I was so flattered to be asked to do Caren & Sam’s family portraits since Sam is a really talented photographer himself. No pressure! When they showed up for the shoot, I couldn’t get over how handsome their boys Chris and Carson looked in their little matching polo shirts! The big trick for this shoot was trying to get Carson to crack a smile. I was pulling out jokes left and right and even at one point was saying “stinky duck butt”. I know, I know, really professional. Well, Chris was cracking up, but Carson kept looking at me like I was yesterday’s news. Finally, challenging the boys to a silly face competition and heading to Hamilton Park for a race did the trick. Sometimes, boys will be boys!
Carson and Chris playing a rousing game of chess.
There’s the smile I was looking for!
I don’t know if it’s that they are so gorgeous, have such amazing coloring (the eyes, the hair!) or that they come in a trio, that I can’t ever wait for my next chance to shoot the Samuelsen girls. This time, I finally got all three sisters together for a casual shoot at home. I was inspired by keeping a modern style but with a vintage twist.
There is something just so perfectly lovely about grandmothers isn’t there? With Owen and Luke’s grandma, aka ‘Mimi’, in town – there was lots of kisses and trips to the park between them all week. I’m glad we had a chance to get squeeze in a session so Mimi could get some pics of her and her handsome grandsons to take home with her. Seeing three generations together in a portrait is, in a word, awesome.
Btw, I am currently loving my friend’s blog aptly titled ‘Lunch With Grandma‘ which perfectly captures all kinds of lovely (and hilarious) nuances of our grandparent’s generation. Here’s to grandmothers everywhere!