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Documentary Photography on display at the Cameron Park Library

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Documentary Photography on display at the Cameron Park Library

Giggling, he put the sea shell up to his ear as if he didn't know what to expect from it. "Listen," she said, "and you will hear the ocean!" Clearly confused, he did it anyway and giggled. Only just over a year old, experiencing new things was his forte. Putting a shell to your ear to hear the ocean was just the beginning...

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Feeding the cows: family fun time on the farm exposed

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Feeding the cows: family fun time on the farm exposed

Pretending to be scared of heights, she sat on the fallen tree and cried. You know, one of those spells that just feels forced? How can you really be scared when 4 feet off the ground? 

Alright, I am not going to say that she wasn't really scared because I really didn't know, but mom and I laughed anyways. We helped her down and she went running. At just 4 years old, she is a true spitfire. But who wouldn't be with brothers like these? 

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10 easy questions: confessions from a happy client

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10 easy questions: confessions from a happy client

The gratitude I feel for some clients is just immeasurable. The ones that totally "get" what I am doing make me the happiest. I feel a close connection to all my clients but sometimes certain ones take me over the edge. One example of this is the Edwards family. Their son "Mr. M" was the cutest little ham if I ever saw one. We had a ton of fun and I wish the session had been longer than two hours! I interviewed mom afterwards to hear her thoughts on the matter and this is what she came up with. There is never a dull moment when you have two dogs, a toddler and an awesome sunny day.

  • How did you hear about Floyd Family Photography?  

I found one of your video sessions on Facebook!

  • At what point did you decide to book with me?

I knew I would book a session at some point, but it took me a while to get over the idea of needing an "event" to have photos done.

  • Were you ever skeptical about doing a Day in the Life Session? If so, why? And what made you overcome it?

I loved the idea, but when I thought about my typical day with tantrums, reading Go Dog Go 100 times, and general pandemonium. I was afraid I wouldn't capture what I thought were the moments I would want to remember. I finally went to the place that said "I want to remember ALL of it!"

  • What was your favorite part of the session?

Just the overall feel of it. I'm married to someone who can't smile on demand to save his life. Also, now with a toddler I don't know how anyone expects them to sit still long enough to get a photo that isn't blurry - let alone an actual posed photo. Leading up to the shoot my husband was worried about what he should "do". I just told him to go about his day - he always smiles when he's playing with our son so I knew I'd get at least one great photo of him!

  • Were you pleased with the way your session turned out?

Beyond thrilled! And the turn around time was fantastic. Even with a busy schedule, instead of pushing back our viewing date it was moved up! The definition of professional if you ask me.

  • What is your favorite product that Heather offers in her line?

The USB with digital photos which is beautifully engraved.

  • Which do you value more? Digital photos or wall prints? And why?

I love receiving the digital photos so I can really take my time in choosing what I want printed and in what sizes. I also enjoy that I can more easily use them to create my yearly scrapbooks online.

  • If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your session? Anything? And why?

The only thing I would even consider changing would be to make the session longer - I would seriously consider a full day if i could! We did ours in the morning through breakfast , stories, and a walk. There are so many other things that make this time so precious... nap time on the floor because he refuses to nap in his crib, the sleepy after nap cuddles, playing outside with the water table and bubbles, the huge mess that dinnertime inevitably becomes, and of course bath time is always a blast... how can I choose just a few hours?!

  • Would you ever do a Day in the Life session again? And if so, when could you see yourself doing another one? What activities would you do on your new day?

I will definitely be doing another Day in the Life session! I know I will want another one once we have a second child, and another if we choose to have a third as well. Seeing how our every day routine changes as our family grows would be beautiful to see through this style of documentary photography. I think I would want to include some of our other favorite activities - especially ones I might not typically have the chance to photograph in the moment - such as: playing in the water (sprinklers, puddles, my kid loves it all!) or finger painting.

  • Why would you recommend Day in the Life sessions to your friends? How would you describe it to them if they didn’t know what it was?

