Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mara's 2nd Birthday

This little cutie is my spirited niece Mara who is turning 2 next month! I told her mama I would make her invites and I love how they turned out!! They are going with a hot air balloon theme and this picture is from a kids book. So fun! I cannot believe that she is already 2!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hoskins Family Summer 2010

This is my sisters family and the great thing about shooting them is I get to be as creative as I want both with shooting and with editing...she's a great sister and indulges me! The bummer about this shoot is I should've switched up lenses, but that's the glory of learning a new system-sometimes you flop! I have thrown myself in to photography head first with no instructions, so it's only natural to crash sometimes...I like what a friend just told me (he does construction and was up helping us with concrete), "I don't judge others peoples work anymore because who knew what they were up against when they were doing it. Was is a lack of skills that made the job look bad, or something outside of their control. Because I never know-I never judge." Great call Seth...this shoot was user error completely, but that's the beauty of learning-it should never stop. I am reading constantly on how to improve my photography skills...and honestly-some shoots are better than others for myself and most other photographers out there...thank goodness I have a patient sister who is willing to let me figure things out while they sit in the hot sun! Love you guys and I hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hey There Delilah

Seriously could this family be any more perfect?? My sister told me about a year ago that she had a friend who wanted photos and I am soooo glad we finally got them done! Delilah called me and wanted to know about what I thought about using an old couch-ummm, yes!!! I have been wanting to do this shoot forever-period! The only drawback-by the time we got to the field, got the couch set up, and the family ready-our cloud cover had gone!! Super bummer, but even though is was amazingly hot-we had a great time. Their kiddos are adorable and were soooo good! Thanks Delilah-I hope you love these as much as I do!

Hartsock Family 2010

Love love love this family! Soooo sad they are not close to me anymore! No worries Lindsers...I promise I will make it out to Chicago! Until then lady love-find all the great spots so you can show me when I get there! Hope you love your photos!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hartsock Love

This little family I 'hart' (hehe) so much! This is one of my best girlfriends from growing up and I was so excited to be able to shoot her growing family. They just added twins to their little family and they are sooo adorable. I am still working on her shoot but wanted to post a few sneaks of my favs thus far!

Thomas Family

This little family lives in my home town...and maybe I shouldn't say little family as they just added twins to their family of five! This was one of my biggest family shoots to date, and the kiddos kept me poppin' with their energy! The twins weren't loving photos, but aren't they adorable? All their kiddos seriously have amazing eyes! Thanks to the Thomas family for your patience and energy!!