Happy, Happy New Year to all of my clients, internet friends, blog stalkers, random bypassers, and anyone else who hangs out with me on this blog!!
There is an excitement brewing deep down within me. The new year brings new changes, new goals, and new passions. While I will be sharing much more on fun and exciting things to come, let’s start the new year with a giggle.
What? Every session isn’t smooth and easy? Shocker!
As if my job couldn’t get any better, I find little nuggets of hilariosity (pretending that word exists in the dictionary) while I am editing. Thank you clients…not only for being so awesome, but for providing me some entertainment as well.
So, without further adieu, here are some of my favorite outtakes from 2011 (and a few favorites from the past)…
Happy Halloween from yours truly and one of my most favorite families in my photography world. Yes, you’ve seen them before…lots-0-times on my blog. We have a sort of photography love affair type relationship :)
Hey, hey…I am the guest judge this week over at iheartfaces! So, if you haven’t entered an image for this week’s contest, get your hiney over there and enter your image before 9 pm CST. The theme this week is “white.” Love it!
Speaking of LOVING it, I absolutely adore this family and their entire session. I have photographed them several times and I kind of can’t get enough of these twinnies and their amazing mom and dad. I know one person can be photogenic, but is it possible for an entire family to be photogenic??
Is it weird that these images inspire me? Not because I think my images are awesome, sillies, but because of what this family allows me to do every time I photograph them. I photograph them knowing that I have complete freedom and support to capture them in the world as I see it.
I get it. My view point is sometimes a little distorted. Sometimes my images chop off tops of heads and cut limbs in half. Sometimes I post images that are out of focus. Sometimes I make Dad’s do weird things, like jump off canoes.
Sometimes I hold back for fear that people or clients won’t accept my style and I teeter on the side of Traditional Jean rather than Free Jean. But, I love these images because they are ME. They tell the story of this wonderful family that I am secretly thinking would be really fun to hang out with. They are THAT cool. Thank you, M family, for showing up with your cool clothes, awesome personalities, canoe and accessories, and most of all, for accepting and encouraging me to photograph you in my style…even though you have never said a word and didn’t even know it.