Little Firemen

November 04, 2012  •  2 Comments

With my first portrait session, I was extremely nervous. I did it and realized it wasn't quite so bad and I did a pretty good job.  When my cousin got married this summer, I decided to use the opportunity to practice taking pictures of people. I knew at the very least my cousin Casey and the rest of the family would love seeing two days worth of pictures in the mountains of people they loved. I was more than pleasantly surprised with the results. So when I flew to Montana to visit Casey's sister Kirsten for a long weekend, I was excited to take pictures of not only the beautiful fall colors, but also of her family.

The first photo shoot was all Kirsten's idea. Her husband is a fireman, so she wanted her boys in his turnouts. The littlest guy we stuck in a bucket to keep him upright and stuffed the jacket around him. His older brother got the boots, pants and suspenders.  We didn't really do much posing, I just snapped away and let the boys be boys!

little firemen 4 They seemed plenty entertained.  I struggled with the light moving from bright sun to shadows quickly but still got good shots.  These wouldn't be quite the same if they were indoors.  

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Throughout the weekend I surprised her with a few more shots of her and her boys that I'd taken while on photography expeditions for fall colors.

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I love this last one.  The colors are so vibrant!  
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My last day in town we were relaxing at home when I realized it was snowing!  Kirsten rounded up her family and we stepped outside.  This one probably won't make it on the wall anywhere, but it's my favorite.  I love the props that were pulled in before anyone realized!

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How, you might ask, did I keep my camera dry with the giant snowflakes floating about?  I borrowed a little fireman's umbrella, of course!

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Tarynscapes Photography
Thanks Ashley! You'll have to get Kirsten to send you some of the other cute ones. It was hard to pick just a few.
Ashley(non-registered)
Taryn these are great! For whatever reason your card was on the table when i just walked in the door and thought i would take a look-see at your new stuff. These pics of Kirsten and boys are awesome- I am with you, the last one is my favorite! Hope all is well!
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