June 26, 2010
I had a great Senior Portrait session this morning with my good friend Jason's little sister Sara. We hit up quite a few spots around Allen, including a corn field, Allen Heritage Village, and the Allen Public Library. I'm really stoked about how the shoot went. It was really hard to pick only a few favorites to put up today! Having a really pretty girl as your model definitely helps.
Orch Dorks unite! I played violin in orchestra up until my own Senior year, when the class had a scheduling conflict with Photography (as terrible a decision as that was to have to make, I'm glad I opted for Photography, aren't you? :P). Sara's planning to study Music Education after she graduates, which is pretty darn cool. Personally, I try to stay away from people who are just learning to play string instruments. They can make some truly terrible noises. Sara must be a more patient soul than me.
Sara, good luck on your Senior year! It's finally your chance to rule that enormous school. Enjoy it.
June 16, 2010
Meet baby Will, my new nephew, born this morning. As you might recall, I posted my sister-in-law Melissa's maternity photos last week. Well, he made his appearance today about a month early, but he and momma are doing quite well besides. He's a 5 lb 7 oz cutie.
June 10, 2010
Yay, I'm finally ready to share more of the photoshoot with adorable little Rylan and his parents! I've still included the shots from the sneak preview as some of them are my very favorites, but there are a ton of new ones as well. Enjoy!
I love that his favorite toy is a cheap bright blue ball. I'm sure the kid has any number of expensive gifts from his doting grandparents, but of course the simple pleasure of kicking a ball around wins out. :)
We started our shoot at a cute local playground to keep 1.5 year old Rylan happy. It worked well.
We wandered into a nearby patch of Indian Blanket. He picked me flowers. Apparently I offended his sweet little heart when I kept setting them down in order to shoot more pictures of him. Thus, he kept picking more for me. Aww.
Eventually, he demanded a break for Juice. Juice is very important, as you can see by this shot of him running toward his Aunt to retrieve his Juice.
Luckily, Juice Time was the perfect time to snap a few portraits of just Jared & Christelle. Er, once they warmed up to the idea anyway. Here was the response to, "Kiss on each other."
Ahh, much better:
It totally looks like Rylan is tap dancing in this next one!
I feel giddy whenever I look at these next shots. This was one of my very favorite games as a kid. I remember the sheer exuberance as "1.. 2.. 3!" was counted and I lifted off. Looks like Rylan feels much the same.
The little guy got a little cranky at the end of the shoot, but he did fantastic all around. His book about duckies calmed him down enough to let me snap one of my very favorite portraits thus far.
I had a fantastic time taking pictures of your family! It's one of my very favorite shoots I've done, actually. Chasing Rylan around with my camera was exhilarating, fun, and delightfully challenging. The experience has me all sorts of excited to shoot more family portraits in the future. Hopefully other kiddos live up to Rylan's shining example. :)
On Saturday, I carpooled with my brother Tom and his wife Melissa out to the Arboretum to shoot Melissa's maternity portraits. Their first kiddo Will is due next month and I'm ridiculously excited to meet him. I can pretty well guarantee that he will be freckly, fair-skinned, relatively fair-haired, and gosh darned good lookin'. Well, I guess he won't arrive freckly, but it's sure to happen quickly enough given his double dose of freckle-genes.
Good grief, my sister-in-law is pretty.
Despite the ridiculously oppressive weather on Saturday morning, I had a good time taking pictures of you two. Can't wait to take pictures of three!