Friday, October 30, 2009

The Roller Kids

We hoped to get some outdoor photos, but the rain was not permitting. Thankfully they have a lovely home with great lighting.
I am always amazed to see the difference between boys and girls, no matter the age.
Senior Girls: Take my picture, make me look beautiful, 9 outfits...Senior Boys: I'm doing this for my mom, I don't care how I look, 1 outfit.
The same is true for the little ones. The little ladies want to show you their room and smile pretty. And the little guys, if you don't have something gross to show them, or something for them to demolish (or throw), they're not interested. :)
Thankfully my Beloved husband was along with me to offer that bit of testosterone I was lacking, which helped on the cooperation side of things. Thank you Matthew and Gina for showing us your beautiful home, and thanks to Addison, Max, and Sam for the great bear impressions.

The Winfrey Family

What a day! Unfortunately the weather was a bit chilly for this session, BUT it didn't start to rain until after we were finished for the day.
As I've said, I love the quirks of each little child. I met Scarlet and Amelia for the first time, two beautiful, very blonde, very "Nort' Dakota" looking little ladies. The first thing I noticed was beautiful Miss Amelia pursing her lips when she was thinking of something or when she was focused on her letters and numbers (which she did VERY well), or when she was looking for "bugs" in my camera lens. Then there's Scarlet, the vivacious 1(and a half) year old. She smiled and she smiled and she ran and then she ran some more. Oh to have the energy of a 1 year old.
I am able to have an interesting perspective when it comes to busy little ones. I get to enjoy the energy and the life, but I don't have to feed them or put them down for the much needed nap.
Thanks again, Collette and Steve..

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jake & The Soeby Family

What a great time! Mr. One Year Old Jake was ready to go as soon as I got there. It took him about 10 seconds to show me his beautiful little smile. Which was none of my doing, he saw himself on the camera and thought it was the coolest thing. After some fun with Jake, in came Logan with his family. Logan, with his big beautiful eyes, was not all too camera shy and took no time to warm up and have fun.
I am so so grateful for what I'm able to do for a living. I love the opportunity to meet all these different kids, with their unique personalities, and interesting little quirks that add to their individuality. I've said it before and I'll say it a hundred times: To me, the most wonderful way God expresses Himself is through His little ones. I am most awed by the Artfulness and Ingenuity of the Lord when I see His creation in them.

So thanks Anna and thanks Holly for time to meet and enjoy your little ones.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Natalie & Gina.....AKA Banana & Cupcake

I love my job. I love what God has given me the opportunity to do. I love old family farms. I even love the wind (from late May to early October).
I haven't had the chance to photograph girls around this age for some time and so I'd almost forgotten how much fun they can be. They are old enough to not require much coaxing but young enough to still be free in their adolescence and able to have fun and act silly with me.
None of my adult friends ever want to play with me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jannelle, JD, Chaz & Damarha

This family has been friends of my family for going over 10 years now. And even 10 years into a friendship, I'm still not sure if I spelled Jannelle's name right. (This wouldn't be the first time..there was a birthday cake). It was great to get to spend the afternoon with Jenny and her kids. They were the first sojournors to the chilly (see: lovely) Nort' and then we followed suit.

Thanks so much Jennelle, Jannelle, Jannell, for a fun Sunday afternoon.
(and for the PB&J sandwich)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Maureen, Wayne & the Lake.

The weather was a bit below the "ideal", but I think we made the best of it. We spent the time at their lovely lake cabin on Island Lake. These are my favorite kinds of sessions. We went for a walk around the loop, to the lake, and then when we reached the end..we were done.

The entire day was great. It was great to spend time with the Riley's, then a nice walk, then hot chocolate and conversation in a rocking chair.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Haley - Class of 2010

I couldn't be more pleased with this session. ALL the glory goes to Him. Whether it was the soft warm lighting or the slight wind gusts which were perfect for wisping hair. Then there were the various God-given backdrops, in combination with her well chosen outfits, which enchanced her so beautfully. At the end of the session, down at the river, just as I was saying "Alright, I think we've got it", she says "Can I just jump in?..You only have Senior pictures once.."

I love it!

Keep that adventurous spirit, if you let the Lord take it, what a ride it will be.