When you look back through your photo album, you don't stop at the photo of your family standing in front of a backdrop with everyone posed and wearing coordinated outfits and think about what a wonderful day that was. It doesn't make you feel nostalgic the way that half blurred photo of you with the kids covered in stickers will. Or the one of the kids frosting Christmas cookies (and each other). But in all of those photos, you were holding the camera. Be a part of the memory! I have never been a part of an easier photo shoot. It requires quite literally zero effort. Sure, you may want to put on clothing, but there is no awkward posing, smiling, trying not to blink... just live your life! Hug your kids, jump on the trampoline, and bandage up a scraped knee because I guarantee you that THIS is what you are going to want to remember!

Do you want a session like this one? I LOVE documenting everyday stories as they are all unique. I am in love with this family for letting me document their adventure. I miss when my kids were this age. You never get it back. Contact me today.

Much love,

Heather


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Big World Baby: a short film about being little

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Big World Baby: a short film about being little

He plopped his little diaper butt down in front of my camera as I lay on the floor and just stared at me. Not sure what to do next, I just kept filming. He was interested in what I was doing and wanted to be involved but at 2 years old, wasn't sure how. I imagined him saying to himself, "well if she isn't going to talk to me, then I will move on." F

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8 honest reasons to have an authentic photo session

Recently I had this idea that I could interview past clients and tell you about their experiences. It is so fun to hear about what people liked and (didn't like) about their time with me. Recently, one of my favorite people decided to have a session with me. Actually, she won a session and I gifted her a session last year when she had her baby. Caitlynn and I go way back. We used to work with each other at the vet hospital and I couldn't ask for a sweeter person to have a session with. Her two daughters are just the cutest things and I am in love with her whole family. I know for sure this won't be our last time together.  Here are just some of the questions I asked her in my interview.

1. How did you hear about Floyd Family Photography?

Heather was a co-worker of mine at a veterinary hospital a few years back and when I heard she decided to follow her dream of being a photographer, I was beyond excited for her.

2. Were you ever skeptical about doing a Day in the Life session? If so, why? And what made you overcome it?

Not at all!! I am more of a natural family photo person. The idea of capturing daily life in the raw, is priceless.

3. What was your favorite part of the session?

Honestly, everything. But if I had to choose one, it would be how comfortable my kids were with Heather. They acted like she wasn't there and she really captured our life. 

4. Were you pleased with the way your session turned out?

Absolutely.

5. Which do you value more? Digital photos or wall prints? Why?

This is a tough one. Digital is such a great way of keeping all your photos in one place, easy to grab in case of an emergency. But wall prints are so amazing to look at daily and really embrace family moments.

6. If you could do it all over again, what would you change about your session? And why?

Nothing. I feel like it was a good amount of time to be here and get a lot of photos. Moments that you don't get a chance to capture yourself.

7. Would you ever do a Day in the Life Session again? And if so, when could you see yourself doing another one? What activities would you do on your new day?

Yes! I would say when the girls were 3 and 4. I would love to do some sort of baking, gardening, maybe even a mini hike. 

8. Would you recommend Day in the Life sessions to your friends? How would you describe it to them if they didn't already know what it was?

Yes, and I already have. I would describe it as a different way to take family pictures. A more relaxed, unrehearsed, in the moment photo session.  Heather is so mellow that having her for a few hours seemed like minutes. 

I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with everything she says about me!! Ha! I love my job and I guess it shows. If you want a session like this then go ahead and START HERE or just jump ahead and CONTACT ME. I can't wait to hear what you want to do and what events we can share together. 

Much love,

Heather 


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How to survive your busiest days with kids | Placerville Everyday-Children Photographer

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How to survive your busiest days with kids | Placerville Everyday-Children Photographer

Do less, with more focus. ~Unknown

You know them. Those really busy days of the week that you dread and when you are done all you want to do is curl up in a ball and go to sleep? Yeah I'm sure we all have them. Whether you are a working parent or not, it's always hard to get through them. Sometimes its soccer practice or music lessons or homework. Don't forget the normal everyday stuff too like meal planning and laundry and chores. That list almost seems double for those that work...

