Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On the other side of the lens | Carolina Beach Family Photographer

When people look through old photo albums, they see a lot of themselves when they were little - playing with brothers, sisters, cousins, probably quite a few with grandma, grandpa, and dad. But I'm sure there are few with mom. Because she's always behind the camera. It's a terrible plight all mom's face. They love to capture these fleeting moments in their family's lives - but are rarely captured themselves. For the average mom, it's bad enough - but for a photographer - it's even worse.

When Janice of http://www.belladreamsphotography.com/ told me she was coming to Carolina Beach on vacation - I was overjoyed. And not only was she staying at CB - but the condo she rented was just right down the street from my house! She kept assuring me that her husband was ok with constant guests while they were on vacation - because I think I went over there every day! And then she asked me if I would photograph her family while they were here - and I was so honored. Since she's an amazing photographer and has no problem getting stunning portraits of her own children - I spent my time focusing on family - and on Janice's connection with her family.

Meet Marco - almost 1-yr old - I can't believe it. He is a mama's boy for sure (but I'm proud to say he let me hold him quite a bit - and even when I didn't have cheese puffs in my hands as bribes).
And big sister Bella - man I fell in love with her.
Janice's family is so beautiful. I loved their outfits (thanks Lindsay and the whole OG crew!) it was the perfect color combinations.
And some of my favorites from the session.
When you are having so much fun - it's hard to stop - but you can usually take the cues from the little ones as to when the session is over. Marco had the last word. Can you hear him saying, "enough of the love."
Janice (and crew) thank you so much for the opportunity to share in your vacation memories. I can't wait to see you again!!

18 comments:

Leandra said...

So fun! I am sooo jealous. That is one of the best family silhouettes ever!!!

Libby said...

Gorgeous! What great memories!

Tina Ramirez said...

These make me teary :) Janice and her family are so beautiful! You did great Dana

Photography By Alyssa said...

They are all so fun and free spirited and you can see that in the photos. Fabulous job Dana.

Summer said...

Big super love them! Sooo wonderful! Dana you rocked it and Janice your family is soooo sweet! LOVE!

Janice said...

Aww, Dana, I knew they were going to be awesome, but you have managed to exceed my very high expectations! It is so fabulous to have amazing portraits of my own family! I get so choked up looking at these. Thank you so much!!!

lindsay said...

oh Janice- you are all so gorgeous! Dana- you these are perfection. I just love the joy that is in each of them!

molly said...

fantastic! you definately capture the love in their family!

molly said...

fantastic! you definately capture the love in their family!

Angela Chandler said...

So, so, so cute Dana and Janice!! Love them all and can't wait until our meetup...it's going to be so fun! Dana-love the signature silhouette, it's perfect!

Shay's Photography said...

Those are awesome! Great pics Dana and Janice you have a beautiful family! I want to go across the country and have Dana take our pics! I'm jealous ;) Nice job ladies!

Anonymous said...

Love love love them and how true that we rarely see pictures of ourselves with our babies :) WE have so had that talk Dana. Beautiful pictures as always!!

Lisa V. said...

Perfect...as usual! You talent just oozes!!

Lisa V.

Heather Latimer said...

Love these, Dana! It (almost!) makes me want to bring my family to NC in August! Almost! :)

Cherron said...

Yay for this session! It's fantastic. I'm so glad you guys got to get together and do them. They are so wonderful.

KDB Photography said...

Janice you have such a beautiful family!! Dana you did a wonderful job! I agre love that silhouette

LauraH said...

Dana your insight never ceases to amaze me. All of the pictures are wonderful. I must agree the silhouette is oe of me favorites

LauraH said...

Dana your insight never ceases to amaze me. All of the pictures are wonderful. I must agree the silhouette is oe of me favorites


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