So many colors. So many textures. So many connections. So many families this past fall and winter came into my life and in front of the lens.
Yes, it was often cold and windy. There were more red, runny noses than I can count. And even a few meltdowns. Anyone who’s ever attempted to dress an entire family for a photo shoot and get out the door on time with everyone well-rested and well-fed (and completely unscathed) will attest to that one. But, in the end, we were able to capture not only custom images for holiday cards, gifts and home displays, but lasting memories.
So, I pose this question (especially to the moms out there reading this): When was the last time you stepped into an image with your children? If it took you more than five seconds to answer that question, it’s time, people. I promise, beyond a shred of a doubt, that there never will be a perfect, perfect moment (you know the one that dangles like a carrot in front of each of us … when we lose those last few pounds … when we grow our hair out … etc.) And, not surprisingly, those aren’t the things our children will see years from now when they’re looking through the albums. Instead, they’ll smile at the laughter, the hugs, the kisses and all of the things that make us a family.
Here are some of my favorites from several recent family sessions (starting with my own quickie family session thanks to the work of my good friend, Carmen Carver). Seriously, we shot all of this in my studio in about 10 minutes before we left for a company holiday party.
Don’t worry, if you don’t yet see yours here, I’ve got several more blog posts to go before I’m caught up, but I’m making progress! And, excuse the odd sizing variances. I’m working on a new blog site/rebranding so time is valuable right now and my main focus is simply sharing recent work so I don’t get even further behind here on the blog as the 2011 sessions are now in full swing.
And then there’s this gorgeous family and a sunset session on one of our last “not as cold as it could be, but still chilly” December days.
And this fun “urban” family session downtown where, I swear, we got the BEST shots of our entire session in the first 10 minutes (gotta love when that happens):
And a late afternoon session to capture the fall colors and this terrific family in the most beautiful light:
More fall/winter families to come, so stay tuned!