Archive for July 2010

a big challenge

This morning I ventured down the street with my own children and attempted an official shoot. I am still processing the morning and trying to weigh my expectations with reality. In truth, I got some great images of the girls. And if that’s how I were to measure the morning, it would be considered successful.

But the other word to describe the morning…stressful. The hardwood floors refinishers arrived early this morning and the loud machines got on my nerves as I packed for our two night hotel stay. Estella was great in the beginning, but fell on her bottom half way through and was really, really grumpy after that. Adi wanted to eat wood chips, refused to stand, and kept coming towards me for the camera.

I suppose I could have picked a better day to do the session. But then again, I don’t think there is a ever a perfect day or perfect moment to take pictures. And that’s exactly why we need to keep taking them. Whether it’s a formal session or a quick ones on the way to the grocery store. The magic of photography is capturing the small moments in a great big life. If we keep waiting for the “perfect” day, we’d never pick up the camera.

silly smiles

Sometimes there are just images that make you smile and this is one of them…she was being a goof ball and “posing” for me.

busy bees

Currently, my house is in complete chaos – we started a kitchen/living room remodel two weeks ago. With that, we managed to reduce our living space by at least 50%. It’s been ok, but I can’t wait for it to be done! Here’s the quick plan: gut the kitchen, knock out a wall, replace the fireplace, replace tile in foyer, and replace all carpet with hardwood. We are in the quiet, mudding and taping phase at the moment. When it’s all done, I’ll proudly post the before and after…

On to the studio…it’s been a good couple weeks of quiet catch-up. The senior season is full swing and my calendar is starting to fill up. Just a quick reminder that the Middleton deadline is early September.

And lastly, Doggy Daze calendars will be ready for pick-up/delivery starting on Monday. And they look fantastic!!