Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - The Look

What my mother calls "the Look" is what makes this my sister's favorite picture of my niece. More pictures from this photo shoot can be found here.

No You Can't Eat That

Monday, November 11, 2013

First Photos of the Season!

It’s been such a long time since there was a real post – you’ll have to forgive me for being out of practice.

November is the beginning of a beautifully busy time!  First, we have fall pictures, the Thanksgiving pictures, and we have the soon to be Christmas card pictures.  Next will come Christmas pictures (taken on Christmas), New Year’s Eve pictures, Easter pictures…and so on and so on.   That doesn’t even begin to cover the birthday pictures, the maternity pictures, the couple pictures, and the just because pictures.  I'm getting giddy just thinking about it all.
With that in mind I present to you the first of the season’s photo sessions…which features a little one (my niece) you may find familiar as she does appear here often.

As is most often the case, the photo shoot was at familiar ground for my niece - her home.  Because there was too little light coming through the windows alone, we took the pictures on the steps just inside the back doorway. 
Wooden Cutouts
This worked out well because the little one had already claimed this area as a play spot of her own.  There she could play with the wooden carvings her great-grandfather made back when her mom was a still kid.
Flowers 2
Flowers 3

Admittedly, after a while, even with Grandma playing…the flower lost its allure and the little one began to notice that there was an outside just beyond the door.
Flowers 4

No You Can't Eat That
So…outside we went...

Just the Little One 3

Just the Little One 2

Just the Little One

Hey!  Who gave her the cat toy?

Cat Toy 1
Cat Toy 2

Cat Toy 3

Look who Mommy's captured!
Playing with Mommy 1
Playing with Mommy 2
Playing with Mommy 3
Lesson 1: When someone wants photos taken where there is too little light…speak up and suggest ways to bring in some light – it’ll be worth it.
Lesson 2: Shooting in manual mode will give you so much more control then shooting in auto.  That being said, make sure you pay attention to light changes.  This is especially true when going from indoors to outdoors or vice versa.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Playing w/ Lights

Playing with Lights