I strongly feel that using props/accessories or themes that describe a family or individual are the best (and most fun) way to bring out personalities and relationships. These images make me so happy…just to see the love and fun between the family members. Dang it, I want pictures of my family preparing baked goods!
Archive for November, 2010
I know. The hair. IS FREAKING ADORABLE. I have never seen a child with so much hair…let alone a six month old!! I last photographed her when she was a newborn…so fun to work with this beautiful family again!
In this week of all things gratitude, I am feeling extremely humbled and blessed. Today, I am grateful for moments-with-my-family-where-responsibility-and-stress-don’t-exist. So, in honor of that, I am stealing one of those moments and heading out of town for a little pre-Thanksgiving family time. Enjoy this week, my friends. I’ll be back on Wednesday!
That’s how many images we came home with from our trip to New Jersey/New York to visit our friends, the Sherwoods. With so many images I want to share, and so many I am thankful none of you will ever see, I settled on sharing my favorite subject matter…beautiful people who are in love and having fun. Here are a few pictures of the Sherwoods in Central Park, New York.
Thanks Sherwoods. For housing our six high maintenance selves. For loving us even when apple juice was spilled all over your carpet. For shipping us half of our wardrobes via mail. And thanks for the awesome memories.
We found a new toy. A fun, distorting, awesome, little toy…otherwise known as Nikon’s 14mm 2.8 lens. And we wreaked havoc with it in New York and New Jersey while visiting our friends last week. All of the following images were taken with this sweet little gem.
Moving right along to go see Lady Liberty (taken by Travis).
All we wanted was the typical group shot of us in front of the entire Statue of Liberty. But, when we got the point and shoot camera back from the fellow we asked to take the shot, it was us…and the Statue’s big toe. Huh. That’s when Travis realized that he could take the picture with him in it…us in it…the Statue of Liberty in it…and even the fellow who originally took the picture peeking over Travis’ shoulder. 14mm lens…GENIUS.
And finally, a few examples of what NOT to do with a 14mm lens. Like, don’t ever allow yourself or any part of yourself be framed closeup and at the side of this lens. A tiny bit of distortion may occur. Or a lot.