Saturday, November 29, 2008

Family Portrait Time

For a lot of families Christmas means that it is time for the annual family portrait. I had this beautiful family ask me to help them get what mom referred to as "the money shot". I think we nailed it! They were so much fun to work with! There was a lot of laughing going on in the studio with threats of baby talk and tutus flying around. But those threats won a lot of natural smiles and we got the money shot for mom......

Merry Christmas guys and great job giving your mom her Christmas wish!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Sparkle

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT week?! I can't! And I am no where near ready for the holidays. But I have been working on some new looks for Christmas pictures. I have a few spots left so drop me an email or give me a call to book an appointment. If your appointment is before the first weekend of December you can have your print in time for Christmas!

Here is the new set up. Now, don't mind my goofy daughter. I was happy that she let me practice with her, so what do I care that she had jammies on? ;o) She decided where to sit too, so never mind that she placed herself in a way so that she looks like a giant next to the little tree.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fall Color Explosion

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photography my friend Trisha and her family. Aren't the cutest family! My seven year old daughter came along and second shot for me. I still need to pull those from her card, but in the mean time, here are a couple of my favorites. The colors behind them are just explosive!

Enjoy, Trisha and be sure to check out your gallery. It's up a running now.

The three kiddos. Little Princess wasn't too into having her picture taken, but she was a lot of fun anyway.
The whole group of them. Very photogenic family! I was so happy she finally agreed to let me do this!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Trick or Treat!!!

I just love fall! Something about the crisp air, the leaves changing color, and apple orchards makes me want to get outside and absorb as much of it as I can. Halloween is the official kick off to the holidays at our house. Each year the kids start thinking about their costumes months in advance with a final decision done in early September. Then we go to the fabric store together and pick out what we need to make their costumes one of a kind. They are so proud of their homemade costumes! So here they are showing off this year's candy winning outfits.

My youngest dreamed of meeting the munchkins and skipping along the yellow brick road to meet the great and powerful wizard.

My oldest daughter wanted to sail the seven seas in search of buried treasure.

My son had adventure on his mind when deciding who to be this year.

Three impatient trick or treaters. They were frustrated that they had to stop for a group shot. They had candy on the brain! You know those houses would get up and walk away if they didn't get there in the next 30 seconds! LOL

Welcome to Simonsen Photography

Well, I finally decided to enter the world of blogging!
Here you will find bits and pieces of me, my photography, my family and my life. I hope you enjoy reading about the craziness that happens around me and stop by often!