The Carff family was the next session in our November Pensacola Event. After looking through some picture albums and talking to the family I found a recurring theme. This was a very loving family with a deep sense of values. Their lives seemed focused on the people and family within and not material things or frivolities. The theme that began emerging in my mind was early American farm life to portray a love and connection to the simple things in life. As we started to discuss the details it was clear we were heading in right direction. On their property was a barn wall from the original barn where Mrs. Carff grew up. After digging around she also found old tools from the childhood farm of her late dad. I loved working with this family, truly "the salt of the earth."
I like to juxtapose vintage with modern elements and posing. Armed with the most perfect weather.... here are the fruits of our labor.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
We kicked off the November Pensacola Event with the Ridder family. The overall inspiration for this family was based loosely around the idea of the Kennedy's in the Hamptons. We have a large Catholic family with both a traditional and military background..... sounds right to me. I wanted to keep things more formal with this session and loosen things up with games on the lawn, BUT we got rained out. We had to reshoot days later and the second time around went a little more casual. I really love this family.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I was so excited to work with this sweet little southern lady Miss Savannah. I had taken her mommy's maternity pictures pretty early on in the pregnancy which made the waiting for her arrival longer than usual. Since this is another "catch up" post many months have past and I've enjoyed watching her grow.
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This baby.... oh this baby! She was so relaxed and easy to work the entire time. Her mommy and daddy were (are) some of the most laid back new parents I've worked with and were such troopers through the long newborn session. What an expressive little one - a photographer's dream! She made the most adorable faces as if she knew she was there to model. I love keeping in touch with all of my clients... especially my newborns. It's so amazing to watch how they change as they grow. I just saw some recent pictures of Miss Maelee and she is even more expressive and more adorable if that's even possible.