Okay, so this is a rare occasion that I got to capture photos of my teenage son. So being "that" mom here are a few shots of him and Mati. We were originally going to shoot outside but the whacky Austin weather decided otherwise. So I did my best to pick the best window lighting for these shots.
The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.
Summer has begun and so have the endless playdates and sleepovers. I have to admit that when Kalani has a friend over, it's a chance for me to get some practice shots in. Most of the time they are willing participants. Here are some photos of my daughter and her friend Carly.
Kalani's fascination with Coco's extra skin.
Q: Who eats healthier foods?
Don't be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Love yourself and be proud of everything that you do. Even mistakes mean you're trying.
So I decided to get a little crafty for my daughter's third grade teacher for Teacher's Appreciation Week. I made the fabric flower pens like I made both of their teachers a couple of years ago but then added the Hershey bars to the mix. :) I filled the mason jar with Reese's cups and kisses to hold the pens and bars in place. I then tucked a little burlap in the lid to make it seem more like a bouquet. Here are a few photos of my finished project.
"It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not about
I booked two male senior sessions from the pre prom shoot that I recently shot. And I shot them both on the same day. That's another first for me. I usually like to have at least 4-5 days in between shoots just to give myself time cull and edit. Annie, their mom, needed their photos asap so that she could make their senior invitations. I decided that we would shoot them both on the same day. I had a blast with these two. I swear, everybody is so different, and that's a good thing. That is one of the things that makes me feel like I'm pushing myself. I've learn to take in each persons personality and willingness to have their photos taken and use that to inspire my shots.
I was asked if I would take pre prom photos. I said that I would, knowing that I have never done that before. I think I like to secretly scare myself with each and every session that I take on. As the date drew closer, I was keeping in close contact with one of the moms. We needed to have a location because their time frame was 3:00 to 5:00, which is no bueno when it comes to light. Also, I was informed days before that there would be a total of 7 couples. Oh my gosh, I thought to myself, how am I going to photograph each couple separately and then group shots? See what I mean? Fear before each session must be my thing. Anyways, the only way to over come fear is to just keep moving though it.
On the day of the shoot, I arrived 20 minutes early so that I could get my settings. I asked the two girls that were already there if I could take photos of them so that I could see how I could have them stand to keep the bright, dappled light off of their faces. I had mentioned that I wanted to take some fun, silly shots. She said, those were her favorite shots to take. When she said that, it gave me a huge sense of relief and really took a lot of the pressure off.