Sunday, March 28, 2010

Washington School of Photography Workshops

I love living so close to the Washington School of Photography. They are constantly offering new workshops with fun topics like how to design your own sets & backdrops, one light portraiture, Old Hollywood Photography, even Animal Portraiture! Here's a couple favorites from a great workshop I did last weekend working with children. How beautiful is this little girl? Are her eyes not stunning?

I love her expressions in these last two. So cute.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm an Auntie!!

Last week I officially became an Auntie.

It's a funny thing what a difference which side of the skin a baby is on can make. In some ways she's been around for the past nine months. We've seen her grow in watching my sister's belly grow and thanks to the amazing technology involved with sonogram pictures but last week she was born. She's on our side of my sisters belly now and our world has turned upside down with joy. She is so sweet and beautiful and just perfect. I am so thrilled, not just with her existence but with what a great model she's turned out to be. What a relief. I had myself all worked up about what a strain it would be to our relationship if she didn't like having her picture taken. : ) Turns out all my worries were for nothing because she's everything I dreamed she'd be. Calm, sleepy, cooperative, patient, and gorgeous...all that plus personality!

I'm so grateful too to my sister who let me turn her family room into a make shift studio for the weekend. Here are some of our favorites.

Welcome to the world Lil Miss Saylie Adell.

This was a great little hat I found on Etsy. I'm in love now with both the hat and the nickname it's given her, Saylie Bear.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Utah Highlight

Another highlight was being able to see one of my best friends that I haven’t seen in over two years. I got to catch up with her oldest son who has grown up way too fast and also I got to meet the newbie. So beautiful. Though this was a personal trip packed with skiing, fine dining, and the Sundance Film festival, we did squeeze in a quickie photo shoot before zooming off to the airport. I couldn’t resist…look at these boys!!

Our goal was to capture the wise old soul eyes of her youngest. He’s got some stunning crystal blue eyes with green and brown specs and a dark rim…we are very satisfied.