Monday, July 12, 2010

jen + alex {family bbq}

The great thing about shooting weddings of people you know and are friends with, is that you get invited to all the events leading up to the big day. And that's great for a couple of reasons. 1.) You get to eat delicious food, hang out and have fun, and 2.) you get the chance to introduce yourself as "photographer" and (hopefully!) make everyone more comfortable with your giant camera in their face before the really important shots of the wedding day. It's almost like an engagement shoot for the family. :)

The first few are portraits of everyone hanging out and having a good time. I love taking photos of kids because they're cool as cucumbers in front of the lens - kids are way more interested in having fun and letting their personalities show than what they look like... I guess my job as photographer is to help adults feel the same way... now how exactly do I do that??

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Playing hide and seek with grandma, SO cute!

Here are a few shots of Sadie singing a modified version of 'All the Single Ladies' by Beyonce. This little cracker-jack changed the lyrics to something along the lines of, "Oh yeah, Alex finally put a ring on it..." I wish I could remember the words because it was hilarious, as you can clearly see. :)


Anonymous said...

Absolutely in love with the photo of the beautiful little girl standing in the corner...timeless!!

Anonymous said...

Great photos Christine! You captured Sadie's personality perfectly... and I believe you have the words to the song correctly. That was such a fun part of the night!
Looking forward to seeing the wedding pics!