July 2012… that is when I purchased my first ever DSLR, it was a few weeks after my 2nd was born, my little guy Zayden. A family member came to the hospital with their cool fancy camera and I LOVED how the photos looked when using it… Now I want to be clear, the camera can assist to take great photos, but many other factors come into play to take an all around great photo.. Light, composition, white balance, focus and mostly emotion. When I got my camera I remember reading so many articles, books and tips, and like to think I started in the right direction. My first subjects were my kids, and I was so excited to take them out and do their photos. Fast forward that to 5 years later, with a bunch more knowledge behind me and older kids, I am still so excited to photography them, especially when they ASK me to! YES, we go do it! These are a few images I took of them last night, God has truly blessed me with these little beautiful children. I am so thrilled I can capture images of them. I already placed a print order too and cannot wait to get some new photos on my walls! These are some spots we found around town last night.
In the future I hope to host a “mini camera” course where we play with settings on our camera, and some knowledge of taking better photos of your loved ones!
Do you want some beautiful images of your kids?
This set is a bit different then my normal style, but I am loving it. Okay, give your brother a hug, now SQUEEZE! haha
Back in May a good photographer friend Leigh Jess and I were fortunate to travel to Iceland for a workshop we really wanted to attend (I will blog about it one day!) I really, really. really wanted to photograph a couple while we were there! So with a little searching and some help from our host we found this amazing pair! We had not met or talked until the day of the session! It was all arranged through someone we had not even met yet either!
We contacted them and they came to pick us up to drive to the locations, (yes some may think we are crazy to hop into a vehicle in a different country with two strangers, but what ensued next was the reason why!) They showed us some of their favorite locations (we adventured for about 4 hours), we did a bit of off roading, and they were so excited to show us a part of their beautiful country! We all clicked right away! We laughed, we adventured chasing the sunset and best of all we all built some new friendships! The next day we had another adventure to Skogafoss, with only minutes to capture these two before the light was all gone. These two were barely told to do anything for their sessions, their natural chemistry made it that more raw and real. The way Gísli wraps his arms around Ragnheiður, you know they are made for one another. They have this deep connection. This real connection. Love.
Thank you for new friendships, and making us feel welcome in your beautiful country! We cannot wait to come back! Hopefully one day you can journey to Canada so we can bring you both on adventures!
Here are a few of my favorite images of these two in the beautiful country of Iceland < 3