Daily archives "December 22, 2009"

Holidays are for everyone

So often we find ourselves inexorably linked to the belief that without children, Christmas wouldn’t be worth celebrating.  After all, it is the son of Joseph and Mary that kind of started this whole thing.  Often times we find ourselves getting into the holiday spirit based almost entirely on the excitement in our children’s eyes.
This year, we have photographed more children’s holiday pictures than in any years past.  That tells me two things… one is that kid pictures make for really cute holiday gifts.  The other is that photography should be an important part of the reason we celebrate the way we do.
Little Morgan here is very strong-willed and had a lot of her own ideas.  But when we sat her in the middle of these boxes, her first instinct was not wonder and amazement… instead it was to determine how fast she could open all of them.  To her dismay, most of them were empty.
I guess that was kind of a cruel joke for a kid that’s only three. 🙂

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Three kids under five

I thought once you agreed to photograph three children under the age of five, all at the same time, you also took your sanity into your own two hands.  That appeared to the case with these three.  The older boy was more or less the anchor of the three kids, but it was clear that the challenge was afoot when we noted that one of the three was a little bit fussy and wanted a snack.
What ensued was bedlam for the most part.  The resulting image is actually a combination of images, giving you only only a glimpse of the classic children’s holiday portrait, but that it came from a necessity of blending.
Thanks, Diana, for saving yet another client’s images by working a little of that magic of yours.

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Two lights in my eyes

At least once a year, my daughter (she’s really my stepdaughter, but I feel like we are closer than that) and grandson, Cameron, come in for photos.  He’s six now and having new pictures of him was already a necessity.

Cameron has gotten to the point where he somewhat rules the session… he knows how things work, and even picks some of his own props and backgrounds.  I enjoy the time he’s here, and we always have fun trying to figure things out.

But when he’s done… he’s done. 🙂