Tui, her dog, Kemuk, and now her baby brother, Leif, are frequent visitors to our place. I am going to miss having regular sessions with these two and watching them grow. Tui put extra effort this time into mirroring my posing and trying to decipher my cryptic suggestions on where to stand, where to look, where to put her hands, etc. Her interpretation of my directions were by far the highlight of the session! Cutest thing ever.
Our Christmas cards came in the mail today!
Last year, well, I kind of ran out of time and never took photos of the boys or sent out Christmas cards. I’m still feeling guilty about that one. We have cards dating back from when Solomon was a baby and I wanted to make sure we didn’t have another gaping hole in the yearly record so this year I did something I’ve never done before. I booked my own family in for a photo session! Sounds silly, I know, but I penciled in a day for the fam at least 2 months ahead of time and we finally got it done.
Using yourself as a photographer can be a real drag and this day was no exception! The remote shutter release (that hasn’t been used in two years) was not exactly working correctly. After about 20 minutes of figuring out that the lights would not synch with the shutter release in place, I reverted back to the good old-fashioned method– remote timer! There was a ton of running back and forth (mom only) and it was kind of ridiculous.
At some point during my circuit training, Solomon picked up an empty beer can on the beach and Dave thought this would be a great idea for a photo. No one told me, of course, and so now I have a ton of photos that are actually kind of cute but in which Sol is sporting a Pabst Blue Ribbon. Thanks, Davie!
Anyway, out of all of this chaos came our first full “family” photo since 2009 and in the end I walked away with a brand new favorite of the boys together. Happy mom!
Sid sporting his dance moves!
The beer can incident.
One of the most fun aspects of my job is to see the children that I photograph grow up year after year. This little girl shot up so fast in such a short time frame! She came to her portrait session with a handfull of awesome facial expressions which kept me completely entertained!
Amazingly enough there was a massive windstorm going on just a few hundred feet south of where we were. The fall leaves were still barely hanging on, though, and reminded me of how much I love the colors back in this beautiful and sheltered little corner of the woods.