Wednesday, September 9, 2009

40 years of marriage - now that's something to CELEBRATE! | Kure Beach Family Photographer

This beautiful family is celebrating their parents' 40th Wedding Anniversary - and what an awesome gift to give their parents - a family portrait session. I wasn't sure we were going to be able to do this session. The weather was HORRIBLE! It rained all day - with only a few breaks here and there - and no sun all day. Normally we would reschedule for a better day - but almost everyone was from out of town - so we went for it. Let's start with the kids....

Only 2, but oh, my - that's a lot of cuteness packed into a two-yr-old. As much as I'd love to say he was reaching for me, because we just clicked like that - I was holding his precious ball - playing catch. I love his outstretched arms - his sweet little fingers, and I love his expression. So sweet!
And how about big sister. Watch out mom and dad - she is a beauty!!!!
Now, this image, I just love. I really, really love it. I tried to pinpoint what I really love about it - is it the hair blowing in the wind, the light in her eyes, her smile, the way she has her tongue kind of rolled up? No - those are all great factors - I really love it because she is looking at her daddy with this sweet expression. Melt my heart!
I told you he loved the ball!!!! A little catch with Grandpa.
It took a bit to get this shot. Poor Mark wouldn't/couldn't smile - and try as she might, Angel had a tough time NOT smiling!!! But, ahhh - they got it! I love this one! They are getting married soon - and they are going to be one beautiful couple on that day!
You know that ball the little one loved so much? Well, I put it on top of my flash (those that use a dome - it's a great ball holder!) - and look at the response I got from the kids! I just had to share. No worries, mom - I got a great family shot in this series!
But what I loved most about this session, was to see how in love the parents/grandparents still are after 40 years of marriage. What an awesome thing!
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this celebration with you. It was so fun, and you guys were such troopers to deal with the wind and rain!!!
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17 comments:

Keri said...

These are all beautiful Dana! You amaze me at your ability to capture emotions & connections. The last one is absolutely perfect in ever way. Great work!

KDB Photography said...

Dana what an awesome session. you can just see how much fun you all had while taking these!!! What a great idea w/ the tennis ball!

Angelique said...

Thank you again, Dana! We had such a great time despite the rain and wind! You did great with the kids...and with Mark's photo anxiety! ha! Can't wait to see the rest of them!

Aimee said...

I'm sure the family will treasure these pictures forever...great images and wonderful work Dana!

Anonymous said...

Dana,

This is Suzi Meyer, the anniversary girl after 40 years.
Wow, you capture the emotional elements in every shot. This entire shoot was based on Love, Fun and Family. They are beautiful!I can't wait to see the rest.

Suzi

Gabensysmom said...

What a beautiful family!! Gorgeous shots, great emotion!! Love the ones of the kids so much :)

Gabensysmom said...

What a beautiful family!! Gorgeous shots, great emotion!! Love the ones of the kids so much :)

Krysten said...

These are all really amazing!!

~Amber said...

WOW 40 yrs!!! CONGRATS!

darling family and i love the location

Laurie said...

These are awesome! They look like such a fun family. Wonderful job as usual Dana.

Heather Latimer said...

You must be great at really making your clients relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera. You capture some of the best interaction shots!

Ketti Photography said...

Great work, Dana! You're so right with the image f the little grl - t's sweet perfection!

Megan said...

Love the ones of the little girl. She is so sweet!

jaimiers said...

That IS a wonderful thing to celebrate, and how wonderful to have these photos to commemorate it! Beautiful. I love the shot of the little girl--the same one you said you love. Just perfect!

Stacy Laine said...

These are so great... The daughter is STUNNNNNING.... and that little boy looks like SO much fun! I love his face! So cute! What a fun session!!!

lindsay said...

DANA! these are so so gorgeous!!! i agree with Keri, you capture emotions and connections like no one else. Very nice!

Julie said...

40 years-wow! And a gorgeous family to show for it!! I can only imagine they joy they will get in looking at these beautiful images and reflecting on all the years they've shared together!


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