As I write, my son Liam and his best pal are streaking naked around the yard spraying the hose and hollering like wild animals. This is summer at our house. I live for these wide open days with nothing on the calendar and endless hours of bare feet in the grass. We eat watermelon until our cheeks are stained pink and come inside only to sleep at the end of a long and fulfilling day of exploring. Like most parents, my favorite family photos are the ones captured during these fleeting months of summer. There are so many great opportunities for storytelling in the unscheduled everyday moments (not to mention the camping trips or family reunions on the lake). So, I encourage you to take out your cameras (a smart phone will do) and let the kids run wild. Here is my list of most photogenic summer activities: sprinkler play, garden tending, nature collecting, stick and rock painting, late evening neighborhood walks, river wading, campfire building, backyard camping, popsicle eating, shady picnics, berry picking.
If you are looking for some inspiration to elevate your summer snapshots, check out these wonderful blogs:
lamblovesfox.com: a mother uniquely documents her two sweet kiddos everyday for a year
artifactuprisingblog.com: beautiful imagery for adventure seekers
childhoodunplugged.com: inspiring images of kids doing what they are made to do, play
Summer Studio Hours: Our new baby will be arriving at the end of June and the studio will be closed for July and part of August. We will start booking fall shoots, which typically fill up very fast, the second week of August. Please drop me a line if you would like to reserve a date.
Save the Date for Fall Photo Camp: September 26 and 27. Fall photo camp was a wonderful success and our class offerings are ever growing. Visit www.photo-camp.com for more information and be sure to visit the blog for more inspiring photography tips.
I just adore photographing this family. They first came to the studio when Andrew was born and now he is the world’s cutest big brother to Parker. Recently I convinced them to “model” for a commercial shoot I shot for Boba baby carriers and as always, they made me look good! Turner family, you guys are good people! I feel lucky we found each other.
Oh the sweetness! Newborn photography has stolen my heart these last few weeks. I have been lucky enough to photograph so many sweet babes which of course allows me to hold, rock, soothe and snuggle. Being a part of this special time in a family’s life has always been such a gift, but now especially, as we await the arrival of our little bundle. Thank you to Jessie, Christy and baby Alexander for letting me get in close.