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Family session at Hermann Park

This weekend I had a great shoot with the W family in Houston’s Hermann Park. What a great place to hang out, now that it’s not so crazy hot anymore. (And the geese sure are friendly.)

And this last one shows pretty much what the six-year-old thought of the whole thing, but he was a trooper! I love this one.

Family session

Ok…a couple of pics from my very last photo session in San Diego. I am trying to get everyone’s galleries up so I can get orders in so I have time to order from my lab and have them back in time to deliver them before I leave town. Whew. It’s coming up quickly. I move in TWO WEEKS, people. Hard for me to believe, really, but that’s a whole other post.

Here’s the S-H family. We did these on the grounds of the Marston House in Balboa Park, which is beautiful. I’ve got color versions of these, too, but I think I like the b&ws best.

Now THIS is cute

What is cuter than a toddler at the beach? How about ELEVEN toddlers at the beach?? And ten beautiful moms who get together at least once a week for a playgroup who asked me to get a few group shots of them all.

The cute was out of control. I will share two pictures with you for now. There is probably some funny caption that should accompany the first one, but I’m so bad at being clever. Any ideas?? In this first shot with the naked bums, you can see there are only six and not all eleven. This was the most I managed to photograph in a line at once (naked, anyway–we did a different series of a line of babies with clothes on). Moms kept setting down the kids then running out of the frame real fast. Kids would stand up, toddle off, run off, cry and look for mom, whatever, so the quantity and identities of toddlers in the naked baby lineup was ever-changing. I just stayed behind shooting constantly as babies moved in and out of the lineup. It was probably very comical for outsiders to watch.

It’s me

The other night we were at the beach playing around after dinner and my husband got hold of my camera. Now, he is not a photographer by any means. He’s the guy who when we were first dating found a roll of film in a drawer, got it developed, and found photos from two separate trips to Europe plus a Christmas gathering…all in 24 frames.

So I chose the settings for him, showed him how to move the focus point around, and asked him to get some pictures of me with our son. I usually keep it set on the continuous high-speed shooting mode, which keeps firing the shutter (at 6 frames per second) until you release the button. This is great for action shots like the ones below.

After he’d fired off a bunch of shots, I asked him if he felt like a photographer now. He answered, “If I had any idea what I was doing, I might.” He might not have known what he was doing, but he still captured some great shots of the two of us.

And here’s one that I took. Love how he’s carrying his Crocs in this one. (He doesn’t like to wear shoes in the sand–can you blame him??)

Did you say high tide?

Here’s a sneak peek for the family of some of the photos I shot yesterday in La Jolla of this adorable girl with SO MUCH beautiful hair. Her grandparents are visiting from India to celebrate her adoption finally being made official recently.

We tried to do a few in the sand near the water, but the tide was coming in really fast, so we ended up IN the water instead!! LOL!