Friday, March 27, 2020

Charlie's 6 Month Milestone

This little guy is 6 months old!  I'm glad I was able to get Charlie into the studio for this fun session! He is such a happy, expressive guy!  He goes from surprised, to silly, to serious so fast!  😄  Also, I don't know about you, but I could get lost in those baby blue eyes!  😍

I'm a bit late in posting these... things got really crazy very quickly.  At the time I took these, I knew there was a chance it would be my last session, but I hoped that wouldn't be the case.  However, with how things progressed, I knew that for the health and safety of everyone, I couldn't continue opening up my studio in my home for pictures, and I can't even do pictures outside.  So for now and into the foreseeable future, I will not be scheduling clients.  I'll definitely continue taking pictures, but my subjects will be limited to my pets.  😄  You can see pictures of hamsters at: Tales of Tarcil or pictures of the cats and dog at: Beren's Tale.  As soon as I know I can open up the studio for clients, I'll let you all know!  Until then, stay safe everyone!  We have to all be committed to sacrificing for the good of others.  ❤  Thank you all for your support!  I miss you!  And I look forward to capturing your beautiful lives again!  ❤

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Nora's First Birthday

I have had SO much fun photographing my niece this past year!  I can't believe she's a year old already!  She looks SO much like her sisters and she's such a happy girl.  My sister and I threw a lot of ideas around when we were planning this shoot.  We knew pretty early on that we wanted to do something different than a traditional cake for this "Cake Smash" session.  I distinctly remember the conversation after we had decided to do a strawberry theme when my sister said she really wanted to do cantaloupe instead.  I'll admit I was a bit frustrated because I didn't know how to pull off this new idea and make it look good.  After more talking and a huge amount of "winging it", we had a beautiful spread with pretty decorations that was better than either of us imagined.  Yay for teamwork!  This is seriously one of my favorite shoots I've done in my studio!  I love the vibrant colors with the grey and white.  😍

I discovered that Nora LOVES lemons.  She wasn't too interested in the watermelon or cantaloupe, but she did try everything.  We were able to do this entire shoot in like 30 minutes, including the outfit change, setting up the fruit spread, and cleaning up.  My twin sister and I make a really good team.  😊