Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Gornall Family

Meet Bob and Yvonne's Family!

Meet 14 of the nicest people ever! I've never ever had a photo session with so many people without one of them complaining. Well, this blended family was amazing to work with. Bob has three children and Yvonne has three children. Some of those children are married and have more children. Then, there's Winnie. Oh, Winnie - my scared little pup! She was so nervous but was so incredibly well behaved. (She got a little camera shy in the picture above.)
Yvonne was on a mission to get a good family portrait. Her daughter, son-in-law & Winnie are only in town for one night a year. We met at her beautiful church (Twin Oaks) and got some great photos of her family. Seriously, everyone was patient and kind. No one huffed or puffed or rolled their eyes. Ya'll are raising them right!

I forgot to mention one thing. Oh, all the men in this family are incredibly tall. Note the picture above. I felt like a shrimp! To see the rest of their gallery please visit here!

Chad, Stephanie & Jaszy

Meet Chad, Stephanie & Jaszy

This is my second session with this family of three (now four). Gunnar is the newest edition since this summer. He's a cutie and was much more interested in my dogs then a photo shoot. The pictures we did get of him were spectacular. 
I've known Stephanie since she was a baby. Jaszlynn came along and boy oh boy does that little girl rock her mama's world! Stephanie and Chad started dating a year ago (actually to the date of the session!) and they've found their happily ever after. I admire a single mom that works hard for her baby. I admire even more, a man who steps up and fills the role of daddy. These three (4 counting Gunnar) are going to have a great life!

Here's some of the shots I got!

Not only are they super in love, but they are seriously the goofiest pair I've seen in a long time. I'm glad I got to take their Christmas pictures! Please visit their gallery to see the rest of the pictures we got!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Howe Family

Meet the Howe Family

I have known Kara Howe my entire life. We grew up right down the street from each other. I've only seen her husband, Jeremy, and son Emmett in pictures. I was very glad to have met them both for their first ever family pictures! How exciting is that? To be documenting a beautiful family's first picture?! Talk about pressure. However, Kara and Jeremy made it easy for me. They were very patient and stress free. Just they way I like parents. Here's a couple photos from their time in our studio.

All they have to do is buy him some bulbs and a box from the dollar store and he's set this Christmas.

See that little leg crossing action? Mama says he even does it in the bath tub. Hilarious!

Super cute family, don't you think? 

From a photographer stand point, in now way is it okay to shoot and pray. When taking posed portraits you should really only need to take a couple shots of the same pose. Those couple of shots include one for lighting check and the actual portrait. If someone blinks or isn't smiling then another one is in order. However, here's the thing about kids (some adults even) they don't stay still. They make the cutest faces at the craziest moments and sometimes even the tantrums are cute to parents. When I'm shooting kids - I easy shoot over 100 photos in 30-40 minutes. Here's the reason why…

In that top picture (where he's wearing the Santa hat) he wasn't even looking at me. He was looking at his daddy over my shoulder. Parents, please know that when I'm taking photos of your kids there is NO personal space boundary between you and I. As long as I'm able to capture pictures of your children like these, you can sit on my back for all I care.
I really enjoyed capturing photos of this handsome blue eyed boy and his parents. I hope to see them when Emmett turns 2! If you'd like to see more from their time in the studio please visit their gallery.


Meet Annabella

Annabella is a sweet girl that I got the chance to photograph a couple of weeks ago. I've known this young lady since she was just a wee little baby. We tried an outdoor session but it was just too cold out. We headed over to the studio. Here's some of the shots we got out of her session.

Her mama says she loves to draw and even brought her sketch pad in for some of her pictures. 

Don't let that pretty and sometimes silly face fool you…she can mean mug like a professional ~

She seriously kept this face in place for over 3 minutes while I was snorting and laughing so hard. 

Seriously?! How beautiful is she?! 
I asked her mama how she can keep such a straight face and she said it doesn't come from her side. I have proof that says otherwise. 

I do know that she got her beautiful face and her great sense of humor from her mama! It was so nice to see the great relationship that they have :)

I had a blast with these girls! 
If you'd like to see more of their time in the studio please visit their online gallery.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Frascarelli Family

Meet the Frascarellis

Gerald, Colleen and Ben came to see me this past Sunday for Christmas and 6 month photos. Ben came in smiling holding his blue cup. I have to say that his parents love him very much. They were patient and didn't get frustrated when he took a little bit to warm up to me. Once we got him in the wagon he was all smiles!
Ben is getting in his top teeth. He was rubbing his tongue on them often. I can't even imagine how weird it must feel for him to go from gum to teeth! At least he's cute when he sticks out his tongue. At a little over 6 months Ben is one handsome boy! He's just started waving too. I got the chance to capture some of his waving techniques on camera. 

Look at those feet! He was so happy once we got his shoes off and let him do his thing. Merry first Christmas buddy!

If you'd like to see the rest of the Frascarelli's gallery please visit their online gallery.