S family

You know when you meet someone and you think, they are so cool! After about maybe 2 minutes with this family, you will say that exact thing out loud. I was honored to photograph these rock stars for the second time. Just a fun and beautiful day at the beach.

aimee swanson - December 13, 2012 - 2:12 am

wow! what a good looking family…hehehe. we love working with you! you capture our spirit and we have so much fun while you are hard at work! thanks for taking these photos we will treasure forever…and p.s., we have been voted “best xmas card” second year running by many of our friends and family ;)! xoxox

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a classic artists exercise

Every month a Creativity Exercise is posted on Clickin Moms. Novembers challenge was to photograph one or more eggs. Eggs? I thought about this one for awhile. How did I want to photograph one, or possibly a dozen eggs. For me it all came down to a sunny afternoon, and the amazing stream of light that was falling on our kitchen table. I’m quoting this directly from the post on Clickin Moms: “Keep in mind that beautiful photography very frequently isn’t about the subject itself but is often about the quality of the light and the way the photographer perceives and chooses to render that subject. Pay close attention to your light and shadows, and make the ordinary extraordinary!” This is exactly how I felt and what I saw when I took on the *challenge. It was fun to shoot for me, push myself creatively. S.L.O.W. down and manually focus on my subject. I’m beyond proud that one of my images that I submitted was chosen as Editors Choice! If you would like to read more about the Creativity Challenges and see how other photographers took the challenge check out  the CM blog post here.



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I so enjoyed photographing this family. Maybe because they had two blonde little girls that reminded me of my sister and I growing up. Or maybe it was because they each have very strong personalities, also very much like my sister and I. They were full of laughs and giggles, and I caught a little glimpse of their relationship which makes me smile.

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