2014 Graduation time is quickly approaching and in honor of that, I thought I’d make my Throwback a shout out to a special grad! This is my niece who graduated a couple years back. Yes, that’s right this Auntie has forgotten the year she’s graduated! Cut me some slack! I blame it on the baby who wakes me up multiple times a night still! She graduated from Cleveland High in New Mexico and took these at one of our trips to visit! I am proud of this girl and all that she is accomplishing in life and the dedication she is putting towards college at this time!
Hard to believe he was a preemie, this lil guy seems to be growing every day and it makes me want to cry but also shout for joy! I’m so happy and relieved that he is healthy and growing wonderfully, but he’s my last baby and I kinda want him to stay a baby! Yesterday we celebrated his 7 months in this great, big beautiful world by doing a little session that I’d share with you all! This little guy is my sunshine, he’s rarely sad, and always bestows plenty of smiles! He is loving life these days! We’ll see if that keeps up once he starts cutting teeth! He’s sitting like a pro now-a-days and loves to stand at the couch and play! He’s getting to the point where he gets excited and tries to jump! Don’t worry Mom stays close by to catch him when the excitement is just too much for his balance! Thanks for letting this mama brag about her cutie pie!
I’m feeling in a particularly generous mood and have decided to extended my promotion to the entire month of April!! I was originally going to have several hours on 2 saturdays dedicated to my Petite Portrait Sessions, but I realized that those two saturdays flank Spring Break and many may be going out of town and may be unable to schedule then. So I’ve decided that my promotion will run the whole month! That way you have more opportunities to take advantage of this special!
It’s that time again! Spring is upon us and to celebrate I’m offering Petite Portrait Sessions! There are two options with and without prints this time. Don’t want the prints, no problem – you still get you digital files with reproduction rights! If you do like the option of getting some tangible cute prints of your favorite faces to hang up on your wall or give to the grandparents you’re in luck! So prep those cute Easter dresses and suits and get your little ones scheduled for their sessions today!
My entire life has changed in the past 3 months, definitely for the better! I wouldn’t want to imagine my life without him! He consumes nearly every minute of my day and it’s such a different feeling than with my other two. maybe it’s because I’m a more confident mom! But our struggle with infertility has definitely made me soak up every little thing this baby and my other kids do. I find myself purposefully memorizing details of our daily lives, and thanking our Father in Heaven for each one of our little miracles! My memory isn’t so good, that is why I’m extremely grateful I can capture these moments in time to preserve them forever!
I started my photography business in 2008, but it was a while before I started charging, I wanted to get really good first! In September of 2009, I ask a couple in my church family if they would model for me! They had only been married for about a year I believe, so I’m sure they already had plenty of pictures from their wedding, but they were so kind and agreed to meet me in the canyon for a session! It was great! The colors were amazing and they were a blast to be around!
Now there are some images for the past where I look at them and run through my head of what I would have done differently. And honestly, with this set, I don’t do that! I look at them with pride! I still love the way they look, the composition, the posing (which was mostly all them!) I couldn’t decide on just one from the session so I chose three! So here they are with how each image came to be!
Photo taken Sept 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 250 18 mm f/3.5 1/25 sec. I brought up the blacks a little but that’s it!
Photo taken Sep 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 200 32 mm f/5.6 1/50 sec. I did crop this shot to draw in more on their faces. Brought up the blacks and intensified the saturation levels of the trees, they were brilliant in real life, but the camera toned it down for some reason, so in post I brought some of that brilliance back!
Photo taken Sept 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 200 21 mm f/4.0 1/40 sec. This is my most favorite shot from the whole session. I did add some warmth in Lightroom, but not much, it was mostly to bring back the wonderful glow that was actually there!