Sunday, October 19, 2008

My New Favorite Photographer (And I Know You Will Agree)



How do you photograph a family of 7? NOT in a studio! Give us ten acres to roam and a few hours and gorgeous photos will ensue. Well, with the help of an awesome professional photographer that is. Does that mean everyone was cooperative? Um, no. I'm pretty sure every photographer we've ever used has at least ten photos of Rachel crying. This is some random fact of life for us right now. I'm confident at some point she'll grow out of this. Right??

But, no worries - we still got some great shots! And, yes, we did catch Rachel smiling:



Here I can only include a sample but for tons more (184 to be exact) check out: Kate Headley.





And somehow I have to narrow this down for a special book - from 184 to 20. Yep, that's gonna happen :)



And for the better versions of these pics (and a few more) check out Kate's Blog.

Special thanks to Kate and all her work and also to Melanie and Jason who were a HUGE help when it came to all the wardrobe changes. And to Jeannie for recommending her friend :) And, yes, the new heading is also from Kate. I'm still working out the template kinks to make it look even better - please bear with me... (If you click on the photos you will get a longer and better image).

16 comments:

Denise Wheeler said...

Those are gorgeous!! No wonder she is your new favorite photographer. Hopefully tomorrow I will have the time to check out the rest of them. For now I am off to calm to 3 crying toddlers.

The Chan Clan said...

Dorinda, I love your recent professional pictures. Like how your whole family is wearing matching clothes. :)

Cherie said...

Oh my goodness! Those are incredible. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

We also attempted family portraits on Saturday. . .NOTHING came out good.

Perhaps I'll be checking out Kate very soon. . .

Kristy said...

Wow...so great. I tried to check out her site, but it didn't work...is my computer just being weird?

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, those are great pics. Your oldest daughter resembles your husband so much!
Very cute.

Misty said...

THose are gorgeous! I loved allof them!

Jeannie said...

they look great! i LOVE the ones of the kids individually

Cadi, Lance and our 4 miracles. said...

My favorite is the one on the dock. I love the natural photos the best. It makes you feel exactly how it felt at that time, when you look at it years later.

Momma-of-5 said...

BEA-U-TIFUL!
Can you find me a recommendation for Jersey? =)

Angie said...

All of the pictures are so beautiful!! I love the colors you chose.
How will you ever narrow down to 20?

The Nash Family said...

Ok, WOW! I LOVE the one of Rachel in the air, that one is incredible! I think I might need to contact this woman.

Following Him said...

Oh my goodness...the professional pictures are gorgeous!!!! I totally love the new header and all the pictures. Golly gee, wonderful pictures you have :)
~Elyse~

3 Peas N A Pod said...

Your family pictures are wonderful. Fall is a great season for outdoor pictures.

Candace Hickey said...

Ok, once again...BEAUTIFUL pictures. The blog looks great! Maybe it is time to call a magazine for a photo shoot??

joronda said...

Those are just the best!! What a treasure for you all. Miss you

The G's said...

Amazing!