Archive for November, 2012

Children Photography / Love Kenny

Children photography includes props like my little red wagon.  Sometimes I bring it along because I know there is just something about boys and red wagons!

red wagon children photography, outside children photography

Kenny enjoys the ride!

This is my second time photographing Kenny.  This time is for his special birthday #2.
This little guy seemed to be infatuated with everything on the ground…..especially dirty leaves.  I guess to a kid who sees so close to the ground can be pretty curious as to what all those multi-colored things are all over the place. There are so many, so similar, yet not one alike!  Kenny picked up leaf after leaf.  So, pretty much my entire photo session with him was at his level….ground zero.

Sometimes children photography can be a little difficult.  I knew Kenny’s photo session was coming to an end when I noticed he was getting a little agitated with me.  Every time he looked at me and saw the camera in his direction, he yelled “NO”!!!!  He yelled, and yelled and yelled.  Too funny this little stinker, but too cute!

Kenny’s expressions and curiosity were priceless.  This is what makes children photography so wonderful!  xo

Don’t Touch My Little Red Wagon

love my little red wagon

Thaddeus

This is my little friend Thaddeus….”Thad” for short.  Today is picture day for Thad and his family.  After a recent studio portrait session, I knew I better be prepared to entertain this little guy.  This is where I bring out the old “little red wagon”.  There’s just something about little red wagons and little boys.  Apparently, wagons were built just for boys, and they are always painted red!  Thad loved, loved my little red wagon!  He immediately jumped in and waited to be pulled.    After a brief tow around of about 20 feet, he felt empowered to do the pulling himself.  Thad was not just pulling, but decided he could be pushing as well.  That was when I knew I was in for a serious work out in capturing little Thad’s handsome face.  Thad went up, I went up, Thad went down, I went down…..up, down, up, down….all along the waterside.  This little guy was definitely giving me a run for the hour!  Thaddeus definitely loved my little red wagon, just look at his face!  Don’t touch my little red wagon!

 

Dia de los Muertos ~ Riverside

“Dia de los Muertos”, (“Day of the Dead”) was alive and wild as ever as they danced through the streets of downtown Riverside.  The city celebrated their 9th annual tribute to the dead with music and dancing, candles, spirits, altars and parades.  The streets were packed with onlookers who came out to observe and participate in this out-of-the-ordinary event.  Loaded down with camera gear, I could barely squeeze through the tightly packed crowd to make my seat in the arena of Aztec dancers.  The Ballet Folklorico de Riverside was definitely the main attraction for this cultural event!  The dancers jumped and bowed to the spirits, circling the burning incense, taking in the scent and giving thanks to the Gods.  Their costume so vibrant and adorned with jewels.  Their faces painted to mirror the dead.  I love this group!