Monday, January 12, 2009

Annika's Portrait Session

With weddings, I always do an engagement session with my couples. For my Bar/Bat Mitzvah clients, I like to do a family portrait session. It is such an awesome part of the process for me. I love spending time the families and getting to know them all a little better before the event. Just like with the eSessions, these family portraits can help everyone know what to expect and feel more comfortable in front of the camera on the big day. They are so helpful that I make them a required part of every package!

Unfortunately, Annika's family wasn't able to do the portrait session before her Bat Mitzvah because of a family emergency. Since they're a "requirement" we decided to do them after the fact :) So a few weeks after the party, I visited them down in Newton and we captured a few portraits by the pond near their house.

Annika is such a cutie!


The whole fam

What a bunch of jokers!

Then we headed back to their house for a few more...

I love this shot of the girls!

They have this fun little booth in their basement. The whole area is decorated in Coca-Cola paraphanalia - I knew I liked these people!! (in case you've never met me, when you do, I'll probably have a Coke in my hand...)

A teenage girl's bedroom is her solace, such an extension of herself - it can say so much about who she is. I thought it'd make a great spot for a few more natural shots of Annika...

Thanks again for everything you guys! I hope you LOVE the photos :)

1 comment:

  1. this post was so fun and colorful =) my favorite is the one of the three sisters faces...

    i just checked your twitter for the first time ever, randomly, and now i'm thinking that one of these days i'll have to get on there-- because i missed your TTD shoutout! haha.

    and mark driscoll-- never heard of him until i read that NYTimes article about him last week. verrry interesting! sorta kinda reminded me of your bro-in-law's last blog post. an unexpected kind of pastor =P