I feel like I say this everytime but this family was a blast! The kids were so outgoing, crazy, and super adorable so this shoot turned out to be more of a playtime shoot than anything else which always turn out to be my favorite 🙂
Today really wasn’t a photo i took but rather an edit i completed that i just loved. The photo is from my last session on Saturday 🙂 And the quote i found said anonymous and honestly I’m too lazy to look it up lol it reads “You don’ t raise heros, You raise sons, and if you treat them like sons, they turn out to be heros, even if it’s just in your own eyes”
I know this came out way too overexposed but hey that’s why this comes with a little explanation. I was walking out with my daughter trying to find something to photograph (seeing as i hadn’t really gotten to do a real photoshoot in a while) As i was walking i looked down at my daughter and realized i was looking at my shot all along 🙂 That little peek they take up to you when you lead them off that gets taken for granite, although of course she looks a little angry for some reason lol. Enjoy my princess K 🙂
If you know me personally you’d know I am all about alternative/punk rock music, lots of big tattoos, all that jazz 🙂 So i knew my high school friend was in this band and doing their first EP album release (which is amazing by the way you should totally check them out very smooth, Starships is my fav 🙂 links below) so of course i offered to cover because it was during our trip home and helped me keep my mind off of Little K staying with grandparents overnight for the first time! I had a blast meeting the guys they were all really awesome and super nice and if was my first time using my brand new speedlight for their “Red Carpet Premier” themed backdrop they had all set up for me. They were only missing one thing. Light! It was a dang bat cave in there and so of course my camera couldn’t see them to even focus on them properly. My solution you may ask? An pen-sized LED light wand. So here i am balancing my extremely top-heavy camera in one hand and this little light wand in the other far apart enough so that they dont get in the way of each other. I’m sure you can in vision how ridiculous i looked lol. But it was all good fun and the photos came out fine, crooked! but fine 🙂 As for the actual concert well of course it was awesome. The guys were on fire and so was the crowd. All together it was a great time for everybody and I hope they are still in little ol’ Bryan/College Station when i get back but with their talent i highly doubt it! 🙂
Tell em i sent you 😉
I HATE that we rushed this session. And that the ground was wet! The lighting was amazing and every photographer in the area knew it because it was pretty busy! We had so many cute things planned that involved laying in the dang grass with all the beautiful leaves UGH! but it still turned out to be an amazingly beautiful session thanks to a gorgeous little family that i can’t wait to work with again. You’ll see them again soon because i recruited them to be my models for a romantic couples shoot I’m trying to put together 😉 My only bump in the road was SUPER and VERY easily distracted little Daniel! It was pretty hard to find photos with him looking into the lens despite my directing mom and step-dads pleading lol You’ll also probably see him in some of my upcoming projects for 2013. Like i said before i’ve got some BIG plans that include lots of fun themed shoots and event mini events! 🙂
Before anybody gets too excited no i am not the one pregnant! lol as i’ve said before and i will gladly say again one little gremlin is enough for me right now! Besides i dont think our bank account could handle another spoiled little girl!!
That brings us to the REAL momma of the day! She and her hubs wanted some gorgeous black and white studio style photos. Our first dilema was that she really wanted a few christmas style photos but also wanted to wait a little bit to be further along in her maternity photos. So i broke out just a little bit of my indoor set-up and took a few Christmassy ones first and then in just a few weeks they will come back for the real thing! I’m excited too because my hubs is going to make me a backdrop frame and im gonna probably get a set of curtains (because they cost WAY less than a real backdrop and look exactly the same!) It’ll be really nice to be doing something a little different than the usual outdoor photos 🙂 Wish me luck!
Well they will for sure look familiar considering i shot them earlier this month 🙂 Luckily these two love-birds came back to work with even though i seem to be horrible at shooting just couples! (I have got to find a way to make things less awkward!) But they came, we wrestled with the light again, but i think everything turned out great and i ended up taking what has to be one of my new favorite shots 🙂 I’m mostly just glad i got to redeam myself from making them stand and pose too much last time!!