Pumpkin Patch 2015 // Memphis Lifestyle Photography

I absolutely love fall!

 I especially love visiting my favorite pumpkin patch, Jones Orchard. 91121121073135486

Tech Specs: Nikkormat 35mm, SuperRicohflex 120mm/Kodak Porta

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Watercolor Kids // Memphis Tennessee Child Photography

“If I were a pattern,

I would be the pattern of paint that a bird would make if you dipped a bird’s wings in watercolor

and then set the bird loose inside a paper lantern.

I’m pretty sure that’s it!” 17386524

Mertwins // Children Portrait Photography Memphis Tn

I would be a mermaid fair;
I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
And still as I comb’d I would sing and say,
Who is it loves me? who loves not me?
I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall
Low adown, low adown,
From under my starry sea-bud crown
Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold
Springing alone
With a shrill inner sound,
Over the throne
In the midst of the hall;
Till that great sea-snake under the sea
From his coiled sleeps in the central deeps
Would slowly trail himself sevenfold
Round the hall where I sate, and look in at the gate
With his large calm eyes for the love of me.
And all the mermen under the sea
Would feel their immortality
Die in their hearts for the love of me.

~ Alfred Tennyson

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My little girls just love the water, so I decided why not let them be mermaids? ❤

Project 52 week 1 // Natural Light Film Children Photography Memphis, TN

This year I decided to participate in a 52 week project of shooting one roll of film per week.  Just a way to stay challenged and inspired.  I have set goals to shoot a variety of subject matter as well as weather and lighting conditions.  Naturally my first week I photographed my two favorite people, my twins! The challenge here was, a) moving babies!! gotta be quick, and b) it was a very chilly and grey day, not a ray of sun in sight.  twinshel1twinshel2twincoll3

Lunch on the porch with the twins // Natural Light Children Film Photography Memphis TN

A lovely fall day calls for lunch on the porch! These little girls love to be outside and love to eat. Combine the two and it makes for smiles, feet kicking, and babbling conversation! 🙂tl1tl2tl6tl3tl4tl5

Family “School” Pictures

I had this idea I wanted an “accurate description” of what the members of my family look like.  This is not all of my family, just the ones I see most often. (I even included myself.)  I did not tell them I was going to do this, so no one thought to look “nice” or whatever. I asked the ones wearing glasses or hats to remove them. No one understood why I wanted a photo with their eyes closed, but I knew I wanted to present the images side by side. I wanted them just how they are, in the way that one is, just spending time at home with the family.  It was a Sunday afternoon in August, that we all met to go swimming and to celebrate a few birthdays.  I love the some what awkward and humorous way these portraits came out. My family is so wonderful to be supportive of my ideas for images.

Six month try outs

The girls are six months old and I wanted to try a new shooting technique. I wish I used the reflector I brought with me, but the girls were too excited to be there and I forgot.  Oh well!  These babes are great for hands on learning. I love their little guts!