August 22, 2012

Summer Vacation, Snippets from Day 2

Best way to start the day.  Waffles.  Best smorgasbord of toppings to be found anywhere:  raspberries from the garden, homemade applesauce from home-grown apples, blackberry syrup made from scratch with – yup – blackberries from the garden, whipped cream (yes, please), and regular syrup for those who don’t know any better. IMG_9330IMG_9340First swim of the day …pool shenanigansIMG_9392Of course, I can never resist photographing this gorgeous garden …IMG_9397flowers by androidIMG_9432Look!  A peacock fairy princess came to play …peacock fairy princesspeacock fairy princess 2IMG_9483cuter than cuteYes, [sigh], electronic gaming devices occasionally made an appearance …IMG_9502relaxingIMG_9508morningread and rockswingAfternoon swim …pool funmiscI loved our precious time in WA.  I’m so very happy I hauled along my camera gear, because I feel like I’ll always have a sweet taste of this all-too-short visit.  At the risk of sounding incredibly vain & even prideful, I’m loving these pictures.  To me, they’re *real*, authentic, completely candid (yes – even my darling fairy peacock princess niece above … I didn’t pose her.  I just followed her around while she did her thing.), relaxed, not static, intimate-feeling.  These pictures really, truly, look and feel like my family.  I’m realizing as I’m pouring through these photos (all 1300ish of them!!), and not eliminating very many, that these are the kinds of photos I *LOVE* to take.  This vibe/sensibility/style is what I long and strive to bring to each of my clients’ photography sessions.  The next two pictures (which will become longer blog posts on their own) illustrate two very important concepts I fully embrace:   IMG_95601.  To get the very best, totally authentic pictures of a kiddo, let the kiddo PLAY.  And …home is best

2.  My very favorite, hands-down, no-question-about-it, location for any given family photography session is … Home.

To be continued …

5 comments:

Tracey said...

I couldn't have said it any better! I felt like I was there right with you. And I love that last two photos! Such a beautiful place!

Tracy P. said...

One of my favorites is the cousins all checking out the game device--that's playing too! So cute. And wow, everyone should get to photograph a peacock princess. Someone should have been shooting you while you shot her. :-)

Kristin said...

ahhhh . . . garden photos! And a garden with a fairy? How lucky are you :)

Kristin

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful as always...love to read your thoughts on capturing family moments like these.

Life with Kaishon said...

This was one of my favorite posts ever!