Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sweet baby "C"

I got a call from L asking about newborn images of her new daughter C. I happen to LOVE working with newborns! Since newborns are only "new" for so long, I have to work them in where I can. And I was so happy to be able to do it, too!! Now, newborns take a lot of time to work with. And princess C was no exception. We needed to have her with a full belly and really warm. It took a bit of time, but we finally did it!!!

You can totally tell how much she loves her Daddy and how much she loves snuggling in to her mommy too. It's so nice to see families that are so in love with each other. Kind of gives you that warm fuzzy feeling, ya know?

We were even able to get a few shots in with C's big brother R, but those are reserved for the family first! I'll post those soon enough to the Frameable Faces group on Facebook.

So, in a quickie nutshell, I loved loved LOVED working with C. She's a total sweetheart and I totally enjoyed the time we spent together. She was a total love and let me hold her and squish on her for like 4 hours. It almost made me want another baby! Almost!!!

Until next time,

The "S" family - they should've been the "F" family...

because they were so much FUN! Seriously, I don't love shooting on Sundays simply because I like to hang out with my own family. But if shooting families like this one makes it a lot easier and so much fun! From the second they opened up their minivan door, I felt like I've known them for a very long time. H and A were a complete pleasure to work with. They were more like adults than kids. Very respectful and well mannered...exactly how we'd like our kids to be when they're 12 and 14.

Lucky, the wonder dog, was a fun addition to the session as well. He kept us on our toes for the whole 2 hours we worked together and was such a good sport. M's parents were in from out of town and they, too, were like old friends. Seriously, we had such a great time working with everyone during this session that when we left, I wanted to hang out with them some more! It was just that great!

I could go on and on about M and T, and their daughter and her sweet baby, too! We played some geography games to try to figure out if we knew each other from way back when, but came up a bit short. I bet if we had a little bit more time, we would've figured it out!

So, I'd be happy to write more about how much I liked this session and all the people involved, but that would take up so much room and I'd feel like I was gushing. So, just suffice it to say that we were able to capture some amazing images in our 2 hours together. I'd be so happy to work with these guys again! Just sayin'!

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The G family...G for GORGEOUS!!!

And their last name, too, but GEEZ!!! What a beautiful family! These little girls are just simply stunning and their little brother??? OMG, what an adorable little boy! I actually had our intern say "I hope I have a little boy like that when I have kids."

B and J were loving up their photo session! B was all about being in charge. As an oldest child, I totally know where she's coming from! She was all about giving directions. And she did it with such a cuteness about her! She knew what she wanted and in turn, gave me some amazing images! What a face! Her and her sister, J, both...Faces of angels, I tell you!

J had a bit of a hard time when she got here to the studio with Nanni. But after a bit of warming up, she was ON! We'd totally bonded and I'd take her home in a sec, if Doug and her parents would let me!

A is just adorable. He has the most amazing brown eyes and was delicious. Could you just smush him??? Three words for Mr. A... Y. U.M.!

Mom and Dad, too. Just a truly beautiful family! And even without our intern starting just yet, we were able to get all of these baby beauties captured exactly how they are. They were great kiddos!

Until next time,

Complete and total cuteness!

That's what these three were. L, J and H came in on Saturday and we had such a great time even though they're football rivals! :)

L was a little ham and was all personality. He had me laughing as he was telling me that he was going to put ketchup, mustard and pepper on his toes so I wouldn't eat them. He was cracking me up! J was so sweet and you could tell that he really looked up to his big brother. He was so stinkin' cute and was just so easy going. Such a pleasure!

And then there was H. I don't think we got one bad image of her. She was smiling throughout the whole session and was just so "picture perfect!" Her little eyes just sparkled and her little smile was simply brilliant.

I can't wait to design their holiday card! That's really what this session was about. Getting that one special image of the three of them together. I think we got it! And then some!!!

Until next time,

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A really cool generational photo session

So, I know I'm way behind in blogging my sessions, but I've just been so busy! It's a good problem to have but I hate being so late with it!

Anyways, I recently had the pleasure of photographing 4 generations of this amazing family. How special! Plus, they were incredibly cool and everyone was VERY well behaved. I love when families like this come in! They were all so nice and fun and we just had the very greatest time!

