Roses. Chocolate. A cheesy stuffed animal. While these things work for your favorite valentine, why not do something unexpected?
One of our favorite things to do is to go on an adventure in a new part of town that we have never explored. Bundle up, dress cute, and just go on a walk. As you walk by the stores, talk about this last year. What have been the things that you’ve been most excited about? Where do you think you could have improved? What has been going on in your life that your significant other doesn’t know about? Find something that you love doing together. Go dancing. Go rock climbing. Find a random frozen yogurt place and pile on the toppings. Go back to the place where you first met. Where did you have your first date? Is there anything that you used to do together but don’t anymore because you “don’t have time”?
Can’t afford a night on the town? Can’t find a babysitter? We know how that goes. Find a great movie on Netflix that you have been saving and snuggle up to watch it together. Or watch an old favorite. One of my favorite sites for dating ideas is actually http://www.thedatingdivas.com/ They have tons of printables and games and more ideas than you could ever imagine for just having fun together as a couple.
More than anything, this night is about the two of you. So make it count!
I don’t offer newborn sessions anymore but I will do them once in a while for those I know or if you twist my arm a little(LOL). Here are a couple from one of my latest sessions one with mom and one with mom and dad. I love to have these in B&W so to show the emotional connection they have with each other.
I thought the snow on Christmas was so special it really made my holiday wonderful. We haven’t had any since and am still hoping for some before I want spring to come(which will be soon). I did get this early morning frosty photo of an old farm fence.
It does give one a cold winter feeling. Brrr. Makes me want to be home by the fire drinking hot tea.
I have been doing a lot of headshots lately and I love to offer my clients something different from the old stiff and stodgy headshot to something that reflects more of their personality and how they want to present themselves to their clients. Suzan is a lovely woman that sells the health product Univera. We decided on a light and fresh look. Suzan chose these two images.
I have been asked to speak again at the Rainier Camera Club in Buckley this coming Thursday evening. My subject is “Techniques for Photographing Children.” Hopefully, I will be able to impart some helpful information for them to use.
I created a video to open my presentation so I thought I would post it here.