A few weeks ago, one of my really good friends asked me to take some photos of her family for Christmas. Yesterday we braved the cold and wind to take some awesome shots at the Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Park – a place I never knew existed!
They were all so much fun to work with despite the cold! I love it when people have fun while I take photos of them! (Who doesn’t?)
What was the most exciting thing that happened to you this weekend?
This is my submission for this week’s family themed Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit!
I want to share with you the edits I did of the shots I shared earlier in the week of my friend’s kids plus a few more! B is just so cute that I couldn’t resist! (I think that basically predicts what kind of parent I am going to be – one who posts 50 billion photos of their kids because they are SO CUTE. haha.)
You can see the rest of the “Memories Edits” over at Ashley’s blog.
I mentioned that I had a bunch of photoshoots last week. One of these was my friend D and her two kids G and B (who was 5 weeks old!) I was so happy that I was able to get and capture this moment in time for them as B will only be small for such a short time!
We first headed out to the park, where I took some shots of G. He was pretty cute as he would either run away from the camera or smile “like a monster.” (Basically a fierce variation of cheese.)
You know what else was super cute? How much G loves his new baby sister. He was quite content to sit with her, hold her hand and snuggle a bit with her.
I hoped that once G went down for his nap after lunch, we would be able to take some newborn-esque photos. It’s funny because she was really sleepy and calm all morning but once I tried to take photos of her sleeping, she refused to pose and was quite fussy. I guess that’s why they recommend taking photos before 4 weeks and doing it when the babies are sleepiest. Maybe she knew that I needed to leave before 3:15 so I wasn’t caught in traffic? Who knows?
I think that’s my favourite photo of her as she’s actually kind of sleeping. I thought that she would have enjoyed not being dressed a bit more (as I thought most babies liked that,) but maybe she was too cold despite it being SUPER hot in the room? Live and learn!
Have you ever tried to take Newborn photos before?
These are my Straight Out Of the Camera shots for this week’s Memories themed Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit. See the rest of the SOOCs over at Jill’s blog.
This weekend was a busy one. As I mentioned previously, last Friday I went out to the mountains with my brother and his new fiancé to take some engagement photos.
We first went out to Moraine Lake by Lake Louise, then headed to Vermilion Lakes near Banff. Many of the trees have turned to a wonderful shade of yellow, something I wanted to take advantage of.
We had beautiful weather – it was warm if
way a bit too windy. It was pretty sunny for the whole day and with the sun at such a high position in the sky, I know many photographers aren’t keen to go out shoot. Sure, some of the photos may not be as flattering as if it had been beautifully diffused light, but I’m a fan of the notion of trying to make the best of the situation and using the light available to you.
Please learn from us: it’s important to remember to have your emergency brake on when you park your standard so that your car doesn’t start rolling away when you sit on the bumper.
After the photo session, we headed back to Calgary. As I was heading out to my friend’s bachelorette party, I noticed the evening sun peaking through the trees. I seriously need to go take photos of people in the evening now as the light has been amazing recently. Any takers?
What do you think about taking photos of people in direct sunlight?
All these shots are Straight Out Of the Camera and shared at this week’s Fall themed Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit.