A Fall Family Session

Today I’m posting this cute little (expanding) family.  This is my sister’s family.  We did some Christmas card photos in the late fall on their property.

I don’t do a ton of family sessions because seniors fill up my schedule so much but I always make exceptions, especially for family 🙂    I’m actually hoping to make room for more family sessions in May and June this year before the senior season really kicks off.

That baby is due any day now so that means newborn photos coming soon….. yay!

The most impossible photo shoot

I think any photographer will tell you that photographing your own kids is the most difficult subjects to deal with.  I do not enjoy it.  I don’t mind one at a time but even that is not easy. 

I really want to get some new artwork up on my walls and I have nothing of the three of them together and because it was such a beautiful sunny day I attempted the impossible.  I bribed them all to give me a few minutes and wear what I say.  I cranked some Kidz Bop and acted completely ridiculous for them.  It worked enough to actually get them to cooperate.  And my canvases are already ordered.. yay!

Happy 16th to this kid!

I’m reposting my favorite pictures of my favorite kid because today is his sweet 16!

Everyone needs a Dan in their life! 

Happy Birthday Dan!  Hope your day is as spectacular as you expect it to be!

Kenno and family

I took these of Amanda and her family a few weeks back.  I was hoping to get a little more creative on this shoot but it didn’t seem to want to work out.

We started at this location which is really nice but it was cold and windy.  So we went on to find another location that we couldn’t actually find.  So we tried a third location and it was too buggy and we ran out of sunlight.  So, we will be trying again soon but here is a little of what we got from this one.

The Rest of B + K

Kendall must be getting used to the fact that I’m going to always try to take pictures of her because she actually willingly let me yesterday.  In fact she made it pretty clear to Brady that it was her turn and not his.

I’m really excited about this shoot because I tried something a little different with my settings and I’m really liking the results.  Post processing was very minimal on most of these.  I’ve been studying up on color and skin tones a lot lately hoping one of these days I will nail it.  I hope I’m getting closer…

All natural light in my boys bedroom.

I’m wishing I was able to get directly over them for this shot but next time I’ll work a little harder at it.  This is probably my 5th attempt at getting the color right.  It’s still looking too yellow or greenish or something….  Fixed it again…  I’m thinking the blanket is giving it a strange color cast or something.

I almost cloned out the red bookshelf but then decided I like the pop of color. 

I still didn’t get too many of this little guy.  Guess I’ll have to give him his own shoot soon.

I love getting shots of Momma’s with their babies.  We often forget to pass off the camera and end up not being in any of our pictures.

She actually looks like she’s starting to enjoy this!

And a wall shot for Amanda.  I much prefer to just follow and see what they will do but I also like to try to get one traditional looking wall shot for the Mom.  We were trying to get a good smile out of her and her daddy happened to call.  She heard his voice and lit right up and I was able to catch it.

The newborn and the 1 year old

I was so excited and a little nervous to do this newborn shoot. I was nervous because I had all these ideas in my head and I was afraid none of them would translate. This little guy was the perfect first newborn for me because he was very sleepy still at 11 days old and just a little peach. He would give a tiny little squawk when I would reposition him and then back to sleep he went.  He was also a good challenge because he was a bit jaundice so trying to get even skin tones during editing was tricky.  Overall I’m happy with them though and am looking forward to being able to do this again.

This is kind of a popular pose for newborns right now and I just wanted to see if I could get it.  Matt wasn’t crazy about it and I’m sure not everyone will love it but I think it’s cute. 😉

And now the big sister.  She is just the cutest little thing!  Her big blue eyes are amazing!  I love this shot below.  This was right at the beginning when she was trying to figure me out.

She found some books to keep her busy while I was snapping her baby.

I told her to jump on the bed hoping I could get some real smiles and she promptly fell off the bed.  Poor thing!  Good thing it was a toddler bed!

She was full of kisses for her new baby.  🙂

Loved capturing these two!  Thanks for coming down!