This was a hard one for me. I have a lot of cute baby kisses, some adorable lovey kisses, and some romantic wedding kisses.
After a small debate, I had to go with this photo because of the story behind it. I photographed Mandy's wedding last week, and it was a blast. She and Ryan were planning on getting married this summer, but due to her grandpa's deteriorating health, she decided to push the wedding up to January. In the middle of the reception she pulled me over to get a shot of her with her grandpa. I took the formal photo, and then she leaned over and kissed him. That's when I captured this:
Isn't it sweet? And I love the grain! So many photographers use Noise Ninja or another software to rid images of noise, and that is necessary at times, but sometimes you've just got to embrace the grain. :)
P.S. For those of you who have been missing me over here, I've been busy updating my personal blog. You can find that here. :)
This week's I Heart Photo Challenge is all about the funny "rejected" photos. As a photographer, I often end up with a lot of hilarious out takes when going through my photos. A lot of time I keep them in the proofs so the client can share in the laughter with me. I am positive that a lot of these photos will end up in wedding slideshows in about 20 years!
I've found that my funniest clients are boys between the ages of 2 and 4. They are unpredictable and often uncooperative, and it makes my job fun. I really wish I had video of the shoots because the behind the scenes is usually even funnier than the out take. I had a hard time choosing just 5 photos, so I just went with my most recent.
This is Pryce. He was working hard not to cross his eyes so he could get a stick of gum.
This one is in my top 10 fav photos of the year.
Elijah has learned how to ham it up for the camera.
This is the same shoot, and Elijah definitely knew what he was doing!
Sometimes my favorite photo of the shoot comes from something that could be considered an out take.
My mom has about 20 photographs from a studio when we tried to have family photos taken when I was a child. Then, I am sure my mom was quite frustrated with my brothers and I making silly faces and not cooperating, but now they are some of our favorite photos. I love that humor trumps perfection in the end.
Those of you who follow my blog closely (aka my mom) might recognize this family. I had an impromptu shoot with them this spring just after Hudson was born. I got a chance to photograph them again last week when Yalena decided she wanted some pictures on our snow day.