Archive for Feb 2012

February 29, 2012 Photography Thoughts

Sometimes my favorite image of a session is one that I almost overlooked.  This was the last image I edited in this session, and it’s turning out to be my favorite.  Her eyes sparkle here.  She’s comfortable, natural, and real.  The angle is playful, and I love the black and white conversion.

I always try to get a balance of lifestyle or “real moments” during a photo session and some great, more straightforward portraits of the children.

It’s a good reminder to always go back and look again.  There might just be something I overlooked.

Michaela 3 b.w Photography Thoughts

 

I’m looking forward to meeting a sweet newborn this weekend and catching up with a big 9 month old again.  I’ve documented his life every 3 months since birth, and it’s been a really neat project.  In the mean time, I’ve been spending too much time on Pinterest.  (Follow me there if you want–Emily Large– and I’ll follow you.  But I warn you, it’s highly addictive!)

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You ought to recognize this beauty by now.  She graces my blog and gallery frequently.

She is 1 year old with a sweet, happy spirit, and eyes that sparkle.  She makes her parent swoon and keeps her dog great company.  She’s growing like a champ and crawling up a storm.

And, it’s been an honor to watch her grow.  Happy 1st Birthday to you all!

 

Family 4 5x7 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Family 22 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Family 90 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Leah 45 8x10 edit sweater 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Family 3 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Leah 33 b.w 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

Leah 12 version 2 1 Year Old Beauty *DC Lifestyle Photography

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Spring Break Special Spring Break Special *DC Family Photography

February 20, 2012 Kids being kids

It was another unusually mild and beautiful winter day, so we headed out to the Woodend Nature Preserve in Chevy Chase to explore, play, and get some great pictures of these cousins enjoying their time together.  They were so easy going, natural, fun, and FUNNY.   They had me giggling as they horsed around.  What a joy watching them just be kids!

I hope you can feel their bright personalities shine in these images because these kids are AWESOME!

Thanks, kids, it was fun.

 

 

Blog 1 Kids being kids

Blog 2 Kids being kids

Blog 3.1 Kids being kidsBlog 4 Kids being kids

Blog 6 Kids being kids

Blog 7 Kids being kids

Blog 8 Kids being kids

Blog 9 Kids being kids

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February 14, 2012 3 months with giggles

In just 3 months, this baby has just about doubled her size and learned how to laugh.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it as such a young age!  But when her grandfather gets going, she lights up and giggles and giggles.

It was fun meeting her as a newborn infant, but watching her grow might even be more satisfying.  She’s precious, her parents are awesome, and I love spending time with them all.

Enjoy!

E 1 3 months with giggles

E 22 3 months with giggles

E 3 3 months with giggles

E 4 3 months with giggles

E 5 3 months with giggles

E 6 3 months with giggles

E 71 3 months with giggles

E 8 3 months with giggles

E 9 3 months with giggles

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February 12, 2012 A Family Snow Day

Did you see the snow shower yesterday? We did! It was about 30 minutes of big swirling snowflakes, and then it stopped. For a winter with very little snow, it was really fun to be out and play in it. This extended family enjoyed throwing the football around, chasing the little ones, and snuggling together.

Thanks to you all for braving the snow.  It was fun capturing you all together!

 

Family 20 A Family Snow Day

Family 10 A Family Snow Day

Family 15 A Family Snow Day

Family 17 A Family Snow Day

Family 21 A Family Snow Day

Family 12 A Family Snow Day

Family 16 A Family Snow Day

Family 141 A Family Snow Day

 

 

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I took the day off yesterday from documenting other people’s children and focused on my own.  Our oldest daughter celebrated her upcoming birthday with a gymnastics party this weekend.  It was so fun to see her play and thrive and celebrate.  We love her very much and will cherish these memories for years to come.

Happy Birthday, little princess!  We love you “all the way to the moon and back!”

 

Birthday 10 Happy Birthday to my girl!

birthday 14 Happy Birthday to my girl!

birthday 11 Happy Birthday to my girl!

birthday 12 Happy Birthday to my girl!

Birthday 161 Happy Birthday to my girl!

 

 

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February 2, 2012 Happy Groundhog Day

There’s no holiday we don’t celebrate our house, especially when we can make a craft for it! icon smile Happy Groundhog Day

From my groundhogs to yours, Happy Groundhog Day!

 

eloise groundhog Happy Groundhog Day

Cordelia ground hog Happy Groundhog Day

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