team.  Carrie and Britt were an inspiration to watch and so generous with their time, talent and information.  Their creativity and attention to detail is simply unmatched, and if you don’t know their work you really need to go check it out.  I was understandably beyond excited to shoot my first post-workshop newborn session, and could not have asked for a sweeter, prettier or more compliant model than 11-day old baby Lily–pure baby perfection!  And with that, I’ll let the images speak for themselves:).

This might be my favorite:

Could mom be any more beautiful?!

I am almost certain I’ll have to post some more here on the blog, as this is just the very tip of the iceburg of a truly amazing session, but I still have three other shoots to proof from my trip.  Check back for more squishy sweetness in a week or so.

Well, I am just now starting to catch my breath after a whirlwind trip to San Diego to study with renowned newborn photographers Carrie Sandoval and Brittany Woodall.  It was an amazing experience and there will most likely be more to come regarding the workshop later.  On the way home, however, I stopped in Utah for the day and shot four sessions.  I think I am starting to become a bit too pregnant for such exertions because it’s taken me until today to regain the energy to post about the trip:).

The first sneak peek for the blog is for the family of an absolutely ADORABLE set of 2 1/2-year old twin boys.  Man, did those two keep me on my toes!  K and K were so much fun and so curious about all the bugs and birds and airplanes all around them.  I had so much fun with these two!

Gorgeous mom and dad, aren’t they?

I am a total sucker for, well, a thumb-sucker:).

Don’t they both just have the most gorgeous blue eyes?

Thanks for a great, busy, curious, and exhausting evening boys!