Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Boys

Kelly wanted a photo session with her two boys to commemorate this little guy's 1st birthday, so we met up at one of my favorite places in Sandwich.  At 14 months Chase was as curious and busy as he should be at this age, and oh so sweet.  And Colby was the ever helpful, caring, and fun 5-year-old brother.  The day was cool and overcast but that didn't put a damper on the fun as we ran and played in the grass and leaves.  



                                                    Kelly chose the perfect outfits for this fall day.
                                              
                                        It's not easy to pin down a toddler but we had a few props to help.

                                



                                      Scott has such a wonderful way of connecting with children.  
 Look at these smiles as he plays peek-a-boo!






     Nothing beats snuggling with Mom.


                                                              Sharing the load.  And the love.













Monday, November 17, 2014

Enlightened

This was a photographer's dream weekend! On Saturday I attended a photography conference in Hyannis where I spent the day immersed in workshops.  It's so invigorating learning new things and being inspired by others who are so generous in sharing their talents.  One of the sessions was a portfolio review, which I haven't experienced since graduate school.  Andy Howard offered feedback and suggestions as well as questions for me to consider as I work.  What am I looking for behind the lens?  What inspires me to take the shot?  I kept thinking about that all evening and chatted about it with Scott.  What does my heart tell me to do?  Lucky for me I had scheduled a photo shoot for two little boys the following day and could put into practice some answers to those questions.  As soon as set up the first shot and saw Colby's beautiful face smiling at me I knew that I was in the right place.  Just give me some kids, with grass and room to play, and time ceases to exist.  Capturing life.  Pure joy, plain and simple.