Thursday, June 5, 2008

Photostory Friday


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

My sister-in-law, Pam, pointed me toward this little event, so I thought it only fitting to start with a picture of her kids. Pam had asked me to take some pictures of her children, Noah and Annie, so we were in my basement trying to figure out a way to get some cooperation out of Noah (if ever there were a child with his own agenda, it's Noah), and were just about to give up when I told him to kiss his sister and snapped the picture. Annie (also a little unpredictable) reacted with shock and awe.


This shot was taken on a beautiful summer morning, at Island in the Sky, in Canyonlands National Park. It had rained early that morning, leaving puddles all over the rock (you rarely see puddles in the desert, in August). I had that portion of the park entirely to myself, and it was one of the most beautiful mornings of my life. This is one of the few photographs I have ever taken that turned out exactly the way I thought it would.


My "artistic" phase. I mostly take pictures of people, but my other passion is the piano. My old piano is pretty beat up, but I think the scars give it character.


Jordan. My oldest daughter, and best model. Jordan had just turned eight, and we were taking some pictures of her in her baptismal dress, on a trail by our house. The sun reflected so brilliantly off of that dress. Jordan's innocence and purity are so evident in this picture. I've taken thousands of pictures of Jordan, but this is one of my all time favorites.

 






13 comments:

Cecily R said...

What amazing shots you've taken!! I love them all, but the one of Pam's kids made me laugh. Its perfect.

You have an amazing talent and I really hope you'll play PSF with us next week!! This was a wonderful entry!

hotmamabeads said...

That baby girlie's expression is priceless!

Toni said...

Lovely photographs. Make mine look really amateur- happy PSF!

Killlashandra said...

Wow I love that first picture in black and white. You really captured a special moment and got a great shot.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Your pictures are excellent. I love the puddle picture and the piano.

carrie & troy keiser said...

You take great photos. Love the expression of the baby, it's perfect!
The puddles shot is breathtaking!

April said...

Wow that picture of your daughter is AMAZING!! And I also love the pic of the little ones. Precious!

MamaGeek said...

Holy crap you're a natural! These are very powerful shots. The piano shot is nothing short of stunning. WELL DONE.

Please please please keep playing PSF; these were nothing short of FAN.TAS.TIC.

Aaron said...

wow...that is cool...I want to play.

LingoVise Says... said...

all are beautiful shots... but the Canyonlands photo - wow, that's gorgeous. Inspiring, thank you!

andrea j said...

Adorable kiss picture! My favorite is the piano. Although the sun reflecting out of the water is pretty fabulous too :)

Robyn said...

You take amazing photos. I love that first one, the story was so cute.

Val said...

I am not sure I can handle the competition with the fan club.(he he he) They are great photos. Just remember the little people, and I still get the best rate in town for photo shoots.