Friday, March 26, 2010

Portraits of Melissa

My sister also came over today for some portraiture work.  My sister is so photogenic and never ceases to amaze me.  Her eyes are so piercing and even in a photo, they just draw you right in.
Here are some of my favorite shots of my gorgeous sister from today's shoot.


Portraits of Ashley

My friend Ashley came over today for some portraiture work.  I got some great/beautiful shots of her, but sadly I can't post them all (it'd be a LONG blog post).  So, here are a few of my favorites!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lulu has a birthday!

The beautiful daughter of a dear friend of mine had her birthday party today!  She was the star of the day and she knew it as she proudly proclaimed several times "I'm the birthday girl!" to the other children.  Little Olivia is a little spitfire and I LOVE her for it.  Here are a few shots from the party.

Olivia's SPECTACULAR cake!!!

It was such a beautiful day outside, all the kids got outside to play.  Here is Olivia's older sister Jocelyn.

Here is the birthday girl, digging in the cooler!

The kids lined up to watch (with envious eyes) Olivia open her gifts.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I ♥ Faces ~ "Bundled Up"

This weeks theme for the I Heart Faces challenge is "Bundled Up".  I recently took several pictures of my neighborhood kids out playing in the snow.  I knew I'd have to use one of the shots I got that day...but which one?!  It was such a hard decision, but here's the one I ended up choosing.
This is one of the youngest ones in the neighborhood.  Her and her sisters were having the time of their lives, sledding, diving and digging in the huge snow pile outside of our houses.  It completely reminded me of when I was a kid and I would dig out forts from the huge piles left behind by the snow piles. 
It was such a joy to photograph these girls. 


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kaleb ~ 3 months old!

Here is the amazingly super cute Kaleb again! I've really enjoyed doing his photos every month, it's a great way to watch him grow and I know his parents appreciate it!
This time I got to play with some new equipment I purchased. I got amazing new lens for my Canon. It's the 50mm f/1.4 prime lens and it is superb!
So, here are some of my favorite photos from today's shoot.  His older brother and sister make more appearances, of course!



Monday, March 1, 2010

I ♥ Faces ~ Hilarious Outtakes

Another fun entry to the I Heart Faces weekly challenge.  This week is all about those funny moments that you unintentionally captured! 
Luckily, we can enter up to 5 pictures this week.  Here are 4 of my favorites.

This first one is of my best friend and her little girl.  They were goofing around and I managed to get this great shot.  It's like she's trying to say, "cut it out mom"...but laughing at the same time!

This next one includes the same little girl, but also has both her big and little brothers.  Their mom and I wanted a shot of them both kissing their little brother's head.  Well, she's in the phase where her kisses are open mouthed...but it just looks like she's trying to chew on her baby brother!!!

This next one isn't the greatest shot, but it tells a lot.  It's not in focus, but that's a big part of why the shot is so much fun.  These two boys live next door to me and I did a shoot with them this past fall.  Their parents wanted a shot of the boys with their dog Abby...well Abby is a puggle and doe NOT sit still.  Here she is evading the photo and nearly running me over in the process!


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