Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cora | Rockford Newborn Photography

Newborn photographers Rockford, IL
 I had a great time this past weekend photographing baby Cora and chatting with her parents Drake and Lindsay. Getting to know new families is something that I really enjoy about newborn photography, and to be asked to create those first photos is something that really is a big honor to me.

I usually tell parents to feed their new arrival just before I arrive, because full bellies make sleepy babies, and sleepy babies make great photos. There was only one minor hitch when I arrived for our shoot...Cora did not want to sleep. But Cora did not know that I come from a long line of baby whisperers (I may have just made that part up, but you can't prove it), and so eventually she gave in. And when she gave in, she really gave in...just look and see:

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Eventually, I had to break out my amazing baby whispering skills again...

Sleep tight, Cora.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Defending Dandelions

I have a good friend who teases me sometimes about my yard work skills, or lack thereof, to be more precise. "You have got to do something about those weeds in your yard!" he'll say.

"I don't have any weeds in my yard." I'll usually reply to him with a grin, "I just have lots of little yellow flowers."

Well due to the early spring those little yellow flowers had already overtaken my yard and their golden glow had turned to milky white. And so this weekend it was finally time to do something. And so we did. We played in them. Here's a little glimpse of the adventure.

Now, I don't begrudge anyone who chooses to  wage war on dandelions and fight that never ending battle. I'm not even saying that my laissez-faire attitude towards my yard being returned to the wild is a good one.  All I know is that while some of you are sweating, cursing, and fighting the good fight...some of us will be out enjoying the flowers.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Secrets of the Shot | Rockford Family Portrait Photographer

Throughout history, a small group of master photographers have guarded the secret method for getting "the shot" during a family photo session. From ancient times until today, this closely guarded ritual has been known only to a few, for fear that the masses might learn of it. But today, I'm here to reveal it to you all...

Step 1: Have Fun.
Step 2. Repeat.

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Shhhhhhh...we wouldn't want this to get out. :)

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