Closing down the year with some stunning shoots. Great families. I'll do a recap next week of 2017 but woah....busy year and grateful beyond words. Be looking for that recap because you might recognize everyone ;) hahahaha. For now...the MacGrays.
Un-real shoot with my partner in crime in 5 degree weather!!!! Yes, you heard me right, 5 degree weather. Our feet were numb and red by the very end, but well worth it. I just adore this shoot that started with her gorg family and ended with her and I up Buffalo Pass trekking through some serious powder. Well worth it I would say!
I had a great time photographing the Murray's! They came from Kissimee FL and were DYING for snow, but alas...we had only a dusting. It still made for beautiful photos. I love when folks come from out of town to see Steamboat, it's so great, especially for the kids. These kids, seeing ANY snow was a big deal. Great fun was had :)
I canNOT believe I haven't written on my blog since APRIL!!! Woah!!! Insane! It has been a SUPER busy summer that I simply haven't had time :( Well self.....time to catch up. I think to make this easy for me and you I'll highlight some of my favorites for the month of June here...then so on and so on. So first up....GIRLS TRIP GETAWAY/BABY SHOWER!!! I was asked by a good friend to come over and photograph her beautiful friends eating, opening baby gifts, and fire pitting it up. Um...yes...yes I can do that for you. WHAATT?? So much FUN! Check it out!
For over a year, my bible study, me, Josh, friends, family have all prayed for a buddy for Kayla (my oldest). Kayla is super sweet and kind and artistic and not into cliques. She never really found her person until recently. Not to put the pressure on Audrey, but she is perfect for Kayla. She is kind, artistic, sweet and just instantly Kayla's bff. She just moved here 2 months ago and we could not be more thrilled for a new friend for Kayla. Thankful for her. Audrey celebrated her 9th birthday last week and I got to sneak over and do a mini-shoot for her. Kind of my dream client :) hahahaha.
Was fun. Was REALLY fun. Josh was off of work, the kids were surprisingly on amazing behavior and family fun was all we wanted to do. Crafts, skiing, sledding....all good. My kids like to play in the snow. It's cold people...real cold. Like 20 cold, but the kids love it and truth be told.....it makes me feel like a kid, so....I in turn like it....:) hahaha. Anyway
I had about 3 minutes to capture Kayla's photo before Tae Kwon Do. She was super excited because there was a time when she would say as a kiddo "MOM, another photo??" So, I have had to sneak photos of her here and there for the last few years. This time, she was all about it. YES! I was so excited because she looked to fabulous in her coat with her fur hat that it took everything in me to get to our destination without pulling the car over at random corners. This peanut is almost 10.....10!!! Holy smokes! I just can't believe it! I'm grateful for her spirit, her love for others and her compassionate heart. Cheers to my little eskimo!
This is what I said to Hilary last week, "Can I swing by for 1 shot?". I had an idea of double exposure. Anyone know what that is? In the film days you took one image and put it on top of another to create this cool effect, double exposure. I have always been intrigued by this style and tried to figure it out with just my digital camera. I have done this before in Photoshop, but never within my camera. Most DSLR's these days have this capability in the menu settings. On the Nikon this can be found by pushing Menu, then click on the camera icon and then it's at the bottom (Multiple exposure). Anywho, I called Hil and said, lets play. It was super short notice, but I showed up and she looked like she was about to step out to NYFW. Sheesh! Lucky for me....it was time to play!
No doubt about it, I love holiday mini-sessions!!! Not only are they cost effective for my clients, but they are also fun for me being a HUGE extrovert to meet with several different families in a 3 hour stretch. I remembered EVERYONES name this time around.....(pat on the back). Here are some samples of what we got to accomplish together :)