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My everyday continued... Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

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My everyday continued... Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

Well if you have followed me at all you know I have belonged to blog circles before. Blog circles are posts that connect with other bloggers somehow so that you can see what they did with the theme of choice that month. It is so fun to collaborate with other photographers in my "virtual" life and bring some of the talent to your doorstep. But what I really love is that all these ladies are just that talented that they might somehow rub off on me! Well this month the task is this; I need to take a little bit of time in one day and take ten pictures. Well, as you know I have been taking one picture every day (or somewhat every day) for a while now, but ten pictures in one day was surely a challenge! I am going to be honest. I had a really hard time with this. I may have to rethink my strategy next time. I can't wait to see what others have some up with. So Easter day my parents came to visit us. I figured this would be the perfect day to get pictures of the kids being with the grandparents and having good time collecting eggs etc but as it turned out, the rain overtook our party and everything had to be moved indoors. No big deal! My kids didn't care.

Let me first let you know that I am not one of those parents that "overdo" any type of holiday. Easter is no exception. The bunny came to hide eggs (that we colored ourselves) and thats it! No baskets. No candy. Nada. Some of you may think I'm crazy but I really don't like to overdo things. Next year I may even jump to the step of teaching my kids what Easter is really all about. Baby steps. This was our first Easter at our house officially in forever so I didn't want to set the standard high. ;)

The other plans I had for that day were that we needed to get some cooking done. On the menu were English Muffins, Pumpkin Muffins, Apple-Carrot Muffins, Pizza Dough, Challah Bread, Dried Apple Rings and Dried Banana Chips. Ok, so I didn't get around to making all of that but I got close. Here are some of the pictures from my day. After cooking was over and before dinner we decided to play a good 'ol game of UNO. Man! I hadn't played that in YEARS and it was so much fun. A new favorite in our family now as my parents gave us the game. HAHA! Can't wait for more quality family time.

At first I was all excited because I was planning on showing you every step to every recipe I was making all day long. That quickly faded when I realized that it would take me too long and as I am an inherent lazy person, I chose to do just a sample of each. And if you watch closely you can see the "photobomber". Sneaky dog. I love my new puppy so much! I just couldn't stop laughing when I took this. She is totally into everything and my pictures should be no different!

So first up was my Dried Banana Chips. I placed them in this lemon water solution for about five minutes to soak, then we had to let them dry on the plate. I just bought my dehydrator and I have been itching to use it more often. Today was the perfect day for that!

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer
My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

Next up, I had my daughter take the bananas and place them on the trays for drying. One look at the recipe telling e to dry them for up to eight hours, made it apparent that I would not be drying any Apple Rings today. Bummer. Those are my favorite. Another day!

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer
My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

Next up was the Pumpkin Muffins. I tell you what, these are just the best darn things anyone could ever eat and they are literally three step easy. Mix, pour, bake. Done.

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

All this and my parents weren't even over at my house yet for the egg hunt! Once they did get to my house the fun actually began. My kids had all morning to search and find and "leave" the eggs in place. They were ready to win the egg hunt! As you can see they certainly did! My parents never had a chance!

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer
My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

And I just want to say really quickly here that this photo is not the most flattering for my family but it's a moment that cannot be forgotten and I love it to pieces. All our moments are worth keeping.

Next up is English Muffins. This recipe has a four step process that is labor intensive and difficult. Oh who am I kidding?! It does have four steps but they are all so easy that anyone could do these and I don't have an after photo but man trust me. Homemade english muffins are literally the best. You will never go back to store bought ones. Ever. I guarantee it.

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

In between steps on my English Muffins and starting my Challah Bread we got some good quality time in with the grandparents and played some UNO! I love love love UNO. Doesn't take that much thought and it's fun. You always want to play another game. I want to note here that I take a risk when posting this next photo. My mother will love it! Inevitably she will ask for a copy of it and I will say ok but then I will forget. It's a life long struggle for me to remember to send photos to the people in them when it comes to family. Like I don't have enough to do?!

