I was so excited to do a photo session of my niece as her birthday present to her and her family. She was born during a freak ice storm here on the coast so we did some snow scene pictures, and it was near Valentine’s day so we did some Valentine’s day pictures. They call her Monkey so we also did some with her in her PJs in bed with her collection of monkeys. :)
It’s always such a pleasure to work with the Duskeys, and Mason’s first birthday party was no exception. I really love event photography, and especially doing the candid photojournalism type shots (which make up most of the photos at an event like this) so it was a lot of fun for me. Heather always does great themes for her kids parties, and this was no exception. The Native American theme was so cute. She had a headdress for Mason to wear, and even a teepee for him to play in.
I was so happy to do another family session for my old friends the Sullivans. They have a new grandbaby and wanted her to be included in their family portraits, of course. We did some of the whole family, some of each individual family unit, and some of the new grandbaby Rebekah. Due to schedule constraints we had to do all of the photos around their home this time, but I think we made the location work for us. :)
I was so happy to take some photos for the Duskey family’s Christmas cards. They put up a big Christmas tree in downtown Wilmington, so we did a session there, which was fine with me. I love downtown. The Duskey’s were adorably coordinated as always. :) We used some of my reindeer antlers as props, too.
This was my first senior portrait session, and I really enjoyed it. I hope I have the chance to do more of them. Raven was such a wonderful model. But boy did it make me feel old photographing the class of 2015. :) This was also one of my first paid sessions using my hot shoe flash. I used to hate flash photography, but now I realize flash is a necessary evil and can be quite nice when done properly.
What a gorgeous wedding this was! The bride inspired me to grow my hair out at long as hers. It started raining just before the ceremony, so we couldn’t do formal photos outside, and they had to cancel their luminaries at the end, but they took everything in stride. I thought the photos came out well considering that the rain limited where we could do them.