Just playing around in the studio with my little ballerina. I am not going to lie, I am sitting here scratching my head wondering how and when my little baby girl started to posses such grace. I am also contemplating how much trouble I am in when she hits her teens... Wish me luck people!
We had a random toasty November afternoon, so I dragged the kids, dog, and pjs to the park for some photo-fun in hopes to capture Christmas card images.... Voila... I saved the best for our card, but here are a few.
Fall weather can be a bit all over the place, especially this year! But have no fear, if your session is set for a day that might not be exactly optimal, we can turn lemons into lemonade... or chocolate into hot cocoa in this case.
We managed to get some amazing family photos, and then wrapped up with a warm cup of cocoa. Check out these amazing shots on a chilly evening in November.
September benefited from much better weather than we are seeing in October! I am thankful that I was able to get in so many wonderful sessions!! Check us out on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/juliannegreenphotography/
Fall photos are well underway... and can sometimes seem like a daunting task with the little ones. But have no fear, I recently wrote an article for www.mykidlist.com about photoshoot preparedness and what you can do to create a "perfectly you" session that I think might help!
What do I mean by a "Perfectly You" session? Every family is unique and not all kids cooperate or say cheese exactly the way you might hope, but if you embrace your family and kids as they are, and work with your photographer, you can capture amazing pictures that are completely unique to your family; perfectly you. Check it out, whether I am your photographer or someone else, these tips should help. PS this picture is a great example of a "perfectly you" shot!
What happens when a bunch of photographers decide to go for dinner? We stop and take pictures of each other before hand, of course! Lucky to have such beautiful and talented friends, inside and out.
Mini sessions are a great way to
1) snag a photographer that you love but might not be able to afford the full session for
2) get a shorter session, if you don't believe you need a full
3) takes the guess-work out... the photographer will have specific times and location, you just need to show up (on time) and ready to take pics.
Here are a few samples from recent mini sessions at Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room.
This family has the most intense blue eyes I have ever seen, and they have grown by a 1. I never get over spending time with a family in their home, while they are getting used to their new normal. Big brother was such a trooper as the crazy of a new baby has entered the home and even took time to read his new brother a book.
Making time for family photos, in particular extended family photos, can seem like a daunting task. Our lives get so busy. And as the kids grow old, go off to school, move away and start their own families it can seem even more so.
Then comes along one of those all too rare moments where everyone is in town at the same time... you jam as much in as possible that it doesn't seem another activity can fit... but let me suggest trying to sneak an extended family session. Its a great way to treasure those moments together, and it doesn't need to be the overwhelming commitment that it might seem.
This extended family came from 3 different states, one couple was leaving for the airport directly from the shoot and yet, they were able to get in a quick 1 hour shoot and be on their way. Now they have these precious images to remember the time together. Check it out!