The joy of babies being born in the early part of winter means doing maternity portraits in the beauty of fall. I had the opportunity to do some maternity portraits for some friends recently as they await the arrival of Charlotte, their second girl. Charlotte’s big sister, Jules, is ready to teach her little sister the ropes on how to use cuteness to her full advantage. It appears that Jules has mastered this trait and was all about having fun during our session. I’m so excited for this sweet family and know that Charlotte will be one lucky girl.
Fall colors have finally popped here in the Nashville area and of course I am taking full advantage of them. This past week I had the chance to shoot portraits of Beau and his sister Kate as well as some family portraits. Beau played baseball this past fall with my son, so it was fun catching back up with him and his father, who was the coach. We had a good time playing in the leaves, and like all siblings, Beau and Kate couldn’t keep it together when getting their portraits made, which just makes for even better portraits and real moments.
Sometime people come into your life for unknown reasons, but you can’t be thankful enough that they are there. This family is one of those cases for me. I first met Paul and Michele at CrossFit Mt Juliet and knew from the beginning that they were good people. Paul has gone out of his way many times to help me with things and get situated in our new town, and both of them have been so supportive in my goals at the gym. Their daughters, Emma and Alli are so sweet and fun loving. We had a great time during a recent fall afternoon portrait session. I love it when you can see a family’s love for one another in the way the look at each other. Always count your blessing…I know I’m counting these four in mine.
Four cute kids and a great location on a beautiful fall afternoon equals a photographer’s wonderland. Meet Jack, Virginia, Gordon and their 3-month-old sister Elizabeth. Full of smiles and energy this quartet and their mom & dad came out for a fun afternoon at Iriswoods to get some new portraits as a family of six. Jack and Virginia had a blast running through the fields while Gordon was less enthusiastic about the whole process. And Elizabeth was just along for the ride but flashed a few smiles here and there. It is always fun getting to meet new families…hope to meet yours sometime in the future!
It has been way too long since I’ve done a post featuring my own kids, something I used to do fairly regularly. Of course times are busier and the kids are older and less enthusiastic about having their photos made, that is unless they are in costume, then they want to be in front of the camera. So, I present to you the 2014 costumes of choice: a swamp zombie and werewolf. Not exactly the type of portraits of my children I want to show off, but hey anything is better than nothing. And there just might have been a little bribery of I’ll take these if you’ll cooperate for a real fall portrait session in the coming days. We’ll see how that works out. These were take just after sunset as we were heading out to hit the streets on the search for the good candy. For those interested, I exposed for the sky in the background minus 1 stop, and then added fill flash at 16th power. Camera setting was 1/125 at f 2.8 & 1000 iso shot with Nikon D3s and 50mm.