hese two little girls were just the sweetest things! Miss L just turned one and her big sister, Miss A, will turn four in a couple of months. Despite how young they are they were such troopers! I think we changed their outfits four times each and never once did they complain! Miss L is tiny and sweet and has the prettiest blue eyes. Miss A, who is also sweet, is quite the fan of The Beatles. I asked her what her favorite song was and she yelled, "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band". That is quite the mouthful for a three year old!
It was great working with you S Family! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!
I love this one. Despite the wispy piece of hair that blew in her face right as I pushed the shutter, I still think I caught a glimpse of her soul.
Their Mama brought along the pettiskirts and matching "age" shirts. Aren't they cute?
These are the two beautiful daughters of my bestest friend. It had been well over a year since I had done a formal session with them, so we took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and set out for some photography fun! The girls are now 4.5 and 6.5 and they really enjoyed our session. They were great models, too!
I have added a new gallery to my website as well. You can see it HERE. I think clients and potential clients might like to see exactly what a session gallery of mine looks like...so there it is. Enjoy!
pring does wonderful things to the forests! Each spring, I find myself amazed at the transformation that occurs in such a short time. Just a month ago, the forest floor was barren...dark and muddy. And within just weeks of the warm weather's arrival, things like tall wispy wild onions and delicate little pink flowers decorate the same areas. Hooray for spring!
My little model, Miss L, was such an absolute joy to photograph! She happily did anything I asked her to do and she even came up with some ideas of her own. I know she had a lot of fun during our session because she told me that I could photograph her again any time I wanted. "Even if I have plans", she said, "I will do them and then I will let you take my pictures again". Isn't she sweet?
love this one!
She thought the end of the session was fun...falling down and throwing tulip petals at the photographer!
nyone who knows me knows that I am not a lover of winter. I do not ski. I am miserable when I feel cold. I do not like to drive in the snow. I neeeed sunshine! I am truly a warm weather lovin' kind of gal!
You know, winter actually might not be all that bad, if only the sun would shine a little more often. This has probably been the dullest grayest winter I can ever remember. I thrive on blue skies and those have been too few and too far between this winter.
So this morning when I pulled the car out of the garage on the way to take the kids to school, I was almost brought to happy tears when I got hit square in the face with sunshine. I didn't put on my sunglasses, no, in fact I rather enjoyed the squintiness. It reminded me that all things are relative. What would have greatly annoyed me in August, a time when the sun shines nearly every day and the heat and humidity are generally unpleasant...felt awesome in February, a month that has maybe seen two sunny days.
And then that got me to thinking...
How much would I appreciate the sun if it shone every day? Would I take it and it's warmth and beauty for granted? Might I even start to feel annoyed by it's brightness? Do we need some gray skies to fully appreciate the sunny blue ones?
There is a beautiful song called For the Weary that talks about this very thing. (You can hear an amazing version of it, here, by the exceptionally talented Allison Sattinger.) The song talks about an optical phenomenon called Alpenglow and how when life is going great and all of a person's days are sunny, one might be too busy and distracted to notice something as beautiful as Alpenglow. But when life is tougher and filled with mostly gray days, a person is more able and apt to notice the beauty around them...more apt to appreciate it and not take it for granted.
...the steeper the ridge line, the higher the sunshine, the sweeter the Alpenglow,
the more the resistance, the greater the distance, the sweeter the Alpenglow...
There is no Alpenglow in Parkersburg, but today there is sunshine.
Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying the Alpenglow.
And if you are still amidst the gray skies, hang in there, the Alpenglow will come:)