Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two sisters wanted to have pics of their daughters together. These little ones were so adorable. However, they would not stay still, even when I pulled out all my normal tricks. They were also super grumpy about the whole time..there was something about that dang big black camera in their face. Luckily the moms were comfortable with them just playing...and then I just tried to capture them when they were happy and calm. 

I decided that mother and daughter pics are probably my most favorite. 

Photography Tip:
Because these two cuties were a little apprehensive about the camera being close to them, I decided to just shoot with my zoom lens and stay far away. They seemed to be calmer if I did that, and I could get some great shots. Sometimes a shoot is not going to go the way you hope, but you adapt and just get what you can.






Saturday, January 17, 2015

I hadn't done a "Maternity" shoot for a long time. They don't come around as often as they used to.:) 

This couple was so great. So casual and relaxed.

We were walking through snow and mud and they were troopers. What a special time for them expecting their first baby. That truly is a special time in a couple's life. 

Glad I could capture their excitement and capture the two of them before this sweet baby comes. 










Friday, January 16, 2015

My brother and his family. I got to take a couple photos of each of my siblings. I loved shooting on the sandy beach with the beautiful ocean in the background. So fun!

Photography Tip: If you are having a hard time with harsh direct sunlight all around, put the subjects at an angle. Then you shoot at an angle. Sunlight is always better shinning on the side rather than directly in front or behind the subjects. (in my opinion)












Thursday, January 8, 2015

This husband put together this shoot for a surprise for his wife. I thought that was sweet of him. These girls were so fun to shoot. My favorite was to see the dad watch all his beautiful girls. A very beautiful family. 

Hope the wife liked the pictures! 















Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friends

I shot a group of friends that are close. One is graduating early and headed to college. It was fun to shoo them. It brought back a lot of high school memories.:) 

Friends really do play such an important role during those years. 














Monday, December 1, 2014







Monday, November 24, 2014

What another great family. I have gotten to know this family over the past year or so, and they are one awesome and FUN family. Their son is one of my son's best friends. We had such a fun shoot, they were so fun and loved doing the "serious" pictures, but wanted to be silly as well. 

The mom just kept saying how she just wanted pictures of everyone, as her children get older this might be one of their last family pics all together.

They are a beautiful family. 


Photography Tip: I usually prefer sitting poses (especially with a large family) but if you shoot a family standing, have people do different things with their arms, legs, body. Crossed arms, hands in pockets, have someone leaning against another person, have arms around a couple people, etc. Standing pics tend to look "stiff" in my opinion, but there are ways to make it look more "intimate".