One of the reasons to choose custom photography is that you know there’s no rush! There is plenty of time for the kids to be kids — or adults to be adults, for that matter (yep, there’s time for Blackberry checks, too).
So to start off the second week of my 9-day year-in-review, here’s a little peek at some of the outtakes from the past year. I wish there were more — unfortunately, about a month ago, I was running out of harddrive space, so I deleted all the files that “didn’t make it”. Or most of them, anyway. Rather than fish them out of backup disks, I decided to go with what I had, with a note to self to save a few from each session in the future!
First we have this adorable little girl, demonstrating over in Glen Echo Park that balance should not be taken for granted (over on the left, she’d just missed the curb!).Food breaks can, shall we say, make or break a shoot. So can sibling rivalries, lol. Here are a couple outtakes that I’m fairly certain even the parents haven’t seen!
These kids were total troopers during a pretty long morning. Left, my little helper (she wanted to carry the diaper bag, but we thought the Nikon lens case looked a little sleeker…and was a bit smaller!). Right, taking a little time out!I actually have PLENTY of outtakes of pictures with my own kids, but these were some of my favorites — the outtakes that remind me of my real kids. Left, my little Goofy, who had accompanied me on a photo shoot (for the last time); right, my daughter, about 7 months, checking out her socks rather than looking at the camera (the sock obsession has, in fact, turned into a shoe obsession); bottom right, same daughter refuses to let her brother have any privacy in the bathroom at school. You’ve seen these two here before, but here are two of my favorite pictures from our Engagement Session in Washington, DC — left, I’m getting the “Okay, I’m about to propose, you’re ready, right?” look; right, the “Yes! She said yes!” look. This couple has so much personality!Around a year, it gets a little tricky to get kids to sit still. I think the picture bottom-right, on attempt number 10 at least to get a mommy-son portrait, says it all. Bottom left was perhaps the true outtake of the session — definitely not what you want to see as you arrive at the Jefferson Memorial (well, the Tidal Basin in general)! Luckily I found a few locations where the construction wasn’t visible at all!Happy Christmas week! (If you’re just tuning in to the blog, you might not yet have picked up that I love the Christmas season!)
- Danie Smallwood, Washington DC Engagement and Family photographer