Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Wells Family Christmas

I always forget how closely related the professions of family photographer and group fitness instructor seem to be. Seriously, you get paid to work out. But I much prefer working out in the beautiful Florida outdoors, hanging out with adorable families over a stuffy gym any day! When I got back in my car to take the drive back to Sebring from this Lake Placid photo shoot I was exhausted and parched (but that didn't stop me for pausing all along the way home to capture more gorgeous images.)

You may remember my two part post from earlier this year with the Wells family and their precious, energetic twin girls. Well, fast forward just a few months down the road to today and these girls have some how managed to get even more adorable and learned to not only walk, but practically run. I spent a delightful hour following them around their yard with my camera. And the best part was that their shoes squeaked. Yes, I said it, they squeaked, kind of like the shoes that light up, but without the lights and with the squeaks. The girls were entertained with every step and so was I. They, of course, ended up in the same spot at the same time next to their mom and dad several times so that we could get in some precious family portraits, but you won't find those shots here. We have to keep some surprises for the Christmas card. But, as you may know of me by now, it is those in-between moments that are my all time favorite things to photograph. A curious baby girl who walks up as close as she can to the camera lens, the mischievous look as one makes her get-a-way from the gang, the exchange of looks between sisters and the sheer joy of a daughter in her momma's arms. I love these things. And I love, love, love this family and the fact that they invited me back to capture more of their growing memories.

(I also loved that Jen Lindley showed up again at this photo shoot and worked her magic to capture the girls attention and keep them not only smiling but ecstatic for our time together. Thanks again Jen!)

And, of course, before I even got out of the driveway I had spotted more things to photograph. What a beautiful day it was.


Spencer Girl December 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

Caroline (you know I always start that way when I have a serious questions) do you take pictures of deflated balloons on a fence post and a cow just standing there and somehow make it something I think I might want to hang on my wall????? Not to mention the adorable pics of the girls...You AMAZE me!

Caroline December 8, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

Thanks, Angie (Spencer Girl)! I loved the deflated balloons on the mailbox and just had to capture the image. They remind me of what I love most about photography and the way it serves as a memento of a beautiful, happy moment in time. You know that party was good!

Melissa December 9, 2010 at 6:25 AM  

love the girls - and that cow! thanks for sharing your amazing talents with the world...

About Caroline

I decided my destiny was to be an artist at age five when I won an honorable mention in a art competition in kindergarten. Ever since then I have been following a dream that has manifested itself in a variety of rewarding and delightful ways. I have practiced in the field of graphic design for over 8 years and recently acquired my Masters in Graphic Design at NC State University in Raleigh, NC (check out my design portfolio by clicking here if you like). But a passion that has stuck with me ever since I got my hands on my first Nikon camera in my undergraduate art education at Florida State University is photography. The instruction I received there was but a seed in what would develop over the next years of my life. Recently I have begun photographing people in their celebrations of life and could not feel any more blessed to be a part of capturing those memories.

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A great american writer once wrote, "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan my day." EB White penned the thoughts of my own heart. One part of me is a graphic designer working to challenge the world, seeking out problems and striving to create avenues for change. The other part is seeking out the beauties of the world and working to capture them in our memories forever through photography. This is what you will find here. Me enjoying the world. I have been truly fortunate to photograph such incredible people at truly beautiful moments in life. I can only hope that the images I've collected will forever keep alive those thoughts and emotions that swelled in their hearts and minds that day.

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