Saturday, January 30, 2010

Babies change so fast!

I took Sylvie's pics only 6 months ago, and now she's "all grown up!" She was such a smiley and happy little girl and was so willing to let us doll her up in lots of different ways. It was so fun to see you guys again! Sylvie is such a cutie!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We forgot!

Back when we took this family's pictures, we forgot to get some of just Mom and Dad for their adoption profile! I thought I'd share some because I thought they turned out nicely :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Brent & Candice

I had so much fun taking engagement pictures for this cute couple. Isn't Candice so beautiful? Lucky, lucky Brent! They were so natural in front of the camera and so cute together. I wish you guys all the best! It was so fun meeting you.

Meet the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Wilson. Had to take a picture of the couple in front of the train that says "Wilson!"

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bennett & Mylie Christmas Shoot

So this is why I do this whole photography thing, really. So I can have great pics of my kids, right? Then I am reminded why I don't try to take (formal) pictures of them. They are nuts and so crazy. I think they knocked my backdrop down about 15 times (no exaggeration) and then would laugh like crazy. I would try to scold them, but I secretly was fighting back the laughter as well (as was Russ, my "assistant", that the kids of course don't take seriously either). Plus since I am so professional and take these pictures in front of the light from my sliding door, this time of year I have about 12 inches of good light. I don't think I really got one "great" picture of them together...but that is just how it always goes. I have sworn off doing a Bennett & Mylie shoot for a "really" long time. I think next time (if there is one) I will just have to do them individually. So here are a bunch, outtakes and all! I knew that I would want pictures of them in their Sunday Christmas clothes, and I knew I wouldn't have time on Sunday morning before church, so I took these in a "controlled" environment on the Saturday before "Christmas Sunday." So glad I did!

I got this little dress from GAP almost back in the summer, all the while knowing it would be the perfect little Christmas dress for my little Mylie. I couldn't have been happier with how she looked in it. So glad I did the pics before Sunday, because she slobbered M&Ms all over it on Sunday when she was crying at church because Mom was up leading the choir!

Love the lashes! I am so lucky.

This almost sums up the gist of most of the photos I didn't post. She is a big goof!

Do you just love this face?

He is so handsome, I can't stand it.

He comes up with most of his own poses, like this one above. I know, exactly what you want to put on your wall, right?

I know I posted this one before, but it is my VERY favorite of Bennett, I think ever.

On to the chaos of trying to get the two of them together. Not working.

Monkey see, monkey do, I guess. Neither of them would stop doing this when I was trying to take their individuals.

OK, so lots of people say Mylie looks so much like me. I don't always see it, but for some reason in this picture, I thought she looked a lot like pictures of me when I was little. Probably because her face looks more chubby in this picture :) The picture of me on the right was one of the few I had access to. (Left over from pictures scanned for my wedding video almost 8 1/2 years ago!)

Yes, Bennett still thinks he is Michael Buble. Another pose I could not get him to stop doing until I just took a few. I couldn't figure out what in the world he was doing, until Russell clued me in. "He's Michael Buble, honey." Oh yeah, of course. Why couldn't I see that?

See the likeness? Not lovin the facial hair, though, Michael.

Another try, but still not quite getting it.

Here we go, good enough!