This week on the blog I'm talking about the Arend family. I met Melissa back in December through a mutual friend of ours. I did a Christmas mini session for kids Dylan & Paige, and Melissa and I talked for 20 minutes afterwards! It turns out Melissa was into photography a bit herself and so she found herself mostly taking her family's portraits. Her and her husband, Geoff, had been talking for months about getting some new family photos done and so they were on the hunt for a local Tulare photographer. I quickly volunteered my services.
We started the session just before 4:00 pm and before the sun was going to set. They asked me at the last minute if they could bring their dog Dave (because let's face it guys our pets are family too!) and of course you know I was up for it. The funniest thing about Dave and this session is how most of the time he was looking at doing his own thing but all of my favorite shots (except 1) this dog was on point! Thank you Dave!
It was so chilly this day and the kids were such troopers to lose their jackets for the full hour. This family had the best sense of humor and are such sincere people that it was such a privilege to be the person to provide them with an updated family portrait. Paige loved to take pictures and even had her own ideas for poses which I thought made the session more fun for everyone. Dylan is such a typical boy- he was more interested in the people riding ATVs in the ditch next to us but the second it's time to smile this kid knows how to work the camera.
When we were getting ready to call the shoot the sun was in such a good place I thought it would be fun to try to get a family silhouette shot. My husband actually came with me to this shoot but since it was cold he was in the car. I didn't know it at the time but he was actually taking pictures of me laying in the mud while I was taking this picture! Ha! Let me just say that as a photographer we will do whatever it takes to get a good shot! My only wish was that there wasn't the trees behind them but I couldn't move them over at all or the sun would of been showing and for this to work the sun had to be directly behind them. I love it anyways & I hope you do too! Would love to hear from you guys.
Until next time,