Monday, April 29, 2013

It was a long, cold winter...

I don't like winter. At all. It makes me an angry person. I didn't used to be like this. I think now that I'm older, I truly understand the impact the cold has on my body. I ache for months. Physically hurt! My ears hurt. My skin hurts. My bones hurt. The cold digs under my skin around December 1st and doesn't let go until we've had a couple of weeks of sunshine and 65+ degree weather. In Kentucky (particularly Louisville, since we've got this river siting here and all), this release into Spring could be anywhere between March 1st and May 1st. Really, there is no predicting it. Not even with the use of a groundhog.

The session I am featuring here was scheduled for a couple of weeks before it actually took place. It should have been Spring. It was supposed to be warm(er), and things were to be blooming. Tulips should have been popping up, blossoms should have been hanging out on the trees, and that warm Spring sun should have been warming my soul. Instead, it was freezing cold (literally) and raining. And then it snowed. Again. In late, late March. So a reschedule it was. And oh, how thankful I am for that reschedule. This is what it should have been all along. There's the sun. Warmth. Color. This late budding Spring was worth the wait this year, as it has produced some of my favorite images ever.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Visions, love, water, barns...What more could I ask for?

Whadaya know?! It's Friday and I'm blogging! This doesn't happen very often! I was flipping through my workflow this afternoon and realized that I hadn't featured these gorgeous people yet. So while this post will be brief, I must do it now, before my mommy-wife-aunt-sister-daughter brain takes over again.

This couple will be walking down the aisle soon, and I can't even tell you how much I LOVE watching a wedding day unfold. When first meeting with them, they had a few things in place, and of course the bride-to-be had her visions. But then during their engagement session, I got to hear more about the little details. All of those tiny details that help to create the atmosphere and mood. The details of colors and flowers and invitations. Oh, and most importantly, the details of the HONEYMOON!!! Super jealous of their plans!

I can't to celebrate their big day with them!


Monday, April 8, 2013

Dirt and rocks? Sure.

Another Monday. Another week gone. Another new beginning. And another burst into blogging.

At the beginning of the new year, I PROMISED myself I would make a GREAT attempt at blogging each session. I kind of strayed away from that, but I'm not going to let it get to me. Nope. Back on the horse. Right back on. And where else to begin but with these amazing little kiddos. I have been chasing these babes around since Little Bit's first birthday, and with each session, they just get better and better! One of the best parts of my job is watching your kids grow and develop.

BTW: This location? FABULOUS. I did 3 shoots there one weekend and never used the same area twice. PERFECT. And while I usually don't start with an outtake, this one is well deserving. LOVE.HER.FACE. And I'm sure little sisters around the world are looking at their big brothers with the exact same expression.

Oh, the smiles this kiddo has are contagious!

 Classic examples as to why I don't "pose" your children. If I did, you wouldn't get "real" images like these. So instead of "posing", I simply make suggestions. And if your 2 year old doesn't like my suggestions, then I go with what they want to do. Dig in the dirt with a stick? Go for it! Play with rocks? Absolutely!

Happy Monday, guys!