I have never been a big fan of saying a word when taking pictures. Like "Say 'Pruning Sheers' Sally!" And don't even get me started on "cheese". Yes, the long "eeee" makes your lips stretch across your teeth, Henry Higgins, but in the most uninspired of manners possible. So getting a family to all look my way with an expression of pain and misery isn't my thing. The Cindy, Christopher, Chris and Claudia Family shows you why. The picture of the whole family at the tree is really nice, beautifully composed, beautiful light, beautiful family, but it's not like anyone has anything going on in their heads besides "let's just get this over with". It's a typical "cheese-er". But the shot of the family all sitting together...MAGIC! Look at the mommy looking at that sweet little baby, all in love with his chubby little self. Look at sweet little Claudia with her arm around her daddy, burrowing her little body as close to him as humanly possible. Look at Chris, leaning his head naturally towards his beautiful wife, showing how much he loves her and respects her. It's a magical moment, and (Gasp) one person isn't even looking directly at the camera. Ooh. Aah. Look at Claudia in the picture where she's running, and the "Ooh" face of baby Christopher in the shot on the tree with his mommy. Look at the proud look on the Daddy's face as he holds that baby. The one where they are both smiling at the camera is a great one, but the one after Daddy thought I was done where he's holding Christopher up in the air and they're both laughing...well, it's just very special. These guys had shot after shot like this. It made me feel really lucky to be able to do what I do.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I had a delightful session with the absolutely Shefali and her equally beautiful family at the Anthem Country Club, which is my favorite place to shoot late afternoons because of the fabulous light and tons of different terrain in just a very small area. The family was dressed in traditional Indian wear, but they were totally open to getting crazy, as you can see. I loved those guys! And the way her husband looked at her, I just swooned. He loves her so much!! What a great family.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Oh my goodness...It has been a very long time since I have updated my site...please forgive me. I have really been at it. This is my favorite shot of a high school senior, Jill. We had such a fun time shooting at the JW Marriott! Jill was one of those perfect clients who just walk in and feel pretty and go for it hard. She was an absolute pleasure to shoot.