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How I Prepare for a Photography Session | El Dorado Hills Children Photographer

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"~Benjamin Franklin

While brainstorming my discussion topics today, I got a little distracted. For those that know me, this is not an unusual occurrence. I tend to get distracted all the time. You know- when you walk into a room and you have zero clue as to why you are there? Or you sit down to your desk to get some work done but you get sucked into Facebook and you can't get out again? This happens multiple times a day for me. Couple that with the fact that I am homeschooling my son, am a cub scout den leader and acting as a chauffeur most days of the week, you can virtually forget the idea that I actually might accomplish something meaningful in one day. So what do I do to help this? I plan ahead. I make lists and I stick to them. If I have a master list I can get anything done and I can always refer back to it when I notice that I have gotten off track.

So on my list today was to start brainstorming for a new session I have coming up. I will photographing three little ones and their parents. I get really excited with multiple children sessions, especially when the number is an odd one. Working with three or even five kids gets all my ideas flowing and I can't wait to begin! Needless to say I am excited but I just wanted to make a small list for you today to show you what kind of planning goes into a session like this one. It's no easy task to get everything ready. Without my list I would be completely lost.

1. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork:

This one task, although a boring one, is probably one of my most important. Paperwork is a must. Keeping track of model releases and contracts, mileage and extra costs per session is surely a hard one! If it were not for some really awesome computer programs to help me out I think I would be completely lost. But all in all I feel like I am in control of the madness that is paperwork and I have to be proud of that. Boring tasks are never fun to complete. Multiply that by several clients per month and you have a confusing mess! I love that I can take control of this with ease.

2. Meetings, meetings, meetings

From the consultation to the ordering session there is a lot of times that I am in contact with my clients face to face. Several emails and lots of questions later we have planned the perfect session at the perfect time and at the perfect place. My thinking never stops and my lists are never ending throughout this entire process.

3. Gear check!

Before the actual session takes place there is a ton of things I need to make sure I have ready before I can meet my clients. My gear is obviously a very important part to my business. It is not the end-all be-all of how wings work but without it I would be lost for sure! Checking to make sure things are working properly and are clean are just some of the steps I take to make sure I am prepared. Having a backup camera and battery and a "plan B" is something never to take for granted. Photography gear is just that- gear. It's not a brain or a fool proof method to anything. Having backup plans and back up gear is an essential part of this business. Having it all in tip top shape is the next step. I check my gear before each and every session- even if I had a session the day prior. You never know when things are going to fail.

4. Props?

Well for those that follow my work, you will know that it is very rare that I use any type of props at my sessions. I always try to use natural props or things that enhance the portrait rather than take away from it. Client requests are always taken into consideration and I love that people sometimes will have great ideas for themed lifestyle sessions. Because, as you know, I do everything completely customizable. So, bottom line? Making sure I have all the props I need and making sure they are clean and ready is obviously very important.

How I Prepare for a Photography Session: Part One | El Dorado Hills Children Photographer
How I Prepare for a Photography Session: Part One | El Dorado Hills Children Photographer

5. Research!

This one is super important. I am in constant "photographer mode" when I am driving around. There is nothing I won't do to get a great location if we need it! I want the background to your portraits to match your style and vibe of your home. No small detail goes unnoticed when it comes to the location of your photography session. And, on any given day you can spy me catching up on my cartoon themes so I have some background knowledge when I go to sing them to your children. Or- you can catch me reading my son's Scooby Doo joke book so I have fresh joke to tell to get a laugh. You could also say that anything Disney is my forte so I have plenty of kid knowledge in my back pocket.

6. Tricks of the trade!

Photographing kids is probably my favorite part of this job. I love getting families the artwork they deserve for their homes. I love getting that great "money shot" where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling. But, for the most part, the kids are the best. With some cool tricks I have up my sleeve we usually have tons of fun. Some of my tricks may even surprise you! Naming my pet "giraffe" who lives on my camera is kinda fun for the little ones and the stickers they just may get in the end of the session can make any kid happy!

How I Prepare for a Photography Session: Part One | El Dorado Hills Children Photographer

Bottom line is, no stone goes unturned to make sure I am prepared for your session. You can bet that what ever you want I will probably be able to do (or at least consider!). And, if you have no idea what you want thats ok too because I love surprise sessions. To do this for people every day is surely a dream come true and it makes my heart sing.

Want to know more? Go ahead and contact me today to discuss the finer details of your next session! I can't wait to hear from you!

