Just Us… [Heber, Utah Professional Photographer]

November 9, 2009

Every year when we go to do our family portraits, I rarely take into account what colors are in my home. Usually, I tend to do what is “popluar” that season.  Then, I end up turning the portraits black and white, so that they go with our home. However, this year, I got smart. We have black cabinets, red accents, light brown walls, some  blue and greens scattered in various rooms, and lots of old rustic touches like rod iron and old wood.  Our home is not new…we bought an older home and remodeled it.  Its costed us an arm and a leg, but I truly believe in taking what’s there and making it beautiful.  My dream would be to restore on OLD OLD home someday.  SO…black and grays with a bright old red barn and a little “old silver”  just seemed to fit perfectly. As for my little peops…we never get one with all of us smiling and looking at the camera. I actually like it better when we’re not, when we’re all interacting with eachother. But this year, I thought it would be nice to have the “looking at the camera shot”.  SO, even though Cole is sporting his serious face, Gray’s doing a “suck my bottom lip in smile”, I went a bit heavy on the eye liner,  Jade lost her shoe right before the shot AND it was almost high noon…and I didn’t bring my flash and umbrella…we’re still going with it.  Heck, getting a fabulous family portrait with more than just one little one is SO hard.  I think this might be the one for the wall this year.
Thanks to my fabulous sister in law, Jen for coming along, letting me meter and bark orders at her as to where to stand and listening to my fast tutorial on how to get an in focus picture. You ROCK Miss Lady…and thank you for helping me out. I owe you!

Also, my good friend Laura…took some portraits for us as well that I haven’t gotten to editing  quite yet.  All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for capturing me with my kiddos together. Its a treat I don’t get to have much in my life and I cannot wait to get to editing them as well.

I must add,  don’t I have a good looking family?! I don’t quite fit in, but I’m not going to complain. The amazing part, their insides are even better looking than this. Each one is priceless to me…my treasures. Truly…my treasures.