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TEE-rific Session FORE Christmas Cards: Granger Photographer

Creative Session for Christmas Cards

When my client approached me with this idea for her family’s Christmas card, I loved the inspiration!  She had purchased a pair of knickers for her husband the Christmas prior and thought we could some how incorporate that into the session.  We decided that we should go for a vintage-inspired golf theme and the rest was history!

These are the types of sessions that I enjoyed. I loved it when there’s a theme or inspiration. It keeps me challenged and I love a good challenge.  I post edited this session very subdued colors to create back in time feel. 

On the Christmas card it said: ” Best wishes FORE the Holidays and a TEE-rific New Year!”.

Here are some of my fav photos from the session:

 

 

 

Pushing Beyond: Middlebury Photographer

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”
–Arthur Blank

 

I am a little behind in my blogging of some of my Fall sessions due to rush of Holiday orders and custom design Christmas cards for my clients. I have 2 sessions I will be posting to catch up. Also, look for a post on some new updates I will be introducing for Spring as I am updating my informational package.   

This session was one of the last ones I did in November.  We’ve known “S” for awhile and he and his sister used to babysit our children.  I was looking forward to this session and photographing “S”.

It was a chilly day when we did this photoshoot.  Surprisingly we still had alot of colors and the leaves were still on alot of the trees.  “S” was so patience with me as I made him run numerous times so that I can test out a photography technique I learned that I knew he would like for his Senior Portrait session with me.

In each of my sessions, I try to reflect it to my client’s personality.  Since running is a big part of S activities, I wanted to try out a technique I learned with my camera to show motion and movement called Panning.   

Below are some of my favorite pics from the session.

Good luck to you as you are finishing your senior year, S.  I wish you a wonderful year ahead as you head into a year full of new adventure.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Find Your Wings: Elkhart Family Photographer

“I’ll have tears as you take off, but I”ll cheer as you fly.” ~Mark Harris from Find Your Wings

 

I recently came across this song,”Find Your Wings” by Mark Harris and fell in love with it. Here’s part of the lyrics:

“May passion be the wind that leads you through your days…”

“And conviction keep you strong, guide you on your way…”

“May there be many moments that make your life so sweet…”

“I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams…”

“And that Faith gives you the courage to dare to do great things…”

“I am here for you whatever this life brings…”

“I”ll have tears as you take off but I’ll cheer as you fly…”

These children are the most hug-giving kids. They must know that I love love receiving hugs! I enjoyed every moment playing with them.  I am so blessed with so many loving families in this photography journey.  I look forward to my photoshoots like a little kid because I get play with them.  The G Family received me with such warm and loving hearts.  I feel so loved as I keep getting hugs from the kids while taking their pics. What more can I ask for in a “job”?  

Thank you so much for blessing me with the joy of affection from your family. Thank you for trusting me capturing your family’s beautiful moments together. May God bless you and may He continue to guide your children as they soar high in their wings.

 

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I Hope You Dance|Elkhart family photographer

    

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

“I HOPE YOU NEVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF WONDER…..”

“MAY YOU NEVER TAKE ONE SINGLE BREATH FOR GRANTED…”

“GOD FORBID LOVE EVER LEAVE YOU EMPTY HANDED…”

“PROMISE ME, YOU’LL GIVE FAITH A FIGHTING CHANCE…”

 

“AND WHEN YOU GET THE CHOICE TO SIT OUT OR DANCE…”

 

 

” I HOPE YOU DANCE…”

“I HOPE YOU DANCE…”

 

 

 

“I HOPE YOU NEVER FEAR THOSE MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE…”

“NEVER SETTLE FOR PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE…”

 

“I HOPE YOU DANCE….” 

  

 

 “I HOPE YOU DANCE…” 

 

 

Dear M:  I had so much fun with you at the park that day. I hope you to continue to dance like you did for me that day. I love your sense of wonder and I think you are a mega super star in beauty, strength and personality. By the way, when I grow up I want your closet of clothes and shoes. I love your sense of fashion!  Thank you the D family for your complete trust in me capturing your beautiful precious daughter.  

