From the awful weather that plagued us for the beginning of the season, to all my client work recently and everything in between I haven’t had much time to really DO summer with my kids. It was such a long winter, and we all felt very cooped up inside all the time. We have been greatly enjoying the warmer weather of late, and in an effort to get our oldest used to the water for our upcoming family vacation we decided to get a little blow-up pool for the yard. BEST IDEA EVER! Not only did we finally get him to play in the water…. at least a little bit…. but our youngest LOVES it! It amazes me how different they are when it comes to things like that. Anyway, the first day we set it up I grabbed my camera real quick and snapped off a few shots just for me and while they may not be perfect technically they perfectly capture the excitement of the day and I think they are just too adorable. They grow up SOOOO fast!
On a little side note…. I mentioned our family vacation above. We are packing up and braving a LONG road trip to visit family in MN and WI for a few weeks. I don’t know if we are crazy or adventurous at this point but I am excited about it either way. I won’t be taking any more sessions before we leave, but will be back, ready to work by August 27th. So if you were considering booking a session yet this summer now is the time to save your spot! Hard to believe that by the time we get back summer will already almost be over!
The other night I had a session scheduled with J, with the purpose of getting images to use in an upcoming article in which he will be featured. His lovely wife (B) came along, and they asked me to get a few shots of the two of them while we were at it. I was more than happy to oblige for such a friendly couple.
With already more than 30 years of marriage under their belts, and being so obviously still in love, there is no doubt in my mind they have another 30 or more years together ahead of them. I wish them all the best, and I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting them!
I had the absolute pleasure of spending the entire afternoon with this special little lady. You may remember her family from my most recent, maternity session. I know her mom was anxious for her to finally arrive, but she was more than worth the wait I venture. Such a happy, and easy baby…. never really crying the whole time I was there. She was more than content to sleep the entire time, and loved being wrapped up and snuggled in a basket. I have so many great images to make up their gallery, and can’t wait to get them all done, but here are just a couple for their sneak peek. The first one was just one of those times where being in the right place at the right time really paid off, and the second one is one I hope they all will cherish for many years to come as little miss H grows up to surely be daddy’s little girl!
As always, it was a pleasure working with their family, and I thank them for allowing me into their home and to spend time with their newest bundle of joy.
Over the holiday weekend I had the pleasure of shooting this great group for their family reunion. The weather was gorgeous… almost TOO gorgeous since we had to fight the sun the entire time…. and everyone did well despite the heat, and the fact that they must have been starving since it sounds like they hadn’t eaten dinner before I came! Normally I like to put up somewhere between 1-3 sneak peeks a day or two after our session, just to make the wait a little easier for the full gallery, but with the holiday weekend I was traveling and doing the family thing myself. I think a bit of compromise was in order this time. Rather than make them wait longer…. since I am sure they are dying to see at least one…. I decided to work on my favorite group shot and get that up tonight!
So here it is! Thanks again for the opportunity to work with your family, and I hope you enjoy your little sneak peek. Now I will get back to working on your full gallery.
Have you seen a more gorgeous expecting mother? J is a repeat client, and I have had the honor of capturing both her first born’s pictures, and now her maternity pictures as she awaits the arrival of baby number two! Despite the chaos around us of dogs running amuck, a mama moose and her baby crossing the creek/pond not even 50 yds away from where we were shooting, the mosquitoes out with a vengeance, and one adorable little man who didn’t want to have anything to do with me or my camera, it was a great session. Not only is J easy to photograph, but she is a sweet person and we had lots of good laughs.
I am having fun working on her images and can’t wait to share them all with her, but here are a few of my favorites for a sneak peek. I look forward to working with them again, and can’t wait to meet their newest little one very soon!
Wow, this weather has been crazy! Having lived in this region my entire life I have to admit that even I am not prepared for snow in May, so things had better start warming up! I hope that everyone was able to get out over Easter weekend and enjoy the couple days of true spring. It was beautiful here! My family had a nice weekend at home, and we set up the boys’ new playhouse which they LOVE! I of course hoped they would, but a part of me figured they would tire of it after a few minutes and move on since we don’t get to get outside much these days afterall…. but even my littlest didn’t want to leave the playhouse the entire time we were outside.
Anyway, just wanted to share a couple shots of them in their new playhouse that warm my heart! And the best thing about it is that they actually can play together and I don’t have to keep stepping in to take toys away because they can’t share!
Today I had the pleasure to work with a wonderful mother and son duo. It was a beautiful day, and we were able to capture some great images I can’t wait to share with them. Her little guy had such a fun personality and though he really would rather have been at the park, he was such a good sport and had me laughing quite often.
So here is your sneak peek M., and I hope you like them! I couldn’t resist throwing in one to show a little bit of that fun personality I mentioned above lol. More to come soon.