There is an old English proverb that states, ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’ and this has always been a favorite quote of mine. As a photographer, I am always looking at people’s eyes and if you really take the time to look, you can tell so much about a person from their eyes. I am thrilled to once again spend 2014 with an amazing group of women and fellow photographers as we challenge ourselves to try a new portrait theme each month. As noted in this blog post’s title, our theme for February is soulful portraits. I am so thankful for this project because it inspires me to take photos of my children that might otherwise pass me by. I will definitely cherish these soulful images of them.
To continue to be inspired by soulful portraits, you can continue through our circle by visiting the very talented, Cassandra O’Leary.
Aren’t these two boys just the cutest things ever?
I know they are going to be great friends with lots of adventures in their future–and they have their sweet little doggie to join them!
Here I am,
Where I ought to be.
Have you ever seen such expressive eyes on a newborn? This sweet boy seems to know this is exactly where he ought to be–part of a beautiful loving family that adores and cherishes him. Meaghan, thanks for allowing me to photograph your precious boy. I loved meeting both of you.
I have been blessed to have a front row pass to this family’s journey of growth. I photographed their first son when he was just weeks old, so what a gift to be able to return to photograph baby boy number two’s arrival. This new guy looks so much like his big brother and I can tell that they are going to be great buds. Kristie & Joe, congratulations on this beautiful addition to your family and thanks for inviting me to be a part of this amazing time in your lives.
I didn’t want the holiday season to fly by so quickly, but as always, it did just that. I did, though, want to share some of the beautiful families that I was able to photograph this holiday season and make Christmas cards for. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. Here’s to 2014!
“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart).” –e.e. cummings
These beautiful words by e.e. cummings perfectly capture the joy of new parenthood. I’m not sure there are adequate words to convey the beauty of new life; that’s why I am so thankful for my camera and moments like these captured.
And just like that, this sweet boy turns one. Happy Birthday, Trent! We had so much fun playing in the leaves and making this little birthday boy smile. Hope all your birthday wishes come true!
“Magic is something you make.”
Autumn is a magical time with nature’s colorful beauty all around us. Our photography circle’s theme this month was to purposely blur our subject. As photographers, we strive for sharp, in-focus images so it was challenging and fun to think out of the box for this theme. I spray painted some leaves gold and used them as the starting off point for my blurred images.
To continue through our circle of photographers, please begin by visiting my talented friend, Allison Jacobs | Orange, County California Photographer. She is always so inspiring!
I think it is obvious from these images that these sisters are full of fun and silliness, joy and laughter.
And did I mention how truly beautiful they all are?
I love to watch how siblings interact. It is evident that these three are going to be lifelong friends.
It doesn’t get much better than that. I loved capturing their spirits, their joy and their enthusiasm for life.
I feel so blessed when I have the opportunity to photograph families multiple times and capture the essence of who they are at an exact moment in time. Our lives are ever moving and capturing the big and not-so-big moments with my camera is something I am very passionate about. I first met this family when the little boy above was just a few weeks old and now he is three years old and about to become a big brother. And, he is going to be a fabulous one at that! Kristie & Joe, thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of this beautiful time in your lives. I cannot wait to meet your little one!
“Love is life and life is love.” -unknown