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Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Fun!

I was honored today to shoot some headshots for an amazing business woman. She has started at least two business that I am aware of and needed headshots for various promotions. Some people are just amazingly photogenic. She is one of them and well over half of my shots are almost perfect. These are a sneak peak and none are really edited. I just had to put them out on the blog because I was thrilled with the results!
The red tree was just sitting there waiting to be an amazing background to a black dress! We got plenty of "calm hair" pictures, but the artist in me loves the way the wind was slightly picking up her hair in this picture.

Who would ever guess this creek is in the middle of a shopping center next to the freeway? It is so serene for photos.
This park is one of my new favorite places to take pictures. I just love North Texas. The natural Texas landscape is really wonderful.

Who wants to work inside when you can work outside in the majesty and beauty of God's creation!
I know she can't use this shot for her professional bios, but I think this is my favorite. It is romantic and etherial and simply beautiful.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What a wonderful Easter weekend we had as a family! Yesterday started cold and rainy and ended up being a glorious day full of sunshine. We capped off the day by eating dinner outside on the patio feeling the warm breeze and looking at the beautiful trees surrounding the creek which are finally green!

On Friday, I was afforded the opportunity to take family pictures for a wonderful family with 4 precious and adorable little boys ages 2-8. Mom and dad have their hands full for sure, but they were all well behaved, sweet boys. They were certainly rambunctious, but when mom said for them to stand still for the pictures...they did it. However...with four little boys, there are going to be some great out take moments. Here are my favorites....

Mom got down on the ground to show the boys how we wanted them to pile up on top of each other for a 4 boy stack. Instead, everyone jumped on mom. As a mom of boys myself, I get that. You just have to be a good sport when you are raising boys!

We never got the shot of the 4 boys stacked on top of each other, because the 2 year old decided he didn't want to be on top. As he was coming off, he grabbed his 4 year old brother by the neck and the next thing we knew, a fist fight had erupted. I personally thought it was funny, but the boys were unhappy with each other for a little bit after that.

Between shots, grandma decided to race the boys.

This shot goes to show that no matter how hard you try, a 2 year old cannot be corralled. I did this one in black and white because I think it tells the story better.

One last wrestle with dad before the day was through. I had promised that if they would just hang on until the end, they could each tackle me at the end of the shoot. I guess they decided to practice with dad!

I love this shot! We were lining the boys up along the fence and the two oldest had to hug each other. It just goes to show that fist fights, competition, name calling, and all...brothers do still love each other.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to participate in a special photo session with several seniors in high school who wanted pictures in their prom dresses. I posted several of the photos taken to my website, but there were many that I didn't have room for. These are some of my other favorites that I wanted to post but couldn't. I love the edgy feel of downtown. Old buildings make for great backdrops. I would love to do a family at this location some day!

One last thought....I must say that prom dresses have changed quite a bit since I was in high school. I think Laura Ashley and Jessica McClintock were the designers of the day in the 80's!