my first gig

So, today was my first paid experience as a "photographer". Yesterday when I told my small group about it, they remarked that they didn't know I was trying to do this. I didn't really know I was either; it just sort of happened.

My co-worker asked if I'd be interested in doing family portraits for her & I jumped at the opportunity. I offered to do the session for free, but she wouldn't have it. So, thank you, Marisa, for allowing me to spend the afternoon with your beautiful family.

The kiddos were a bit... squirrelly, but we were able to get some good shots.

Here's a taste:

Kallie, looking like a tiny dancer.

Riley's smirk.

Kris & Marisa

I love this picture because it captures exactly how the session went. Marisa smiled and tried to cajole the kids into sitting still and smiling, and Kris chased them after they inevitably squirmed away and ran off.

& this picture perfectly depicts exactly how Kallie & Riley felt about the whole thing.

Thanks again, guys - it was a really fun afternoon!


  1. These are beautiful! I so prefer on-the-spot action to studio photography. Well done! And my favorite is the dad holding his son upside down with mom/babe in foreground. You're a woman of many talents.

  2. I agree with everyone else - these are great photos!

  3. looks fun and what a pretty day ~how long did it take?

  4. your photographs are wonderful! awesome job :)

    It's quite evident that you have a way with the lens :)

  5. :: well done!
    :: did you hear the cider & donut has moved to my moms house? hope you're coming!
    :: xo