My brother is the funniest guy in our family.
He tells jokes. He has good timing. He can do voices.
Me? I come up with stuff two minutes too late. And they usually are an 8 outta ten. And all my accents sound like a weird mix of German and British with a random Spanish verb thrown in. It’s not cool.
But Brad? Very funny. Plus, he’s a plumber…and lives in Alabama….so he can make redneck & crack jokes without offending anyone.
That’s not really the point of this post. Just some random information that I thought you might like.
So anyway…my brother’s wife, Tara asked me if I could snap a photo for their Christmas card. And then it turned into a full-blown photo shoot. I love when that happens Wanna see their darling fam?
Braden is my oldest nephew. He’s a straight-up studmuffin. Everytime I see him, he is more and more like a little man. He would scowl and yell “NO!” at me if he knew that I said this…but he is really really sweet. Like sweeter than a lot of girls his age. He would literally give you his shirt if you asked. Not that you would…because you don’t know this because I never said it
Braden is the big brother to Clara. I’ve written bucketloads about this little girl.
She’s dramatic. She’s spitfirey. She’s got more confidence than ten female celebrities combined.
You may have noticed but I tried to edit all the photos to compliment each other. It was a lot of saturated golds and reds and warmth and feel-good-in-fallness.
I also did copies in black & white. That’s how I roll.
I get emails all the time about what I provide at photo shoots…and I like to give the people color edits and the B&W edits too. It just makes sense. Afterall, you spend about five to ten minutes doing the color and then it takes like 45 seconds to do the B&W version.
This was one of my favorites of Brad & Clara. She, like any little girl, wants her daddy’s approval…and love…and kisses…and Brad does all that….plus can make her squeal like a shopaholic at a designer’s sale.
And don’t get me started on how much these kiddies love their momma. I hope Will loves me half that much one day.
Hand’s down…my favorite of Braden.
(photographer’s tip: if you are having trouble keeping up with high energy kids, have them lay on the ground. It’s perfect tickling range, plus it buys you extra time to get your focus on their eyes without them running off!)
Love this one too.
And as much as I love a good ole fashioned staring-into-one-another’s-eye’s photo…
…this one is my fav of them. It was totally candid. I love me a smiling kiss. That’s another tip…when people are kissing, it can be sweet. Yes it can. But then you look at the image and it looks…well…weird. Tell the kissers to smile when they are puckering up and through the smooch…it makes for a very sweet kiss (vs. a photo that makes you wanna gag a little in the back of your throat).
So that is just one of the little family photo sessions I worked in over the holiday…how bout you? Any awesome family photos you snapped between the bird and the pigskin games? Or perhaps the only thing you did this past weekend was serious R&R? Love to hear how your holiday went! Mine was devine. Food…family…several games of cornhole…breakin & entering into a house for sale….you know, fun stuff