Friday, February 27, 2009

In Your Own Space

I love taking pictures, and it is just another level of fun to take pictures of your own family and friends. I recently got the opportunity to capture my brother and his family, and we ended up shooting over three hours!

We went to their forty + acres of land, and it was just gorgeous. They have a little pond, and lots of rolling hills. I love the way the different textures of the landscape play out in the background.

The kids were great, and I think they had fun as well. I hope they enjoyed it, because we made a full evening of it! It's harder to get adults to be completely relaxed and natural, but kids take the best pictures by simply being themselves. This is why I enjoy so much taking pictures "in the moment." You just cannot get certain smiles in a studio!

These pictures are such a great example of how choosing your location can turn out really amazing. It just means more to you.

Thanks, Gregory family, for letting me invade your life for three hours! I think the pictures turned out beautifully!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cool, Calm & Collected

Yes, I have fallen behind on my blogging again. I wanted to make sure and get this sweetheart on here. She was a thinker....she didn't need to be the center of attention, and I honestly could have taken pictures of her all day. She was cool, calm and extremely collected. I hope you enjoy her pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. She's just beautiful!