Thursday, October 25, 2012
jenX had the honor of shooting the Bowling vow renewal last weekend. Jeff and Daniella celebrated their 10 year anniversary by saying their "I do's" again. I love to shoot weddings, and there is something even better about renewing vows. Somehow the words are more meaningful 10 years into a marraige.
The ceremony was held on top of a building off of McKinney Avenue in Dallas, so the skyline was the backdrop. It was absolutely breathtaking! I love the images of their kids. They could pursue a career in modeling, were they so inclined. Here are some of my favorite shots from the blessed event.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I got to meet a beautiful new family this past weekend. The Dave family came to my studio for a newborn session. I adore shooting newborns, and I especially enjoy first time parents. It is such a joyous (even if a little sleep deprived) time.
Kavita and Tejas welcomed their first baby, a precious girl named Vidhi, last month.
Little Vidhi did not appreciate being knocked off of her routine, and let us have it for a good portion of the session, but as always, we managed to get some good stuff anyway. You definitely have to be prepared to bend to a newborns needs, as a parent, AND as a photographer! In both cases, it's totally worth it.
Here's a little something you may not know if you have never done a newborn session with me. In order to get beautiful "naked baby" images, it can get a little messy! In almost every instance, someone is going to be the victim of a little accident. In this session, it was all of us! Clients are sometimes surprised when I expect them to look and smile anyways. Hey, if the baby is happy, anything for the shot.
The good news is, in todays technological world, I can use photoshop to disguise anything unsavory that may occur during a newborn session. Witness above the before image. Not super obvious, but I had to remove a little "tinkle" off of Dads tummy. Also what new parents learn quickly...parenthood is glamorous stuff!!
...but again, totally worth it.
Love the expression on baby's face in this one. I have some shots that are more natural looking, but I think this one is hilarious. Lot's of personality coming out.
Look at this perfect swirl of a belly button. Absolutely perfect, just like it's owner.
My thanks to the Dave family for sharing their precious little family with me for an afternoon. It was a pleasure meeting you guys.