Much love,

Heather

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My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you are going to miss in years to come. ~Unknown

 

So unbelievably I am still trying really hard to complete my 365 project. Ya know- where I take a photo every day for a year? Well, let's just say that I am a few days behind but I am not sweating it. The coolest thing about it is that I am not sweating it actually. According to my previous post about starting the 365 project, I am right on schedule! I am trying my best and I am not giving up. I think I am about ten days behind. But actually I am not behind. I am right on track. I am doing what I love when I can find the time. I am trying to find moments in my daily life I would not have had otherwise shared had it not been for pictures. It doesn't matter to me if you understand the photo nor does it matter to me if you care about the subject. What matters to me is that it is a memory in my life that can never be taken away and it cannot be replaced. Some may leave me with happy feelings and others with sad feelings, all of which are ok. These feelings are my little secret. Only those that know me well may know some of these feelings without asking. I know this to be true- I am enjoying every minute of this life I am leading. Whether or not I show it daily, I am loving my life. My crazy busy schedule shows that I am trying to live it to its full potential and I want to remember these "good old days" for years to come. I want to hand these memories to my kids and say that we did that once. We went there once and we loved it. Can you say that to your kids? Are your memories fleeting glimpses of your actual memory? Don't let that happen to you!

My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

My Everyday: Continued | Placerville Lifestyle Photographer

 

I can capture these daily moments for you too! Or I can do a special session catered just for you and fully customizable! Your needs are mine. Let me know if you want to book a spring photo session. I can't wait to make it what you have always dreamed of! Contact me today!

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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.

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Heather

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Beautiful Lifestyle Baby Girl Photographer |Newborn-Family Photography Folsom

So here I am thinking of one of my recent and beautiful sessions and I just feel so lucky. Lucky to have this job. Lucky to have great friends and lucky to have people in my life who will support me in everything that I do. That mushy stuff aside this was one of my absolute favorite photo sessions of all time. The amazing part was I had no clue how this was going to turn out. It was a surprise to me! Sometimes you have to find the light and work with it. That is exactly what I did on this instance and I, for one, feel like things went amazingly. Beautiful Lifestyle Baby Girl Photographer |Newborn Photography Folsom

Beautiful Lifestyle Baby Girl Photographer |Newborn Photography Folsom

Your first child isn't any more special than your third or fourth or your twelfth but for some reason they tend to be the ones that are photographed the most. Having a photographer in the family, I am sure this child will not be without photos of itself or any of its future siblings! (Now, aren't we getting ahead of ourselves here?) I am sure this couple is only thinking of one thing right now- how to take care of one child and make it work. I remember that feeling and although fun at times, it is really difficult at times too. For those of you with children, you totally understand what I mean by this! But let's carry on and see what all the fuss is about! Meet little miss I. Now, I have photographed some pretty cute babies before but this one sure takes the cake!

Beautiful Lifestyle Baby Girl Photographer |Newborn Photography Folsom

Beautiful Lifestyle Baby Girl Photographer |Newborn Photography Folsom

She was the cutest little cross-eyed baby and I just couldn't get enough! Having worked with the mom for years in the animal business of my past it was an honor to be able to photograph her first child and them as a new family of three. I can't wait to photograph her again when she turns one year old (or perhaps sooner?). Babies grow too fast and the ever-changing facial features make it hard not to want more photos taken than that! Have a look and don't hesitate to post a quick comment and tell me what you think!

Are you dreaming of a fun family photo session designed just for you! Then I am your gal. Contact me today and we can discuss all the wonderful juicy details!

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Heather

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A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

So this marks one of those times I have just loved every single detail about a session. The dog behaved. The lighting was perfect! I couldn't ask for  a nicer couple to talk with and it was the most fun I have had in a long time. J and D were the best to work for. They wanted engagement photos and they were very specific on their needs. I love that because it makes it so much easier on me. A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

 

Working with dogs can be a challenge but honestly its not that bad! They can be fun and quirky and jumpy and lovey all at the same time. My background in animals definitely gives me an advantage here!

A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

 

Sometimes I am not sure how I get some expressions but this one really hit the nail on the head so to speak. One of my absolute favorites of all time.

A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

 

And lastly there is nothing like a good sunset to help with the mood. I love it! Don't you?

A Sweet Couple and Their Dog | Family Photographer Folsom

 

We laughed, we cried, we had a good time! Is this what you want for your upcoming session? It's amazing what we can do when we organize your dream session together. Contact me today to get started. I can't wait to hear your ideas.

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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!

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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

 

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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!

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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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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!

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Heather

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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!

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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!

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My Kids Were Here September 2014 | Placerville Family Photographer

Sometimes in life we just have to take many steps at the same time because life is moving forward so fast and we got left behind if we keep taking one step at a time.  --Unknown This month has been a whirl wind. The kids and I have been so busy and I am just sitting down now realizing how much we have actually done in the last month. It's these special moments that help us understand that the things left behind are bits of childhood lost. They are tidbits you will never get back and they must be remembered. Somehow at all costs I will try to document my kids lives as if they were here and as if they meant something. Remembering all the things that get left behind are just as important as the things that are being done in the present.

My Kids Were Here September 2014 | Placerville Family Photographer

My Kids Were Here September 2014 | Placerville Family Photographer

My Kids Were Here September 2014 | Placerville Family Photographer

My Kids Were Here September 2014 | Placerville Family Photographer

Thanks for stopping by again! I can't wait to share the rest of the circle so head on over to Leslie to see what she has to say!

