I have finally finished all of my 2010 commissioned drawings that were ordered for Christmas and am now looking forward to enjoying the holidays with my family. I will be posting a few of the drawings here after Santa comes, so as not to spoil any surprises, so stay tuned! :)
The first snow of the season is always pretty, even when that first snow is 6-7" of the HEAVY, WET kind that all comes down at once in less than an hour before a photo shoot! It makes for for taking family photos a little chilly tho, especially when you factor in a brisk 32 degree wind blowing around you too! I met this family of four at their home for a few warm, indoor shots, then we drove out to a neighboring barn for the rest. They were all such great sports, standing out there for a few quick photos when even I, in my heavy jacket, would have called it quits long before they did! LOL!! ;o) I'm glad they decided to stick with the original outdoor location plan, too. I love their bright colors against the white barn siding. And thanks, A & I, for putting up with the cold as long as you did. You did great!! :o)
A month ago I took maternity photos for this family, and yesterday I finally had the honor to meet beautiful Baby R. Everything about him is so perfect and sweet; the tiny fingers and toes, the innocence, the big yawns, the new-baby smell. Welcome to the world, Baby R.
Last weekend I had fun photographing our annual Halloween Parade for the wonderful organization that does all the incredible work putting it together. A few of my photos were chosen for use in the local paper, too. Here are just a couple of my favorites, highlighting a few of the little ones enjoying the morning!
It was another gorgeous sunny afternoon for picture taking yesterday, and this time I met up with Jasper and Sweetie at their rural home in Wisconsin. Jasper was full of energy, bounding here and there in search of mysterious scents. After a few attempts at instructing him to sit and smile pretty, I just let him lead and I followed, much like I do with the children I photograph, and that's when I got these great shots.
Sweetie was jsut the opposite, laid back and relaxed, as most cats are. :) And not that she needed any incentive to pose pretty, a few morsels of chicken were always daintily accepted!
I met up with the S family this weekend to take some family photos for them. It's been a year since I photographed these two brothers, and it was fun to look back and see how much they've grown. The weather was beautiful after a week of typhoon-like wind and rain (well, almost!) LOL We were even on the bridge at just the right time to watch a train go across. The boys loved that!