Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle photography’

My kids met Santa. I annoyed an elf.

Monday, December 10th, 2012


Santa paid a visit to the Big Red Barn on Saturday. The kids were psyched to see him. They waited in line patiently and watched Santa grab goodies out of his sack for the kids in line ahead of them. I watched their excitement build as the line slowly moved.

As my husband approached Santa with the kids their eyes grew wider and their mouths started to open. Shock! It’s Santa! It was adorable but fairly anti-climatic. Neither child freaked out and presented me with one of those hilariously awful miserable kid on Santa’s lap photos. I don’t want to torture them. I wouldn’t have forced them to chill with Santa. I’m just saying I would’ve taken a photo as my husband ushered the children away screaming. Good times. That’s what cameras are for right? There were no smiles for me either. Instead they both stood there amazed that the big guy was in their presence. It was a sweet moment.

It was my first outing with my new camera. The photos aren’t too hot technically. There was a huge crowd of kids and parents hovering over Santa. I was facing Santa and so were the kids so most of my shots were of Santa’s face and the back of their heads. No big deal. We’ll see Santa again and I’ll close down my aperture so Santa and my kids are in focus.


Goodbye trike.

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Preston is ready for a big boy bike. He loves checking out the big kids’ bikes around the neighborhood. His favorite is an Optimus Prime bike. He’s dying for one. In fact that’s what he’s looking at in fourth photo down. I’d love to give him one for Christmas but it’d be a tease since we can’t bring it with us to Europe.

I shot these with my Canon Rebel T3 and 50mm 1.4 lens. They’re my new favorites. He’s outgrowing his trike and becoming a big boy.