Saturday, November 22, 2014

Baby Henry

Two years ago my Sister-in-law asked me if I would like to be in the
hospital when their 3rd child was born so that I could photograph
those first moments after his birth.
I was a little hesitant and hadn't given her a firm answer...
then she went into labor and gave birth on my wedding day,
so it didn't even matter.

A few weeks ago she asked if I would like to do the same thing with their 4th child.
I decided that it would be a neat experience, and since I have a child
of my own now, I wasn't as nervous.  So she told me they'd keep me updated on everything.

They were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and it was looking
like Henry wouldn't come until the middle of the night.
After talking it over with Travis I decided to drive down to Ogden so that
I could be there when the baby arrived.  

I left my house in Logan at 9:30 pm and arrived at the hospital just over an hour later.
I called my brother to figure out where they were and he told me
they had a baby! He'd come 10 minutes ago!

Sigh, so I didn't get all the shots we wanted of their first meeting, 
but I went and took some photos of this cute little baby anyway.
It was still a neat experience.  I love newborns.

Welcome Henry :)

Those hands though! And already a thumb sucker... 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Night Photography

I've always been a bit fascinated with night photography and long exposures.
Last year Travis and I spent some time experimenting
with long exposures and had a ton of fun with it. 
Here's some of the shots we got up on campus.

We really enjoyed this fountain.
I love the soft effect of the running water. Especially with the dramatic lighting.
This is actually Travis' shot--the prize of the night. :)

Travis did a great job holding still.
He's basically an expert model at this point.

We also went to the fair just to take photos of the rides at night.
Some of them turned out pretty neat.

This one is definitely my favorite.
Mostly because the whole frame is just filled.
I feel like that's one thing I've learned while taking night shots--the less masses of black
you have in your photo, the better.  After all, it's all about the light.

I went to the temple last week and as I was leaving I looked back at the temple
and it was just gorgeous! It was just starting to get dark and the temple
was being lit up and I thought, "I need to come take some photos."
So the next day while Travis was at meetings, Sam and I went back up to the temple.