Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Wishes

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Hope to see you all in 2010!


The Crowes

I am literally racing out of town...
But wanted to get the quickest of previews up for this great family.


It was so fun doing pictures with them for a second time.
I loved seeing how much Maddie has grown. Such a little lady!










Saturday, December 19, 2009

Savannah & Rosie






Savannah is an adorable 7 year old girl.

Rosie is her Pup.


Together, they make quite the pair.
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First we got lots of shots of the little lady. Who may just need to go into modeling someday.

We did lots of running and playing in mud. Which I didn't mind one bit. I mean, really, does life get any better than running down a muddy dirt road in a fancy dress?! No way.

The leaves and colors were beautiful. As was Miss Savannah.
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Then we decided it was Rosie's turn. And she got a couple beauty shots too.




Savannah wanted to "wrestle" with Rosie. So I had to get them in action. Rosie was pretty thrilled and Savannah got away without too many bumps and bruises. :)
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On the left, Savannah was getting all set to pounce on Rosie and I just can't get over how cute that picture turned out. On the Right is after the pounce. :)

Dogs really are the best.




What a fun and action-packed afternoon. I couldn't have asked for two more adorable and photogenic subjects!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Little Glam

I had the best time at my Phoenix photo sessions. This gorgeous family wanted something edgy and different so we went for it. They were all class and glam and I loved it. It's hard sometimes to be as creative as you want to be when there are little ones involved, but I loved having a very patient couple willing to let me get artistic while still making sure we got some more traditional family pics as well. You know...you still have to have those Christmas card shots. :) Joan had lots of great ideas and really helped concept the shoot--she found this awesome location and had a great vision for her family's style--so that added so much. I love when my clients have a direction and a look and feel they really love. It makes it such a fun challenge for me to try and capture it while still putting my own stamp and flare on it.


One of my favorite things we did in this shoot was incorporate some dramatic lighting. Not always easy to do or the right place to do it, but this house just had some fascinating light in it and I couldn't resist. 
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This little man and his Momma were so sweet together. He is such a little flirt and I adore it.







Nothing better than brothers. Really really handsome brothers at that.

Mr. Jimmy

Mr. Max

Love this moment










And we got to go a step farther with Joan and Brandon.  I LOVE getting to take some pictures of just the parents. Not only is it fun to have a few moments with subjects that hold still the whole time and do exactly what you tell them! :) But I love being able to capture photos of a seasoned couple. I think every couple that has been married for a few years or longer needs some new, fresh, modern, and maybe even a little spicy, photos of just the two of them. Just to remember that under the day to day hustle and bustle of family life....you really are still those fascinating, attractive, beautiful people you've always been to each other.


Joan and Brandon pretty much sum that up! They are just striking together.
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I wanted to hurry and get a bunch of these up here, but I just may not be able to help myself and post a couple more later....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Making 5 Kids Look Easy....

Is really NOT an easy thing to do. But this family managed it. No problemo.

Seriously such a darling group and all their personalities just made them that much cuter. I loved seeing how much these kids just really truly loved each other.

My favorite was when we were done with most of the pictures and then the kids went and had a hay day in the mud. Nothing is better than kids, really being kids.

Here is just a little sprinkle of some of the pictures we got.....






















I was sticking with my one picture of each kid for the blog.....but then I just couldn't resist posting 2, okay 3, pictures of this little guy. Some of the expressions he whipped out for me were priceless.
















Thanks Plumb Family for a wonderful afternoon!