Sweet Lauren was such a treat to capture this morning … She was a trooper to come to my home studio (okay, garage) at 9am on a VERY CHILLY Saturday, yet still manage to deliver smiles and sass like this. I’m so grateful for her wonderful parents, who also happen to be our neighbors, for entrusting me with her portfolio images. I can’t wait to see what kind of doors open for this precious young lady!
One advantage of being a mother and photographer (mom-tog, as we’re called in the industry) is that I enjoy a certain level of comfort with my seniors – and especially if they have a sense of humor and even appreciate a little bit of wit. The moment I met Miles, I knew I was in for a treat; he had the most relaxed, easygoing manner, and a fantastic funny bone as well. Then you throw in that chiseled jawline, and all I can say is – magic! We had a fantastic time exploring our little neighboring town and letting his inner model shine. (C’mon – doesn’t he belong in GQ?! Calling all talent agents!)
A huge hug and thanks to Miles and his wonderful mother for making our session such a true, lively and laid-back delight!
Taking a leap here … Last year I followed one of my favorite photo forums, Chic Critique, as they hosted their Photography Idol challenge, and fell in love with a few photographers, most notably Brittney Kluse (whose work I adore). And while I know the people who compete in this challenge are absolutely and utterly brilliant, I thought I just had to take a stab at it by submitting one of my favorite shots from this month. And one, two, three … Jump!
I’ve been so busy building my photo business of late that my personal photos have fallen by the wayside. This past weekend, though, I managed to sneak in a few photos of my kids and dogs playing and hanging out on a lovely, lazy Sunday morning. I absolutely cherish these quiet moments together, as few and far between as they happen. And one of these days, my husband is actually going to let me get a photo or two of him. But in the meantime, I’m just feeling so fortunate that my sweet family is happy, healthy and still under one roof, at least for another two years when our boy heads off to college.
But I digress. Back to living in the moment:
It’s been quite some time since I’ve submitted anything to I Heart Faces, but hearing the call for “pink” inspired me to pull a photo from the most delightful engagement session that I hosted this weekend. I was blessed with some of the most extraordinary light that came streaming through the trees. And of course, it never hurts when your clients are absolutely gorgeous and head-over-heels in love with each other.
Michael happens to be the son of one of my high school friends, and as I snapped away I couldn’t get over the amazing hybrid he’d become of his two wonderful parents. And though this was the first time I’d ever met Melinda, I could tell immediately these two were absolutely perfect together. I felt so honored to be a part of their engagement experience … Thanks Michael and Mel; the beautiful memories of working with you both will stay with me forever!