I could have watched this family play in the sand all evening and all night. Love!
Today I have for you another photographer whose images celebrate children and childhood. My good friend, Nicole Ridella from Ordinary Days Photography. Nicole and I could talk about photography and music and kids and friends for days and days and days.
A couple of weeks ago, I started a project which will feature some of my favorite portraits of musicians to showcase photography at its finest. I’d like to feature the photographers who took the images to highlight their work and artistry.
Today, I bring to you 1/4th of The Beatles. I love the Beatles. Love them. Love them. Love them. I have my parents to thank for that. They introduced me to the group’s music when I was very young. Yes, my parents also introduced me to ABBA, Linda Ronstandt, and Kenny Rogers, but for now we are going to stick with The Beatles story.
This is my beautiful friend Laura. You met her and her lovely last week.
I’d like to share with you more family photos of this amazing family.
Laura with Chris
Her gorgeous kids . . .
I’m going to have to steal her son J. away from her one day because he is just so, so, so, so adorable.
I love this image sooooooo very muchly (as Laura would say)!!! GAH! The look on A.’s face is priceless!
Hello all! Today, I’m very pleased to feature Claire Hunter from Claire Hunter photography. Claire primarily photographs newborns and children in Cinnaminson, NJ. (Isn’t that the greatest name for a town you’ve ever heard?)
Check out her gorgeous featured image!
A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hanging out with the Hunter family. I couldn’t BELIEVE I finally got to meet them. D. and I had been going back and forth, back and forth trying to find the perfect date for the session. Finally, we found a good date on the calendar – but it got rained out. We rescheduled, and it rained again. We rescheduled but got our calendars mixed up and we had to postpone yet again! So, finally, finally, finally I got to meet D. and her husband B. and their 4 awesome kids – S., J., K., and L.
Let’s go in order from oldest to youngest.
This is S. He reminds me a lot of my oldest son. S. is 4 years older than my son, but their quiet personality is something that is such an intrinsic part of them that it is quite magnificent.
J. has a vivid personality, she radiates exuberance and humor. This image was taken at the very beginning of the session – she was still warming up to me. Look at her hair!
You met K. yesterday! She was another one that loooooooved the camera. And, the camera loved her!
And last but not least, L. – such a great toddler. She surely kept up with her older brother and sisters! Yup, she did! When D. told me about L. via email she said that L. was “curious about the world . . .” Exactly! She would ably toddle away from us to pick flowers, climb rocks, stare at passing horses, and loved every minute of it.
Meet D. and B. – super easy going parents. You can tell how much they foster togetherness by the way the kids related to each other and to their parents.
And finally, one of my faves. As soon as I saw this a couple of weeks ago, as my card reader was downloading my images on to my computer, I immediately flagged it as a favorite. I love S.’s smile and the way D. is admiring her first “baby.”
Hello! Sorry for the late, late, late post today. I was having trouble logging on to my server earlier. *sad face*
Today, I have combo post – another short tutorial on my post-processing workflow AND one sneak peak photo of a family session I had a couple of weeks ago. By the way, you can easily find more of these short tutorials by going to the orange menu bar at the top of the BLOG page and searching for “Post Processing” under the categories tab.
Meet K. Ohhhh, my goodness. She was a STAR in front of the camera. Only 3 years old, but so, so, so cooperative and full of energy and personality. Here is today’s before and after.
GAH! Isn’t she incredibly adorable???
So, how did I take this bland RAW file (more on what is RAW and why the image on the left looks the way it does by clicking HERE) and turn into a bright, colorful image? Well, this image was a little tricky, it was a backlit image and the sun was still quite high up in the sky. I wasn’t planning on taking K.’s portrait in this exact spot, I was going to move her back a little bit so that the sun wouldn’t hit the left side of her head/hair so harshly. But K.’s enthusiasm and joy was just perfect at this moment, so I took the shot because, in my opinion, a child’s energy and expressions totally trump photographic technicalities ANY day!
Come back tomorrow for more pics of K. and the rest of her lovey-dovey family – I will highlight their San Diego photo session.