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Sweet Blessings… l walla walla child and family film photography

What a blessing it was to have my little niece come and visit us all of the way from North Carolina!  My boys had a blast playing with her for the day that she got to come!  She was also gracious enough to let me grab a few photos of her while she was here!  Praise the Lord for sweet sweet family that blesses us with their visits!  Thank you, Andrew, for coming all of this way to see us!  Praying for Walla Walla to be your city of choice when you move next year! hehe

Hannah Elise - June 18, 2012 - 8:20 pm

wow. SO adorable. lovely captures.

Leanna - June 18, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Beautiful!! & Tex is a great prop :)

Jessica - June 20, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Beautiful session, love everything about it :)

admin - June 20, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Haha…always the wonder horse! :)

Precious Baby Logan

What a privilege it was to be able to capture this precious little boy in his first days here on earth!  It was even more special since I have known his sweet mommy since high school and we were able to catch up!  Oh, the high school days!  Wow!  I’m sure we all remember at least something about high school.  For me, it wasn’t too bad.  Of course there’s always the drama that comes with the teenage years, and everything that goes along with that, but I would have to say that, compared to some, my high school days were probably on the easy side.  I look now at those teenage years and see so many kids that all want to fit in and and be like the beautiful, popular girl or the stud football player.  Oh how I wish they knew that they were made for more than that!  That they were created with a unique personality that is like none other.  That they have beautyfull gifts and talents that were put in them before they were even born!  I know I’ve talked before about what I’ve been teaching to my kiddos in Sunday School, but truly, my desire is to instill within them at this young age that they were created so very special.  That they were formed by the hands of God and their days were counted and numbered and all figured out even before they were conceived!  I know, crazy to think about, but doesn’t that make you feel special?  Knowing that you were created by His hands and in His image?  That is something that I need to remember way more often.  And that is my prayer for this little guy…that he will grow up knowing how special he is to his Creator!

I adore your whole family, Amanda, and THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to hang out with your precious little man!

Olivia - June 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Wow! Sooo cute!

More special than the stars that fill the sky…Bend, Or family portraits

Our recent trip back to Bend was so much fun and produced a slew of awesome portraits!  I was able to fit in an event, a wedding, family pictures and about 4 trips to Bellatazza!  hehe  For those of you not from Bend, that is definitely a must if you enjoy coffee!

What a fun time I had hanging out with this family.  When Stacie mentioned to me that they had a VW truck that they wanted to use in the pictures, of course I was all over that!  And it was cream to boot…perfect!  We basically just played in the forest for a few hours…making tents and beds in the back of the truck, kissing frogs and climbing on logs.  Getting to know these two girls was so amazing because I’m not sure I’ve ever seen sisters be so different from one another.  One was a princess…one a tomboy.  One didn’t even want her picture taken in the forest because there was too much dirt…and the other would’ve done the whole session with her shoes off and toes in the dirt!  One wore a more serious face most of the session…the other was way too easy to make smile.  So different, yet so wonderfully matched to make up this beautyfull family.

I teach Children’s Church at our church every week.  It’s not a big church by any means.  If fact, when we moved back here a year and a half ago, my kids were the only kids there.  But it is a church full of sinners who know they need God and need him badly.  Anyways, that’s kind of off topic, but what I’m getting to is that in Children’s Church, our unit we’re studying right now is all about how God made us and made us each so different with different talents, likes, dislikes, personalities, looks, and so on.  You know what they say about when you teach something, you learn it better than the ones you are teaching?  Well, let me tell you, that is so true!  I’ve always known that God made me, but teaching these 5, 6, 7 and 8 year old this fundamental truth has taught me to look outside of what I think other people should be like and to focus on how God created them to be…each different and special!  To quote part of the song that the kids and I are learning together…

God has made us, each different as the day is from the night.

God has made us, and fills us with a love that shines so bright.

God has made us, more special than the stars that fill the sky.

We lift Your name on high!

GOD MADE US!

So as you browse through these pictures, I pray that these 2 sweet girls will remind you that no matter how God made you, you are so so special to Him!

Contax 645 . 80mm 2.0 . Fuji 400H

Wayne Johnson - May 26, 2012 - 11:46 am

What a beautiful set of pictures!

Janice - June 6, 2012 - 9:45 am

Gorgeous pictures. Works of art!

The beauty of new life

You know when you meet somebody for the first time and just know that they are going to become a good friend?  Well, that’s what happened with Meg!  Last fall I hired her to take our family pictures.  We showed up in the gorgeous pear orchard in Richland, and from then on…well, the rest is history!  I can’t wait to have a lifetime friendship with her and her family and be able to watch her 3 beautiful girls grow up into amazing women!  I was truly humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to do some newborn and family photos for her!  And make sure to stop by her site – Photography by Meg…that is, if you have a few extra hours on your hands to sit there and drool over her photography because I can guarantee that you won’t be able to take your eyes off of her pictures!

 

For you created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalms 139:13-14

velvetowlphotography - May 22, 2012 - 5:49 pm

So, soooo beautiful!

Amber - May 22, 2012 - 6:25 pm

IN-CRED-I-BLE!!

Jackie - May 22, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Beautiful work!!

marina - May 22, 2012 - 6:26 pm

These are nothing short of MAGICAL!

Cassie C. Photography - May 22, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Wow, these are just gorgeous! The family is so beautiful. I wish I looked that good after just having a baby.

Kimberly - May 22, 2012 - 6:27 pm

absolutely stunning! Beautiful family, beautiful lighting, such a soft and wonderful quality to these images.

robyn vining - May 22, 2012 - 6:30 pm

beautiful work, well done. beautiful.

Stephanie - May 22, 2012 - 6:34 pm

absolutely, outrageously, utterly beautiful. beyond. just beyond.

