So I didn't quite get the blog face lift done today (or a myriad of other things) but I am going to get these cute photos posted...and if I get it done in the next 20 minutes it still counts as getting it done today. Even if Steph is probably snoring right now.
So as I said, we went to the Long Branch ranch and saloon which was so cool. The textures and colors and variety of things to shoot was incredible. It was a bit of a challenge to focus too much on all of that because my subject was a running, jumping, squirming wild man. Not only that, but with a face like this I couldn't help but zoom in a lot of the time.
and I had to resort to one of my favorite types of photos...those from the rear view...there were so many doors and this curious cutie wanted in all of them.
Of course there were wonderful things like saddles and scales and stage coaches too... and then there was the new friendship that was formed...
Today was my first REAL newborn shoot. I was so excited and nervous. We did a great job planning for a very sleepy boy...but we got a pretty wakie boy. Darling, but awake! It started out pretty promising...
I was so excited about these shots. Poor baby didn't really care for the scale! (then again, who does? ha) We tried a little potted plant action, but 8 days old or not, this boy catapulted himself out of this contraption. No worries, we caught him....but I did manage to get this one image that cracked me up! And a lot of my favorite images included Dad who was such a GREAT sport.
I learned today that the squishy little pliable newborns that I imagined might not exist. We couldn't quite pull off a lot of the shots that I had in mind but we still had a great morning, and I think I was able to get a few shots that mom and dad will enjoy. I posted a whole bunch on my photo blog but I'm going to post a couple of favorites here too.
At this point I still had high hopes for the sleepy thing.
My mom TOTALLY rocked the knitting assignment I gave her. Way to go Mom...it worked PERFECTLY!! I think I tortured the poor baby with the scale...but we just had to use it for a couple of quick shots. After all I carried it from one end of the flea market to the other just for such an occasion!
And finally, I got some great shots with dad...not only was this my first newborn shoot, but my first time asking a man that I hardly know to take his shirt off so that I could photograph him. He was a great sport and I think it worked out pretty well...the shots with him are some of my favorites from today.
So my first new, newborn shoot is under my belt. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and hopefully my friend Karen and her family are happy with the results.
First, my bad girl. The bad girl I am referring to is the 4 legged one. She is not home tonight. No, she is at the doggie hospital recovering from surgery. The seat from Todd's bike that she ate yesterday and the penny that she ate God knows when apparently didn't agree with her. She first got sick around 1:30 this afternoon and I took her to the vet at 3:30. Two hours and $350 later I was off to the surgical clinic with my girl that had a coin in her belly. The doctor there did more x-rays and was less concerned with the penny (which at the time we thought was a quarter)and more concerned with the section of her intestine that was measuring 2.3 cm when it was supposed to be .5cm. Oops...I guess that is where the bike seat got stuck. I was pretty calm cool and collected until the doctor uttered the words, "after hour surgeon" "she won't make it until morning" and "in the neighborhood of $5,000" all in a run-on sentence. The surgeon called tonight and said she sailed through with flying colors and should make a full recovery...which is good, because even though tonight I can leave my laptop plugged in without worry, the house is empty without her snoring little penny eating body.
Now onto good girls. This morning I got to do a photo shoot of an absolutely darling little girl that just turned 6 months old. She was so fun to shoot. I had plans to get more images ready to sneak peek...but as I mentioned, I was a little busier tonight than I had planned.