Monday, September 29, 2008

Meet the Models, Part I: Introducing Vinati...

It's time to meet the models. This will be the first installment of a section I will be calling, well, "Meet the Models." The first model you will encounter is named Vinati, and she is nothing short of stunning. She wanted me to photograph her hands for her hand modeling portfolio, but I had to sneak in some face and body shots as well. Oh, and her cute little dog named Papi Chulo even made it into a few frames. The rings in this spread were made by the eternally talented jewelry designer Erin Swietnicki (you can check out her stuff at erinswietnicki.com and you should because her jewelry is amazing!) We did all kinds of crazy and fun poses with various outfits, props, and settings. I hope you enjoy this visual feast. Introducing Vinati...

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There's lots more fantastic models to meet, so stay tuned...Until then, do what ya like and like what cha do...Peace.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ezra!

Kimberly and Justin know how to throw one crazy fun birthday party. For little Ezra's 2nd birthday, they arranged to have bunnies and a pony come to entertain! What a cute and wonderful idea. And they have the perfect backyard (with a huge deck and a pond) for such a party. And there was plenty of fun to go around for the children of all ages. Check out the scene...

A card for the birthday boy...

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Party favors for all the kids. Hairclips for the girls and wooden trucks for the boys, courtesy of Kimberly's shop, Peacock Organics, a natural children's boutique. Check out her shop at peacockorganics.com

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Looking out the window for the pony trailer...

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Ezra takes a peek as well...

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then focuses back inside...

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and then gets away from the camera as fast as he can...

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The pony arrives and the older kids flock to it

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They try to hand feed him some grass

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Then Ezra is ready to try to feed him, too

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All the while, there is a bunny extravaganza happening on the deck! And the rules were clearly posted as the bunny handling was carefully monitored.

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The bunnies are a huge hit!

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Even the dads liked the bunnies!

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There was much to be entertained by...what child doesn't want to play in a sandbox?

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Concentrated skateboarding...

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The pond in the back...

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Some of the kids didn't notice me...

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...even with a cupcake frosting smile...

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And some of them did, and didn't mind...

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But Ezra just wanted to run away sometimes...

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Some of the littler kids got brave and wanted to ride the pony. Here's little Thatcher riding with the help of his mom...

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And Ezra warmed up to the pony as well...

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After all that playing and pizza, it was time for cupcakes!

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The birthday boy getting ready to blow out his candle

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It wouldn't be a party without a bit of cupcake on the face...

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Cupcakes for everyone!

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It wouldn't be a party without family...

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Kisses for Grandma...

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Great Grandma lends out her cane...

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I had a blast shooting this party for Justin, Kimberly, and Ezra. It was good times all around, and I just can't wait to see how they'll top this one for birthday number 3...