Photography for photography's sake

Sometimes when I'm waiting to start a family photo session, or when I'm just location scouting around Fresno, I like to take pictures just for picture taking sake. If I'm location scouting, there's probably a bunch of images of my children exploring the area because I'm sure they're with me too. If I'm waiting for a client, it's probably me messing around with my settings, trying out different lights, getting close, getting far way. I tend to like the details best. Taking the detail shots forces me to slow down a bit and helps me calm down. I have to breathe deep and hold it to reduce camera shake. I can take my time finding the light and angle I like best, figuring out what I want my focal point to rest on, adjusting settings, creating an image just for me. 

Family Photos: The D Family

Heather is the children's singing time chorister at our church and my daughter LOVES her. She is fun, loves the children, knows how to engage children and is just all around awesome. When I think about the things that I remember the most clearly now as an adult that I learned as a child, music and songs is definitely up there. I can *almost* name all the states in alphabetical order thanks to a song I learned at school. I love that these images enhance this family's bright personality.

Children's Photos: At the Ranch

I grew up going to visit my great grandma at her ranch for all the major holidays and occasionally in between. My great grandma passed away the summer I finished up college so I had my Mamo in my life for a good long time.

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