4.30.2008

First Family Shoot!

Beth is a friend I met on my first day of college back in 2000! We lived right across the hall from each other in the Getsch dorm at Bethel. We've changed so much since then... careers, husbands, baby (her, not me)! She emailed me Monday asking if I'd take some photos of her family (husband, John and brand new daughter, Meghan). I couldn't turn her down! What a great way to get experience and its just fun being around Beth and John because they make you laugh the entire time! Despite Meghan crying a bit at first, the day turned out pretty good. Here are a few from our time together at Minnehaha Park in Mpls in no particular order. I wanted to post these right away, so I haven't taken the time to edit them at all. I'll save that for later! The most difficult task for me today was dealing with the sunshine. The forecast said cloudy, so I wasn't quite sure how to adjust for bright sunshine. I guess its all part of the learning process...



(I must give credit to John for this "peek-a-boo" picture. It was his idea and I think its pretty cute!)










6 comments:

katie said...

briiiiiiiiiiiiianna! these are awesome! my favorite is the rings on the baby's toes! well...and the one of her crying. ok, and the one of beth just looking down at the babe. ok...so they are all great. they say the hardes things to shoot are kids and animals. way to start tough! great job brianna. your pictures are beautiful.

Jesi said...

You are so awesome, Bri! I'm so impressed. I have two favs. The one of her crying is the best (it's hard to get those little ones to look at you like that) and I also love the one of Beth comforting Meghan! I'm so proud of you.

Anonymous said...

SO SO WONDERFUL! You did such a good job and it was so fun to be able to see pictures of the Holgrimsons! They all look fantastic! -bethz

Lanzens Life said...

Super cute!!! I love the one by the waterfall. Nice work!

Amanda said...

Those pictures turned out SO cute. I love baby pictures, and I especially love the crying and tootsie pics. :) Those are "real" shots, you know?

Anyway, in case you're interested, Andy references a couple different blogs to learn a lot of new and cool techniques for photography, mainly regarding lighting:

www.scottkelby.com
www.strobist.blogspot.com (this one is great for lighting --- apparently!)

ALSO, how did you get that song on your site? I like the way you have to push play instead of it automatically starting on its own. I love the Jack Johnson song...He's one of my favs. :)

happylexi said...

These are so cute! I love the rings on the toes (what a great idea!) and the one of her crying (is it bad I like pictures of crying babies?) The peek-a-boo shot is great, too. Wow, Bri, if this is what you take when you're just starting, you're going to be quite an awesome professional photographer!
~Kristi P.