Posts with tag: "Children portraits"
A.K.A. The Two Year Old Whisperer
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A.K.A. The Two Year Old Whisperer

I've been told on more than one occasion that I'm the "Two Year Old Whisperer" and I have to say, it's an honor.  I know what you are thinking.. two year olds can be scary, fickle, frustrating and their moods change on a dime.  Yes, they are all of this and more, depending on the day of course and it can change a few times during that same day, but I love a good challenge.                                               Speaking of which....Take my buddy Gavin here.. he's a perfect little two year old..he's adorable.. I mean, look at this guy's eyes!  Little ladies, look out when he's older, he'll rope you in with one big blinky look.  AND, MR. Gavin is the epitome of a two year old with attitude.  I've seen him go through the Jekyll and Hyde routine a few times in the camera room and it's always entertaining.I first met Mr. Gavin before Christmas, his momma brought him in for our fun holiday event and he was less than thrilled with this idea.  Oh sure, he screamed a while, and if I looked at him sideways, he'd scream some more.  His mom and I giggled a bit when I empathized with her and assured her most two year olds are like mini-terrorists with a non-stop bomb strapped to themselves that could go off at any time.. and ...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Like many of you, there's only so much winter gray that I can handle before I turn into Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.  Today's sunny day warmth on my skin makes me reminisce of only a few months back when we were outdoors enjoying the perfect Fall days that our beautiful St. Croix Valley area of Wisconsin gave us.  Recently, someone asked me "How do you "see" the end result in your mind, how do you decide what to do with the portraits creatively once they are photographed and why is it important to plan it out?"  I'll give you some behind the scenes today to explain the process.  I don't always "see" the complete final products, but I have a sense for the look we want to capture to tell each family's story and to make the most of our time together.  My goal is to always create portraits that capture a moment of someone's lives and capture it in such a way that it makes them feel emotion, something that will stay in their hearts forever.My long time client Brandy called me last Summer/early Fall to discuss getting her clan in to create something for the wall and her annual holiday cards.  Generally, we do in person consultations so I can get a sense of what we are after for decorating their home and my client can get their hands on the different options we offer by seeing and touching things at the studio; it helps the creative ...