Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Every year, my office dresses up. My first year there, there were 5 of us. And, we went to lunch. The tradition has progressively grown & gotten bigger/better each year. This year might have been the best turnout, and we were even missing our usuals, "Guy Gizzard" and "Elvis." The lunch crowd at El Caporal was in awe...and asked where we worked.  :  )

The Best Gilligan's Island Group Ever!

Farley got dopplegangered!

Janis & Jimmy

A frame-worthy shot of Skipper & his Little Buddy

Another doppleganger sighting

The Whole Group, and yes, we went out to lunch together!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Sweetheart & A Space Cowboy

Wow. Another amazing family for you! This is the 2nd time I've gotten to photograph them, and it's always an adventure. Last year, we were in a creek. This year, we trekked over to some nearby property & got to watch corn harvesting in action. They do make getting some great photos really easy, though...

The Girls

He is explaining how corn goes into the combine, then out to the hopper...can you tell she is thrilled! ha ha So much love in the 2nd shot.

She did do a little taste-testing at this location. Look at those bright blue eyes!

Don't you wish you had a Halloween costumer like this? Complete with a "moon rock!"

The Taylor Family 2011
This was Mr. I's request. Mom did a great job getting this shot of my little buddy & I. Thanks!

Thank you for your patience (and endurance) during our session! Should have the rest ready soon...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monks Mini

Hope you're not done looking at photos, yet, because I have another wonderful family to share with you! This was another mini session I did in Old Louisville, near St. James Court. As I was scouting out a few spots, I just had to stop & look one point, I counted 10 squirrels within a 15 foot radius of me. It was crazy - they were everywhere! This little guy thoroughly enjoyed the distraction they provided.  :  )

Such a sweet little guy!

I learned a new technique on getting smiles during this one...many thanks to Dad for discovering that one!
Jumping for joy that we are almost done!  :  )

Thanks for letting me spend time with you, Monks Family!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mini Men

Meet some of the handsome little men in my neighborhood... These two little guys (well, one is little & the other is younger, but not so little) are around 18 months apart - keeping Mom & Dad on their toes! I know it was an interesting preview for me, to see the 2 year old running here & there, and here & there...and here & there.  ha ha What a great weight-loss program!

Such a happy boy!

Can you tell they're brothers? Those big blue eyes are a giveaway!

Sweet big brother...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Waters Family

Another beautiful family for you! I had the privilege of photographing this family before they ventured off to Hubers Family Farm for a little pumpkin picking, hay riding, baked goods buying, and maybe a little wine tasting?  :  ) Sounds like a perfect Sunday, doesn't it?

On to the good stuff!

Their first family photo!

Thank you for hosting our photo session!

Sweet Cousins!

Happy Family!

Such big brown eyes - I love them!

(I just noticed I ended every caption with an "!"...such enthusiasm! ha! I can't help it!)  ;  )

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

McClain Family

Wow. I had so much fun with my friend, Nicole, and her two beautiful children! On a sunny, but chilly morning, the 4 of us talked, laughed, tried keeping 5 balloons under control, had tissue breaks, greeted every person on the street (by name!), laughed, ran into friends driving by, grabbed some delicious lunch, and, oh yeah, we took these amazing photos.

I know you will love them as much as I do (the people & the photos)!  :  )
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Just getting warmed up...

Did I mention there was lots of laughing?

Ms Mom is an artist herself, so she came up with some amazing outfits!

All I can say is "gorgeous."

More beautifulness, I can't help it!

This was their favorite "pose" request of the day!

**This post will kick off many, many posts to come in the next 2 sure to check back in!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Middle of Nowhere

Last August, I met with Sara, of Sprinkles of Light, for a little mentoring session. She threw out the idea that we should meet up in the spring to take each other's family photos. Then, I had a baby, winter came, spring came, and then she was expecting (and I didn't really feel like I had too much to offer her in the photo-swap-reciprocation...especially coming out of winter, where I had done um, zero family sessions)! Summer came, her baby was born, I had a few family sessions under my belt & feeling up to the challenge. So, with this steel-trap memory of mine (ha!), I remembered her proposal & contacted her. She politely agreed!

I was nervous as could be for about the first half of the outing, but it really was a lot of fun when we were trying to get shots of each other's kids (while trying to get our own child out of the way), and working different angles to get the right light. The spot she chose, McCloud Nature Park, was literally out in the middle of nowhere. I really wish I knew of a spot in this area, though, because it had this tall grass that was awesome!

So, onto the shots...these are not all of my favorites, but I had to make myself stop at some point.

Thank you, Sara, for giving me this opportunity to work with you again! You have a beautiful family & I am sure everyone will agree with that -

What a sweet big sister...

Love this whole series! Plus, this whole backlighting thing was totally new to me, but I love it!

Yeah, the Little(st) Man is looking at the camera! Aren't they a gorgeous family?!