Archive for September, 2010

i feel truly blessed to know and work with this family.  they are just good people.  know what i mean?  this is our second session together but the first with the whole family.  last time we did a surprise for father’s day for glenn. this time was a combo family/first birthday/au pair going away session.  they are very go-with-the-flow which is great since that’s how i shoot!  while i don’t know the baby so well since, well…he’s a baby, i do know the girls.  we bonded last year and took it to a new level this time.  they all piled in my car and drove with me to our location so we could have some girl time together.  alas, i had to give them back (lol) but i can’t wait to see the whole family again soon.

there is so much love and energy among them.  you can feel it by looking at them.

saying goodbye…

we made sure each of the girls had their own place and pose.

look at that light.  mmmmmm.

james’ mom told me her son wanted pictures with his car.  as i’ve said before, i love when clients bring things to personalize their session.  let’s capture who you are!  i didn’t know what to expect and since i’m not a car person, i didn’t even know what to ask. well, when james and his dad pulled up in his car, i got it!  it’s a cool old car that they worked on for THREE years!  beside the cool car, they had so much bonding time.  it was evident they were close as his dad cracked jokes during the session.  the car was in horrible shape when they bought it so it’s no wonder james wants to show it off in all its’ glory.  now it’s time for me to “show off” james in all “his” glory!   (well…some of his glory-these are just the sneak peeks!)

My first name is:  James

I go to school at:  Loveland

My graduation date is:  2011

The last thing I ate was:  Ice cream

My dream job:  Owning my own business

My favorite music/artists:  Eminem

My favorite pastime:  Working on my car

My favorite website:  Google

My favorite magazine:  Car Craft

My favorite place to shop:  Dicks Sporting Goods

My favorite high school moment:  Painting ourselves for football games

I have never…Gone sky diving

If I had $1,000 I would… Buy Parts for my car

I love Big Shots Photography and working with Marla because:  I had no idea what to expect going into take the pictures and she was so nice and easy to work with.

ashley is such a trooper.  i’ve had only a few rain outs this summer and she was one of them.  the worst part is that we were actually JUST getting started. it’s bad enough to have to call off a session beforehand due to weather.  it’s the worst when you’re actually there and shooting!  we got half done but had to reschedule for the rest.  bummer.  BUT…i always say the reschedule day is better than the original and i was right.  it was cooler, the sky was gorgeous and this time her mom came; which added to the fun.  when ashley pulled in, i thought she’d brought a friend.  that’s how young her mom looks.  and that’s four kids later!  now i know where ashley gets her gorgeous good looks.  when i say she, her mom and the session were a pleasure, i mean it!

My first name is:  Ashley

I go to school at:  Sycamore High School

My graduation date is:  2011

The last thing I ate was:  Frosted Mini Wheats

My dream job:  Sports Therapist

My favorite music/artists:  Anything country, Coldplay…almost anything!

My favorite thing in my closet:  Purple high heels

My favorite pastime:  Soccer!

My favorite word:  Marshmallow

My favorite website:  Facebook, of course

My favorite magazine:  Probably People, though I don’t really read them

My favorite place to shop:  Forever 21, H&M

My favorite high school moment:  District Finals soccer game in Dayton (sophomore year)

I have never…gone parasailing!

If I had $1,000 I would…definitely go shopping, then set aside some of the money to travel!

I love Big Shots Photography and working with Marla because:  it was so much fun and really personal. She was so easy to work with and made time for a rescheduled session after the original got rained out! As the session went on I felt more comfortable having pictures taken and could completely be myself without 100% instruction. Thanks Marla!

that’s what i was thinking as i drove to the session.  the sky was a little cloudy but my client had just called to say it was storming where she lived.  i know how hard it is to get an entire family dressed and ready for a photo session; especially with little kids!  sydney and david were in the car with the boys as we all crossed our fingers for the storm to go a different direction and skip the park.  and, for the most part, it did!  we had a few sprinkles but no big thang!  whew!  the boys were troopers.  alex and i hid under a tree together while mom took care of bennett.  thank goodness they are so easy going and fun to be with.

they are not only clients of mine.  sydney owns the store best for babies in silverton.  it’s a baby boutique filled with amazing, unique products.  i have a lot of portrait art hanging in the store and continue to add to the collection each time i photograph a client of hers.  stop by to see!  we are teaming up to do some in store mini sessions called “Little Shots” on October 3rd.   If you like what you see here and would like a taste of big shots and a chance to visit the store, contact me and i’ll give you all the details!

i promised david there were lots of good images so i better deliver here by showing some good sneak peeks, huh?

ooooooohhh!  love the smooch!  brotherly love!

there’s nothing like a mom and her boys.  i have a son so i know what i’m talking about.  it’s just something very special.

david is so hands on with these guys.  what fun!

it’s funny how many of the seniors i shoot live right around the corner from me.  last week was whitney, who’s my neighbor.  today, it’s maria.  she lives two streets over.  she’s the babysitter for a friend of mine who told me how nice maria was.  it’s always good to have an endorsement before the session!  she lived up to that and more.  here are some of my favorite images from her laid back park session.

My first name is:  Maria

I go to school at:  Sycamore High School

My graduation date is:  2011

The last thing I ate was:  Sushi

My dream job:  Magazine/Newspaper editor

My favorite music/artists:  Keane

My favorite thing in my closet:  My old, faded jeans

My favorite pastime:  Running/reading

My favorite word:  Periwinkle

My favorite website:  Barnes&Nobles.com

My favorite magazine:  Time Magazine

My favorite place to shop:  TJ Maxx

My favorite high school moment:  Football games!

I have never…broken a bone

If I had $1,000 I would…sponsor more kids from India! And visit my brother in NYC.

I love Big Shots Photography and working with Marla because:  she is genuinely open to whatever you want to do and tries her very best to understand your personality and who you are as a person.