Saturday, January 13, 2007

First "official" photoshoot!

This morning I decided to "get on with it" and do an official shoot of the kids. I dragged my new duvet cover downstairs and set it up in the living room drapped pricariously over the couch. I tried my best to get the three kids looking somewhat groomed. And began snapping away. And I LOVE what came out. Some of the pictures are a little out of focus, some are a bit goofy in the expressions but it was a blast. It was very fun practice indeed. These are some of my favourites among many. I can't wait to keep trying and experimenting. This only solidifies in my mind my love for photography and my desire to pursue it even more professionally. And I thank you all for your previous comments and encouragement to me about my pictures. It just pushes me on to greater things. It does help having such adorable subjects. Definitely click on the images to enlarge them, they look much better in the larger size. I did end up with a pee stained duvet cover though. :)

























By the way THANK YOU ALL who "de lurked" and said hi. I had no idea so many people we enjoying what's going on in our family. And so many people I've lost touch with too! If you keep reading, I'll keep posting.
Love you all!













23 comments:

Danica said...

They are so cute, and you did such a good job.
One day I'll pay you the big bucks to shoot my kids. He he.

Heidi said...

Beautiful photos. I love the white backdrop and your lighting is awesome! I too have thought of getting into photography but will wait until all the kids are in school.

Kacie said...

Awsome pictures. They turned out great. You are very talented and it helps having such cute kidlets.

shareen said...

you did a beautiful job, Chris. Why not practice when you have such adorable subjects? The duvet cover is a fabulous backdrop. I can't believe how big they are though...Ben is such a little man.

Tracy said...

Wow! Great work! Keep 'em comin'! You really do have a natural talent and should pursue it - especially if it makes you happy :) Oh and of course such beautiful children!

Susie said...

What a beautiful family you have. You should post the photographer you used. They are all 3 so precious.

Jenessa Fowke said...

I am amazed at your photos. You definitely need to do this professionally! I especially love your use of space in your photos.

Becky said...

You are amazing. Those pictures are so cute!! And it looks like Olivia has developed more personality since we have been there! And rolls! Excellent work.

The Foulds said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! I can't even pick a favorite, they are so cute!! :)

Robyn said...

Fantastic photos! I want to hire YOU for our family photos :)
The new template looks good too!

Jen said...

So talented, Christy!!

Karalyn said...

Christy, you are so talented!

Great pictures! Your kids are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Those are Beautiful!! Keep clicking away!

T said...

So fun! Your kids are gorgeous...I love the big blue eyes=)

If you would like some photography inspiration (and would like to see my cutey patooties in action!) here's the link to Baby
J's 1st ever photoshoot. The lady who takes these is just set up in her basement...nothing fancy, but she has some good lighting, an awesome camera, a great photo-editing program and a WHOLE bunch of talent! The link is
http://www.photodex.com/sharing/viewalbum.html?alb=125323 and the password is Baby J's real name=)

Manda said...

Olivia has blue eyes!!!! So cool. Her and Megan will look quite a bit alike later on I bet. Tell her to quit growing so big. At least until February when I get to see her. I cannot believe how much older Ben and Megan are looking. Especially Megan.
Love Auntie Manda

karen said...

Those are great, Christy!

Ashley said...

Beautiful picture! You've got a wonderful gift and talent. And what's more you have beautiful children.

Sarah said...

Super fun photos! Do you have an extra flash to attach to your camera? I just got one and love it when the natural light doesn't cooperate. Do you have a flickr account? I've learned so much from the photographers on there too.

Vicki said...

You take excellent photographs, Christy.

Beth said...

Those are all wonderful. Makes me want to try this with my son..although he is older and likes to goof off ALOT!! Also makes me want to have a little one!

sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Great photos...you should DEFINITELY pursue professional photography. You are a natural...and well, your kiddos are great subjects!

joyce said...

those are totally professional-level...you can make big bucks!!1

Robyn deGroot said...

wow, great pics!