Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby A.'s Portraits

Welcome again to more of baby A. This was my very first baby shoot, with creative poses and props and the like... and I did like it. Very much! A. was a little angel, and alternately slept and opened her eyes when we needed her to!

Loved this cute basket...

She didn't always like it though! (I still think A. is darling when her face is all angryish!)

Some baby faces?

Sweet lil' gift from heaven..

Times with a beary friend! Aha :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mirror Images

One downside to being a photographer... is that you're always the one taking pictures... and never the one with pictures being taken of me! My solution to that problem --- I find mirrors and randomly take photos of myself. :) Sure, it's a little over-the-edge and quirky... but it's fun. And now you can see the variety of situations!

In January 2009, I took my youth group to the Baltimore Aquarium and there were some very, very cool escalators with mirrors!

Trying on funny hats at an antique store..

Riding a carousel in North Carolina with the nephew & nieces..

Capturing a bride during my first experience 2nd-shooting a wedding!

Youth group road trip enroute to Texas... sweet summertime clouds.

Winter photo shoot with my roommate. :) MMMMM, snowflakes!

And yesterday...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My New Niece

Today I was blessed with a new baby niece!! That's the 2nd niece born in just a short few weeks... and while I'm still waiting to meet baby Serenity (SOON!), I did get to meet this little sweetheart today!

Meet Baby A.! (Mommy & Daddy want to protect Baby A.'s identity online.) :)

A. has two big sisters who were absolutely thrilled to meet her!!

They thought she was so "cuuuute" (imagine this spoken in little girlie high-pitched voices)! And they loooove to touch her and kiss her and hold her tiny little hands.

Sometimes that made lil' A. a bit squirmy!

And this had nothing to do with sisters... but I lOVE the expression!
Like, "Are you kidding me?!?"

Of course, my sis came through the delivery like a trooper.. praise God! And was lovin' her dear sweet little girlie.

*sigh*... I love being an auntie!! Especially, an auntie with a camera! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Abbie - Senior Pics!!

Let me introduce Abbie to you. She is the sweetest country girl you will ever meet. I have the pleasure of being her youth leader and friend, and let me just tell you, this girl is AMAZING. She loves Jesus. She loves the outdoors. And she loves photography. Yeah, we find alot to talk about. :) ... Which is a good thing, considering the loooong adventure that we had while doing her senior portraits.

I had many ideas of locations to capture Abbie's unique style, and many of them required a bit of driving. I was okay with that. And we were prepared. With a cell phone (and my dad & his directions only a phone call away) and the talking GPS navigating system.

Location #1 was simple. Easy to find. Easy to run around and happily shoot all the fun angles in this historical village...

I love doors!

And then.. a little rustic guitar look.

Abbie was so willing to "go the distance" for an innovative shot... she even climbed up on a roof!!! (I promise, I don't make everyone climb on roofs!) :) :)

Capturing her eyes!

Onward to Location #2!
We were driving along, on our way to a remote state park with a railroad tunnel. Listening to the GPS's annoying directions. Talking, laughing, and otherwise having a good time. Over a few mountains. On remote country roads, overlooking farmland and typical Pennsylvania countryside. We had just observed a very cool mansion... and then I lapsed into telling a lame story about some TV show where the GPS systems would lead people into remote areas and then they would be killed. At that precise moment---After 15 minutes of driving, we looked up and saw the very-cool mansion again! It was enough to freak us out a little bit!! Hahaha. So after a few calls to my parents for *real* directions, a stop for breakfast and the best French Toast ever, almost getting my car stuck on a bumpy forest trail, turning around three times and finally pulling the GPS navie system off of the windshield and ignoring it completely... we made it to Location #2. WOW. What an adventure!! :)

Along the way.. the misty mountains afforded these images.

Abbie loves the Bible. :)

Location #2!

Thank you for reading....

The end!