Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sally & Jane join The Smith Ranch

Sally and Jane are two jennies (female donkeys) that recently joined The Smith Ranch. Sally is the white spotted donkey and Jane is the furry brown/gray donkey. Their family-to-be were very excited to receive them.  Their welcome was very lively and made for a fun photo session.  I have included my favorites for your viewing pleasure.  To view the whole adventure from start to finish, click here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sean's Christmas Portraits

Sean brought his parents along to do some family portraits along with some of his favorite toys.  He was quite an active little fellow so we moved along at a face pace to get a variety of poses.  I don't usually use muslin backgrounds as I don't like that wrinkled background look, but we were able to shoot at a wider aperture to blur the background.  I really like how their dressy outfits went with this black background.  We used Sean's car and ball as props in the other backgrounds to match his other outfit.  I have included my favorites from their session for you to enjoy! :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Gabby & Alyssia's Christmas Portraits

Gabby & Alyssia's outfits went perfect with my new Modern Vintage Background.  To keep Alyssia's attention off of the camera we had a couple prepared setups.  We started off with two small red booklets that lasted a short time. Then a setup that included two gift bags for them to discover the contents, then the last setup was sort of like a tea party except we used cold tea and Christmas mugs.  We will be designing a Christmas greeting card with the portraits from this session. My favorites from the session are listed below for your viewing pleasure....

Cameron's 8th Grade Graduate Portraits

Cameron loves the outdoors and it sure showed in the portraits we took last weekend.  I couldn't believe he was able to climb up on a limb that was much taller than him.  I took the pic as fast as I could as it made me (and his mom) nervous seeing him out on the limb!  Made for a pretty cool shot though!  I encourage my customers to mainly wear solid colors.  It makes for a better portrait as the clothing doesn't overpower the person in the portrait and that is quite evident in the last ones displayed here in his white shirt.  I just love this last shot of him below.  I have included my favorites of his session.  Enjoy!  :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

A cool, calm, and collective 2013 senior guy

We provide each high school senior that we photograph with a questionnaire called "Tell Your Story."  In it, we ask them questions about themselves so we can get to know them.  The last question is, What would you like your portraits to say about you?  David answered with, "that I am a cool, calm, and collective guy."  I would say that we managed to get that look from the portraits of David that we took today. I have included my favorites from the outdoor session for your viewing pleasure.... :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lovely Autumn Portraits of Two Sisters

Gabby and Alyssia were a pleasure to photograph in the lovely fall colors.  Alyssia wasn't in a picture mood so we had to move fast!  While returning back from the pasture, we noticed the pretty yellow and lavender wildflowers so we jumped out of the truck to get some shots of them walking up the trail.  They were my favorites along with others that I have included for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!!! :)