Archive for 'portraits'
These two little girls let us play princess with them for a little while while we were in Austin, TX last month. We had a great time with Harper and Emma!
We had a blustery spring day in Sedona for a few family portraits. However; we had a great time, especially with these energetic boys putting on a show! So fun.
(story by Jamelle) Cameron and I had a speed mini session for our own family Christmas cards this week, in a rushed attempt to pull something together to mail to grandparents and friends. We literally caught the last 15 minutes of daylight at my in-laws driveway. Just a friendly reminder that our kids never behave any better for our 10 minutes of fame in front of the camera, and you can see, in my case, who gets all the attention these days.
Thank you again for our wonderful community of friends and family who support us in our attempt to balance life as young families and working professionals. We are so thankful for jobs that we love- even if our families are the last to get photographed. Merry Christmas! ~Jamelle
Chrissy is the catering manager at Forest Highlands and we had some mutual wedding clients with her this fall. We were thrilled when she decided to have us photograph her family this year. Molly is two and a half and Mayla turned five the day after this session. Mostly Chrissy wanted a photograph to document Mayla turning five but also capture the relationship between her two girls. It’s not easy to get kids to be together in the same frame at this age and some smarties were involved to promote success! Even though this was one of our classic portrait sessions, I feel that I was able to get a lot of great candid moments in an hour with this fun family. I would love to go back and spend a morning with this family and see crafty Mayla in action and feisty Mollie playing with her toys. There is always next year. ~Cameron
Let’s admit it, we haven’t seen too much of baby Rory, my nephew. There is a reason for that. I kept thinking “he’s not doing anything…” but really babies are adorable at any age and I just show up for an hour or so I can usually get some cute candid moments. Take a look at Rory-boy here in a short documentary family session I did for Kate, Norm and Rory. I hope to go over there every other month (at least) and get more shots of this ADORABLE child. I mean, let’s be honest, you thought your child was cute until you saw Rory… he’s irresistible. I didn’t focus on getting the family “lined up” for a portrait (looking at the camera) but I really like the slice of life feel. To me, this is what I do best and I’d like to start doing more of it with our family sessions. Also this session was processed like film because Kate and Norm don’t have a very bright house and I thought it would look neat considering the light I was working with. Let me know your thoughts!
When we meet with portrait clients, we usually ask the question, “what do you like to do together?” We try and build our family portrait session around the answer to this question. We strongly believe that family photography should be more than getting dressed up in your newest outfit and smiling for the camera. We love to capture the real interaction between family members. In this particular session, the answer to our question was, “well, I have older boys and they like to go to the park after school and set up the slack line and I love to walk my dog.” Very Flagstaff, we loved it. We had a great time with Mary, Dalton, Jarod and Lucy in the park doing just that. We also HAD to comment how much these boys love their mom. It was really sweet to see their relationship and I think we captured that. ~Jamelle