Fun Child and Family Photography in Fond du Lac: Madison and Kinsley

untitled-4821Last week I the pleasure of taking family photos with Madison and Kinsley – two super cute little girls with a mom who has STYLE!  This was the third photo shoot I’ve had with these girls, and I look forward to seeing what awesomely cute outfits their mom has come up with for each shoot! It’s also fun to see them grow.

I love it when parents get excited about their children’s photos and put some time and effort into designing the photo shoot the way they would like it.  After all, the photos are going to be on YOUR walls for years!!  I always have photography props on hand, but when a parent brings something from home that is meaningful to the family – maybe a blanket knitted by a family member, a small rocking chair, a fun hat that a friend gave the child as a gift – it makes the photography session and the images that are born from it much more meaningful.  These little girls’ momma was rockin’ it in teal jeans for all of them, fun necklaces, a hat for the birthday girl who just turned one, bubbles, and even a BOA.

One of the things I’ve learned about child photography, especially for the under 3 crowd, is that you really have to be patient and go with the flow.  Little ones’ attention spans are short.  They get tired easily.  I try to make the session as fun and relaxed as I can.  Often times this results in the most natural and beautiful pics.

 


Fine Art Photography: Branson Landscape and Nature

Photography fun in Missouri

A week ago I went on a much needed family vacation to Branson, Missouri.  My mom and dad drove in, while my husband, daughter and I flew into Branson.  (I gotta say, Branson has the cutest little airport I’ve ever seen!)

I’d never been to Branson before, and quite honestly, I had kind of thought of Branson as a place people my parent’s age went to have fun (no offense mom and dad!).  It turns out that there were actually quite of few things to do there for the whole family and some beautiful landscapes accented by Autumn’s colors.

Do Landscape Photographers Get Vacations?

Sure, kind of…?!?

The times I travel somewhere out of my normal geographical area, my eyes are especially sensitive to looking for new sights and places to photograph.  Over time, I’ve become better at knowing whether a scene will translate well from the “real” world to print, and if it’s worth investing time at a certain location.  This is important, especially when you have four other people in the car waiting on you and one of them is a 5 year old!  (There are some negatives to only having ONE car on vacation!)  Eventually, I just took over driving while looking for locations to shoot.  It is a lot easier than “DAD STOP THE CAR!” once you’re already past a scenic location.

All humor aside, Missouri really did have some beautiful rolling hills, cliffs, and valleys full of Fall colors.  I was also able to capture a couple of images from inside Marvel Cave.  It was challenging, as I didn’t have a tripod, it was DARK, and we were almost constantly moving on our tour.  But, the cave especially was full of beautiful textures that I really enjoyed capturing.  I hope you enjoy these images from Branson and the surrounding area.

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