Monday, December 16, 2013

William and Samatha

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph these two adorable children as a Christmas surprise for their parents.  I had their nanny to thank in coming up with the idea, setting it up, and finding the perfect location: the beautiful Botanical Conservatory.  William and Samantha had a blast running around, smelling the flowers, and occasionally posing for pictures.  :)  I was surprised at the amount of energy these two had and very pleased that I still managed to capture some of their inner beauty.  Samantha was especially excited for this photo session because she got to get all dressed up and “done up”!  She was overflowing with the cutest phrases and the most dramatic expressions.  And William seemed to suddenly get shy whenever the camera was pointed his way.  But I managed to get him to relax and forget about the camera when I asked him to tell me about his cat.  That is when I caught the picture of him adjusting the hat on his head.  I am so thankful that I got the chance to spend time with these precious little kids.  They were so much fun!!  :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mitchell Proposes!!

The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I got to hide behind a tree and witness this young man propose to this beautiful woman!  This was probably one of the most exhilarating photo shoots I have ever done!  I was so nervous as I waited for them to arrive.  And then when I saw them, I felt like a spy as I crept out from behind a small shed to an evergreen tree to get a little closer to the action.  I couldn't really hear what Mitchell was saying, but I heard Olivia say yes!!  I felt so blessed to be able to be a part of this special moment for these two love birds as they now start preparing for a lifetime together!!   :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vintage Clothing

These are some of my favorites from the shoot.  I love the details that were put into these dresses especially knowing that they were handmade.  The cloth is so delicate from use and age.

I especially love this picture of my mother holding Promise.  They are both so beautiful!!  :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vintage Clothing - Behind the Scenes

I got to do a very unique session yesterday with my niece.  My mother had a handful of dresses that belonged to her when she was just a baby.  Some of the dresses were handmade.  They were all very old, thin and delicate, but yet they had some immense detailing.  Promise did pretty good at first, but when we put her in the fifth dress, she promptly grabbed it and stuck it in her mouth.  She also spit-up in one of the dresses.  After we were done with the vintage dresses, we put Promise in her brand new Christmas dress that was a present from my mom to her.  By this point in the photo shoot, Promise was getting tired of being treated like a doll and was getting fussy.  My sister thought some Christmas lights would calm her down and look nice with her dress.  So I found some lights for her to hold.  Surprisingly, the lights worked like an “off switch”; Promise instantly quit fussing and because enthralled by the lights.  And then she proceeded to stick them in her mouth.  The lights were a little warm, which is the reason for her expression in the pictures.   :)