My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer
My everyday continued... | Placerville Everyday- Family Photographer

So if you are paying attention you have figured out that I did not get a chance to finish my Apple-Carrot Muffins or my Apple Rings but man oh man that Challah bread was something else! So good!! If you want to take a look at some of my other everyday pictures then go ahead and take a look at some of my previous blog circles and don't forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from you! Next in line for this circle however is Lisa and I am sure you will be pleased if you go on through the entire circle.

And don't forget, if you want everyday photos like this then you can call me, email me, text me anytime! Just contact me! I am waiting for you to build the session of your dreams. If you would like to know a little bit more about my contest going on through April 20th then please head on over to my Facebook page and take a gander at this post. You might find it interesting!

Much love,

Heather

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Benefits of decluttering your life : Part Two | Placerville Everyday-Children Photographer

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Benefits of decluttering your life : Part Two | Placerville Everyday-Children Photographer

The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don't. ~Unknown

Clutter is evil. It does unmentionable things to your mind. Unknowingly you get sucked in. Am I right? When we look at magazines and pictures of our dream houses (I know I'm not the only one that does this!) they are all color coordinated, pretty and sophisticated. They always have fresh flowers but in the real world many of us don't have time...

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How To Take Better Pictures: Part Two | Placerville Children Photographer

We all know that photography is art. It is a very subjective type of art just like all other forms of art media but there is a good way to go about starting out and a not-so-good way about starting out. The good way is to learn the rules. For some people it can take years to learn photography. Everyone not only learns at their own pace but they learn different things at a time making it a really intricate type of art.  Those of us from the photography industry know that it takes a lot to be happy with your own work. Sometimes, I myself, go through periods of self doubt and then the next day I will feel better. It really depends on your personal learning curve and what you are learning. I have compiled a few things that I think will help anyone take a photo better. Whether you are taking portraits of people or pets or the field next door to your house- all of these learning tricks will make a difference in your own personal work. If you joined us last week we talked all about composition in How To Take Better Pictures: Part One. Composition is really important to your photo- it tells the viewer where to look in the photo and it makes things either pleasing or not based on what your mind likes to see. Please go back and read it if you haven't because I think it is a very valuable lesson.

This week we will explore how to focus on your point of interest and make it look more appealing. For most people the point of interest seems really obvious. If you are taking a picture of a person then that person is your point of interest right? A lamp on a table or a flower on the ground, the main object in your photo that you want everyone to see is the point of interest.

But what if you have an idea of what you want others to "see" in your photo and they don't see it right away? What have you done wrong? Let's explore some scenarios that make sense.

1. Make sure your background is pleasing and not distracting. What is a background and what makes it pleasing? A background is any part of the photo that you have taken that is behind your point of interest (your subject). If you take a portrait of a person at the park- the background is all the trees and the bushes behind them. The key to a good background is one that is uniform and not too busy. You want your subject to stand out but also be separate from the background. When they blend too much you don't have a good solid portrait. Sometimes people forget to check to see if there are any "tree branches coming out of heads" or other distracting elements in the frame. The best photographer will sometimes miss this. Sometimes just stepping a couple feet to the right or left can make a huge difference. Let us look at some examples.

In these photos- there are nice pleasing backgrounds. The first one has a solid color and no distracting things are surrounding the subject. It forces the viewer to see what you want to them to see- the subject.  The second photo also has a solid background and forces you to see only the subject on front and nothing behind.

How To Take Better Pictures: Part Two | Placerville Children Photographer

How To Take Better Pictures: Part Two | Placerville Children Photographer

2. Make sure your subject stands out from the crowd. It is really important that people know what you want them to focus on. Sometimes there are too many distracting elements to a photograph and it won't allow your viewers eyes to settle on what you think is the most important thing in the photo. Also, contrasting colors can help too so things stand out a bit more from the rest. When we are in "snapshot" mode the background is not really important but when taking a portrait it is an certainly something to consider.

