Yesterday morning was one of those simple days like any other when something happened that I’ll remember forever. For the first time since they were born, my children and I carved a pumpkin for Halloween.
There will be many other pumpkins and they will be special in their own way, but the sound of their little voices “those strings are disgusting!” “eww it stinks a lot” will echo through my memories for decades to come. I didn’t photograph the carving of the pumpkin … when I don’t have someone else there available to do it for me I prefer to live the moment rather than photograph it (which is why I no longer bring cameras to friends and family’s weddings when I’m there as a guest).
I knew I wanted what I call a “personal bookmark photo” … something that is hopefully beautiful in and of itself but that also has the magical power of unleashing wonderful memories that are not shown in the photos.
Here are my personal bookmarks:
From our family to yours have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Just a quick business note… those of you who have contacted us about scheduling your year end family portrait session… if you’re hoping to be able to get holiday cards in time to send them, time is of the essence to schedule your sessions 🙂 … especially if you’re only available on the weekends for the photography session!
Oh and a word of advice.. don’t leave a one and a half year old unsupervised with your jack-o-lantern… he may attempt to eat it whole 🙂
At long last… but still a while before she begins College… Norah Arnett’s New Baby session!
I have to admit this was the most challenging session we’ve ever shot. Those who have hired us know that our creativity thrives in the great outdoors. Not that we don’t use flash… we do… but we love using natural light, natural and architectural found scenes… we are many things, but NOT “Studio Photographers”
You can imagine our state of mind as, upon arriving at Joanne and Doug’s home we realized the weather was NOT going to smile down on us and we were going to have to shoot all of it indoors, and all of it with flash… with a little bit of window light thrown in in the early parts of the session.
I hope you will agree that we pulled it off just fine. Norah and her big brother Brendyn look positively amazing and their parents were glowing as well… especially while holding their new bundle of joy.
If you enjoyed the photos please take a moment to leave a comment below for Joanne, Doug, Brendyn and baby Norah. Oh and we (the artists) would absolutely LOVE IT if you were to click that “Share” button floating off to the left and let your friends know about our work… that would be awesome!
the full set is up on the proofs site.
Lisette and Alessandro
Just a sneak peak at two of the images from this awesome session with The Arnettes and their new baby girl Norah. Full post will follow tomorrow. If you like the photos, please click the “Share” button floating off to the side and write a couple of nice words… it may seem like a small thing to you but it’s so cool to come back here and find out how many people have taken two minutes to share our work with the world.