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!
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.
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.
I love this last one. The colors are so vibrant!
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!
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!
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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