Posted on February 11, 2009
When I headed home to Atlanta over Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of catching up with some college pals and photographing their families. My friend Leigh hasn’t aged a day, and her radiant smile and motherly calm are genuinely inspiring. Can you believe there are four cuties in this family?
What a fun bunch! Leigh chose black tops and jeans, which worked great to keep the focus on the faces. (It was pretty chilly though, but the kids toughed it out sans jackets!)
We worked quickly to get shots of each of the four children. Each one is adorable, but I’ll just post one fave for now.
Posted on February 11, 2009
I knew that shooting these two tots would be a challenge — only because they’re the same age as mine, and I know how tough it is to freeze the action of a zany toddler boy!
We had fun on a brisk afternoon in a lovely island park. Sis and bro explored a lot, but the little guy spent lots of time trying to escape the clutches of a too-loving sister. I had to laugh since this is how mine interact most of the time!
The sweet girl was instantly at ease twirling and chatting in her dotty-spotty frock. We took a break for some lawn lounging. Ah, to be four and carefree!
And one more of her brother, happiest in his loving mama’s arms.
Posted on February 6, 2009
Here’s another gorgeous family I photographed after Thanksgiving. Two pals from college days at Presbyterian and their handsome brood. The setting was Bulloch Hall, a historic home in Roswell, Georgia. It was a popular spot! While we were there, two other photographers and their clients were also wandering the property. But I doubt they had as much fun as we did.
Posted on January 28, 2009
The first month of ’09 is almost gone, and my blogging skills have not been honed as planned. It’s time to share some sessions! I’m still trying to liberate my photos from my old computer, so we’ll see how this goes.
This blinding winter afternoon was perfect for experimenting with sun flare. The daughter shared her gorgeous smile throughout my clickfest, but I love her pensive look in this shot. To escape the glorious sun and prevent squinting subjects, we set the group up on the shady side of the bridge for the shot below.
The clear light reflecting off the water was fantastic, and the colors deepened as we finished up. Sibling shots can be so much fun, and these two teens sure seem to enjoy each other’s company.
The old bridge jutting out into the marsh made for a great location, but to bring this full circle, I’ll share one more mom/daughter favorite.
And I almost forgot about these precious pooches!
Posted on December 17, 2008
It’s so wonderful to live close to the beach. It can really help me get my bearings when I stand on the edge of the continent listening to the ocean. And of course, it’s a great spot for family photos!
At this session, Mom was a bit worried her boys would be too wild to capture on film. But kids are kids, so I encouraged them to sprint a bit knowing they could catch their breath during a family shot. Running shots can be fun, and they really capture these boys in all their zaniness.
I love their genuine grins here, and isn’t it sweet how the older one is holding the little guy’s feet?
Here’s another one that really captures the brothers’ playfulness — all while Mom & Dad have a chuckle.
And a classic family beach scene.