Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tip of the Week

As parents we take a lot a pictures. Now with smart phones and tablets, we all have cameras. So it’s time to share some tips on how to get better pictures of our kids, animals, or whatever we are taking a photo of.
So tip #1 is something that anyone can do that doesn’t require any fancy camera or equipment.
And it is… (drum roll please)…
I can’t tell you how many times I look at cute photos of kids on the first day of school, or in their new Easter dress and I see something like this….
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The first thing I always think is, why didn’t they get down on their level?
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See how much more fun it is? How much better it looks? It’s like a miracle!
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Much more engaging.
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Another example above. Much better, right? And I’m not saying that we should never shoot down on a subject. I do it occasionally, but it’s more for this…
So next time you get out the camera, for whatever reason, remember to get down. I promise it’s totally worth it! It might take only a funny little squat if you have an 8 year old. Or with a baby, you might be laying on the floor. Either way, your picture will be TONS better. And an added bonus may be a great smile or laugh that you capture when your 8 year-old watches you stick your bum out trying to get the shot.
So remember to get down on their level! It’s fun, free, and easy to do! So go take some amazing photos.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Little Guy in a Tie

Two teeth, one tie, and no worries.  That’s how we roll on Sunday mornings at the Siddoway home.  Jack here was all dressed up in is white shirt, tie, and new vest and I couldn’t resist taking a few shots.  As you can see, he does well in the spotlight.
It’s ironic that Jack has as much hair as he does, being that his two older sisters were pretty much bald until the age of two.  This little guy has already had multiple haircuts and it just keeps growing.  Maybe I should just let it grow so he can channel his inner rock star.  I mean, look at him, he is definitely a rock star.  Or a fat little business-man…one of the two.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Summer Family

There is nothing quite like taking family pictures in the snow, by a frozen waterfall. These guys were troopers and I loved the backdrop, It was really pretty.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Amber & Zach - Maternity

I am so excited for these guys, they will be such wonderful parents. Amber is glowing, and beautiful and her baby bump is so little and cute, see for yourself…

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