How To Take Better Pictures: Part Two | Placerville Children Photographer

How To Take Better Pictures: Part Two | Placerville Children Photographer

Well I hope these things have given you an idea of what it means to have a good background when photographing your subjects. Sometimes we get so focused on our subjects that we forget to think about the details in the rest of the image. A good photographer will know how to do this well. That being said- if you like the photo then nothing else matters. All of the "bad" photos that I have taken are still important to me because they remind me of a time and place that I never want to forget.

Portrait photography is my passion. It is so important to me that I make you look good. I will not rest until I can get that perfect shot. If you want me to do this for you then please contact me today. I would love to make a custom family portrait session just for you. It is what I do best!

Don't forget that this weekend is my kid's photography class. If you want your child to be a part of it then contact me ASAP so they can get on the list!

Much Love,

Heather

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How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family Photographer

So as I am in the midst of getting ready for my kids photography class coming up, I have had a ton of requests for an adult class as well! Of course I teach an adult class that goes way more into depth but why wait? I decided to give you a tiny taste of the things that are taught not only in my kids photography class but the adult class as well. Super fun and super informative either way! So if you have an inkling to learn more then please contact me and we can just schedule it! Adult classes are fun and can be one on one if you so desire. Today I decided to teach you a little about composition. What is composition you ask? Well Webster's dictionary defines composition as some crazy thing that I just can't repeat! It really isn't that complicated as it is made out to be. So we will ignore that. Composition is the way you arrange the items in your photograph so that they are pleasing to the eye. Easy right? Well, for some, yes composition can be easy to "see" but there are rules we must follow. And when you get really good you can even break the rules and people will still like what you have done. But, don't think you can get away with not knowing the rules first. This is art people! It is very subjective.

Today the rule I will discuss is called the Rule of Thirds. In the photography world we abbreviate that into three letters: ROT. ROT is the easiest rule in my opinion to get down. It is very black and white. People can "see" this one the easiest. The idea is that when you divide your portrait into three sections you place the subject of your photo into the 1/3 spot. What? No one said we were going to be talking about fractions! Let me break it down for you al little bit better. Here is an diagram of the ROT rule.

How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family PhotographerNow, this is separated into three sections each from top to bottom and left to right. The idea is that if you place your subject anywhere on the lines, and most definitely where the lines cross you will have a good ROT portrait. It will be pleasing to the eye and it will help the viewers look around the photo. This is a very basic concept and it really is great once you get the hang of it! Here are some examples of mine to get you started. Super fun and easy to do.

How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family Photographer

How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family Photographer

How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family Photographer

So go ahead and start experimenting with your photos and see if you can't retrieve the same results! I am an open book so ask me any questions you want and I will answer. Most importantly have fun with this and stay tuned for another installment of this series coming at ya next week. We will be exploring more about composition and other techniques that will give you the ability to take better pictures.

How To Take Better Pictures: Part One | Placerville Family Photographer

If you are interested in getting your kids into this class and having some fun please let me know as spots are filling up quickly and preregistration is required. I can't wait to do another one of my adult classes either so if that is something you are interested in then please let me know so I can give you the details.

And as always if you are interested in me taking your portrait rather than you learning then don't hesitate to give me shout out for this too! I love making people's dreams a reality in photos.

Much Love,

Heather

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Happy New Year! | Children Photographer El Dorado Hills

"Rivers know there is no hurry. We shall get there SOMEDAY." Winnie the Pooh So it's a new year and it's a time of quiet reflection and decision making. Time for all those new year resolutions to take place if you have them. Time for thinking about the future and not dwelling on the past. As I sit here and think about all the things that I have to be thankful for over the past year I am just overwhelmed. All the things I have learned over the year and all things I was able to be present for just because my new job has allowed me to be that way. It is all priceless. So in remembrance of the last year I just want to say thank you to all my new friends and clients. You are all so important to me. More than you know. I am so thankful to have met and worked with each and every one of you that I can't say it enough. I can't wait to see what the new year brings and I am so excited to get going its unreal. My goals for 2015 are much bigger than those from last year but, I want to also remember the wise words of Winnie the Pooh. I will get there someday. Thank you again for all those people that have helped me in this past year and guided me through my first year as a full time photographer. I can't wait to start again!

