Monday, June 29, 2009

Back to work

It's been a really great three week vacation, but the time has come to get back to work. I'm really looking forward to it, as it feels like forever since I took some pictures of someone other than Megan. :)

We have received a ton of well wishes, and we appreaciate each and every one of them. Megan and mommy are doing fantastic. The baby is gaining weight fast, and growing like crazy. Mom has been letting me spend some great quality time with all the kids while she goes off to rest. Nothing like daddy-son and daddy-daughter time to make you put the world back into perspective.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birth Announcement complete


Earlier this week I decide to put together Megan's birth announcement to be sent out to friends and family. I do this type of stuff quite often for clients, but it seems that when it comes to my own family I run out of time to get stuff done. Thankfully, I've taken off much of the month of June to stay home with the family and to help Mom get some rest. Somewhere in there, I found a couple free hours to sneek off and design this card.

For this announcement, I decide to use one of the earlier images. I'm still working on some fine art pieces, but you really can't predict a newborn's behavior. As of right now, Megan hasn't been interested in "posing" for some of my more artistic shots. I'm not giving up, but I really need to get it done ASAP as she is changing daily and is loosing that "new baby look".

The shot above is just the front of the announcement, and there are more pictures on the back side. The announcement is being printed on Pearl press paper, which is just awesome stuff. It has this really great texture and has a interesting look when light skims off the surface.

Friday, June 12, 2009

One proud papa!


What an angel. She is just so perfect. This little one is definitely going to be "daddy's girl". She just sleeps in my arms in the most contented fashion.


Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes. Mom and baby are doing fantastic. With any luck I'll be able to get some fine art shots tomorrow!

My son has been such a good helper (shocking!). My other daughter just adores her baby sister, when she wants to, but also has developed a bit of jealously because she doesn't have 100% of mom's attention. A few incidents of acting out, but other than that she has been a really good girl.

I'm just so blessed.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Megan Victoria


She's finally here! My wife went into labor last night, and this morning at 3:00 AM, my beautiful daughter was born. She is 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and just a tiny thing. I've got a lot on my plate right now, so I'm just breezing through the hospital portraits. I've got some really great ideas for when I get her home, and I'm saving the surprise until then.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Heather and Hannah


A few weeks ago, I donated a free session for a fundraiser. Tonight, I was able to shoot Heather and Hannah for their parents who bought the donated session at the fundraiser.

This whole family was just a blast to hang out with and shoot. The girls were so beautiful, and posed so well with each other. It definitely made my job easier.

The youngest is a catcher for the Hotshots softball team. I've got some really fantastic shots of her in all her gear, as well as some closeups. She has an absolutely intimidating stare, and I'd wager she is pretty good at psyching out many a hitter stepping into the batting box.


....more to come.