This year I thought I would break out the family, kid, and newborn photos from the wedding photos. We photographed quite a few more families and newborns than we have in the past. A lot of that is due to many of our wedding and past family photo clients recommending us to friends and family, so a BIG shout out and thank you to those of you who recommended A.Lorae Photography this year.
I know that people often dread family photos. I liken it to when I was younger and we would fight about getting out the door to church. Usually families arrive a bit frazzled – you’ve been trying to get everyone out the door, dressed into clothes that they don’t necessarily want to wear, hair and (sometimes) makeup perfect.
My hope is that after you do a family photo shoot with me, everyone in the family is willing to give it another shot in a year or two when you want to do the next one. Hopefully it’s been painless, and maybe even fun. Most of all, I hope that you have photos that the whole family loves and can be proud of for years to come. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to get all of the holiday cards at the end of the year to see which photos you chose to use.
Thank you to all of you who gave me the privilege of photographing your family this year. It’s so cool to see your families growing – kids being born, kids getting older, parents getting better with time. I look forward to many more photos over the years! Happy 2019!
Every year I like to look back through the photos that we’ve taken and share some of my favorites from the year. This year (as it seems every year) we were privileged to photograph some incredible couples. We were a little more local in Tacoma and South Sound for a lot of them, but also had the opportunity to travel to new places – getting to spend a weekend with a fun couple and their friends and family in Durango, CO. In Durango the mountains and the aspens provided a backdrop for Loren and Kate that was second to none. We also got a money shot in Bellingham of Erin and Patrick under a double rainbow during the rainiest wedding day we’ve ever had. We spent our last wedding of the year, shooting Johanna and Elliot on the 11th Street bridge and at Courthouse Square, a venue I’ve been wanting to shoot for a year or so now. It didn’t disappoint.
We want to say thank you to all of the couples that we got to work with this year. We know that when you chose A.Lorae Photography.com you put your trust in us. You allow us to step into your lives – into some of the most intimate moments of one of the most important days in your lives. You take the time to get to know us and allow us to get to know you. You show us your traditions and you trust us to honor and respect them. While we want you to love your photos, we also want to know that we merited that trust.
Thank you for bringing your love, your laughter, and your light to our photography this year. Happy New Year!
All the colors of the rainbow today at Seattle Pride Parade! As always, it was an outpouring of love, acceptance, and so much joy. The LGBTQ community and thousands of supporters were there to CELEBRATE! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day – from drag queens to corporate sponsors to spectators to a cute family that gracefully allowed me to snap photos over their heads – I love them all. Enjoy!
Last week I was watching a video of a photographer, Mel DiGiacomo, that caught my attention and inspired me to do a blog post on b&w photos taken up-close with a wide-lens. He was talking about the magic behind those photos – the life that you can capture when you’re up-close and personal with your short little lens. . . and it got me thinking.
I don’t think that they are the photos that I’m talking about are the ones that catch your eye the first time through. I do think, though, that they are the ones that you see as you are flipping through the set on a rainy day and you think, “Wow! I love that photo! I never saw that one before.”
We love them because they tend to capture people’s personalities . . . to capture them with a different perspective, but a perspective that we love. We love them because they are close, moving, drawing us in to that person or those people as if we were sitting at a table with them, laughing and enjoying life, or talking over something serious. It evokes emotion.
So, with that in mind I have put together a collection of some of those photos that I love. For those of you that own these photos or are the subject of the photo, maybe it will be the first time you’re really seeing them, or maybe they are the ones that you have fallen in love with. More than anything, I hope they evoke some emotion, that they are the ones you sit back in your chair and stare at for awhile.