Wednesday, October 30, 2013

my kids | charlotte family photographer

It’s not often anymore that I take portraits of my own children.  I mean, sure, I get the camera out for soccer games and swim meets, vacations and holidays, and any other event in our lives.  But, it has been far too long since I orchestrated a photo session for my own kids, the sweet faces of whom inspired me to become a better photographer in the first place.  On a beautiful fall evening, I thought I’d capture a few images for our holiday cards and scout a new location at the same time.  These images are pure joy to me and—not only that—they are a reminder that I shouldn’t let so much time pass again between portrait shots of these two (well, three—our pup, Gator, cooperated for a few).  My first thought when I got the images on to my computer was that Ella and Jack look like teenagers!  Not really, but at age 8 and 9 I definitely think they’re at a very special age where at one moment I’m not certain I’m ready for how mature they are, while the next I notice how round their sweet cheeks are and thank God they’re still so young. Love.these.faces. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the g family | charlotte family photographer

After checking out the weather radar and seeing a band of rain coming our way, we took a leap of faith and went ahead with our scheduled session anyways.  They were ready, I was ready—so we went for it, at a new location that wouldn’t have us playing in the mud should it rain afterall.  And honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing if given the chance—what came of our evening together was a perfect, fun, beautiful fall session…with maybe just a few raindrops along the way…