My Kids and Me

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I have had the above image on my website’s info page for too long. I was pregnant with Ezra, and we still had about 4 months in Boston. It was taken by our friend Ryuji Suzuki with my then new Mamiya 6 rangefinder camera. Ahh those were the days of film and fun medium format rangefinders.

The other image of me floating around in cyberspace is this one taken in college.  My friend Christian Romero shot it for a class project.  He used 6 florescent tubs for light.  Pretty cool effect.  Christian also photographed our wedding… coming up on 11 years now!

Even though I love these images, it is time for a change. So yesterday I decided to pull out the tripod and get a few shots with both my kids. Luckily I have an assistant in training. She sat for me so I could focus. Then I had to wake up the monster. He enjoyed watching the light blink and the shutter fire. Too bad it made him smile after the exposure was made!

This was taken before waking the monster

1st shot was beautiful, I thought this would be a piece of cake. Well the final pick is nice, but far from perfect.

Here are a few of the outtakes that really show you what this shoot was all about:

Problems with focus, cropping and those fingers

You’re supposed to be over here…

Where’s my girl?

Thankfully we are going to have our family portrait taken next week. I can’t wait to see what she does with us. I think all photographers should be photographed at some time or another. I just never have!

2 thoughts on “My Kids and Me”

  1. Well you look beautiful. And I love that one of you trying to pull your daughter (I don’t know if you want me to use her real name or not on here), back into the picture.

  2. I really enjoyed looking at the photos. It reminded me of when I tried to get a few cute pics of the kids for mother’s day. I really laugh hard at them now becuase I tried so hard. Thanks for sharing.

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