Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tacoma Family Photographer- Audet Family Photos, Vol. 2

"Volume 2?"  You may be asking yourself, "what does that mean?"  Well, some of you may recall this family from way back in 2010 in this post.  I am always delighted to photograph a family as they grow and change- and  no where is this more noticeable than with young children.  This time around, their two little bundles of energy were running, throwing leaves at each other, playing with gravel, and the list goes on!  While this can feel a little tiring sometimes as a photographer trying to just keep up and keep snapping photos, I really do love it.  I love it when the energy of a shot is translated so clearly that you can't miss it.  There are several gems from this shoot in which that very phenomenon happens, and I am so glad!

On the practical side of things, we had this session down at Wright Park in Tacoma, which, for those of you who are out-of-towners, is a beautiful and varied landscape that was established over one hundred years ago.  These are some of my favorite trees in all of Tacoma.  Of course, with a lot of trees come a lot of leaves, which is exactly what we were counting on.  And despite the very chilly November weather, we had a really successful shoot.  By the end, the kids were more like kid-sicles, but hey- we got the photos, and that's what car heaters are for, right...?  Scroll down to see for yourself.  As always, click on the photos to see them in larger form.

Here was a funny one from the all-family shots.  I haven't posted them all, though- wouldn't want to ruin a Christmas picture by sharing it before they do!  

This is definitely one of my favorites from the shoot.  I love it when kids just LOOK at the camera.  No need to make up an expression for me- they're just themselves.

Her brother had just thrown a handful of leaves on her neck, so OF COURSE she felt like yelling about it.  ;)

As I've mentioned elsewhere, this little girl has the most stunning eyes.  So fun to photograph!

Perhaps as a direct result of throwing leaves on his dad, this little rascal got thrown right into a huge pile of leaves.  When I asked him to show me his dirty hands, this (below) was what I got.  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect placement of those little thumbs!

And there they went, walking off into the "sunset."  Getting them both in the same shot was a tall order, but it finally worked.  :)

This last little triptych was just a bit of fun with photographic storytelling for me.  I am really enjoying putting photos together to re-create the action lately.  It's a neat tool in my visual "toolbox."
And once again, I had a GREAT time photographing the Audet family.  I can only hope there will be more "volumes" in the future.  Thanks, you guys, for being willing to stand around in the cold for an hour, and for doing it with such style!

~ Kathryn

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