 

 

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Don’t Fly Away| Elkhart Family Photographer

Lovely little ladybug
sent from heaven above
please watch over my garden
and fill it up with love.
~Author Unknown

  

 

I feel so blessed with meeting so many wonderful families and high school seniors since I began this photography journey.  It really has been something that feeds my soul.  I truly walk away gaining so much from each session.  

Each session, I walked away feeling blessed that I received the gift of experiencing joy from each family.

Each session has a different way of showing me what joy means.

This session brought me to a beautiful place of seeing joy through these children’s eyes and their world of wonders.

 

JOY IS DISCOVERING…

 

     

  

 

  

 

JOY IS MAGICAL….

    

 

JOY IS SHARING SECRETS…

 

  

  

 JOY IS TOGETHERNESS…   

   

 

 

JOY IS LIFE…

  

  

 

  Thank you “K” family for a beautiful afternoon spent with your family. I enjoyed every minute of it with your family and your beautiful and sweet girls.  My favorite was when they found the lady bugs when we first arrived at the park. I also love it when the girls were so thirsty that they drank from the water sprinkler. Priceless!  Thank you for opening my eyes and allowed me to see the beauty of joy in your children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Promise |Middlebury Family Photographer

“The best family path is the road travelled together” Wess Fessler

I have the pleasure of getting to know this special family about a  year ago when they moved here from Atlanta.  The mom went to high school with my husband and moved back to the area with her family. Her 3 boys are  the same ages as my boys so we bonded instantly.  Even though I know her for a short time, I feel like our friendship has quickly blossomed into something special.  When she asked me to photograph her family, I was thrilled.  The first thing that came to my mind was to keep her boys busy. I thought spending the afternoon at a park would be a perfect way to keep them occupied. So that it doesn’t seem like a “photoshoot” for these boys, I suggested my friend to pack a picnic for her family.

It was a beautiful and warm Fall day…..just a perfect day for that picnic in the park and for the “F” family’s photoshoot.  I had all these great ideas for the photoshoot. Oh yes, I even have the perfect spot by the pond for their picnic too.  Maybe I could even capture my friend leisurely relaxing my her husband’s side and the boys all gathered around them playing tags. 

I quickly discovered that a quiet picnic was not what these active boys had in mind.   I also quickly learned that I needed to be in full speed with E, J and S if I wanted to be part of any of their actions!

I think in the first 15 minutes they climbed trees, tread in the water, explored nature, and even tackled each other! I don’t think they even sat still for their picnic!

I love that this session was so natural and reminded me of that old fashioned feeling and family time spent together. 

My friend picked out the song, “The Promise” by Tracy Chapman to go with this session video that I made for her family.  It is a perfect song and the words are very moving.  Try listening to that song while editing this session. Whew! The song reflects the deep love parents have for their children and that we always want them to know they always have a place to come home. As my friend said, this is “The Promise” she wants to make to her family.

Ofcourse, I started reflecting on my own kids and how fast they grow up and reflecting on the words of the song.  Tears…Tears….

Thank you for trusting me capturing this special time spent together! I hope that I have captured the joy that you find in your children daily. May you continue to be blessed with many special memories your family build together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stay Beautiful |Granger Senior Photographer

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over;

it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”  -Unknown

 

This quote couldn’t be more fitting of the session. The day of this photoshoot was terribly overcasted, cold, and dark with chance for scattered showers.  I almost postponed the session but my client, L , was so upbeat and ready to embrace the day.  Her contagious positive attitude convinced me to go with the flow. 

I am so glad we decided to because we had such a great time  as we were trying to stay ahead of the possible showers that seemed to be hovering over us that day.   The day became quite an adventure as we seek out to find well lit locations and ended up trying new places I hadn’t thought of.  I had such a fun day and felt like a high school kid again!

I love the lesson I learned that day.  “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over; it’s about learning to dance in the  rain.”

The best of luck to you, “L”,  as you continue your journey in dancing.  May you continue to “dance in the rain”  and Stay Beautiful with your contagious positive outlook and spread this wonderful lesson to others.  Thank you for such a fun day.  What a nice surprise at the end when “L’s” bestfriend was able to join us and shared the adventure with us. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

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