Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My niece, Kirsten { Dayton, Ohio Child Photographer }

I’m always happy to have a willing participant. Especially those who listen and follow directions well. Ten year olds are typically perfect for that. There’s just something about a 2 or 3 year old that requires them to look away from the camera whenever it is pointed in their general direction. :) Maybe it’s just me.

So my niece, Kirsten came over for a holiday visit and I took that as an awesome opportunity for a photo shoot. Not to mention, we had fantabulous light and a Wii to occupy the kids! So here’s a sneak peek of the fun stuff.

BTW, Angie….she doesn’t look like Rochelle at all, does she? LOL

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I wish every family had this much fun { Union, OH Family Photographer }

Having a photography business that is run solely on word of mouth means I never really know what clients want from me. I know they want pictures taken to a high degree of certainty. Other than that, I have no idea what they were told and what they expect. Was the person who referred them to me honest about me and my bubbly personality? Did they overlook the urban and boudoir style I choose for 90% of my shoots? Were they told that feet are a pretty big deal for me and I like to shoot feet no matter who you are. I realize that I am just as responsible for meeting them half way and allow them to become more comfortable around me. I do, I do. I size you up and figure out your personality and how far I can push mine to get the desired affect: Great portraits. But ultimately, I’m still taking pictures of your feet whether you like it or not. :)

Well, let me tell you Mr. Man was not told that feet is a biggie for me. He was not prepared for a foot shot and needed to have an emergency pedicure prior to. :) He learned a few things about me today. I am bubbly, I like to have fun,  I have different ideas of what is fun and looks great in a picture, squish is the best way to achieve that, and I like feet. I use all of these aspects in my photography whether in studio or outdoors. And I get that feet shot. Hehehe.

Onto the cutest family! Very photogenic and easily moldable into the models you’ll see here. Gorgeous!! And best of all, they were up for anything. My favorite clientel! :) Who wouldn’t want to be part of this family?

Thank you so much for coming you guys. I had such a great time playing in the studio. I was thrilled that our personalities matched and let us get a bit crazy.

Here’s a sneak peek of your session. I hope you like them!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Newborn Sweetness, Baby G { Dayton, Ohio Newborn Photographer }

I spent the morning with baby G and his gorgeous family yesterday. First of all, no woman should look this good 10 days postpartum. You would have NEVER guessed she had a baby. To say the least, it was disgusting and I’m not jealous at all. I had every intention of holding onto my baby weight for the last 3 years. I have been extremely successful in that endeavor. Yeah. :)

Anyway, I’ve missed doing baby sessions. Mr. G was so alert and didn’t want to miss a thing. I think babies know we’re waiting on them because any other time, they’re fast asleep and hard to wake up. Mr. G just wasn’t into that little thing we call sleep. It’s a good thing he’s super cute. :) Here’s a sneak peek of my favorites from the session.


And I had to share this picture. One of my favorite outtakes ever. Any newborn photographer can attest that with a newborn session, things can get a little messy. :) You just never know where the line of fire is. Thankfully, they don’t have aim at this time. Hehehe.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

9 months: See how much they’ve grown! { Dayton, OH Child Photographer }

These little guys are getting bigger and a bit more aware of what’s going on. And right after naptime, not a whole is goin’ on. At least in the smile department. Hehee.  I, of course, decided it was time to break out some props. Ornaments seemed harmless and fun. As did the cookies and a rocking chair. I forgot that there is no such thing as harmless when you’re 9 months old. :) Teething is a wonderful thing. And watching your children chew on anything is a great way to document this special time in their lives. Boys, I truly hope you enjoyed the glitter balls. And I hope Mommy wasn’t too upset about the ‘no smiles’. You get what they give you. Today was serious. And the need to gnaw. :) Enjoy the preview!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Family Session { Union, Ohio Family Photographer }

Sessions in the late autumn, early winter are very hard to do outside. The cold weather and short amount of great daylight limit you when you try to get those perfect family shots. It’s just the nature of the beast.  Yes, I have a studio but I prefer on location shoots for families if I can make it happen. I’m willing to try it at least once, anyway.

The obstacles we have to overcome are many, but what’s wrong with a little challenge? It keeps you on your toes. Sunset is at 5:30pm-ish and who’s really off work and ready by that time? First thing in the morning offers great light so 8am it is. Too bad that cold temperatures get to ya really quick and before long we have runny noses and red cheeks. We don’t want the dreaded winter coats in the pictures so the only way to avoid that is to take them off and freeze for the moment. And don’t exhale….we don’t want the fog. Throw in a lil’ man who really doesn’t appreciate getting up early to run around outside without a coat to get pictures taken….and we’ve got the makings of a great family photo shoot. Hahaha!

It’s a good thing he’s cute. :) Take 2 will be coming up shortly but here’s a few I managed to capture before the meltdown.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Newborn sweetness { Dayton, Ohio Newborn Photographer }

Seriously? Can you say zonked? Oh my, how I love squishy baby faces. Makes me miss having a baby. And then I go to bed and actually sleep through the night. And the moment passes. Maybe another time. :) For now, I’m quite content with photographing them.

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Lil’ dude with a ‘tude { Dayton, Ohio Child Photographer }

Yep, another shoot with my Mr. Man, Colton. He was in a rare mood today and I took advantage of it. I love it when his personality shows through. :) He can be such a poser. Hehee.


I love him. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweet newborn nuggles { Enon, Ohio Newborn Photographer }

O.M.G. Miss Ryleigh was a complete and utter joy. A breath of fresh air with a realization of why I got into photography. I thoroughly enjoyed the time her parents and grandma allowed me to hold, nuggle, play with, and pose her. Ryleigh and I got along fantabulously. We talked, we smiled, we played dress up, we ate, and we napped. Ok, ok, so I talked and smiled and dressed her up….and she ate and napped. But really….details aren’t that important. :) The best part of the day was she didn’t initiate me, just her dad. He was a great sport about it!

Anyway, here’s a sneak peek of her session. Thanks so much for letting me photograph the beginning of your new life together.