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If you are wishing to have a portrait session of your own this coming year don't hesitate to contact me as soon as you can. You won't be sorry you did!

Much love,

Heather

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So I have this fear... | Family Photographer Placerville

So I have this fear... Next year I am starting a 52 project. One picture a week for an entire year. Doesn't sound that hard right? I joined a group of very talented people and I have to say I am already intimidated. We all belong to this group called the NAPCP. If you only knew the talent in this group you would be intimidated too. Never feeling worthy to be in this group yet feeling honored that I am, in my heart I know there is nothing to fear. There is nothing to gain from this fear. There is nothing to lose from this fear. It's just there. What I do know is that it's not a competition. It's not about doing this project and gaining experience. It's not about being inspired by other's work (although that will surely happen anyway!) and it's not even about whether I finish or not. It's not about whether my images are quality or edited properly. It's not about me. What it is about is my family. My kids. My pets. My life. My life at this moment. My life next week and my life next month. It's ok if I don't complete it. It's ok if I can't finish one week or one month. It's ok. As long as I have tried and succeeded in the first week I have succeeded for me. The fears shall be washed away with warm hugs and kisses, with love and affection. As long as I have that, I have everything. I don't need anything else. If I were to die tomorrow or next month I know that I have documented something for sharing. No one will care about all of the above. The only hurdle I will have now is reminding myself of this daily. I don't think I will have a problem with that. So I have this fear... | Family Photographer Placerville

So I have this fear... | Family Photographer Placerville

So I have this fear... | Family Photographer Placerville

 

Much love,

Heather

 

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Favorite Photographs | Placerville Family Photographer

“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham Haha! This is something that truly hits home for me. I have this problem, see? I take all these great photos of my kids in hopes of printing them in large format and then when I finally get around to wanting to spend all the money- I think- those are old photos. So...I take some more. By then I have spent the money and have to save up again. Therefore I have absolutely no photos of my kids on my walls. It's a vicious cycle. How about you? Do you have photos of your children on your walls? Celebrate life and love by putting photos on your walls. Framed? Canvas? Basic print? It doesn't matter as long as it's there. There is a bonus in it for you if you have included yourself in those photos.

Favorite Photographs | Placerville Family Photographer

Favorite Photographs | Placerville Family Photographer

As you can see, I don't follow my own advice. I hope you do though. Get on it! (And, if you would like me to do it for you---please don't hesitate to let me know...)

Much love,

Heather

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Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Another family session bites the dust. What I mean is---finally done! It's busy season here at Floyd Family Photography and I couldn't be more excited! I love getting to know each client as they come in and I love making the kids laugh. It's truly an honor to be able to capture these wonderful memories. Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children PhotographerSome of the most awesome moments for me are capturing my client's kids being super silly. They enjoy getting to loosen up and have fun. Even though I know parents usually won't buy these images, they still get a good laugh every now and then.

Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children PhotographerThese are the moments that parents really look forward to. Getting that wonderful smile that isn't "fake" looking and that can get printed in large format to hang on their walls at home for a long time to come.

Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Family of 4 Portrait Session | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Today I am going to share a secret with you. It appears like all of these people from my sessions are prior friends right? To be honest, they are! I feel like I get to know each client well enough to the point that I can consider them friends. I learn about what they like to do as a family and we usually have things in common. Because talking comes so natural to me (hehe) I tend to talk people's heads off and they do the same. Here is another session where I am proud to say these people are my friends!

Take a look at my full portfolio and contact me today to schedule your magical session! I can't wait to hear from you!

