This extraordinarily handsome young man is my vocal coach. Sure, laugh all you want, but I used to be very into music (I even went to the performing arts junior high!), and I wanted to indulge in an old passion, so JB and I arranged a barter. He had the um…pleasure…of listening to and helping me sing in exchange for what I hope are some kick-butt headshots for him. He hasn’t complained about any hearing loss yet, but I hope his images were worth it. Thanks for everything JB!
Outdoor Actor's Portrait
M. is one of those kids I could photograph all day. It’s cliché, but the camera loved her! She has a great spirit, easy smile and the most beautiful brown eyes. She came out for a headshot mini-session and in ten minutes I had a ton of gorgeous shots with an incredible variety of expressions. I just know that M. is going to light up any stage the way she lit up in front of the lens!
Outdoor Children's Portrait
E. and his family came to see me for a little mini-session today. Last time I photographed them E. was not even one and he is now almost three! It’s amazing how fast they grow. Although E. took a little while to warm up, I loved the sweet moments I was able to capture with his mom and dad like this one. It was great to catch up and I hope I’ll be able to photograph E. more in the future when we come back to visit!
Family Portrait Cuddle
Sister Portrait on the Lake
I loved photographing this family! The girls were great and happy to suggest ideas and ham it up and mom and dad were open to any of their ideas (and mine too). It was wonderful to also get a preview of what I have in store for me in about four years with my two girls…and I have to say, if it is anything like the kind of fun times the F. family has, then I can’t wait!
Family Portrait on the Boat
Romance and Silliness
A. wanted to play w/her fairy costume and was happy to have me take pictures of her (she’s becoming quite the model!). Part of my job as a photographer is to find little pockets of gorgeous scenery in everyday environments. This particular spot is just in my front yard, and most people wouldn’t think it was anything special, but A. and I found it a fairy wonderland! It’s so much fun to have a little more time over the summer to enjoy taking pictures of my own children and I will try to share some of C. soon.
Miss A. wanted to act as art director for her own patriotic shoot using the little flag she got at school. I was happy to indulge her even if we got a little silly with our stars and stripes sheet set. I guess I have the same silly bone as my four-year-old, because we were both giggling at the end.
black and white senior portrait
The gorgeous Miss. D. came out to me for a mini-session for her senior portraits and possible headshots. I’m doing all my mini-sessions outdoors this summer, which has proved a bit difficult with all the rain, but everything is at least lush and green as you can see by her portrait below. We were able to get a variety of great shots in a short amount of time between rain showers today, and I can’t wait to show D. and her mom all the images!
Outdoor Senior Portrait
black and white portrait
In the effort to try to enjoy the summer rainy days while we are still in Massachusetts, we bought A. a cute little bug umbrella and she wanted me to take pictures of it today. When the rain calmed down enough for me to take her out and use my camera while holding my own umbrella we headed out into the yard. She’s at the stage where she likes to get her picture taken, but doesn’t necessarily like to hold still, but I’m happy to chase her around and also to catch a few moments like this where she pauses for a breather.
Outdoor child portrait
and she looks a tad wild-eyed, but that’s what a week cooped up inside for bad weather will do to you!
She might be sad that ‘it never rains in Southern California,’ but I think all the swimming will probably make up for it.
In case you might not have noticed, my little blog has gotten a facelift and will contain a lot more information. It’s still a work in progress and needs a few tweaks to the design and for me to add some content, but teyaphoto fans and clients will be able to read all the information on prices and details along with stuff about my life and session sneak peaks (and more articles and resources for photographers too).
In celebration of my blog progress, I’m sharing an image of a little cutie who visited me earlier this year for her second teyaphoto session and another image of this same cutie when she was only one. They change so much in a year! She’s grown up a lot since her one-year-old portraits, but there is still that same mischievous little spark.