Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Missy Z...

Little Z was our first baby girl photo shoot! We could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. She was already four months old and yet, she happily posed for us for FOUR hours without a tear. We had so many wonderful pictures of her in many different set-ups. Little did we know that her disposition was not typical of many infant sessions. Someone certainly blessed us with such a lovely child for our first time out!

Cherry Blossoms.

I had a major stroke of luck when my cherry tree practically dropped all of its petals in one day. I had been wanting to capture my daughters together in their Easter dresses for some weeks. We went for about an hour - it was overcast and windy - the petals blew down like falling snow. I figured if none of the pictures turned out, I could take more the next day. It was not to be so as the rain poured down that night and soaked all the petals into the grass. I am so grateful that I have these photos of their childhood to treasure.~D

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flower in the meadow....

Heather's beautiful daughter,
Alexandra, was a lovely model for this outdoor portfolio shoot. Heather captured the essence and magic of this gorgeous spring day as well as the innocence of a child.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I thought that there was no better picture to post than the subject of our first photo session. What a precious angel he was! We could not have asked for a more handsome little man of which to take our first shots. I know I was shaking a bit in my shoes, but Heather, as always, took it all in stride. We were surprised and very pleased with the results of the shoots and the very gracious parents. We had a giggle when the photo prop cocoon we had brought to stuff him only went to his knees resulting in the peeking toe picture. Of course, it became one of my favorite shots of the day - a happy accident. Live and learn, learn, learn! I have so much to do of both.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Anam Cara

Well, it looks as though the dream of "Anam Cara" is finally being realized. Heather and I could not be more pleased with how quickly things seem to be moving forward and we are up and running far ahead of our original target date! We want to thank everyone who told us to go for it (even with nine little ones between us). We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to an amazing photographer, Heather of HeatherLynnPhotography, who encouraged us to begin our adventure even though we were both knee deep in babies, dirty dishes and laundry. This is the beginning of life beyond being mothers and wives - a chance to deeply explore our artistic perspectives and share them with others. The beauty of children at play, a baby at sleep or a family laughing together has a soul and depth of its own. We are privileged to have a glimpse into each of those private worlds and hope to capture them in beautiful, pure images.