Sunday, June 29, 2008

Harms Family Pictures

Tonight I got to see my good friends, Brea and Ryan Harms. Their family is growing; so, I had the honor of shooting their updated family portrait with 2-year old Carter and 4-month old Addison. There were TONS of good pictures once I uploaded them to my computer (it's so hard to tell on a 2" LCD screen!). More will be posted, but here were a couple of my favorites.

While we have plenty of formal, posed shots, I'm a sucker for the shots like these...the more informal ones that show a bit of emotion!

Like any two-year old, Carter was pretty distracted by the water we were shooting near. It is just WAY too much fun throwing leaves and sticks into the water.

Friday, June 27, 2008

I Love My Family: Part 2

I am heading to MN (aka "the great Nort") next week to celebrate the 4th of July with my sisters Kim and Kendall. My aunts Stacy and Gail are going...along with my mom. Gail and I have made this 4th of July trip for many years (except last year, I think). This is Mom and Stacy's first time to experience staying up until 3 am playing cards and sitting on Kim's deck until 1 pm drinking coffee until we're downright shakey.

Today, this box arrived in my office for me. Courtesy of Kendall, I now have Elton John sunglasses, a party hat, and crazy beads to wear for the big 4th of July party. And, for those of you going with me next week, don't laugh....she sent some for you too! :)

Thank you, Kendall! Can't wait to see you next week! Love you! Kelly

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Family Pictures: Part 1

Here are a few family pictures from the dinner at Dad's last weekend. Sorry it took so long to get these posted. I had planned to get them edited, posted, burned to a disk, and mailed out to everyone this Saturday, but I had a pleasant surprise in a couple of my sisters visiting this weekend; so, I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped to on Saturday!

Allie and Jaret (sorry if I'm mispelling Jaret!!)

The three stooges.

Jaret NEVER cries. He's the happiest baby ever.

And the slobberiest :) It took some photoshopping to get one close-up without some good ol' slobber. Note to self: Next time you take pictures of a baby, keep a burp rag nearby.

I love this picture of Jacob...not only is it a good picture of him, but it's also true to his 18-month old habit of having his tongue sticking out constantly.

Emma came out to do test shots with me to test the light out before all the other kids came out. I think, hands down, this is the best picture I've ever taken of Emma. I simply love it.

Dad built the mini hayrack and his colleague Jeff restored my old John Deere pedal tractor for all of the grandkids to get their pictures taken on. It looked great!

Our very own version of the "You been farming long?" picture.

Lesson learned: When shooting large numbers of small kids, you can't have a lot of people present. I don't think I had a single picture where all the kids were looking at the camera...they were all looking at their parents or anyone else who was yelling at them to smile. So, I guess next time we'll have to have a bit more 'controlled' environment with not as many people around!

I'll post more after I get home from a business trip this week! My goal is to have everything in the mail to you guys this Saturday.