I had always imagined gorgeous backlighting on the Howell children, many times almost reaching out and touching their golden hair (thank goodness the Howells are not strangers to me). You can imagine my excitement then when Mom Cindy made arrangements with me for a family photo session: I knew exactly how I would photograph them -- good thing mom willingly agreed (or deferred) to my planning because I think I gave her little choice. ;) As Murphy's Law would have it, it poured rain only minutes into our session. Running for cover, we pondered our options: reschedule in the hopes of better weather (the torture!) or wait it out and try our best to get what we could. The Howells stuck it out and were rewarded with the gorgeous lighting I had always envisioned for their session. Thank-you, Cindy, Dean, Hayley and Kyle for being such great troopers through it all! Love these faces! xox
Janet originally contacted me to take family photos of her and her son as a special surprise gift for her mom -- a lover of sepia photography who is celebrating a very special birthday this year. In fact, each part of the trio is celebrating milestone birthdays this year within days of each other. Janet's surprise for her mom was almost foiled by GrandPoppa's unexpected arrival on the farm. No matter though: we worked "Poppa" in and the results were magical -- better than what we had planned. We started out with Mother-son photos but ended up capturing the mutual adoration between grandfather and grandson -- a feeling that is both timeless and old-world. What better gift for both mothers? Happy Birthday, Janet, Carter and Mrs. Hawkins! xox
I have yet to meet someone who could transform themselves as easily as Joudel does into so many amazing and stunning looks. Fresh-faced and youthful, Joudel could easily pass as a teen -- you would have NO idea she is a mother of FOUR very young children. Makeup on and hair styled, Jodi becomes a siren, projecting style, elegance and glamour. Jodi can go from girl-next-door to royalty to seductress to ethnic beauty to demure bride -- all within a matter of minutes. Good thing because Jodi has signed on with MIM, Models International Management. She has her own Facebook page showcasing some of her work and can be found at: Jodie Janoska. What an absolute pleasure it was for me to work with Jodie to create portraiture that reflects both her inner and outer beauty.
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