Sunday, June 15, 2008

Professional Photo Shoot

Yesterday we went for our first "professional photo shoot" as a family. We have never gone as a couple, let alone a family for professional photos done in a studio with all the lighting gear, props, etc.....so we were very excited.

We were even more excited because we got to bring our fur babies along! We had the immense pleasure of working with Lisa Landrie of Shutterbug Photo. We had seen the photos she had done for our friend and his dogs and were blown away. I called her right away to book a session - almost 2 months ago! We had been eagerly anticipating this day for a long, long time.

We were not disappointed - our expectations were definitely surpassed! Lisa was so much fun - it was like we had always known her! She was fantastic with the dogs and cats - Grissom loved her! Her eye for a beautiful shot was apparent....of the animals of course :)

Her studio is beautiful and has so much natural light with a beautiful green backdrop just outside the windows - we made the right choice of photographer for our first professional photos!!!

Lisa told us she would send a few "teasers" so we checked our email all night last night - and she didn't let us down.

Here are the ones she has sent us so far - (she took something like 174 photos - the beauty of digital cameras)



Our little Leroy ought to be a model dog - he is really, really, really, really, good looking!!! Seriously, I can't stand how good he looks.

There are some amazing shots of the cats and I can't wait to see them all - Grissom has so much puppy energy that it was hard to get him to sit still...you can tell he was more interested in what I was doing then looking at the camera.

Thanks Lisa!, we can't wait to see the rest of the photos!!!!!

*Edit - forgot to post today's Inspiration from my yoga instructor

Sunday's Inspiration - Day 33

"Meditate
Live purely.
Be quiet
Do your work
with mastery.
Like the moon,
come out from behind the clouds!
Shine"


- Buddha

15 comments:

Ricki said...

Wow Rana, they look amazing!!!! What a photogenic family you have! I will have to remember her for when the kids come home....is she expensive?
She really did an incredible job!
Ricki

Sharla said...

They look great! Very model-like pets you have there!!!

Angela G. said...

Dude, great photo's !!

CinnamonOpus said...

Oh wow! Those are gorgeous! She got some really lovely shots! Oh you must be SO pleased!

You're going to have some lovely photos to look back on -- and you'll have to book again when your child is home with you!

Lori said...

I LOVE all the photos...can't wait to see the rest!!

Rhonda & Kristin said...

Look at little Leroy posing..hmmm, movie dog in the making? Those are awesome pictures, great choice with your photographer!

Rhonda

Dianne said...

You guys are insanely cute... all six of you!

The Warren Family said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing!! She did a great job, if I lived close by I would consider getting some photo's done myself. I love that you included your pets!!

haze said...

OMG, these are fantastic pictures. You guys look great!

Janice said...

What great photos and you have a very cute family.

Tasha said...

Those are some terrific photos!!
You guys are too cute. Even the pets are too cute.

Sebrina said...

First of all I LOVE those shots!!! Wow, awesome!!!!!!!! And secondly, thank you for the lovely quote!

rowanfamilytree said...

Those are super nice photos! What wonderful keepsakes... and how awesome will it be when you get pictures of your kids done!

Ranavan said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments..and Nicky - we CAN'T wait until we get do this again with our baby!!!

We have already told Lisa she will be taking the next photos of the evolution of our family!

shutterbug said...

Rana.... It was so much fun taking your photos. I can't wait to see your family again when it gets bigger!