Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lessons in Lighting

And Bubbles.

Saturday when some of My Girl's friends came over to play on the Slip 'n' Slide they brought one of Baby Boy's favorite items.


I just began clicking away at all of the activity since I wasn't trying for huge photographic elements here. As I was looking at what I was taking, I realized I was sitting in my own 'schooling' and learning a very important lesson.

Watch where you sit when taking a picture.

Say, under a tree.

It will create huge shadows and over expose the other elements in the photograph.

See here...Baby Boy's face disappears

At this point, I realized there might be too much shadowing, so I stood up. Better, but still not the photograph I would have been looking for if I was intentionally 'shooting'.

Shifted to one side, and Baby Boy gets darker again. Lesson learned.

To the other side...way too bright.

Walk slightly around him...odd shadows.

His sweet little face almost disappeared!

Awww...there he is! And although he became my 'lessons learned' subject for the day, those eyes...those lips...shadowed or not still melt my heart!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Neglected One

Apparently I neglected to show this photo:

Forgive me.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

C's Swim Meet

This weekend I was asked to come and shoot my best friend's grandson's final swim meet.

It was the Cabot Piranhas vs the Sherwood Sharks.

That made me chuckle.

And let me say, when I agreed to go I thought it was just going to be a few kiddos swimming around.


There were 500+/- kiddos there! Seroiusly.

So while my best friend has a CD of 100 or so photos of her precious boy swimming and jumping and breathing and relaying, I selected out my favorites photography-wise to put here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lovell Family Session

My best friends haven't had pictures made with the kids since I was pregnant with Luke. So, while I was vacationing to see them, we took the opportunity.

This is just a sampling of my favorites.

I think even my favorite part of this pic is that Belle isn't looking

This boy ADORES his uncle

THIS is the epitome of these 2 when they are together

Even a great shot of just them 2

She and I have been thru thick and thin together!

Perhaps my favorite

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Phun Photos

Here were some of my favorite shots of fun that I worked with.

Friday, July 10, 2009


When I would say that we were going on vacation to Wisconsin, many people would ask "Why in the world would you want to go there?"

You have obviously never been.

The weather stayed around 79 every single day we were there with zero percent humidity!

Once you cross over from Illinois into Wisconsin it is like you are in another world completely. The fields go on for miles and are so lush and green and beautiful. And the farms and barns and silos? They were breath taking to me!

My poor hubs...more often than I could count...we would pull off on the side of the road and try to avoid getting rammed into while I snapped away at the beautiful land surrounding us.

Here are just a few:

These were just so beautiful

This just made me laugh.

THIS is Watertown.

I love this church at the center of town