M contacted me on Facebook asking about a generational photograph and I was so happy to oblige! Especially when the family is like this one. Of course, I didn't know this when they booked but it was a very pleasant surprise! :) enjoy the sneak peak! I loved this family!!!!

Until next time,

The 'N' Family

I loved working with these guys! They were all cracking me up, and even though they're all beautiful, each one of them had something extraordinarily gorgeous about themselves. "S" showed how much he was completely and totally in love with his wife and their family. It was the sweetest thing! "E" is just totally innately a stunning lady. Everything about her is pretty. Her smile, her eyes, her skin, her smile....EVERYTHING!!!

It's no wonder that from these two parent's they got three of the most amazing children! "A" is an awesome brother. He was up for anything and was such an awesome model for me! What a cutie - Watch out ladies!!! :) "H" is a very smart young lady! We had a really great conversation about art and paintings...even told her I'd bring in some signed prints from a friend of mine who's an amazing artist. Plus, "H" has the prettiest eyes! Her eye color is just exquisite. And she's such a little ham, too! I have a few of her hamming it up for the camera!

And then we get to Miss "A"....This little girl had me cracking up almost the entire session. She was doing all sorts of little things to get everyone laughing. And not just the bunny ears behind everyone's heads. She's a really funny kid! I worked with her and "H" for dance pictures and A was cracking me up even then!!

So, I had another great day with some great clients. Families like these makes me really really appreciate my job! Did I mention recently that I LOVE MY JOB???

Until next time,

Friday, October 9, 2009

A nighttime senior session

As most of you already know, D is one of my ambassadors. Actually, he was my first one. He constantly cracks me up and we always have a great time when we shoot together. For this session he brought along his super cool and hilarious dad and his funny-as-all-get-out sister. To say that the laughs were flowing the entire time is a major understatement.

First off, as with most boys, the potty talk started immediately. When we got to the graffiti wall, and D posed right by some nasty words, the jokes started - left, right, up and down! All over the place. Railroad tracks..same thing. Except the reason for the laughs was a crazy "duck." Many jokes, and movie one liners wrapped up our very late night of shooting. All in all, a great time was had by all and this evening just reaffirmed AGAIN how much I love my job and how thankful I am to have such fun clients to share it with.

Thanks so much, D, A and T! I had such a great time with you all. T, you're an awesome light girl and A, thanks for always having my back on the 80's jokes, movie lines and songs!

I big puffy heart the "K" family!!

Until next time,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"You must've been a beautiful baaaby"

That's what people are going to say about this princess when she gets older. She is a BEAUTIFUL baby! And what a sweetheart, too. I think I fell in love with her the second I saw her. She was cuddled up on her daddy's shoulder and gave me a coy little smile when she first got here. That was it! She stole my heart!

She was a bit tired because we ended up shooting right in the middle of naptime, so since they were a "basic plus" session, we were able to split the session. So she'll be back on Wednesday. I can't wait!!

OH!! One more cute "A" anecdote, I was bouncing her on my knees and she was cracking up, no naturally, I gave her a little smushin'. Would you believe that sweet little baby reached up and grabbed my face and pulled me closer! OMG!!! She's so freakin' sweet!!!!

Ok, that's it for now! Be on the look out later on this week for more from the sweet little princess "A"!

Until next time,

Friday, October 2, 2009

OMG!!! Gene Simmons!!

Well, not really but this little guy did just recently work with him on his show "Family Jewels" when it was here in Detroit!

"C" came in to the studio yesterday with such exuberance. He came in doling out hugs and high fives - such an unbelievable boy! His personality totally shined throughout the session and I was so happy to be able to capture so many different animated expressions. I've never seen a little kid be so animated and so expressive! He was a total treat to work with!

After our studio session, we headed out to Long's Farm in Commerce Township. We shot all around the big brown barn. I mean, could he look any more like a model??? Even got a few images with his mom there!

So all in all, C's session was a great one. With the added bonus of seeing his mom whom I haven't seen in oh, about 20 years! Gosh, I love my job!!!

Until next time,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

As promised...

So, I had to cut off my last blog post about K's senior session. I promised that I'd post one of the "awesome" ones from her session. So...true to my word, here's one of the coolest shots from K's session. Whatcha think???

Until next time,