Archive for September, 2008

My favoritest family. This is my sister -in-law and her family (our husbands are brothers). I met them out at Willow Grove for a family session on Sunday night.  Willow Grove beach is one of my new favorite places to photograph. There’s so many wonderful places out there. We had such a blast together. She’s a fellow photog, so it was really fun coming up with ideas for her portraits. They are such a hip, fun family.

They make Derrick and I look like old folks when we hang out. I guess I need to become cool sometime soon. I love these guys and their originality!!

I hope you enjoy the preview…

lemmons family climbing the fence

Yes, it’s a clinical diagnosis. Often caused my having a parent (usually a mother) who takes photos of their kids on such a regular basis that they develop an acute awareness of cameras. Common reactions include screaming, running, crying, goofy faces, and outright disobedience.

Here’s some examples of what I’m talking about…

I did get some “normal photos” but it’s just not as fun as showing what really happens when I attempt portraits of my kiddos.

Happy Monday everyone!

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I met up with a fellow photographer to do her families’ photos up in Centralia, Washington. It was a quick and fairly easy commute for me. She wanted pics of her and her family before her brother went away in the military (and they hadn’t had pics done in four years together.). I know what it’s like to not have photos when you’re always behind the camera. I have my family session this next Monday and I’m excited to finally have a pic of the five of us together. We don’t even have a single snapshot of us all together.

Anyhoo… this family was a hoot. I can’t believe how much fun they were. Normally when I do older families I get a good maybe twenty minutes with them. This time they were willing to do whatever. They were incredibly patient and well behaved. ;)

I think they were well trained.

I had a blast and I hope they did too. Here’s some favs of the session…


My little guy dancing in the sun on Labor day weekend up at Silverlake near Mt. St. Helens. We went camping up there with our family and had a great time for a few days. We all got the rest and relaxation we needed and I think the kids enjoyed it even more than us old folks did.

I love to push myself with photography and experiment with lighting. The sun setting is my favorite time of day. Often I will schedule sessions at that time to get the beautiful light that only happens once a day. It’s such a beautiful time and the light just glows.

I’m sad that summer is winding down to an end. I love being outdoors and seeing the beauty God created.