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Monday, July 30

self portrait challenge ~ patterns


me during a photo shoot yesterday, taken by Boho Boy

Yesterday I was in such the zone that I didn't realize by the end of the photo shoot, my pants were soaked and I had sand all over my body.

One of my favorite patterns in the sand is all the different sized footprints spread throughout. It reminds me we're all walking together on this path of life and we are all so very connected.

These twin boys were a pleasure to work with. Their personalities were completely different. One was quite the serious and contemplative chap and the other just wanted to party.

At one point, the wave washed up on them as they almost floated away. The adults all started giggling as we reached for the basket and the babies looked up at us like...what the hell was that?!? I got to witness their first time eating sand and their faces once they realized it wasn't rock candy. Funny...because I also ended up with sand in my mouth.

So there was me getting down and dirty on the ground while my husband was behind me as Mr. Animated with a colorful hand puppet and furry cat toys making all these noises.

It was a beautiful day with a beautiful family and plenty of baby mojo to go around!

I heart my job.


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28 Comments:

Blogger Lymie Lisa said...

I love these photos! Looks like such a fun day. Photographing babies is a blast. And don't you just love the beach?

Hey, I have to upload some photos of my living room to my site. Your "sunday morning" entry made me smile because my living room is the same color green with the same orange accents (pillows & throws) and a big window in the same spot. I'm envying your curtains - they'd look nice in my house!

July 30, 2007 at 10:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger laundrygirl said...

The first photo looks like you are reaching out for the babies in the distance, almost like a surreal dream or something. I wonder if you'll end up with twins. Wouldn't that be something?! :)

July 30, 2007 at 11:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous debbie said...

honey, your blog is therapy for the soul. you are just the most precious gift and I am so glad I stumbled upon you and your radiant, uplifting and healing words.

July 30, 2007 at 11:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

this looks like SO much fun!

July 30, 2007 at 11:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne said...

love this post.

that last picture of you should be on a postcard for your business. it is delightful and truly captures you i think...

July 30, 2007 at 11:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mames said...

i have so enjoyed seeing your work and i might have to track you down to take photos of our little guys when they are at the sitting stage. my husband takes photos but really prefers old architecture and rusted out cars, not much luck with the portrait world. what a great job you do have.

July 30, 2007 at 11:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

what a fun, fabulous post. i agree with liz, what a great postcard that would make. you are such a rockstar. LOVE you. xoxo

July 30, 2007 at 2:18:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

i love the patterns that show up in the sand. and i love the babies in that basket - such a good set-up, especially seeing you in action.

July 30, 2007 at 2:39:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mccabe said...

OH MY LORD could this shoot be any cuter!!!!!!!!!!! cannot wait to see those pics, oh my.

love how bohoboy shot YOU, too.

you are such a cutie-pie girlie!!!!

xx
love
mac

July 30, 2007 at 2:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger anna pieka valentine said...

How fun~ you're truly in your element! Thank you for sharing this bit of magic!

July 30, 2007 at 3:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous steph said...

I'm so hooked on your blog, boho girl! Yep, you're a rockstar in my eyes, too. LOVE that last shot--perfect portfolio cover image ;)

July 30, 2007 at 7:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger deirdre said...

Oh, that doesn't look like work at all, not that you weren't working, but oh, my, how could those babies not be fun.

July 30, 2007 at 7:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Erin said...

So fun :) Those pictures are absolutely adorable. What a great place to take pictures.

July 30, 2007 at 8:45:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous stef said...

love this, love that you are loving what you're doing and that your man is right there with you!!

xo

July 30, 2007 at 8:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jenica said...

D~

every post you write is delicious to me. i just can't stop coming back to your blog. you feed my soul. whether your posts are jubilent or introspective, i always find something to nibble on and quench my feelings.

D now stands for Delish!

(((hugs)))

July 30, 2007 at 9:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

beautiful boho,
these past few days have been a sad reminder of how precious time is...i'm so happy you are spending yours doing something you love :-)
these photos are so delicious...i love how your boy captured you so beautifully!

July 31, 2007 at 2:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

i love these photos of you & what cute babies!

July 31, 2007 at 8:57:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

I adore these photos of you honey. You are in your element, both in the surroundings, as well as what you are doing in them. It sounds like a perfect day of doing what you love most...what you are meant to be doing.

Thank you for sharing the joy.

love you.xoxoxo

July 31, 2007 at 9:11:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous andrea scher said...

Wow! This photo is surreal... like a dream... Besides being a great photo, it struck me as a prophetic image.

hmm...

July 31, 2007 at 10:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Darlene said...

precious lil sis ~*~

this made me think of you as a baby...annimated, always smiling and happy. I remember you sitting in the high chair, throwing up and smiling as we cleaned the mess.

So, it doesn't surprise me one bit that you had sand in your mouth and all over your body...and you had a blast!

that's just like you, Den...making a 'wine spritzer' out of ocean water :)

*teary*

i heart you 100x100
big sis
xo d

July 31, 2007 at 11:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger renovating this heart said...

You are just so cool.

July 31, 2007 at 4:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Shelley said...

How lucky these parents are to have you to capture their babies at this moment in time.

July 31, 2007 at 7:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lucky Candice said...

I heart it too! And you're so good at it. And you rock those orange pants!!

LC

July 31, 2007 at 7:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jeremy Stockwell said...

Cool idea for 'patterns.' Not what I was expecting for Footprints in the sand, but I love the shot of you on your belly really getting into your photoshoot. Actually, I have an affinity for most photos of other people taking pictures. I don't know why.

July 31, 2007 at 8:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger heather l murphy said...

Those photos are awesome - so beautifully captured! I too, love the orange. Those babies are truly blessed to have your talented sweet self behind the lens!

August 1, 2007 at 12:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lillithmother said...

Found you through SPC...

This photo is great...sand is to wonderful, and I love looking at footprints/birdprints/dogprints that came before me.

BTW, your blog is so genuine and lovely...definitely a fave!

Lillithmother

August 1, 2007 at 1:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mia said...

So wonderful photo! It's so fun to take photos when you forget everything else, surroundings and people who are staring at:)

August 2, 2007 at 12:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Elayna said...

beautiful

August 4, 2007 at 10:55:00 AM PDT  

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