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Friday, March 27, 2009

As part of a photography class I am taking, I had some killer homework this week. 2,000 pictures in a week, all black and white, all landscape, all the same lens, and none could have the same subject. It certainly stretched my creativity and really helped me to see the world in a new way. Here are some of my favorites from the assignment:
This first one was at a birthday party. It probably won't pass the professor's creativity test, but I just love the joy and innocence of childhood in this shot. When the pinata came out, all of the children's faces lit up.

This shot is of my oldest son crossing first base at baseball practice. I know the other moms thought I was crazy getting down on my belly and shooting in the dirt. The perspective on the image was worth it. Who knew he jumped up in mid air after crossing the base. I am going to be shooting more pictures at this perspective in the future.
This is my neighbor's crazy and adorable dog. Love that tongue!

This one is my favorite image of all of them. I was trying to get a good angle of the water flowing over the rocks from our hot tub into the pool. My son was walking along the edge and I asked him to put his foot in the water. Of course, he said "no", but when I saw the twinkle in his eye, I knew something was about to happen and got ready. Sure enough, he just poked his toe in and out in a split second. But...I was ready... and what a great image!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Getting Started

Welcome to my blog for AimeeLouise Photography! I must admit I am new the world of blogging and have just a bit of trepidation about the prospect. I thought I would start by sharing some of my favorite photos from a recent session with an amazing, fun, and really loving family (who also happen to be my neighbors). It helped that the camera just loved them - I don't think they took a bad picture. My favorites are the "outtakes...taken when they didn't know the camera was on them.

Boys just can't help but do "stuff" when they get a moment. I gave the kids a chance to check out the creek and the next thing we knew....

Mom wanted to see the kids on this really neat large rock over the creek. The kids were tired by this time and ready to explore on their own, so we brought dad in to get some smiles. I have no idea what he was doing behind my back...and I probably don't want to know.

We got one last moment with mother and daughter at the end of the session. Mom wanted that special picture before her daughter grew up too much and would no longer snug with her. I think these were my favorite pictures of the session. There was so much peace, trust, and love between them. The tenderness in this image really moves me.