Bucket List Session

Ever since I saw this image concept on the wall of our Pediatrician’s office, I’ve been wanting to replicate the scene myself, but I’ve never had the opportunity — until Holden arrived.

A few months after my last post, we got together again to shoot images for Christmas cards, and this time in my basement studio for an indoor session. The baby-in-a-bowl-of-Cheerios has been on my bucket list for at least 15 years. And I think we did alright at this first attempt.

What do you think?

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Julia’s Senior Portrait

A quilting friend of my wife (and good friend of the family) asked me to take her daughter Julia’s senior portrait this past summer. So we headed up to one of my favorite spots in Colorado: Chautauqua Park in Boulder and had a fabulous session. She’s so photogenic, too. After seeing these images on my screen, I came to like more the smile-less poses we shot–she just has this look and smirk on her face when she doesn’t smile, maybe she’s smiling with her eyes, I don’t know. But I liked the shots more when she did not smile. Too funny too, because I kept asking her smile over and over during the session. Go figure.

Julia Backlit

Julia Glowing

Julia on a Break

Julia Hiding

Julia Relaxed

Julia on the Wall

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My cousin, Lili, came to town this past week with her mom to pick up her older sister Emma who had been staying with us for the past three weeks.

Just before leaving for the airport on Saturday, I noticed what she was wearing and immediately said “Let’s go take a portrait.” So I took her into my studio and literally, this is what we got in a 5 minutes. A quick conversion to black and white using Lightroom was all the “post-processing” I did.

Not too bad for a 5 minute session! What do you think?


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