Family Photography in Auburn, Washington ~ Wilson Family

It was my privilege to photograph the Wilson kids.  It was an overcast day and the leaves were falling off the trees.  The kids were excited about getting their pictures taken as well as having the opportunity to play in the park.  We began at one end of the park and worked our way to the other.  All of the kids are lively and fun and so imaginative.  I had as much fun as they did just talking with them and watching them create.

I wanted to try a long shot on the bridge across the Green River.  It worked well.  The kids weren’t tall enough to peer over the edge of the railing so they ducked below and smiled through the hurricane fencing.  It was a fun shot with lots of possibilities.

Running, laughing and having fun on the bridge.

I love shots like this.

I found this log and though it would be perfect  for the kids to sit on–since this is the first shot of the series they were a little like–“what do we do?”  Wasn’t long and they were just naturally doing what kids do.

So fun to see brothers and sister be comfortable cuddling up.Have to have mom in the picture–There is a wonderful fence along the road.  I didn’t pay attention to my exposure and overexposed the group images.  When I changed lenses to redo the pictures I accidentally hit my exposure dial and changed my priority to shutter.  I tried so hard to recapture those pictures, but could not get a correct exposure and couldn’t figure out why until it was too late.  I really regret not getting those images—but I do these shoots to learn so that I won’t make mistakes later.I have a lot to learn to process correct skin tones–I am working on that.

Now on to the toys–King of the jungle gym.The leaves were so irresistible to play in –we spotted a large field and checked it out.Nothing more fun that tossing the leaves in the air.  I am torn between getting the height of the trees and dwarfing the children or zooming in on the children.  I used a large aperture and probably shot have used a smaller aperture (f/8) to make sure everyone was in focus.Zoomed out–cropped in a little.Each child found a stick and transformed immediately into another character. Dustin is a space warrior and that stick is his high tech gun.I am not sure what character Faith settled on –but she is very happy playing it.Melissa is harvesting the wheat.  She said that after it is threshed they will use most of the grain to bake with and then store the rest in the basement and also give some to the poor.Sisters, having fun!  Hmmmm could they be hiding from little brother???Sometimes trees give you a natural frame for your subject.  This tree has a place to step up in to the “v” on the backside.  Perfect.It is only natural to see a little boy perched in a tree. . . . .

. . . and then want Mom to help him get down.

It was a fun day with lots of playing and learning and taking pictures.

Thanks for stopping by.

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About ~ ~ joanne.thomas.photographer~~

I am retired, starting a new career. I love shooting portraits. People are so fun and interesting--I try to bring out there personalities and capture them in images. Children are especially interesting little people, who love to tell you all they know and are so uninhibited. I enjoy shooting weddings to capture all the details and emotions of the day. Between photo sessions I keep shooting --to learn, to experiment--to create art. The industry is ever evolving and I want to give my clients the most exciting and lasting images, full of their love of life expressing their personality.
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One Response to Family Photography in Auburn, Washington ~ Wilson Family

  1. Sarah says:

    These are great Joanne! My fav is the one where the kids are running over the bridge with that gorgeous purple tree in the background.

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