Posts Tagged: family photos


Take One: SUCCESS!

This year I knew I wanted to take a family portrait with all of us, not just the kids.    Schedules are a mess around here, but yesterday was the day.  I decided on our color (BLUE!) and we all got ready.  In the past my first attempt has always been met with failure.  This year was different, though, and I am very happy with the outcome. I’ll probably torture the kids with some more pictures, thanks to Pinterest!

These are all the black and whites, because that’s how I roll.

Ze Kids

Weekly Winners {Photo Shoot at Amicalola Falls}

Yesterday, I came full circle; if you will.

Two years ago, this month, I had the pleasure of photographing a certain family.  They were the first to be put in my professional portfolio.  These photos (the ones I took yesterday) have so much meaning to me because it really shows how much I have grown as a photographer.  I believe I’ve grown in all areas—composition, technique, and editing.   That?  Make me feel a sense of fulfillment.   It also reinforces that I am on the right path.

We met at Amicalola Falls, and I—of course—had to capture some of our surroundings before, during, and after the photo session.

{i am lotus for more winners}

Lane Kids: Attempt One

This year I’m starting early.  Why?  Well, because it takes me about a million and forty seven* attempts to get the “it” picture of all four of my kids.   For years I’ve said that I can get anyone else’s kids to look and smile, but when it comes to my own….forget about it!

Yesterday while the kids were playing outside–on the most beautiful of beautiful fall days—I thought to myself, “Self, if this picture comes out on the first attempt, you’ve come a long way, and maybe, just maybe, your Christmas cards will actually go out a couple weeks BEFORE Christmas .”

I didn’t care about the army shirt that Mikey’s wearing (one of three of the same type that I did, in fact, hide in the back of his closet.)  I didn’t care about the Hebrew National shirt that Benjamin wears so much that people probably think that they poor thing only has that one stinking shirt.  I didn’t care that Livey’s hair was not brushed, and I certainly didn’t care that David was still in his pajamas**.

I mean, wouldn’t it be awesome to send a down-to-earth type of photo of the kids?

I’ll be chronicling my attempts again,  just like last year and the year before.  I know that perfect shot is right around the corner.  Stay tuned…

*where a million and forty seven equals three
**I have an INABILITY to spell correctly in Photoshop. Deal.

Weekly Winners {The Not-So-Weekly-Family-Winners Edition}

I have not paid for one of these. Ever.  Not one.

Taken by: Michael

{Now, go see Lotus}



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