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Thursday, September 30

Beth's Family {St. Louis Family Children's Travel Photographer}

And Part 2 of the Massachusetts sessions, Beth's family. Beth is a kindred soul to me. We are both gregarious, and often just a teeny bit bigger than life. So when she told me her vision: Formal wear. Red. Pearls. A rakish dad with loose bowtie. I was like:

WOOOOOOHOOOO!!!!

I ADORE concept shoots. ADORE. And if anyone could make this idea look FABULOUS, Beth could.

Check it:

Mallet Family 
Oh. My. Goodness. Did you see the littlest one? More of him later, and you will SWOON. And the sweet princess daughter? And the WILLING DAD, who let his wife rent a tux for him??

I love this family.

and I love Beth. How lovely is she with her daughter?
Mallet Family

Mallet Family

And the boys-- so cute!
Mallet Family

Mallet Family

And again with their solo shots- I LOVED getting moments with each kid, one-on-one, to slow down and get to the heart of THEM, as an individual:
Mallet Family

Mallet Family

And the oldest son is QUITE the individual!! Ha!
Mallet Family

But this youngest son?? Oh, he had me at "hello". *swoon*
Mallet Family

Mallet Family

Mallet Family

Mallet Family

And Beth's hubs--- what a good sport! You KNOW she is drooling at these shots of her hubs in the tux... :)
Mallet Family

And how cute are they together??
Mallet Family

But my favorite shot-- the one I imagined, then worked INSANELY hard to make a reality in post-processing... is this--- The TRUE portrait of a family of three kids:

Right? Right?? I feel like this every day, and I only have ONE kid!!

Thank you Beth (and Marc!) for letting me make this wild, wonderful vision a reality for you. I hope you adore these as much as I do!

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7 comments:

  1. All wonderful (those eyes!) but that last one is. AWESOME.

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  2. YEah, I'm totally still swooning over that session. If I wasn't totally committed to the idea of another Emily portrait above my fireplace, I'd say quit now because you've already created the most amazing shot ever. :D

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  3. LOVE this one!! This session makes me want to jump in the car and drive to you for my own family! :)

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  4. How do you do it? You are an AMAZING photographer. I actually enrolled myself in the community college for a basic film photography course and I can only dream of having your talent and ingenuity!!!! Well done!

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  5. Emily, the shoot is great. I love the shot of the oldest boy behind the chair. How fun to be so dressed up. :)

    THANK YOU for your phone call today. You really made my day. I'm glad you're doing so well.

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  6. This shoot?? Seriously amazing!!! Loved every shot the first time I saw them, and the concept was perfect for Beth's family!! That last shot is still my alltime fave....what an amazing job you did, and what a stunning family Beth has!! <3

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  7. You take AWESOME pictures, Emily. ;) Definitely made me smile to find you!

    ~Katie (from The Galaxy)

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