May Your Days Be Merry and Bright…

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Do you know what is so wonderful about family coming for the holidays? You get to love on them for hours on end, but then they know the camera is going to come out. A photographers dream…not so much the families dream…smile! But Mama is in her element and the little chicks want to make her happy♥ Our family photos needed updated in the worst of way. Everybody was given fair warning, way in advance. I know the sister chick-lets were clucking away on the phone to each other about the upcoming day. But the mother hen was adamant about this event to take place. The motto I live by now..”Life is too short and you don’t know what tomorrow will bring!”  So bring on the camera and capture those memories!
I am currently enrolled in Susannah’s Conway Photography Meditations Class. She interviewed Larry Towell who is a great photographer. The one thing his mentor said, which has always stuck with him is, “Learn how to photograph your family – those successes will carry to everything else you photograph in life.” “Photographing one’s family is probably the most difficult thing to do in the photography arena.” It really did my heart good to hear this, I was hoping I wasn’t the only one feeling this way♥ You want it SO perfect….it is your family we are talking about. You set very high perfection goals to be achieved…sometimes not always possible in certain circumstances. If you are a photographer, I hope you can remember this, the next time you are having a photo shoot with your family.

They were very very good sports and I am very happy with the images I was able to capture.

The first and last photo I made for them to use as their Christmas Cards this year.

I will be taking appointments for the next year session as soon as the holidays are over with.

In a few short weeks, I will have my 2013 rates and policies posted here on the blog.

Happy TWO-sday to you!

They make a great TWOsome, don’t they?

Lots of love,


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39 thoughts on “May Your Days Be Merry and Bright…

  1. Hi Laurie 🙂
    I discovered your blog through Marie-Charlotte’s blog, D’ici et d’ailleurs”. These portraits are wonderful, they are all very beautiful, I really love the first one !
    Have a nice day !

  2. They’re absolutely, positively gorgeous, Laurie! It must be hard to take a photo in which either one looks less than perfect.

  3. I tried leaving a comment, but didn’t work. So I hope you get message and know how much I enjoy your wonderful pictures, and family. Sending hugs, Wanda

  4. I like all of the photos but the second photo is my FAVORITE! You know that happy, shiny-eyed look little kids have that is so precious? They both have that in that photo (that’s rare with grown-ups!). A+ work. High five to the photographer!!

  5. Aw! Lovely photos, Laurie. You are truly amazing. I have to admit that I miss reading your posts and looking at your great work. I was just being busy recently but please know, I will eventually visit to send my love.

    All the best,
    Scudds x

  6. Beautiful family. I’m thinking those cards are going to come out perfect. Taking pictures of the family became much easier once my niece was born. Everyone was all…no don’t take my picture…until the baby was put in their arms. Then is suddenly became…quick take my picture…she’s smiling at me! 😉

  7. Calling by today from the NF Blo-Ma Meme, maybe I found the wrong post as no flower macros to be seen, lovely photos though. 🙂

  8. Hi Laurie! Welcome to the Photo-Heart Connection. Wonderful images! Photographing your family is surely one of the things that touches our hearts the most. Thank you for joining in!

  9. Just amazing photos. You are really becoming a pro. As I’ve said in the past, you have beautiful daughters and son-in-laws. They all look like professional models. I bet they are thrilled with the results and will be more than happy to pose for you in the future. Making memories 🙂

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