Much love,

Heather

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Many Funny Faces of Little Miss C! | El Dorado Hills-Folsom Children Photographer

Who doesn't love a montage of funny faces? Especially when it comes from a little girl! Little Miss C was the cutest thing and she just wouldn't stop. I had to capture this moment. I can see mom's face now... Kid's can do the darndest things and it's so fun to capture it all on film! (Or at  least digital film that is...) IMG_8850

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IMG_8853Do you have an adorable little one that likes to make crazy faces? Contact me today and I can capture them too! Take a look at my full portfolio and contact me today to schedule your magical session! I can't wait to hear from you!

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Heather

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Heather Floyd NAPCP

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Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Last time we talked I introduced this beautiful young girl to you and now I have the privilege of introducing the entire family. Larger families are always a challenge but odd numbers are great because things always seem to look better. I recently did this little newborns session just last month and I can't believe how much she has filled out since then!! It's amazing to see my client's children grow up in front of my eyes. I love this family and every day we get to know each other a little better which is great for me. I relish in making new friends. Do you? Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Sometimes it's ok to make funny faces and relax a little. Do you agree? It has to be a great stress reliever during a session. I love making people laugh because it brings out natural emotions!

Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

But in reality all people want from their session is what we call the "money shot" which means the portrait they will buy for their home to hang on their walls. These are a few of their options. How do you choose?

Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of 5 Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children PhotographerTake a look at my full portfolio and contact me today to schedule your magical session! I can't wait to hear from you!

Much love,

Heather

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Heather Floyd NAPCP

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Beautiful Young Lady Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Child Photographer

This beautiful young lady was so fun to do a portrait session with. It's interesting when you do a family portrait session with friends. Sometimes they are already laid back enough because they are comfortable with you and in this case that was definitely true! I love this family and we have grown closer in the last few months even through we have known each other for years. Here is a sneak peek of their session. Hope you enjoy and can't wait to share more! Beautiful Young Lady Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Child Photographer

Take a look at my full portfolio and contact me today to schedule your magical session! I can't wait to hear from you!

Much love,

Heather

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Heather Floyd NAPCP

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Fun Family Times | Folsom Family-Children Photographer

"In the end,  it's not going to matter how many breath you took, but how many moments took your breath away.

--Shing Xiong

This last month has brought on a wide array or surprises and some disappointments and other life journey nonsense I would rather not discuss but in the end it all does't mean a darn thing. As long as I am happy, healthy and am able to physically watch my kids grow up right from under me, I am good. I am all good. This last month my kids started school. My daughter in 1st grade and my son in 4th grade it really makes you wonder how things get this way. How does time keep going on and on when I am not clearly ready of it?

5 on 5 Blog Circle September 2014 | Folsom Family-Children Photographer

With my son being at school, it meant that duckie would be lonely. I came home after school drop off and I found this. Yes, duckie would be less busy but at least he has a warm spot in the sun to rest for the majority of the day.

5 on 5 Blog Circle September 2014 | Folsom Family-Children Photographer

Later this last month we went to Apple Hill. For those of you that don't know- Apple Hill is an area around here that has lots of places to shop for fresh local fruits and veggies, plants, (MOSTLY APPLES) and get a few treats and crafts a long the way. Expect a lot of crazy out-of-towners to come up and not know how to drive on the windy roads we have here. Expect lots of crafters getting in the isles and making things hard to get around. Expect lots of yelling/screaming kids as you try and have a peaceful sit by the lake. Expect pure craziness when at Apple Hill. There are many farms to chose from but the best are always the busiest! This year we decided to go on "soft opening" weekend and there was virtually no one in sight. It was kinda creepy if you ask me!

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My kids never sit quietly, let alone quietly together and never talking nicely to each other. Who took my children?? This is not a normal scene. They were probably just watching for the ducks. What cute ducks they are too.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your day as much as I plan to!

Don't forget to visit my full portfolio to see all of my work. Please contact me to schedule a consultation. Stay in touch so you too can read all the amazing things my blog circle will have to share. Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think of my day!

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Heather

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