April 21, 2014

snapping a little family photo session is really the only thing i remember from the weekend.

 // left: piri thought he'd get in the picture, too. that little boy was pretty cool about it. right: she made a heart with her arms all by herself without me asking her to. so cute. // 

why hello! is it monday already? 

the weekend felt crazy long with warm weather like i had hoped {yay}. our friends from new york visited us and we included a little photo session. we were originally supposed to go to the national arboretum for their session but we actually never made it out! so we ended up taking a few pictures inside our apartment and also outside our complex. i also didn't get to try out a few poses i had thought of but i've learned a long time ago that some things just go according to plan and you just have to go with the flow.

there were some misses with some shots but there were also definitely keepers. i have to go through a bunch and edit them this week but these two pictures caught my eye as i was skimming through the thumbnails. 

i had taken pictures for my best friend's baby shower before, but a photo session was a first for me. i definitely learned a lot, not necessarily shooting techniques but more along the lines of how to go about shooting families and kids. i'm thankful for friends who trust me to take these precious pictures for them. i can't wait to get the editing process done and also develop some prints for them {i think i'm going to try out artifact uprising's signature prints}. 

hope you had a lovely weekend! what do you have going on this week? for me, i'm looking forward to making those homemade pretzels i didn't get around to last week and gathering some ideas on some possible diy projects for the home. 

have a good week ahead! 

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  1. They are so sweet...bless. Love their little faces. Am glad you spent a wonderful weekend. I hope the new week will be even happier :)) xx

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    1. thank you! looking forward to those pretzels!

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  2. Those pictures are too cute. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. thanks so much! have so much to go through and edit!

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  3. Aw, these are so cute! Look at Piri's smile, haha.

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  4. Omg they are adorable! You did an awesome job capturing them! Love that Piri is smiling in that photo xx Kat


    Love and Ace

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  5. Aww, they are so adorable! I had a friend visiting too this weekend, so it was pretty busy and fun! I'm looking forward to catching up on the stuff I would normally do over the weekend :)

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    1. hope you do all your catch ups! :)

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  6. have a good week as well! This weekend did fly by didn't it?! I can't believe we're back to a new work week!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. seriously the weekend did fly by!

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  7. Great job with these shots, Jane:) And how adorable are your subjects!

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  8. These photos are so cute, how fun Piri wanted to join too. All three are cute. Love in home studio like this.

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    1. :) thanks~~ that in-home studio make over was so simple and fun to do. i love white backgrounds!

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  9. So cute :3
    Have a wonderful week!

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  10. It's so sweet that u took these photos for ur friend & her family :) I love how adorable those 2 pics are! Glad to see that u had a memorable Easter wkend~ Cannot wait to see ur homemade pretzels!

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    1. i just hope they turn out ok! :)

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  11. Ah these came out GREAT!!! They are keepers for sure. Glad you had a such a fun weekend.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  12. These are just wonderful Jane! How cute that your favorite model got in on the action too :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. Awww what adorable little darlings! You're a boss with the camera! This has made my Monday infinitely better lol :) Happy week ahead to you as well! This week I'm looking forward to tech goodies arriving in the mail, can't wait!

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    1. thanks so much! i love getting things in the mail - tech stuff even more!

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  14. such beautiful photographs of adorable kids

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  15. you took some amazing photos! how cute!!! you're an excellent photographer Jane. love these.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. You did an outstanding job with these friend! They are beyond adorable!!!! Nicole xo

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  17. Aww, the little girl is so sweet :3

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    1. :) i loved her little heart shaped arms :)

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  18. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  19. I was waiting to hear how it went and judging by those two super cute photos, so extremely well. I think it's good to be reflective though and learn from things that could of gone better, kids are unpredictable and everyone is different in front of a camera so it can be super tough! If I lived close by I would super trust you for portraits :)

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    1. wow thanks! there were times when it felt a little overwhelming and when i had to think on my feet but hopefully this is all a good learning experience!

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  20. How cute are these two pictures! I'm excited to see more of this family session, the kiddos are too cute and so is Piri (of course). I am sure your friends are pretty excited as well to see the results! :) I am glad that you made the best of it although it not turned as planned, a photographer needs to improvise always ;) Oh! I would love to read your review of the signature prints. Tomorrow we have a special love festivity in Barcelona, so I'm looking forward it! hope this stupid cold goes away and allows me enjoy the day. Mmm homemade pretzels, that is something I would love to try at home! :)

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    1. yes! improvising can be so hard sometimes! i will definitely write up something if we go forward with the signature prints. i've been meaning to make photo books as well from artifact uprising so it'll be good to slowly get the ball rolling!

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  21. These are just too cute and how funny Piri wanted to model too.

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  22. Adorable. Your friends' kids are just too cute. And I love how excited Piri was to jump in on the photo action. What a little diva, lol.

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    1. haha :) i think piri at one point got jealous of the little boy. he sat on top of him!

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  23. Love how you've captured them in the photos.

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  24. looks like you did a fantastic job Jane! (just as I thought you would) - you should be proud :) i would hire you in a heartbeat! x

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  25. Good idea with the clean backdrop! I'm sure the photos are great, those are some cute kids!

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  26. OMG - these photos are SO precious, Jane! Piri looks like he's having a blast! lol! I hope you had such a fun time with your visiting friends this past weekend!

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  27. Oh those little ones are too adorable and I'm sure Piri was the perfect big brother to them

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  28. These pictures are so cute! I feel like kids and pets would be hard to take pictures of, but it doesn't look like there was a struggle in these pictures at all :)

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  29. these are beautiful!!! you did a wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. these look great, Jane! such adorable kids!!! haha love that slightly "huh?" look going on ;)

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