I have been checking out the I heart faces site, http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/ for several months now and figured it was time to start entering some of my photos in their weekly photo contest. When this weeks theme was faces I knew exactly which photo to enter. I know I just posted this picture but it is definately my favourite of 2010 so far. Brooklyn reluctantly agreed to model her new christmas toque for me. I just love this face!
Those of you who know me know that this is my youngest of three girls. (And if you don’t know me thanks for stopping by and please leave your mark!!) Brooklyn is 5 and very much a blend of her sisters. I often look at her and have to remind myself that she is just 5. She is smart, funny, and very particular about certain things. For instance this toque that her grandma bought her for Christmas. I don’t think I will get her in it this winter but if she thinks about it and gets used to the idea of wearing it, she just may want to wear it next year! I love her to death and am cherishing the days we have just the two of us. Full time school starts for her next fall, and I have decided not to think about it! For now I can enjoy playing pet shops and polly’s, doing puzzles, and bribing her for the occasional photo op. The motivation for this shoot was the fact that Brooklyn has been missing one front tooth for at least 2 months now, and the next one is about to fall out. Just had to get this cute toothless stage captured!
I had the opportunity last summer to capture this cutie pie and her mom in the Julien girls photo shoot, and was excited to be asked back to do photos that now include dad! They call themselves the Minnesota Juliens, and as you may have guessed, that is where they call home. Addy is now 14 months old and her Nana and Papa were very excited to have them here in Summerland to celebrate the Christmas season. Addy came right to me the moment I arrived and was quite the character in front of the lens. She really wanted nothing to do with sitting still at first, and it took awhile before she would keep her christmas toque on her head. Thank you so much for inviting me to capture again these memories for you! Hope you enjoy your sneak peak.
I headed out today in the sub zero temperatures to do my first Christmas mini-shoot in a location I have thought of but never actually used. This sweetie is not even 5 years old but has such presence in front of the lens. She was quite a trouper considering it was very chilly. A little shy at first but I was able to coax some smiles out of her. Thank you Aerin for having me photograph your beautiful daughter. I am looking forward to finishing the shoot amongst the blossoms this spring!!
I just love the cheeks on this little man. His mom Jen, a fellow photographer and I did a quick photo exchange last week mostly so we could each get a new facebook profile pic. Lucky for me I was awarded the opportunity to photograph this cutie again. I have to say, being in front of the camera is definately not my comfort zone but thanks to Jen I actually have a few photos of myself that I really like. I am so excited for our spring family photo shoot. Check out her fantastic photos on her blog http://jenifersander.blogspot.com/. Thanks Jen, next time I will be way more relaxed!!