Each one of these photos features a child and an animal. But none of the animals were actually present when the portrait was taken :)
Truthfully, I have been waiting for a good snow fall to take some pictures in :) So when it started coming down the other day, I bundled my boys up and we went outside! I was able to get a few shots before it got too cold and we were all freezing. But then we came inside, had some nice apple cider and looked at our "awesome pictures". Love my boys!
I recently found myself published in Emboss Magazine, for a 1920's themed session with model Sydney Olson. Thanks to the wonderful hair and makeup talent of Abi Warner, these images soared to a whole other level of beauty! And to Angie Van Dyke Olson for her many treks to me to make these amazing portraits happen! What an amazing little team we have, and how fun is it to have this much success together!
The Flower Girl
Long nights she'd spent on this very street
walking, swinging, so light on her feet
She'd carefully painted the rouge on her lips
And pranced with an escort stuck tight to her hips
She'd flaunted her wealth, dancing on aires
She couldn't have known, but would she have cared?
Once she had seen a young girl on the side
Holding a flower, stripped of all pride
"Please buy a flower, miss?" The little thing spoke
her voice was so soft beneath her oversized cloak
Why had she not stopped when she had the chance?
For she now understood why no one paid her a glance
And so she quietly sat with her basket in tow
Holding out flowers, ignored and unknown
Dear girl, this dark vision burned sound in her mind
And taught her the value to forthwith be kind
Being a professional photographer was some of the best time of my life.