Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cute Little Carter: 3 Months

I had the pleasure of meeting this little man yesterday and just loved him! Not only is he absolutely yummy but he was so fun to work with and had the cutest smile to go along with his gorgeous eyes. His parents were as much fun to be around as he was and I loved my time with this beautiful family! Carey and Jeremy, thank you for inviting me into your cozy home and for making me feel so welcome. I had a great time with you both and your precious little cowboy (and, of course, Olive too :)


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Beautiful Winter Day

While driving home from a session in Stoddard, I drove through the quaint town of Hancock and I fell in love, especially with its gorgeous church and beautiful pond where local kids had made a skating rink. The sky was amazing this day and I couldn't resist stopping to take a few shots. While roaming around, to my pleasant surprise, I came across a quiet graveyard (which have been a fascniation on mine since I was young) and I had so much fun trucking through the snow to make my way from one end of it to the other. It was such a peaceful afternoon and I was so happy to have been there to enjoy it :) 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Such A Fun Foursome

Yesterday I traveled to the town of Stoddard to take photos for Jenn & Alan as they wanted to mark their 3rd anniversary as well as Isaiah's 10th birthday and son Asher's 1st birthday. I had such a blast with them as I got to observe the way Alan uses his playful nature to amuse those he loves most and admire the way Jenn was so attentive to Asher (who's such a cute little guy) as all he wanted was his mother. Isaiah, so happy and laid back, tried his best to please his little brother and was always ready to flash his contagious smile whenever the camera came his way. We took many photos indoors, then moved outside to play in the snow and it was this time that I enjoyed watching them the most. Below are my favorites of the foursome having a great time playing around and enjoying some precious family time outdoors. Alan and Jenn, thank you for inviting me to take these for you and I appreciate the way you guys included me in your fun!! :)



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Adventures

I've made it a mission of mine to explore my camera and to dare to venture into manual mode more in an attempt to expand my creativity. With 2 small children, it's so easy to set it to auto and just shoot but I find that I don't always get the photo that I was hoping I would. So, in an attempt to develop new skills and gain knowledge, I responded to a post by a local photographer who was looking for an intern to assist him with some weddings and would, in turn, make himself available to help develop the persons' photographic craft.

I eagerly responded, expressing my interest to become a more versatile photographer. We met at a coffee shop, discussed details, and I'm very pleased to say that I was able to tag along with him to his first wedding of the season this past Saturday! It was a thrilling experience for me to see how much goes on behind the scenes as a professional wedding photographer, and I'm so grateful that he was able to take the time amongst the madness to explain things to me and expose me to so many new ideas for things such as lighting, equipment, and how to mingle amongst/arrange subjects. I learned a great deal and loved that I got to meet and interact with many wonderful people on such an important day in their lives. It was awesome to be a part of it all and I'm so completely grateful to Christopher of  Christopher David Photography for being willing to take me on as an assistant and for his availabilty to teach and explain the ins and outs of what he does. The opportunity means so much to me :)