Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A Different Kind of Photography Experience

Quick note: If you read my blog in a reader and it's been a while since you visited, come see the new layout. And by layout, I really mean new header and font colors. Nothing too fancy schmancy.

A couple of months ago, we had a fabulous afternoon. And Gina of Golden June Photography came along and took pictures to document it. I love how the pictures turned out. Even more, I loved the relaxed, happy atmosphere of the shoot. I love that there is light in my children's eyes and that, beyond just taking great pictures, Gina was able to capture our family's personality so brilliantly.

It was a great contrast to previous photography experiences we've had -- the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, the feeling of being at the mercy of the photographer while he/she works hard to get our (silly, busy, crazy) family to sit still in order to get the perfect shot. I've never been able to convey to a photographer that I'm less interested in the perfect shot than I am in the perfect picture -- an accurate and happy representation of my family in that moment in time. There was no conveying necessary with Gina. She simply followed our lead and our energy. It was wonderful.

I'm in love with these pictures.

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Visit Gina's blog to see some of her other work. She is a brilliant and talented photographer and I'm grateful that she took the time to practice on us.


Gina said...

I am kind of partial to your new header. SUCH A CUTE FAMILY!

Jeff and Jessie said...

i love, love LOVE your pics!! They show the most beautiful family I know-yours!!!! We love you guys and think you are wonderful!

Emily said...

Love the new header - what a great picture. :)

AFarCryFromNormal said...

I love these photos! You have such a beautiful family! Can't wait to meet up with you again!

Gina said...

Thank you for the kind post. I am flattered. But really, I had SO much fun with all of you. I wish every family had as much charisma as yours! I hope we can do it again sometime... school photos? Your kids are so beautiful!

Ben and Teri said...

What wonderful pictures of your beautiful family. Your friend did a fantastic job.