I met Sharon through my friend Samantha last year. Sharon and I hit it off, and have been gathering for play dates whenever we can manage it ever since. Since she’s a busy mom and nurse, and I have my hands full with photography and my kids’ crazy schedules, we don’t get together as often as we’d like. But when we do, it’s pure awesomeness.
Last week, we were finally able to find time to photograph her sweet family down at the dry lake bed. How beautiful is this Texas bunch?
Thank you for choosing me to take your family photos, Sharon!
Are you ready for your close-up?
I’ve been super busy lately photographing everyone from precious newborns to adorable children to beautiful women. And every one of them was ready for their close-up!
My niece, who was 9 days old here. I got to fly to Tucson to take her picture. I have an awesome job.
Adorable kids from a family photo shoot I did here at the dry lake bed in Las Vegas last week.
The stunning Miss Cheryl, whom I also got to photograph as well when I was in Tucson earlier this month. Hair and make-up by Studio M.
Gorgeous Lisa (above) and Tara (below) from a glamour shoot I did with them last week.
Please continue on to Stacee of Kookabug Photography to see her close-up/macro images!
Posted in 52 Project, adults, children, dry lake bed, glamour, newborn
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Kristy & Randy’s mothers knew each other for years. More than two decades, actually! But it wasn’t until recently that they thought to introduce their children to one another…and Kristy’s mom set her up on a blind date with Randy. =) Once they met, Kristy and Randy hit it off, and they got engaged 6 months later on Christmas Eve. Their wedding took place at the beautiful Angel Park Golf Club in Summerlin. Kristy ordered her cake from Krissy Richards, had flowers and bouquets designed by Flowers by Michelle, and got her wedding gown from Recycled Bride. Her make-up and hair was beautifully done by Shaun Saunders.
Congratulations, Kristy & Randy!
I love this one – check out Randy’s mom raising her hands in the air!
Last week I got to travel from Las Vegas to Tucson to do a few photo sessions, which included photos for my sister’s new baby. Here are all the girls, including Audrey, who was 9 days old at the time.
Happy Mother’s Day, Jess! Tempie, Lucy and Audrey: be good to your mama and let her get some sleep!
Please continue on to Nikki Rainey’s blog and see her ‘mother’ post.
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Tagged 52 project, Las Vegas children's photographer, Las Vegas family photographer, Las Vegas newborn photographer, Las Vegas photographer, Las Vegas wedding photographer, Las Vegas women's photographer, Tucson children's photographer, Tucson family photographer, Tucson newborn photographer
It’s been awhile since we’ve done a People Pictures post! My last one was not my favorite…a self-portrait. Those are difficult! This assignment was much easier – working at connecting with the people you are photographing. Chris Orwig, author of People Pictures, and the inspiration for this ‘people’ series, talks about how important your relationship with the subject is. Active listening, expressing interest and enthusiasm for other people’s stories, and investing time in the relationship are all important skills as a photographer. These things can be challenging when meeting with clients for the first time at a shoot. I find that it is easy to get very focused on what I am doing, which can make it difficult to pay attention to what the person in front of the camera is saying! This has gotten easier as I’ve gained more experience, so that the technical side of photography is more second nature.
This assignment was a little easier than it would have been if I had chosen different subjects. I know both of the individuals being photographed; each of them is a good friend of mine. I was a little out of my element with the two of them, however, as I was doing something new with both. For Michael, I had planned a stylized shoot: James Bond. I’d never photographed him before, and found it challenging to direct him, make him feel comfortable, and keep my witty banter going at the same time. For Cheryl, she was my first ‘glamour’ session. Again: something new for me. It was fun, although challenging, to discuss kids, friends, jobs and life while working on new posing! Both of them were so gracious to model for me, though, and I am very grateful for their time and their friendships. And I love how both of the sessions turned out!
Cheryl’s session is not yet published, but if you would like to see Michael’s shoot, it is here. I LOVE how the images turned out – go check them out!