Caleb's Senior Session PDF Print E-mail

It has been a WHILE since I have taken pictures for people. Ever since we have embarked on this homeschooling journey I have not found much time for learning and improving my ameture photography skills. So I try to leave it to the professionals (there are SEVERAL wonderful for-real-deal photographers here in town) and don't take pictures for other people much. Unless of course close friends ask. :) And when they do I am always very excited to dust off my camera and try my hand at this photography thing again!

Last week I met up with Caleb for some senior pictures. We have known Caleb and his family for over four years now, and we love them to death! Caleb has a younger sister who is good friends with Zachariah, and they are HILARIOUS around each other. Think old married couple. :P Anyway, Caleb is a senior (which blows my mind) and I had a lot of fun trekking around downtown with him, his awesome mom and his sweet friend! I could do more babbling about how he is a great kid and super fun and all that jazz, but he wants to see these pictures, so I will just shut my yapper and get to the good stuff. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for roaming around downtown with me and being such a trouper, Caleb! I enjoyed it!

 
Baby Ada PDF Print E-mail

Let me just start this post off by stating that photography is a hobby of mine. I am NOT a pro and I don't claim to be one. I have a couple talented friends who have photography businesses and I am just not in that same category. A few years ago I bought a decent camera and a lens or two, checked out some photography books from the library and studied my butt off in order to learn how to properly use my camera. My photography skills improved and I started taking pictures for friends in order to get some practice. That is pretty much where I have stayed. Being a stay at home, homeschooling mom does not allow for much down time and certainly not much time for me to improve my skills enough to be considered a professional. BUT, I really enjoy taking pictures of my kids and I really enjoy taking pictures of my friends and their families!

With that being said, let me now say that not only am I not a pro, but I am also not a newborn photographer. I have very limited experience taking pictures of wee little babies, so it's rather nerve racking for me. But our friends from church just recently had a sweet baby girl and asked me to come over and take some pictures of her before all of her hair beautiful hair fell out, so I was happy to take that opportunity to practice my baby photography skills! (Which, by the way, gave me a whole new appreciation for newborn photographers.)

So without any more babbling from me, here are a few pictures from baby Ada's little session!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just in case you were wondering, Ada's Mommy made the hat and headband that she is sporting. And she also made the beautiful gray, yellow and white blanket! How talented is she?!? I was super impressed.

Thank you Will and Clare for your patience with me during this! I loved getting to hold and take pictures of your sweet baby girl!

 
Alligood's PDF Print E-mail

This weekend I had the pleasure of taking some pictures of some new friends of ours. They are a super cute couple with an almost-three-month-old baby boy who is precious as can be! And I know I usually spend a lot more time "talking" in my blog posts, but I'm going to cut the babbling short tonight due to the fact that I just got back from the gym and I have a huge bowl of ice cream waiting on me in the other room. ;)

Enjoy the sneak peek of their session!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Alligood's, for letting me take your pictures! I enjoyed our time together!

 
Micaiah's 1 Year Pictures PDF Print E-mail

Seeing as how my baby turns 14 months old today, these one year pictures are obviously a little late. My in my defense... well, never mind. I really have no good excuse other than I kept thinking he would stay 12 months old forever. Once I realized he was halfway through his 13th month, Z and I headed out to do a very last minute mini session. Zachariah being my assistant, obviously. :)

I am sure most of you know (or at least assume) this, but taking pictures of a walking one year old is REDONKULOUS. It's not necessarily a calm or relaxing process. The 30-45 minutes we spent walking/running/reading/playing around seemed like days. I was having to run everywhere, to attempt to bribe Mr. Daredevil with a favorite toy or book to walk back to me and NOT run into the river. And with Z not being so much a helper, but more of a tree climber/distracted by every piece of pine straw on the ground... well, it made it a bit more stressful. Taking pics of M while looking back and making sure Z is not burying himself in a pile of pine straw under the tree AGAIN was not exactly my cup of tea. Oh, and let's not forget that the clouds were constantly moving that day. Shading us from the sun, then immediately exposing us to the sun. Shading, exposing. Shading, exposing. So I had to be on top of my camera settings CONSTANTLY. Which was fine. But it was just another thing to add to the stress of keeping an eye on Z while trying to capture Micaiah's cuteness. Whew! I oh-so-admire my photog friends for doing this for a living! Talk about exhausting work!

Anyway, enough rambling. Despite the frustrations of that afternoon, we made it out alive. And what I thought was a total wash of a mini photo session turned out to be pretty satisfactory for my amateur self! Needless to say, I am very glad to finally have these pictures of my baby!

 

Obviously his bear had to be in most of these pictures. He doesn't go anywhere with out it!

 

 

 

 

Brown Bear is Micaiah's most favorite book right now. He will grab it off his shelf, bring it to me excitedly and say "bown ber? bown ber?". Cutest.thing.ever.

 

 

 

Here was one of the times Z stopped wallowing in the pine straw and helped me. :P Micaiah was having trouble with his book, so Zachariah went over to help him turn to the desired page. Then started pointing out the animals to him. Sweet, sweet brothers.

 

 

 

This is one of my favorites. It is SO him. My sweet, thumb sucking, bear cuddling baby.

He melts me.

 
My Favorite Family! PDF Print E-mail

1. I took pictures of our friends last weekend.

2. We kinda love them lots.

3. And they are some of my favorite people to take pictures of.

4. They had a baby a few months ago.

5. The baby is our god-daughter.

6. We love her oodles and oodles.

7. They have a crazy dog.

8. There was a very sweet dog wrangler that came along to help out with said crazy dog.

9. She happens to be my husbands intern. She is fab.

10. Here are the pictures!

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