My sister’s son, Hudson, just recently reached his 3-month milestone and I had the privilege of photographing him at Mom and Dad’s house a few weeks ago. He has so much personality and is just full of smiles. I can’t wait until he starts walking and talking. :)
He LOVED laying in the grass. At first, he would curl up and close his eyes, unsure of what what poking him.
Then a few moments later he’d open his eyes with a big smile on his face.
In California this week for a wedding and Keri and I are spending a few days with my cousin, her hubby, and their 18 month-old daughter, Karla. Karla is one of the most chill kids I think I’ve ever hung out with. She’s so sweet and happy all the time and is such a pleasure to be around- even though it took her a while to warm up to me (most kids do). Here are a few shots we got in the backyard in San Mateo playing with bubbles. When I say playing with bubbles, I mean that Karla asked to play with them, but as soon as we started blowing them, she had almost no interest and instead found joy in climbing into and off of adirondack chairs repeatedly. :)
Just thought I’d post something from my outdoor office. I’ve been able to successfully cut back my hours at my day job in real estate and it is helping a ton with the photo business. There are days like today though where I feel I’m just spending all day catching up on stuff from last week. I guess it’s part of the business. The good part is that I can take my new laptop just about anywhere, including the back porch. I’m all caught up on emails and most of my editing. I’ve got a wedding this weekend in Athens, GA that I’m really excited about. Wedding season, here I come! I hope everyone out there has fun plans for the weekend!
Along with the Giles family, I had the pleasure of photographing the Funderburk Family at McDaniel farm last month. It was a bit chilly out but warmed up once we got into the sun. Lance and Malisa have a beautiful family that is continuing to grow with the adoption of Ally. Their four kids are so sweet, well mannered and seem to have a genuinely fun time with one another.
Couldn’t resist the photo opportunity…
Use the ScanLife (or similar) app. Then of course, add it as a bookmark. You’re gonna want to come here often.
It’s amazing the change 3 months can make on a baby. Braxton looked very different in our last shoot in comparison to now. Though he was expressive before, he sure makes some great faces now. I typically prefer to shoot with available light either outdoors or near big windows, but when it’s rainy and below freezing outside it can be fun to break out the speedlights and backdrop. These were all shot in the Romeyn living room with a black cloth backdrop. I had one Vivitar flash synced with a manual cord shooting through an umbrella as the key light and one Canon 580 EX on camera with a Ray Flash ring light attachment as the fill. Very simple 10 minute setup and 5 minute take down.
Not sure what he is doing in this one, but it really looks like he’s beating up another baby. “Gimmie my money!”
I’ve owned the domain since college. Three years ago I re-upped it’s registration and I contracted my good friend Greg Vilines at Webnormous to begin work on the site. Then a combination of producing an album, playing in a band, get married, and having his house burn down slowed Greg’s progress on the site a bit. A combination of helping with the album, buying a house, running a photo business, general laziness, and getting engaged slowed me down too. I know my excuses aren’t as valid as a house fire, but regardless of the timing, it is finally LIVE!
Greg built the whole thing from scratch and he did a damn good job on it. I know I was a difficult client at times but in the end we got it all worked out. There will be a few tweaks made in the coming months, but since it’s 99% done, we figured why not launch it? This will be a soft opening for my six blog readers and facebook friends until I get it 100% finished.
Keep in mind the new site isn’t going to be a replacement for the blog- just think of it as a “best of Alex the Photo Guy.” I’ll still keep you up to date with my crazy photo antics here on the blog, so don’t stop reading!
Let me know what you think! Many thanks again to Greg who did all the hard work. All I did was take a few photos. If you need a website, let me know and I’ll get you in contact with Webnormous.