> June 2011 - Kristen Garten Photography
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Archive for June, 2011

~Kelley Wedding, Staunton, VA~

Congrats Shawn & Kelly Kelley! Ok,  I just had to start by saying Kelly Kelley! =) This was my second opportunity to shoot at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va and it never dissapoints! A beautiful ceremony displayed the love between this sweet couple, and I LOVE when a couple says, “Don’t worry about time, we want great portraits!”  And I do believe we got some! You guys were so much fun and I appreciate the opportunity to work with you! Thank you and best wishes =)

~Beck Boys~ Roanoke, VA Children’s Photography

I was thrilled when I got a call from from the editor of  Bella magazine to do a personal shoot of her boys! I love all things from Bella, and now that I’ve met them personally, I love the family behind Bella’s pages as well. 

 These boys were active! And I DO NOT mean than in a bad way–but as the caption says “Boys will be boys” and as I’ve learned especially in this line of work, all kids will be kids! Yes, I have to chase them, climb in and around trees, make silly faces, and occassionally throw the word “fart” out there…. but it comes with the turf of children’s portraiture.  Usually the best galleries come from sessions where the kids ARE playing around and being themselves! So I say all of this to educate the parents out there, don’t be upset or get mad if your kids aren’t listening—they feed off the negative vibes & usually get worse!!–it is ok, it is one of the reasons why you’re paying me to do this job!  Know that your child isn’t the first and won’t be the last doesn’t just sit there and smile.  I love all of the kids I work with and their sessions because I’m challenged and grow in a different way each time!

Thank you again, Joey for allowing me to capture your boys!