EDITED TO ADD: Many of you have asked where I got the Vintage look, and I meant to add the link on Maggie’s name below, but it was late and I completely forgot! I want you to check out her actions, because they are my all time favorites (besides my own) and they are reasonably priced. Check them out HERE.
Yeah – gotta love those toesies~ I had a blast photographing this fun family who lives on a lake about 20 minutes north of our city. I had never met them before the shoot, but couldn’t help but be excited just from K’s emails. Her enthusiasm was contagious!
She and her hubby had never had engagement photos done, or any kinds of photos of the two of them, so we played around a bit and had some fun results 🙂
These next 2 photos, I tried something different – a vintage kind of look, which I loved! I used Maggies warm vintage on both of these, and they have such a warm inviting look to them.
They have a one year old and a 2 year old, and they were a bit challenging (who knows of kids that age who aren’t when a camera is concerned) and the bright, bright sun was a challenge as well, but we managed to find some shade in their backyard and got some nice shots.
I was telling my husband that the thing I love most about photographing people is capturing those candid moments – the ones where if you blink, they are gone! You know, relationships. I think we captured some great moments, and I HOPE they love these. Thanks K!
And what’s the other news? Well, I was just called as our new ward Relief Society President. Shock? Yes… yes yes yes. Aren’t I too (ahem) young and inexperienced to be the Relief Society President of the largest ward in 2 and 1/2 provinces (over 600 members). I’ve spent the last couple of weeks just reeling inside. Doing too much thinking, really. Thinking about all the many ways I could possibly fail, fall on my face. Thankfully, I have amazing counselors and a great secretary who will keep me on track and help me get to know the sisters better. I’ve only lived here for 6 months, so it’s daunting to be, in effect, put in charge of their welfare! I do love the sisters here, though. I’ve been impressed by their faith, their love of the Savior and of each other, and their willingness to reach out to anyone new. I felt very loved and accepted from the first moment I moved here, so I hope to carry that on in this new capacity. I feel blessed to serve in this way, as overwhelming as it feels right now, and look forward to growing a LOT.
- Build faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and teach the doctrines of the kingdom
- Emphasize the divine worth of each sister
- Exercise charity and nurture those in need
- Strengthen and protect families
- Serve and support each sister
- Help sisters become full participants in the blessings of the priesthood