Monday, July 4, 2011

A First Shoot

My step-mom's family was in town over the long weekend from the Maritimes. It's the first time they've all been in Ontario together in 24 years and she wanted to mark the occasion by having some family portraits taken by none other than yours truly. I was flattered and more than a little nervous but I jumped at the opportunity.
So they came for a visit to the old farmhouse and I made them traipse all over the yard.

Really. All over the yard.
As the children of a notorious picture taker, these guys are used to posing for the camera which made my job that much easier. And they also have a great sense of humour and let me tell ya, that's a good thing when you're behind the lens.


I've never considered doing portrait photography; heck, two years ago I wasn't really even into photography but I'd take their photo anytime. Well, as long as they understand this barn and I are a package deal.



Happy Fourth of July Friends!


15 comments:

Deb said...

That is so nice! The pictures are great. What part of God's country are they from???

Beyond My Garden said...

These are fun and interesting portrait photos. Congratulations on doing it so well.
nellie

Flat Creek Farm said...

Wonderful portraits! I love all the shots, and the barn is THE perfect background (well, of course!). I'm still looking for my first victims.. lol. Hmmmm, who shall I trap?! -Tammy p.s. adore your header too :)

texwisgirl said...

those look really fun. i love the one leaning on the rail with the field behind. but also love the sunset lighting as they relax together. so cool!!!

{ T G L } said...

Love those shots! Especially the one with them lying down and the editing you did on the last one in front of the barn door.

Happy 4th of July!

This Good Life

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

you are truly talented! seriously. love ALL of them as they are each of a different style. happy 4th!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great photos, and I like the casual and fun poses. Hubby, kids and I really need to do something fun and informal like this.

Gail said...

A wonderful occasion to save in photos and the stories they will tell.

Gail said...

A wonderful occasion to save in photos and the stories they will tell.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Gorgeous! Every single picture :)
What a fantastic first portarit shoot!
I would like to book you! J and I would adore having our pics taken in front of the old barn. And then I could say.."Andrea is such a fab photographer, J and I went all the way to Canada to have our portarits made!"

Love your "Happy Birthday, Canada"
header!!
And you too...
LYLASS!
xo, misha

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

p.s. for some reason no ones blog is showing up, as they are posted, on my sidebar. your post took 10 hours before it popped to the top!

Feral Female said...

What a great looking group!

Cheryl said...

I think you have a future in photography! Beautiful photos!

MJ said...

Beautiful shots Andrea! I say go for it!! You certainly have the eye and the talent for it!!

Dandy said...

Oh they turned out awesome!!