Posts Tagged 'Silver Spoon boutique'
First off, our apologies for the lack of updates lately–we spent the last week in San Diego with James’ entire family, celebrating his grandmother’s 90th birthday and just generally having fun. Stay tuned for images from that, as well as more updates about what else has been taking up a good deal of our time lately–moving into the new Enchanted studio (again, stay tuned for images!).
Now that I have that off my chest, on to more important things, like the lovely Perdue family. We knew photographing this family would be a fun challenge, as they described wanting anything but “typical.” They showed up fabulously frocked and up for anything; when I say anything, I mean anything. Their session was on one of the windiest days in recent memory. Thankfully a little wind and chill didn’t intimidate them! We ended up down by the train tracks, and found a spot under the bridge that we first went to in an effort to block the wind, but found out it had more merit than just blocking the wind. Just for fun at the end, we went further down the tracks. Literally a minute or two after telling them that trains never come by when we’re down there, lo and behold, a train began approaching. Jackpot! Our favorite images (and theirs) of the day came as a result of this happy accident. I should also mention, even though obvious through the images, that miss S was quite the show-stopper. Thanks to the Perdue family for sticking with us through the cold and wind–it was worth it! In fact, we loved one of their images so much that it is hanging in the gallery of our new studio…
It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce our 3rd annual Mommy & Me Portraits for the Cure event, where we raise money to support breast cancer research. This year we’re keeping it local and donating the proceeds to the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment. As usual, the event will be held at The Silver Spoon children’s boutique. No appointments are needed, so just come in while we’re there! The portraits will be made like those you see here, so dark colors will photograph the best. We want to say a special “thank you” to the three lovely women and their kids who are featured here and have each been affected by breast cancer in different ways. You are all strong, courageous, and deserve to be celebrated!
When we first spoke with the Waterbury’s and learned they wanted their family to be photographed in a rice field, we were so intrigued! It turns out they are rice farmers and this wide expanse of land is all theirs, and it was close to harvest time. Their idea was to schedule the portrait session in early fall, right before the harvest. We were so excited and thankful that they had a couple of spots in mind, because our heads were spinning with the overwhelming options. Laura did such a great job planning their clothing, as she had one set of clothes to be photographed with one look, by their neighbors totally awesome barn, and then another set of clothes for the rice field images (little S’s great dress was from the Silver Spoon). It was so special watching the kids run around free on their land, something so few children today can experience. Capturing the relationships of a family is always important, but documenting this time in their life on their farm, that they plant and harvest, which defines so much about their lives, was amazing and truly an honor for us. Thank you so much to the Waterbury’s for sharing their ideas, land, and precious children with us for a few hours. (it should also be noted that very soon after these photographs were taken, brother decided to give little sis a haircut…:-).
A few weeks ago we held our 2nd annual Santa Portrait Charity Event at the Silver Spoon children’s boutique in an effort to collect Toys 4 Tots. We had an amazing response and collected over 200 toys! We are so appreciative of everyone who participated in this event, as well as the Silver Spoon for providing the perfect location and the most amazing Santa. There are far too many portraits to include in a blog post, so this is really just a teaser (and if case you weren’t aware, the first darling little girls are ours…:-). To see all 188 portraits visit our Facebook page here. Enjoy and Merry Christmas–Ho! Ho! Ho!
We are so excited to announce our 3rd annual Costumes & Cans Halloween charity event! The event is being held at the Silver Spoon boutique, and we hope to make this our biggest year ever and collect more canned food than ever before (donations will go directly to the Placer Food Bank). Last year we collected over 2,000 pounds of food–together let’s blow that out of the water this year! Please bring your little ghosts & goblins out and help someone in need while getting a great Halloween costume portrait of your child.
When we first met with Leah, she already had very specific ideas for the session she wanted to do with her 2 darling daughters, including having their dresses all ready to go! (thanks to the Silver Spoon children’s boutique in Roseville) She knew she wanted to be in a natural, field-like setting with her girls, and we knew just where to go. We were in a race against time before big sister’s 2 front teeth would fall out…as of today, she’s toothless according to mom! It was so neat to see the girls’ sweet interactions with mom, and they’ll forever have these images to remind them of this special, innocent time in their lives. We want to thank all three of the lovely Robinson ladies for their willingness to climb through pokey weeds with bare legs, all in an effort to get the perfect shot!
Today our “baby” turns 5. It’s hard not to get sappy and sentimental at times like this. It’s so cliche to say how time flies and in the blink of an eye babies turn into young ladies, but it’s SO true! Five years ago today we had no idea who this baby girl would become; what her personality would be like, who she would resemble, and the role she would play in our family. Well, we have learned much about her in five years. Our Teagan is so full of life, energy, humor, wit and compassion. She is the funniest kid I’ve ever met, can be so stubborn, but the next minute melts your heart with love. We keep asking her why she’s growing up so fast, and her reply is always the same: “Because I want to grow up.” Slow down, sweet Teagan. Enjoy each day (and she does!).
Here is her actual birth announcement we sent out; the photograph was taken when she was 3 weeks old. The images below are very recent. In fact, the ones outside were taken just a couple of days ago. She was modeling some dresses for the Silver Spoon, so the session also became her five-year portrait session. She did a great job but was much more concerned about the little ladybug she found and was holding in her hands most of the time we were out. The last couple in the hat were some fun outtakes from the mommy & me promo session the girls and I did last month. As much as I love every one of these images of her for different reasons, James and I both agree that the last one pretty much sums up our little girl. Happy Birthday Teagan!
Last Sunday we took the girls over to our friends at the Silver Spoon children’s boutique to photograph some of their brand-new spring arrivals. We all agreed that some of the outfits definitely needed live models; enter Reilly & Teagan. While the ladies pulled outfits, I styled the girls in and out of clothes as fast as Superwoman changed into her digs. The girls had so much fun trying on all of the super adorable clothing, and even insisted on choosing a new hair accessory from the store’s vast assortment for each outfit. Enjoy a peek at some of the Silver Spoon’s gorgeous new selection!