Fall wasn't the best for scheduling outdoor photos this year. We waited for the leaves to change, and when they finally did, it wouldn't stop raining. Once the rain stopped all the leaves had fallen and that was the end. I was very sad. But I managed to sneak in one photo shoot despite the grey outdoors...
This little cutie pie is 4 months old and DELISH!
His parents wanted some Christmas photos and his mom did an AWESOME job of having props ready for him. We shot indoors at Grammie's house with a beautifully decorated tree. Sadly the weather was dismal and I had to use my flash. More sadly, cute L was teething and NOT interested in the strange lady with the annoying flash. Have you ever seen a grumpier Santa?
Is it wrong to love that pouty face more than I would have a big smile?
That's ok, I don't mind being wrong!
We did coax a couple of half smiles out of him for the camera with lots of help from Mom and Dad and then I packed up and said my goodbyes. He was so happy to see the back of me that he was all giggles and grins. Traitor! I'm looking forward to a rematch little L! We'll get those smiles!
(Checking out the mistletoe. Interesting, but nothing to smile about apparently.)
And now? Well, now that Christmas is right around the corner and snow is on the ground, I can get back outdoors, where the light and I understand each other best.
My friend Emma asked me if I could get a few photos of her and her sweetie sometime. They've been dating for enough months that it adds up to YEARS now, but they don't have any photos of the two of them together. I'm familiar with such a thing (Hubby and I have been married for years and don't have any photos other than our wedding) so I told her to hurry on out and we'd play.
Except--she didn't tell her poor sweetie that we would be playing in the SNOW. Poor guy thought he was coming to an indoor studio. Whoops! I had many plans for these two but every time I looked at Patrick he was shivering. I took pity on him and cut our session short, but we'll get together in the new year for more fun with more layers. Right guys? Put on your game faces!
Speaking of fun, I'm still having a ton of it when playing with people and taking their photos, but the travel and the editing work are costing us time and money, so I've made the decision to stop researching and just jump. Starting in 2010 I will be charging a session fee and providing print options instead of giving away CD's. To go along with that, I've been researching small business information until my head spins and my eyes bleed, and I'm working on a separate and more professional looking blog. I'll link you to it when it's ready to launch! In the meantime; advertising and taxes and suppliers and insurance--OH MY!! I never thought I'd be a business woman and I want to do this right, so pray for me--and if you have helpful advice, feel free to shoot off an email! Scary and exciting!
In the meantime, Christmas is coming and I've got to get back to my number one business: my family!
Happy Monday Bloggy Peeps!
P.S. You can see a few more photos from each session on my flickr page.
P.P.S. I'll pick some family photos for tomorrow's post. Farm? Hallowe'en? Christmas Mommies? What would you like to see? I'll take requests!