Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Best Shot(s)

I was asked to do another family photo shoot this weeked. I can not begin to tell you how much fun I have when I'm working with families to capture their sweet personalities. Here are three of my favorite pictures of the kiddos from the shoot. The last is my favorite and my best shot.

Relaxing between the shots. Jennifer and Christopher have done such a great job keeping their children carefree. No part of their yard was off limits. They didn't care that Gaines was romping around in the wet grass in his pristine white outfit. It was such a relaxed experience--for the ametuer photographer and the family!

(I'd love some direction on how to make my black and white conversion a little deeper--a little more dramatic. I feel like I've read some directions somewhere on some of your blogs.)

Sibling love doesn't get any sweeter than this, does it? Sophie and Gaines grabbed each other for a completely sweet hug as we walked from one location to the next. My heart nearly throbbed right out of my chest as I snapped picture after picture of them loving each other.
I've sort of got a few more sessions set up with some more friends. I'm so excited about the prospect of really working on my skills as I experiment with my friends and their families. What an honor to be asked to capture the lives of such sweet people!
For more MBS shots, head on over to see Tracey. There's always some fun times brewing over there.


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12 comments:

Christina said...

Natalie, you did amazing! Such precious children, and captured just wonderfully! Your friends are lucky to have you there to capture these moments.

Kyla said...

Great job! I love the one in front of the brick especially.

Kimberly said...

How wonderful to even be asked. You did a great job!

iMother2.0 said...

I love them all, but especially fond of the three lined up..the lil one on the right end is tooo adorable. Looks sooo vintage.

Michelle Potter said...

Tsk, tsk, I can't believe Christina didn't post a link to her awesome B&W tutorial!
http://momology.blogspot.com/2008/04/tutorial-converting-to-black-white.html

What a great session! I love the three on the bench. :)

Megan G. said...

I agree. The black and white picture is perfect the way it is.

Golightly said...

AWESOME! I LOVE the black and white. If anything I would try a sepia version too, because those outfits are to die for!

Looks like you got a good answer to try deeper B&W - I up the contrast myself.

Julie said...

Beautiful job!

kim said...

A-dorable! You got some great shots. The b&w combined with those outfits give that picture a very old-timey feel.

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

I love the little ones expression in the 2nd one. What a cutie! They're all very cute!

Stacy said...

Great job Natalie! They have a very classic look to them. You captured the children wonderfully!

Maggie said...

These are wonderful! What a lucky family to have you capture such great shots!