I love my work. I just love it. Anyone would HAVE to love their work in order to go outside in the windy, drizzly-cold late November weather on- of all days- Thanksgiving. It helped that I was joined by our good friends, the Kramer Family. They were with us for just a short visit, and we wanted to make the most of it by getting some good family portraits.
Our chosen location was one of my personal favorites- Chamber's Bay. The site is built around some "ruins" from an old sand and gravel mine, and is poised right beside the beautiful Puget Sound- with an amazing view of several of the islands. Unfortunately, we didn't really see much of that gorgeous stuff; we were too busy keeping our heads down to avoid the biting wind. Our shoot was brief- just 30 minutes- but we were highly motivated by the cold and got several great shots!
One thing was very evident in this shoot- there is a lot of love in this little family! Of course, being their friend, I already knew that. But as I've mentioned before, I know I've hit the jackpot with a shoot when that love shows through the pictures as clearly as it does here. Take a look for yourself and see what you think! (Click on any photo to see it larger.)
I just love this age! I can say that because this little lady is just two weeks older than Milo. The whole world is opening up!
What a beautiful couple! Am I right? Yup, I am. :)
These were a fun little series. We were between "formal" shots and they were just taking a warm-up break. These are probably some of my favorite photos ever! I guess that just goes to show that you never know when a perfect moment will present itself; you just better have your finger on the shutter!
This was the point in the shoot when they were done, and I was still shooting. Those last few moments always have a sort of candor that you just can't duplicate. As you can tell, on the technical side of things, it was getting a bit wet and windy out! Good thing I put my camera away when I did!
There you have it, friends! This was such a delightful shoot, despite the wind and the cold and the rain. I was so honored to share these moments with the Kramers and get a little peek into their family life. Thanks, you guys, for starting out my Thanksgiving on such a joyful note!