Nicole - May 22, 2012 - 6:46 pm

These are so beautiful!!! And what a beautiful little family Meg has!!! I think I’m going to be drooling over your blog for a little bit!

Inka Englisch - May 22, 2012 - 6:58 pm

woooooooooooow! the most beautiful family-story ever seen…… woooooooooha!

Laura - May 22, 2012 - 7:01 pm

These could not be more beautiful! They are full of so much love & happiness :) Beautiful beautiful!

courtney b - May 22, 2012 - 7:13 pm

these are absolutely incredible!!! are you sure Meg isnt a model? she sure is gorgeous! And how in the world do you get your skies to glow like that?! Incredible!

Deidre Lynn - May 22, 2012 - 7:20 pm

These are UNREAL. wow. simply amazing

anel - May 22, 2012 - 7:36 pm

there are the most magical family photos i’ve ever seen! Just LOVE them!

sandra - May 22, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Wow. Such beauty! Meg, her family, your talent…every shot is so perfect.

Jasmine Goodchild - May 22, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Amazing photo work! Captured soooo much! I’m inlove with all of them ! The colors an out fits are perfect! I hope to get photos like that some day! Breath taking

Jazzy

Jamie - May 22, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Oh my goodness Anna these are yummy photos! I love, LOVE them! You are so talented & Meg’s family is so beautiful! ♥

Amy Bethune - May 22, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Wow! I am gobsmacked–these are so so beautiful. The light is amazing. You have captured the essence of a loving family. Well done. New fan!

Jenna - May 22, 2012 - 8:48 pm

These pictures are like a dream. Breathtaking!!!

Amber Fox - May 22, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Oh Meg, these are so gorgeous! You have such a beautiful family. God was whispering inspiration and good light into this photographers ear. Stunning photos for a gorgeous family.

Caroline - May 22, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Wow! Absolutely stunning images of Meg’s beautiful family.

melissa - May 22, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Absolutely breathtaking… I LOVE the ladder shots and the family is such a beautiful one. Great/amazing photo session <3

Bethany Giannini - May 22, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Gorgeous photos – I love the light, the feel and mood, everything!

Jamie - May 22, 2012 - 10:29 pm

BEAUTIFUL!

Heather B - May 22, 2012 - 10:36 pm

What a beautiful photos! What an amazingly talented cousin I have!!

Nicole - May 22, 2012 - 11:13 pm

WOW these are Gorgeous!!!

Anna - May 22, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Anna, I think that was one of the most beautiful photo shoots I’ve ever seen. Artistic and so tastefully done. Just Amazing!

Jamie - May 23, 2012 - 12:27 am

I. can’t. stop. staring. Over and over again. Every single photo is just stunning. Perfect light. Beautifully captured.

renee hindman - May 23, 2012 - 12:32 am

These are breathtaking! Every. Single. One!

Elena - May 23, 2012 - 1:22 am

So inspired by your work. The story you have created is beautiful. LOVE every picture!

Alex - May 23, 2012 - 2:35 am

Wow! These images are pure perfection, I love love love them! Amazing family and photography here!

jennifer - May 23, 2012 - 8:44 am

This is just absolutly gorgeous!

Laura - May 23, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Oh, these are awesome. I love the pretty light in all the pictures. The Location is beautiful and dreamy – totally fits to Meg and her amazing family. You did such a great job capturing their love and beauty.

Life with Kaishon - May 24, 2012 - 1:32 pm

What a beautiful session. The light is amazing. The children are too beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. I am glad you made a new friend : )

Sarah - May 24, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Oh Anna, you’ve done it again. Breath taking!

Marsha - May 29, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Wow. These are stunnnning! You captured everything perfectly :)

Laura - June 30, 2012 - 6:55 pm

These are the most beautiful family photos i have ever seen! LOVE love love! Did you shoot this session with film? The colors and light are gorgeous! :)
xoxo

admin - July 1, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Thank you thank you thank you! You are way too kind! And yes, I did shoot it on film. Film does amazing things with light and color

Your Photos as Art . by walla walla family photographer

One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is having clients that look at their family pictures as artwork for their home!  I’m not talking about an 8×10 here, a 5×7 there, and maybe an 11×14 above the fireplace.  I’m talking about huge prints displayed on your walls.  Those types of prints that when someone walks into your house, “WOW” is the first thing that comes out of their mouth!  Those prints that melt your heart every time you walk past them in the hallway because they are images of your precious family.  Those are my favorite!  I absolutely can’t wait to have our house built because the first form of decoration that is going in it is a huge wall display of our family pictures!  I’m talking…20×30′s and 30×40′s!  I can “picture” it now!!  Until then…I’ll be happy with getting to create gorgeous wall art for my clients!  Here’s a recent one…

This display is (3) 16×24′s and (4) 11×14′s.

Michelle - January 9, 2012 - 1:35 pm

oh how I WISH I had the walls in my house to display my family bold!! Our house has very limited wall space too many doors and windows :(

Janine Wagner - January 9, 2012 - 6:18 pm

LOVE! Absolutely beautiful! Love those big prints! They all look so good together ~ WOW!

Laura - August 14, 2012 - 9:22 am

Can I ask how you printed the pictures? Did you order them through a particular site or do them yourself? Thanks! Love this!

admin - August 16, 2012 - 12:48 am

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the compliment! I actually order them through a print lab for professional photographers. However, anyone can order them through http://www.mpix.com. They are called standout boards! They are super fun and look great on walls! Let me know if I can help you with anything else!

Jenn - December 18, 2012 - 6:20 pm

They’re gorgeous! And we just got some great family pictures done but I don’t think I can do $400 to print the 7 pictures, tho I sure wish I could!!!