Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Portraits

I had hopes that I would be able to meet with an old friend this weekend to shoot some candid shots of the girls.  She's an old pro with a camera, whereas I can't even seem to keep my camera battery charged.  If I didn't have my cell phone, none of you would know what my kids look like.

Sadly, circumstances prevented her from keeping our appointment until June.  WHAT?!?!  I am far too impatient to wait.  I had the twins with me for almost two hours at a beautiful location; it would have been a travesty to waste such an opportunity.  I figured out how to charge the battery, threw their dresses in a bag, and foom!  We were off and running.

We got off to a fairly good start; there was a flowering dogwood with low branches that looked promising.  Noelle, as usual, wasn't very camera shy and was fairly cooperative.

Then we got some really good ones.

Natalie, on the other hand, couldn't seem to muster up a pleasant face.  
I had specifically chosen a shady spot and faced them east, away from the sun, which is what usually causes them to squint and frown.  

But this watery, worried, half-smile was the best she could manage.

That's a little better.

This one is nice.  Too bad I cut off the top of your head.

Of course, she smiled when she said, " I want to marry a banana."

And naturally, they were both happy as can be when I gave them the green light to climb the tree.

To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. Those are really great. I think you did a good job mom! :)