Monday, January 31, 2011

Sara - Model Shoot - Macon Georgia

My sister did something I consider to be heroic. She asked to step in front of my camera for a photo shoot she had in mind. Why is that heroic you ask? We both have a tendency to be camera shy. I personally prefer to stay on the other side of the camera so as to avoid having my picture taken. 

One weekend when I was down visiting in Macon we went to downtown Macon to have a little fun. 
She's not the kind to give a fake laugh so I had to do some really silly stuff here to make her laugh.
For this one, I got out my lensbaby for a little fun. I always know I'm going to get interesting results when I break this lens out. I love the rainbow flare I got as well.
A little attitude.
I had a hard time deciding whether I liked black and white or color on this next shot. 
I love this shot of her "soaking in the sun".
We decided after these shots that she is definitely a hat person.
I love this old building behind her. I think the colors of the brick and the pop of yellow from the bush. 
With the sun going down, we headed back to the area we started our session at to get some fun
shots against this colorful wall. I love this series of her big, beautiful, genuine smile. . . 
 . . .and me making her laugh again. :D
 Like I said, she is definitely a hat person.
 I wasn't sure how this one would work out but I kind of like the sassiness it brings out of her because,
 as anyone who knows Sara knows, she is definitely sassy
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cornell Family - Family Portraits - New York

For your Wednesday viewing pleasure, I bring you a family session of an old friend of mine.

I flew to New York in September to spend time with them and document this time in their family before their number of four turned to five. At that time they lived in a little town on the edge of the Catskills.
We started out in town for a few fun shots and then. . .
. . .and then we headed to a little spot that used to be a train station for some beautiful shots.
These two are some of my favorites of the family.
This little guy wanted to show me how he could "transfer" his eyeballs.
I LOVE how this shot turned out with the sun and the trees in the background.
This is so typically them and how lovingly goofy they all are together. Looking at these again makes me wish they didn't live so many states away.
One more fun one for the road.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Beloved Movement - My First Feature

I finally got around to posting this lovely session I did as you may remember last week. Towards the end of the session I utilized some of the instructions I learned from Jesh de Rox and his inspiring words at his talk given at WPPI in march of 2010.

I loved this session so much that I actually had the courage to do something that I don't normally do. I submitted to a blog to possibly be featured. . .imagine my delight when I woke up Wednesday morning to see the post below on Facebook:
The blog was started by two other photographers who were also in attendance at Jesh de Rox's talk. They feature other photographer's work who also work to accomplish Jesh's goal of igniting and reigniting the fire between loved ones. Definitely worth a look. Please read their message as you see it below.
So, there you have it. My first feature on an online blog. This is such a big step forward for me to put myself out there. I think it's the whole fear of rejection thing that we all suffer from.

For those who commented on my posts about this feature on Facebook, thank you so much for all of your kind words and support.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Ethan Aberra - One Year Old - Stockbridge Georgia

I'm so behind in my blogging that this gorgeous little boy is now closer to 18 months now than 1 year but I couldn't resist showing off how gorgeous this little guy is.

The many expressions of Ethan. :) He is such an expressive little guy.

They made a point that they must have pictures of him walking now. It amazed me how fast he picked up on the whole walking thing. He was barely walking at 9 months and then he's an expert by one year.
Ethan and his gorgeous Aunt Hannah.

Play time.
I love this shot on the left. I was hanging over the back of the couch to get it. He loves me with the camera around my neck. It's pretty much the only way he recognizes me.
A little peak a boo time with mom.

This was the first time that we decided to venture away from the house for family pictures. It was a special occasion, with him being a big one year old and all. ;)

Get mommy's nose!

For some reason, I really love this picture.
A little fun on the playground before we headed on home.

One last compilation shot showing how this little guy grew over the course of a year. It still amazes me how fast they grow and change in that first year. To me, it just reemphasizes how important it is to document it all before it's gone. I even made him his own little website showing his growth.
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