1.06.2011

a few of the goo

Well, candid certainly wasn't on the menu today. My little goo-ball, I love this kid so much! I was happy with some of the shots I took of the Tornado yesterday, so I thought I'd try again. Clearly my technique doesn't work the same on a middle child.

I caught Drew at the kitchen table doing some fake homework, so I whipped out the camera.

We started out good. Not candid, but good.
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Um.......no.
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So I pretty much had to deal with this for the next 15 minutes.
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Bwah ha ha ha!!! Gotcha!
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OK, we're on the right track... remaining hopeful...
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Yep, it's over. Now we get to play the blinking game. Fun, and not frustrating at all. (You know, when your child tries to blink in synch with the shutter).

I'm working on character building this year so it's all good (insert similar non-obnoxious statement that a 36 year old might say).
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Well, candid or not, this is the real Drew. So I think I'll count these pictures as a success. This is his true personality, and I think it shined (shone?) through! ;-)
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Hope everyone had a great Thursday! ♥♥

34 comments:

Natalie said...

These are great! I really love that last one - handsome guy you got there!

Guess he wasn't gonna fall for my "bird" trick in the house, huh? ;-)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OK let me just say these are gorgeous and so is he!! Drew's eyes are breathtaking!

Hugs and love,
Jill
http://fnaphotography.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Too funny! What a cutie. I do love the candids you happened to capture... beautiful shots! :)

Amarie said...

VERY good! :-)

SarahinSC said...

Ha! Good for you for sticking with it for more than a minute! I give up after a minute or so of them not even remotely looking at me or being still for even 1/200,000th of a second!

Klove said...

Great photos...his eyes, oh my! Now, how did you achieve the perfect lighting? Do you have tons of natural light? Xoxo

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love those shots... especially the goofy one.. and tha tlast one??? ((((MELTMYHEART))))))

Ashley Sisk said...

These are so real...you know, to somewhat continue the portrait conversation...this is exactly what it's all about...capturing a person's personality and that my friend...you do that beautifully. How do you like all my ....?

Brooke said...

I like Goo's Do! We go through spikey phases around here too :D Love the shots - he seems like such a charmer!!!

Jeska said...

Haha cute post! He looks like he's full of personality and has beautiful eyes!

knit1kids4 said...

I love them!

Keli said...

I love them all. 2nd has to be my fave! I love getting pictures like those.

Sarah Halstead said...

These are GORGEOUS!! I think you are too hard on yourself. I love them!

Reading Allowed said...

That last one is awesone, but they are all so good. You really get a feel for his pesonality.

Adeena said...

XD

He kills me. I could adopt him - he'd fit right in. Although, I guess he's already my "nephew"... right?? ;)

Ashley said...

These came out great Karli! I think there are some real gems in there. He's so cute. xo

Michelle said...

Oh, wow, Lady!! :) Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! I adore that last one!! Such personality!! And that 2nd one (goofy!) - way too fun! Awesome memories to capture!! Now, if I could grow up to be a photographer like you... lol!

Angela said...

These are fantastic...but I would expect nothing less. You have such talent!

You know, the biggest compliment I get from people when I photograph their kids is when they tell me I captured the child's personality. You definitely captured personality!

Say Sumthing said...

Absolutely gorgeous portraits. I really love your b&w treatment.

Carolyn Haines
Http://www.Carolyn-Haines.com

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

okay I love his eyes WOW! and that second pictures is my favorite. (I learned a trick about trying to get them not to blink. I dont know if it will work for when they are purposely doing it but any who I will share... have them close their eyes and count down 3-2-1- OPEN and then wait another second and click. works every time. I normally do this for a large group.)

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I love that last one!

Clare B said...

2 down and just one to go? Great photos Karli with some really stunning B&W conversions

Amy said...

Great photos and I really love the last one! I think you are doing great since you want personalities to shine through and you really capture that.

elizabeth said...

you've nailed it !!!! and the last one too is my favorite!!! You totally underestimate your skills!

Casey Martinez said...

See, look at you rocking it already!! You are going to do just find at portraits!!:). He is so cute. Love the last pic especially! Question: You design your own blog right? I need help with mine. I can't seem to get the layout thingy to load on google so I'm stuck with Fall leaves and our trees don't even have leaves on them here! lol. Any tips? How much could I pay you to fix mine for me?? ;-) I love your header pictures!

happy me said...

I love your Drew so much! Classic 'boy'.
And yes! These count as a TOTAL success!!!

:) & <3,
Debra

Carrie said...

Looks like a fun time! He's a cute kid.

Katie said...

I don't know WHAT you were talking about with your "bleh" portrait shots!!! 'Cause woman, every single portrait I see on here is A-Mazing. :)

cooperl788 said...

The blinking game is too funny! - though probably not while you're taking the pictures. I think your pictures of Drew came out fabulously. I love his small smirk in the last one; classic. Hope your week was fantastic!

Courtney said...

I think these are great! I love how bright his eyes are. Sorry it's been a while since I've been around. I'm behind. Again. :)

Joanne Fowler said...

These are a success because you captured your son's personality! These images will be much more special than any posed shot you might have captured.

Carrie said...

Thanks Karli for your comment on my photos. So far, all of my pictures have been SOOC. I currently don't have any software.

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Oh I lOVE the last one! These are just sweet. He's so handsome. Great job!!!

Natalie said...

His eyes are so pretty! Are they greenish blue? That's what I'm seeing ;) I love the shots Karli! Idk if the rule is your OWN photos look better to others than you (kidna like food is better when someone else cooks it) but I never see any flaws in your photos ;)