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.

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Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

So how about this super awesome family of six! I get to finally show some more of these fabulous photos. This family was so much fun not only because we have a history together and we are friends but you gotta love it when the oldest likes to bust your chops a little bit. Laughing is the best medicine one could ask for. We did a lot of it at this session. I have a soft spot for this family and can't wait until our next session. Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Yummy Evening Light Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

I can customize any session to fit your needs and your wants. That is a bonus when you choose a professional photographer over a main stream photo studio. Just contact me today and we will set up something just for you. I can't wait to here your ideas on your dream session.

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Heather

 

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Super Sneak Peek Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Family-Children Photographer

Just wanted to share a quick sneak peek today! And, if this isn't the most adorable family I don't know what is! More to come so stay tuned! Super Sneak Peek- Family of 6 | El Dorado Hills Children Photographer

If you like this session and want something similar---or nothing like this at all-- just give me a ring! I can customize any session to fit your needs and your wants. That is a bonus when you choose a professional photographer over a main stream photo studio. Just contact me today and we will set up something just for you.

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Heather

 

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Family of Four Summer Portrait Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Gotta love summer portrait sessions! I have known this family for a few years and technically this is the second time I have photographed them. I just love return clients! What I got out of this session was nothing short of amazing. I am so happy with these images and I hope they are as well. I know I would cherish these until the end of time! Ok- maybe at least until the next session? Well anyways, did I say I love return clients?? Yep, I did...and I do! Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

Family of Four Summer Session | Placerville Family-Children Photographer

 

So if you like this session and want something similar---or nothing like this at all-- just give me a ring! I can customize any session to fit your needs and your wants. That is a bonus when you choose a professional photographer over a main stream photo studio. Just contact me today and we will set up something just for you.

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Kinex and Legos: My Kids Were Here July 2014 | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." Beverly Sills My son is fantastically interested in Legos. He is one of those kids that can spend hours at a time playing with them and creating with them. He will follow the directions that comes with the box but as soon as he is bored with that toy he will take on a new creation that is all his own. When he grows up he says he wants to be a "train driver" We tell him that is called a train engineer and to do that he needs to be really good at subjects in math in school. I have been told by people smarter than me that working with Legos and other such toys will give him a good foundation for his dream goal. Cool. I have no problem with that. When he turned 5 years old, someone gave him a box of Kinex connectors. Now, forgive me, but the box said it was made for ages 7 and up---so I put it away for a while. Now my son is 9. the box has been "down from storage" for a long time and I thought he would never get to putting it together! Well last week, he did just that and what a site. He did it all on his own and he incorporated some other "shady characters" into the build. I was so proud of him and can't wait until he takes this down just to make something else. If this love for building thing continues he may just choose to be an architect and build me my dream home! A girl can dream.

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Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." Dr. Seuss

So I was lying on my bed today enjoying a wonderful silence. Don't ask me how I got it with two kids, two cats and a dog in the house with me, but none the less it was there. I almost took a nap it was that lovely. The silence always gets me thinking. Sometimes about good things and sometimes not but today it was more of an introspective kinda thing. Ya know, when you look at your life and decide what is important and what is not? I have been saying this for almost seven months and I will beat it to death if I have to: My family is the most important thing to me. I am trying so hard at this thing called "business" but in the end its not what is important. Don't get me wrong, my clients feel that they are important and I try really hard to make them see my priority is with them at all times. However, my time revolves around my family. That is the way I want it and that is the way it will always be. Period.

At the beginning of the year I attempted a 365 project. For those of you that don't know what that is, it is a project where you take one photo per day for an entire year. It doesn't sound that complicated but in reality it really is. Photographers usually do this when they are trying to break out of a rut, or force them to learn something new or just plain practice more often to get better at this thing we love so much: the world of photography. I got about four months into it when I realized something. Taking a photo a day- which annoyed my family to no end- was not conducive to my life. I couldn't do it. Realizing at 11pm at night that you forgot your photo of the day and getting up to "make something happen" was just not cool. Let me be totally honest when I say that I got lazy about it. I didn't get up most nights once realizing this because I new that what I came up with wouldn't be good at all. I told myself I would just take two photos the next day. That worked for a while until I realized that I just wasn't into it. I will regret it at the end of the year once I see all the lovely talented ladies in my 365 group pumping out lovely work- and they are doing it daily. So instead of beating myself up about quitting, I decided that I would just take photos of my life when I sparked an interest. Taking the pressure off myself to take a photo a day really helped me. Now I can take multiple per day when I want to and not feel the need to do that every day. Here are some of the ones I have captured so far on this road we call "summer life". Forgive me for my son doesn't happen to be in any of these. He must not like my camera very much. But at age nine, what boy does?

Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

Summer can't wait...and neither will I | El Dorado Hills Family Photographer

This summer is going by way to fast but I am enjoying every minute of it. We are making the most of it here in our house! Being that this is the first full summer I will have ever spent with my kids on a day to day basis, I think we are doing pretty good.

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Heather

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