Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Family Pictures


So, with the trip home in December naturally a family pictures session was arranged.



I put in some research hours to find a photographer with a few specific things I was looking for:

1) I needed the high resolution images digitally 
I can mess with a less than perfect image's colors, crop, treatment (basically anything that you could want) after the fact, but I didn't want just 30 or 40 images, and I certainly didn't want my family or myself to have to pay through the nose to have pictures printed through the photographer.

2) Yeah, price is always a factor
Yes, you want to compensate someone for their time and talents, but come on, some photographers cost sooo much.

3) I was looking for a "look" that I liked 
lets face it.  Some photographers can take pictures that may be technically good (lighting, etc), but that are still, well, boring.

Almost every other factor was not a deal breaker, but here are some perks that we enjoyed from the photographer we used, Ashley McFarlane (she's totally nice, by the way, and her blog is here).

- some photographers would ding you by how many people you have, not her
She dealt with our huge family for the time we booked, no added cost.

-She went the extra mile.
Seriously, it was like face falling off freezing and she was out working her camera with no gloves. Amazing.

Anyways, I've been using the images on different posts for a bit, most notably in the one where I printed pictures for my living room, but I'll show a small sampling of my favorites here.









5 comments:

Wiberg 5 said...

Carmen I love all those pictures! And what a cute man David has become! I haven't seen him since before the mission. Also, your house is great. You are so crafty and creative. Love it!

Carmen said...

Awww, thanks Carolyn!

Angie said...

Wow! I love those. We'll have to check her out.

Brock & Kim said...

Wow, the pics turned out amazing! I love how rich the colors are-beautiful!
I seriously can't get over how big your "little" brothers are...it's crazy:)
Compliments to your family!

Carmen said...

Yeah, whenever I look at the brothers I can't believe how adult looking they are either...I mean, I used to be taller than them!

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