Tuesday, May 25, 2010

fun fun fun in the evening sun!

I had my two oldest out for a walk this evening and brought my camera along to capture some of their moments, since I am forever capturing other families other than my own!
They were both happy to cooperate which doesn't happen very often so I was eating it up. The light was yummy and glowing (so anyone out there looking to book a session, late evening light is amazing!).
Madi was even up for changing outfits and trying an actual 'session'. What a fun night! This picture is my favorite of the night..
Love the light in this one too, this is why I love photography! Light, bokeh, cute kid, can it get any better?!
we had to do some 'jumping' shots, she has been wanting to since she saw the last wedding I did.
love the connection between them captured in this series.
and the big guy even let me take a few of him..doesn't happen too often anymore!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

lovin' the light!

I love working in the late afternoon, early evening hours. For me, there is almost no better time of day to take pictures in. The light isn't harsh, and it makes people and objects glow.
This family came all the way from the cities to visit me for a second time, and this time around had an adorable new baby girl with them. After the little guy warmed up, I was able to get some fun shots, as long as I was fast! He was one fast (and curious) kid! We were able to sneak a few family shots in (quickly) as well as brother and sister poses. What a fun evening, thanks 'P' family!
I love this last series of pictures. The boys' moms are making this a tradition to get their pictures taken together (I took them last summer too..if I could find them I would post them too.)

two years old...

Drew and his family met me at the park with some friends of theirs for an early evening shoot the other night. I have to say that this little guy and his his nearly three year old buddy kept me on my toes! They were soo busy! But, chasing after toddlers is something that I have had a lot of practice with over the years and I honestly love a good challenge!
This first post is devoted to Drew and his family, I'll post their friends session soon (along with the pictures of the two boys together...and, wow, were those fun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

spring fever

I have been having a major case of spring fever lately, especially with the super nice weather we are having! I have taken the camera out a few times when the kids and I are hanging out, but not nearly as much as I have in the past!
With me being so busy this year teaching and taking photos, the time that I have with my kids is precious! As much as I want to preserve those memories to enjoy years down the road, I don't feel the need to document every little thing, I think I miss out on some moments when I am trying to get the 'perfect' shot.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Catching up..

I am back! I am patiently waiting for my new blog (and also working on a 'real' website)..so be on the lookout for that soon!
There are HUGE changes in store for photography by mandy and I am so excited to embark on this new journey! I'll announce on my blog (and facebook) when I have the website up and ready to check out! But for now..

I met this little cutie at the lake for her session. It was a beautiful sunny day, great for taking photos! Although it took her a little while to warm up to me, once she did, there was no end to the photo ops! Her parents even got in on a few, such a gorgeous family!


Monday, May 17, 2010

I was very excited when a good friend of mine from high school asked me to be her wedding photographer! They were a beautiful couple who had chosen a gorgeous setting for their wedding. We spent the sunny afternoon taking photos in the courtyard outside the college. There were many awesome spots to shoot in, here are just a few of my favorites! Congratulations!