Month: October, 2010
Meet Alexa! She called me on Sunday about scheduling an appointment for her senior portraits. The deadline for submitting a year book photo for her school is November 3rd. Looking at the forecast and my schedule we figured that we needed to get this in ASAP. By Monday afternoon we were shooting! I’m so glad that we did because the wind has been crazy the past 2 days.
Alexa is very artsy by nature. Though she is unsure of what she will do after graduation I have a feeling she will be doing something creative… writing, music, art. Alexa, thanks for choosing me to capture a bit of you. Best wishes to you. Enjoy your senior year!
We were in the Twin Cities this past weekend for a college reunion. We stopped by my sister-in-law’s to visit with her family. It was far too short a visit.
I pulled out the camera to capture a bit of my niece and nephew. They are full of spunk, which always makes for fun photographs. It was very overcast so the light was low. Some of the images have a little blur to them but I’m okay with that because of the moments captured.
As some of you may know, I adore B&W photographs. There are times that I wish I only shot BW because I love how dramatic the images are. This is especially true when the subject has dark hair. Add dark eyes to that mix and WOW! So, I’m posting all of these images in B&W because I love them and I can!
Jessy & Shawn, hope you enjoy my interpretation of your kids. O & M, thanks for rockin’ the camera for me. I love you guys!
There is a family in our area that has been in desperate need of assistance with their home. Our church has been a part of this “Cindy Family Project” donating time and talent in remodeling the home. This is Extreme Home Makeover type stuff. They didn’t destroy the home but gutted the entire thing in order to renovate it. Kohler hosted a silent auction to help raise funds for this family’s project. I decided to donate a portrait session to the Kohler auction. This is how I met this great family!
We decided to go to the Long Lake area to capture some fantastic fall colors. We met at the Mill in Dundee which ironically was a part of the actual Extreme Home Edition back in 2006. It is such a gorgeous area. The weather was seasonably warm and the mosquitoes were terrible for shooting on October 10th. But, we got some great shots despite those nasty bugs!
One of my favorite shots from this shoot is the B&W at the bottom of the little girl in her mom’s sunglasses. I was trying to race ahead to get some shots of them walking together. She kept speeding up closer to me. The shot just sort of happened and it completely makes me smile! I had a blast capturing this family as they interacted with each other.
One side note… about 20 clicks into this session my D700 completely died. Fortunately, I had my back up with me (proof that one should never go without a backup for a shoot). Thankfully, the fix is easy and the cost is minor. Hope to have that back in the next week or 2.
Kim, I hope you love the photos. Thank you for donating funds to the Cindy Family Project!