The Wikoff’s came down to vacation here in our lovely city and I am so stoked I got to be their photographer.
I’m loving family photos more and more every time I do them. I moved away from my family a long time ago and I miss family IMMENSELY. So, I get to interact with all these families and if even for a short time makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And sometimes they are nice enough to me to make me feel part of their circle.
They loved the red sofa. And I’m still laughing at how this has become my signature thing. I gotta admit, it’s cool though. On every shoot the couch always adds aLOT of *BLING* to every shoot. Even after I’ve used it SOoo much, I still never get tired of seeing the shots I do with it. Grandma had a great spot to sit and it really stood out from the beach.
Everyone ran around Grandma and she just sat back relaxing. (My kind of girl!- although I would prob have a pina colada)…….Like I said before– I’m on a motion kick. I’ll get tired of it I’m sure, but I love to play with things- keeps my mind interested and motivated.
Jodi and Chris have such a cute family. They were such hotties themself… but their hands were photogenic enough to take this shot. I like abstract stuff. I know not everyone prefers those kind of shots, and I came to realize I shoot some fun for me and some traditional for everyone not on board. That way, we are all content.
I think eventually I got on their nerves. They tried stepping on me a few times.
The boys had a few moments with their Grandma. I don’t know if it’s age that gets the best of me, but I know I’m at a point in my life that sometimes when I look back at pictures like these (kids with their grandparents) it nearly chokes the emotion to the lump in my throat of how short life can be and how to make every minute count. And then I think about my job as a photographer. I always try to photograph in my heart like this may be the last photograph anyone ever may have of someone in their life. I feel like my job is fun and interesting ( I get to meet THE coolest people EVER!) but that it’s also being a documentalist that makes the work that I do not just fun and exciting but also a monument in someone’s family history. That gives utter importance to my work. Which gives me meaning.
And, ahem…..I’m not only on a motion kick… but I’m loving the vintages right now. I like the look of the 70′s photographs which have a yellow/red hue and even scratches and blemishes. I like this one of Jodi and Chris in front of the kids while they play. A reminder that marriage should always be first in a couple’s lives.
Man, I’m feeling awfully philosophical this evening. Never mind me, must be PMS. I heard a commercial earlier and got teary eyed. My kids make fun of me for being such a wuss, so I have to hide my sobs when I watch a sad movie. They just think I get a terrible cough when we go to Blockbuster. (all that dust on the shelves).
As you can see, Jodi is in a house full of testosterone. I let the boys be boys and Jodi, well she got to be a girl still and twist her hair. She don’t need those muscles to flex strength at her house. I’ll bet one look from her and she has more muscle than all those guys combined!
Jeez. We turned around and Jodi and Chris had CHANGED clothes and were compromising on the sofa. Good thing it got a good use. *Disclaimer* This was in no way shape or form prompted from me.
Thanks Wikoff’s for some family fun. You guys were a ton of fun, not to mention beautiful.
Until later, blog peeps…