I'm just a tiny bit excited about tomorrow. The Little Family M-G are having a little photo shoot with the wonderful photographer, Angie Baxter. She has a great name….
I discovered Angie's work when she took these amazing photos of my beautiful friend, Rae and her darling, handsome son, Jerod.
Truthfully, it's hard to take a bad shot of this crazy beautiful pair! But checking out Angie's website, it was obvious to me that she has a great eye. Below are some of my favourites.
My brief to Angie was simple – I was thinking a park, I was thinking filtered light. Based on that, she suggested a location that she thought would be ideal and locked us in for a 4pm shoot in order to make the most of the gorgeous sunlight at that time of day.
My favourite portrait photography involves a staged scene with real moments. So you might set-dress the scene – with props like balloons or maybe hanging some bunting from a tree – and then let people be themselves within that little scene. Authentic moments captured in a controlled environment. If the kids pull faces, so be it. That's the photo I want – real. Angie is definitely under no obligation to get the on-cue, posey "Cheese!" shot of the four of us.
So, I'm super excited. I have a few little ideas and will take along a few props, and Angie has mentioned she also wants to try out some cute ideas. I think the whole fun of it is to experiment and see what works.
LD wants to take his soccer ball along, too and a towel for having a picmic. No, that's not a typo. Far out, that kid is cute!
We've never had professional shots done. I really can't wait!
I'm praying for a lovely, sunny day tomorrow. It might be a bit chilly but that's okay. We'll all look lovely and rosy-cheeked!
I am also choosing to ignore that both boys are at the tail-end of colds and my skin has broken out. Snot and spots? That's why God invented Photoshop!
Meanwhile, I need my beauty sleep….
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