Cooling Down

The dog days of summer were upon us as mid-July hit, so we headed to the creek for some cooling off during this senior session!

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The setting sun made for some lovely light behind Brittany’s beautiful hair!

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And her smile just stole the show in the rest of them!

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I’ve got one more session on deck for the summer and then it is back to school time and I will be taking a break. Be on the look out for Grace’s senior session coming up next!

Senior Summer

It is the summer of seniors for me as many of my sessions are of high school seniors and I am loving it! Seniors are very fun for me to photograph because they are great at modeling and they are patient and cooperative and want to look their best. So far, the seniors I have photographed have been open to all my ideas and suggestions, too!

Here’s a recent session with Sarah. She chose a more urban setting amidst old buildings and a set of train tracks. Dressed in a casual outfit of jeans and a cute blue top, I think these portraits turned out wonderful!

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Sarah then changed into a dressier outfit for some beautiful shots in the garden.

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Lastly, I think it’s always fun to see the black and white versions of the images. Until next time…

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Photographing Very Young Kids

A great group of siblings taught me a lot about photographing very young children.  First of all, it’s a lot of fun!  To capture the candid shots as they act silly or ham it up or just run around being care free is a joy.

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Secondly, posing kids under two or three years old is no small feat, because they like to be on the move and focusing on the camera with a smile is not their top priority. Getting them to do it all at the same time as their brother or sister is even more challenging.

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One of the easiest ways to photograph young kids is to do it while they are doing what they love most – playing! In the hose, at the beach, with a ball, at the park, on the swings; even picking up sticks!  Just follow their lead…

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Finally, I think the best thing about photographing kids is getting to see the world through their eyes. Sometimes, as adults, we forget how truly wonderful and exciting it can be!

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