Archive for March, 2009

Twenty Five Days New….and Full of Energy and Personality! This little lady had other ideas in mind than sleep! It was a pleasure photographing your growing family, Dad and Mom. Dad is a musician and pulled up a CD cover from a band where the Dad is playing the guitar to his baby. So…we did a little recreating ourselves and got some fun ones where he’s playing a song he wrote for her. Take a look tomorrow for that one! For now….one of only two sleepy ones and a sweet moment with the whole family. Enjoy…and thank you for letting me be a tiny part of your first moments as a new family.

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I’m definately not “bored…with my boards” lately. OK, that was really cheezy! Can you tell I need to get out of the house and have some interaction with adults for awhile? I’m starting to talk like a child’s storybook. Anyway, here are two recents that I was able to put together for clients. One was for a wedding and the other for a sweet families front room. Both have dynamic stories…and are so blessed to be together.     

     Speaking of interactions… (was I actually speaking about them earlier…?) that’s one of my favorite parts of my job…getting to know little pieces of my clients lives. I love sharing the “human experience” with them. I always try hard to help my  familes photo shoot’s be something that they’ll remember fondly…a fun time together. I remember growing up and having to go to studios…hold someone elses doll or umbrella…and sit still and smile at the camera. By the time we got to the studio, atleast one of the kids was crying, the others were antsy and tired and Mom was mad…Dad checked out…and so on… My hope is ALWAYS to make the shoot seem more like a “playdate with Anne” and create a fun environment…with TRUE interactions…so familes can look back on their portraits fondly and smile as they look at them through the ages. That emotional connection is just as important to me as the “technical” part of portraits.

     I also try very hard to use all my techniques to give the family what they want in their portrait. I don’t like to limit myself to being a “specific” type of photographer. Instead, I get to know a bit more about my clients first…likes, dislikes, style preferences, colors…etc. That way, when it comes time for the shoot, I’m not just giving them what I would want….but instead, mixing in key elements about them as well. Some families I use brighter colors for, others are softer with more subtle textures, others have a deeper tone to create a different mood…..etc. etc. So there you have it…AND…I’m done! Just felt like sharing a bit more about me and what’s truly important to me in this post.

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Just wishing all of you a bright DAY!  And, since no post is complete without a picture…here’s one of my most recent favorites of my “bright little miss”! She’s so full of life…Again, Happy Day! x-sage-5

I’ve played and played today…and I think this is it! These are the colors in his room…and this board will hand right over his bed. I wanted it to be simple…blocky…boyish…and FUN like HIM! The quote is from Winnie the Pooh! It describes him to a “T”! Always a grand adventure awaiting…….

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