Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maternity Session

I had a blast doing this laid back indoor maternity session for our awesome neighbors.  They are welcoming their first child, a little boy named Jackson into the world next month actually!  We were scheduled to do our session at a beautiful lake nearby but, we got rained out.  We all agreed that we could make the most of things by carrying on and doing our session indoors.  I'll admit this had me a tiny bit nervous because I am not all that comfortable with indoor sessions when the sun isn't even out to shine into the house.  Well, thank God for a decent flash and for an awesome couple who made the experience a positive first for me!  This couple is so excited to be parents and I am so excited that I live right next door and will get to hold another tiny baby soon! YEAH!  I got TONS of pictures that I loved but, this was my favorite shot of the day simply for it's artistic value.  I like the focus on the name and the blur on the couple and the bare belly.  So much is said without a ton of detail needed.  LOVE IT!! I will post more over time.  I have an engagement session at 8 AM tomorrow! Wow.  That is early even for me to be up and out of the house. Oye. 
Which of these shots do you like better?  Black and white or a really simple, natural shot?
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   AND, this post would not be complete without a video of Daisy for our family to enjoy this weekend! She is having a blast carrying a bucket around the house and putting her toys in and out of it.  She is carrying this bucket everywhere.  Oh, and she growls whenever she falls down. It is a riot! Joey and I sat on the kitchen floor tonight as Daisy played with a bag of puzzle pieces and we just stared at her in absolute awe and adoration.  I shared with Joey that I almost ache with the desire to capture her detail so vividly so I can hold that precious innocence in my heart forever.  No amount of photos or videos can capture the beauty of a child that can be seen with my own eyes.  Joey agreed that he too was feeling the same overwhelming love for our daughter. Who would have thought that such a sweet moment as a family could be had on the kitchen floor? lol


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16 comments:

  1. I like them both, but I LOVE the black and white. What a fun experience and even better they are neighbors. :-) Can't wait to see some pictures from the engagement session.
    Happy weekend!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this video is SO adorable!! I love the chatter between y'all!! : )

    Love the color maternity shot!

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  3. I LOVE this shot! How creative and what a great idea! I love the B and W one too :)

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  4. B&W all the way! Such a fun shot!

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  5. I like the black and white, it gives off a certain emotion to me. Beautiful job! I love the setup, so cute.

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  6. I really like the black and white one the best, but seriously anything with scrabble letters is a win in my book! And could Daisy be any cuter? She's turning into such a little lady!

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  7. Thanks for the smiles! Daisy is a doll. Your video brought back memories of my kids and grand kids when they were small, thanks. You are right the full beauty of a child is not captured in photographs, although I have to say that candid photos can bring back the imprint those moments have made on your mind and heart. Preserve all the precious moments.

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  8. such a talkative girl! she is so sweet casey...you have a real cutie on your hands! Can't wait to see more photos from your sessions this weekend! Awesome photos so far!

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  9. love the pics!! And the video is adorable!

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  10. I adore the black and white shot...something about it just feels timeless. I can't wait to see the others.

    *I would totally panic about an indoor shoot. I have the hardest time with lighting...maybe I need to get a good speedlight...

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  11. Casey, the video is just so adorable! Your daughter is precious! And you're such a natural mother!

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  12. I def. like it in BW.

    Daisy is so fun. Last week B was doing that and he started putting the bucket on his head and trying to walk....it was hilarious.

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  13. I went back and forth and back and forth, but I think the B&W works better b/c the red in her shirt competes for attention w/the cool Scrabble name. Very cool shot! I'm sure your neighbors are going to be thrilled w/their photos. :)

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