Monday, December 27, 2010

The Maxwell Family

I sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas this past weekend!!  I know I did!

Amid all the comings and goings from family gatherings and church services this weekend, I was asked to photograph the Maxwell family on the day after Christmas.  Bruce and Kathy's three sons are all grown with wives and children of their own, and everyone knows how difficult it is to line up everyone's schedules to spend a day under the same roof at the same time, especially if you don't live close by!  So when everyone was going to be together on the 26th, the family portrait opportunity was not to be missed. 
I also have to tell you, Bruce is a financial adviser, and he has been an encouragement to my husband and me through some tough financial times.  It was actually after a meeting with him that katyC photography was born.  He planted the seed of encouragement in me to use my talents to help support my family.  He convinced me that it was possible and challenged me to make it happen.  It was my pleasure to be able to photograph his family!  
For this occasion, they were looking for a more formal "looking-at-the-camera-and-smiling" type of shoot.  I am really looking forward to another opportunity Bruce hinted at for having me come and do more casual photos this spring (because, from what I experienced working with these guys for a formal shoot, a casual shoot is going to be a lot of fun)!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby James

I don't care what anyone says, a nine pound baby is still a tiny little thing!  Tiny and squishy and WAY easier to haul around than a toddler!
I'm so glad to have gotten to photograph 10 day old James!  What an adorable little bundle (you can check out his mom's maternity shoot here.  And, in case you were wondering, when I do maternity photographs, you get a newborn session at a discounted rate.  Just a little FYI). 
I had planned on him probably passing out cold (as only a newborn can) and being able to position him how I pleased for our shoot.  But this little guy was astoundingly alert the majority of our time together!  He was calm and pleasant and just seemed to be taking it all in. 
It was difficult deciding which photos to share because this little one is so stinking adorable!  I have to admit, the main reason I shared the second one (the one with the blue blanket) is because it cracks me up every time I look at it.  I'm pretty sure it's one of my favorites!
Enjoy :)


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kathy Ann and Gage

I have a photo somewhere, probably in one of my grade school scrapbooks, of me and Kathy Ann (as well as half a dozen other girls) blowing bubbles in my parent's driveway at my tenth birthday party. 
Fast forward about 18 years and I'm driving down winding country roads to photograph Kathy Ann and her grade school aged son at their house!  It had been such a long time since I'd seen her, it was really cool to have our paths cross again!
Her house was way out in the country, so she had lot's of outdoor space to play with.  One thing I didn't notice till I was leaving was the really cool bridge on her road- I actually crossed it to get to her place, but didn't pay much attention to it since I didn't know where I was going and I was busy trying to find the house!  Anyway, Kathy Ann, if you ever need me to come take your photo again, we are totally going to that bridge!
So here are some of my favorites from our shoot (and I just had to share a photo of the super enthusiastic 8-month-old giant puppy... she really wanted her picture taken, too!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Combs Family

I have gotten behind on my blog!!  Must try to make up for lost time!!

The week before Thanksgiving, my family and I took a trip down to Atlanta, GA to stay with my husband's family and spend time together for the holiday.  During our time together I had the privilege of capturing a family portrait as well as some photos of "the kids".  The weather was gorgeous, the fall colors couldn't have been more vibrant (and though I've been told it is no longer hip to refer to the city as "Hot-lanta", it was really quite warm for November!).  We couldn't have asked for a better opportunity for portraits.  The only struggle was trying to decide where, out of all the unique and beautiful locations in the area, to do our shoot!   We went downtown, we went to an historic landmark, but some of the best shots were just hanging out around the backyard.