Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun Fall Fotos


























(So, I do know that Photos would be the grammatically correct word in the title, yet that was my feeble attempt at alliteration :))

A couple weeks ago we met my friend Amanda at the park and played in the leaves while she snapped some photos of us. Amanda is starting her own photography business and asked if we would be interested in letting her "practice" on us.

I am always up for capturing memories of our family on film. I am not a huge fan of taking the kids to a studio as I typically want to rip my hair out and am drenched in sweat by the time we are done. I have found it helpful to find photographers who just kind of follow the kids and let them be them. Thankfully I never had to search much as my awesome friend Ginger introduced us to this kind of photography and she is a creative genius. My house is pretty much wallpapered with her work.

Anyway, the day was gorgeous and the kids had a blast (with the exception of Hope, who was just being a diva). Amanda was super great with the kids and since she asked to "practice" on us I wasn't sure what to expect so we just went with the flow. I have to say I was elated with the shots she got of my brood. Howard was into it for once because it really was a perfect day, and he had all kinds of ideas for shots. If this is her "practicing" I am pretty sure she is gonna be a success!





21 comments:

luci said...

Great photos!

luci said...

Great photos of a beautiful family!

Lauren said...

GREAT pictures!!!! Your friend did an amazing job. You are a cute family! :-)

Nicolasa said...

Absolutely beautiful family pictures! I love them all! Especially the one with the leaves in each hand!

Kimberley said...

Wow! Beautiful photos. I love the one with just your hands!

malette-foreveryoung said...

Great pictures looks like you had fun

Sara said...

First of all your blog looks great! I love the leaf pictures in the hands. As for the photos they're gorgeous. She's a great photographer and it looks like you guys had a ton of fun!

Allison said...

THESE ARE AWESOME! I LOVE your new header! Shes going to be a great photographer!

Trisha Larson said...

So beautiful!!! I can see all the personalities coming through the images. That's the mark of a great photographer!

Hugs,
Trisha

Erika said...

First of all, the photos are AMAZING!!! What wonderful keepsakes- just love them so much! And your new blog layout is just beautiful- i love the header especially. I love how you included all your children...and I love the fall theme. perfection!!!

Ellen said...

Great pics!!!

Penny said...

Ditto to all the comments above mine. =)

Kellie (a.k.a craftyk) said...

so love the pics!!! someday i will get my family out for fun fotos like that!

Kellie (a.k.a craftyk) said...

Awesome family fotos!!

Brookeanne said...

They are absolutely wonderful!!! I love the new page set up!

fragments said...

beautiful! and i like what you did in your header - the leaves with Asher's and Isaac's names :)

asplashofsunshine said...

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! Gorgeous photos!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Love. love, love the photos. You friend is really talented. There is not one that I would say is my favorite, and be glad that she "practiced" on you....It would be a hard choice to decided which one I liked better.
I love how Hope is looking more and more like Ben.

Mama10EE said...

Those photos are fantastic! Your friend did an amazing job and she captured teh boys spirits so well!

Cristi said...

WOW Great photos! Love love love the one of the yellow tree with the family at its side taken from far away. Great shot. Beautiful shots. Yay for practices.

TNKerry said...

Those pictures are fabulous!!!! WOW!!!