Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Grant's first trip to the Train Tracks

Grant loves him some trains so we thought taking him to see real train tracks for the first time would be a fun shoot location and a nice change of pace for him from his dozens and dozens of Thomas train sets.

He's on Grandpa's shoulders and spots something on the ground so of course they need to stop and investigate. We weren't to the tracks yet where the shoot would technically "start" but when I turn to see what the hold up is the light came through the trees just right so...train tracks or no train tracks, the photo shoot starts NOW. I love catching moments like this.

It's a good thing we just got going cause look at all these great ones we got on the way.

Grant loved seeing Thomas in his natural habitat. : )
My Favorites.
This next one may be a favorite as well. This is when he learned the hard way that Trains run on tracks and not your head. We tried to untangle the train but after a little while decided it was time to head home.
I love this shot of Grandpa carrying him and trying to keep the train from pulling too hard on his hair. A very memorable shoot.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Comey Christmas Card

Hello all, I just wanted to share with you what I'm currently patting myself on the back for. It's my sister's Christmas card. We had some great shots we wanted to use for her Christmas card but no template we came across was doing them justice so we decided to create our own and I LOVE IT! It's now a template I've saved and can offer in years to come.

We decided on a 5x7 wide format folded card and put the lyrics to Christmas songs like, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and O Holy Night in gold text onto a black background which just looked great with their black background photos. Then we erased some of the background from their images so more song lyrics could come through. I think it turned out pretty good. Let me know if you are interested in your own custom designed Holiday Cards or Announcements!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hunter the Aviator

Meet sweet baby Hunter who already shows the calm, patient, go with the flow demeanor of a third born.
After almost an hour of shooting I told his mom how surprised I was that he was still awake and so alert. We started to worry we weren't going to get any of those sweet sleeping newborn shots and just like that he was out...and we got em!!!

I was so excited I was able to use my new aviator hat and Hunter sure wore it well. So precious!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Soon to be Newlyweds

These two were such good sports you probably can't tell how cold they are...just how happy...but the ice on the stream should give you an idea of how freezing it was this day.

The good thing about being behind the camera is that you can wear as many layers and as huge of a coat as you want but in front of the camera for your engagement shots its a different story and they told it well.
Congratulations Julia & Troy! I can't wait for Bridals!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Forty and Fabulous!

I love this woman.
I'm sure Behdis appreciates the title of this post having her age in it. : ) I feel justified in stating it though because not only do I know you all are as shocked as I was when I found out (since she looks amazing) but also because we'll all read it anyway when she's featured in some local magazines spotlighting the journeys and triumphs of various women turning forty. Hers is sure to stand out.

From the first email I received from Behdis, simply stated, I was'd think it was because I was given the opportunity to shoot pictures that would be published in a magazine but really the more I got to know about her the more anxious I became to meet her in person and to read the full story. Born and raised in Iran she survived war there through her high school years until she left for the US in 1989. She's gone on to be very successful in her career, raise a wonderful bright daughter, and recently added Breast Cancer Survivor to her list of achievements. Truly an amazing woman I can't wait to know more about. Keep your eyes peeled(mine will be) for more pictures of this beautiful in New Jersey's Star Ledger and Local New York City Papers.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm Thankful for Photoshop!

I had such a fun photo shoot recently. Photo shoots with one kid are a blast but times that by 5 with 4 of the 5 being overload! There were moments mid-leaf/hay fight I'd remember I was supposed to be taking pictures and not throwing props in the air or at peoples children!

We ended up with some great solos of these cousins but as was expected with 5 kids under the age of 5, finding shots with all of them looking the same direction, let alone at me, were few and far between.

This is why over the Thanksgiving Holiday I would like to express thanks to Adobe for creating photoshop, this great tool that allows me to face swap heads from various shots onto bodies in the shot to get beautiful images like this one. Look at these munchkins! I think Grandma will love her Christmas present!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Super Fun Blast from the Past!

I was so excited when I was contacted by a friend I played softball with and went to high school with over a decade ago! The excitement escalated when she asked if I'd take pictures of her cute little family. Just when I thought I was at my limit I saw a picture of her ADORABLE 14 month old girl and my heart just started pumping with excitement for our shoot!