Category: Portrait life
What I love about specializing in a documentary photographic style is that it applies to literally anything. Last Saturday I had the privilege of documenting a holiday party of a warm loving family that have not all been together for years.
Aside from the good food and the fact that Santa himself dropped by, it was awesome to be able to watch this family interact forming memories. This was the first Holiday party I have photographed and I was thinking the entire time how much I hope these photos will grow in meaning 20 or 30 years down the road.
My favorite image from the night is grandpa sharing a moment with his granddaughter in an upstairs bedroom looking at the stars on the ceiling. I like the fact that even though the place was crawling with people and kids he found a way to spend a minute with just her.
Here is hoping your holidays are filled with similar moments!… Read the rest
This was a pretty special thing to photograph. Since we started our Normal Day sessions where we photograph families doing what they do on a normal day, we have been receiving some pretty interesting requests.
We received a call from Megan a while back. She said she had received a gift certificate from the family that she nanny’s for over the summer. This was to be the last summer she was going to work for the family and the mom of the kids had purchased the gift for her as a remembrance of her time with them. We all felt a Normal Day session would be perfect. It was awesome to be able to make photographs of the four of them doing what have done for the past 4 summers.
These images will surely grow in meaning as the years go by.
With Tyler out of town this week I am left to my own devices. With that in mind I got to decide what would be our “topic” for Teaser Tuesday. I am a bit biased about this family since we got the pleasure of meeting Paige, her Mom and brother last year. Paige and our son, Alex, were in kindergarten together last year and we were lucky enough to have her Mom, Christy, approached Tyler about shooting a normal day session this summer. She not only needs new photos of her 2 favorite people, but she also appreciates how lovely it is to have a normal day session. Seeing her kids as they are in this point in their lives. Sweet, caring, messy, loud..did I mention sweet? These wonderfully characteristics can stress us out and make us smile all at the same time.
What I love about this image so much featuring Christy and Indy is simple. This is probably the only time all day when they got a second to slow down, appreciate each other and just be still. Bedtimes are my favorite time of day becuase of just that. Kids are moving all day long and nowadays whenever I can capture a moment of sweet peace with either of my kids I just covet it. That is what makes me love this so much. Indy is such an active boy and in this moment Christy got to just take it all in before he was off to sweet dreamland.
Many thanks to Christy, Paige and Indy. Tyler had a great time hanging with you guys on a hot summer afternoon. Cannot … Read the rest
I had such a wonderful time photographing the Yungs in Shawnee Mission Park. Below are some of images of this loving family.
I realized today that is has been a very long time since I blogged any personal photos so today you get a peak into our very fun 4th of July celebration with our friends and new studio mates the Domingues family.
Awesome food, carnival rides, fireworks and smiling kids. Cannot get any better than that!
Hope you all had a happy 4th!
The boys are dying to get to the carnival.
Pam and Zach on the Ferris Wheel.
Alex on the Super Slide!
Allison, Pam and Zach take a turn.
Jason’s daughter Avery and Alex after surviving Zero Gravity.
Jason’s photo of the Wirken boys getting ready to ride ALi Baba! Alex’s said- “We are gonna rock this like men!”
Jason’s photo of the spinningness that is Ali Baba.
Awesome fireworks show.
Love this shot of my two boys. Totally different kids. Alex is scared, Zach is amazed!