Posted on September 29, 2010
I’m back! If you didn’t know I was gone, that’s because I’m a scorpio and I can keep a secret like nobody’s business. I flew to Denver, Colorado to surprise my sister and I had an awesome time with her and my brother-in-law. As much as I love Spring Hill, Denver did a great job of woo-ing me into thinking I should live there. (Except for the part at the beginning when I was the victim of a killer “altitude headache”. Youch times ten.) I loved breathing in the crisp Colorado air, though. And we had some adventures. I got very close to some dangerously HUGE elk (the one with the big horns even made some eery “warning sounds” at me). I also made it to the summit of a 14,000 foot mountain (by car) and did some risky rock-climbing (in flip flops). Hopefully, I will have time to post some photos from the trip, once I get caught up on my work. The emails and phone calls and print orders are almost as intimidating as the elk. Nah, just kidding… but, I’m getting through it as best as I can, so if you are waiting to hear back from me… hold onto your keesters- it will be soon. NOW, let me tell you about this little Cowboy Charming…
He had the manners of a prince, but he was cowboy-ed up from head to toe. And charming? Yes. I’m pretty sure anyone who meets him will automatically fall head over heels. I was lucky enough to photograph him a year ago and now he’s already a big two-year old! My eyes literally watered up when he started talking to me in this tiny little voice. And not only was I amazed by how good he was talking (awesome) I was also amazed at how well-behaved he was. Guys, I PROMISE I’m not making up stories, here. Ahem… small print: Keri Kay Holcombe, photographer of Keri Kay Photography does not hereby EVER make up false stories about extremely well-behaved little clients. (Even though it probably wasn’t necessary, I had to add a “hereby” to make it sound official.) I am just very blessed to have such wonderfully well-behaved clients. Perhaps, I’m just lucky. Perhaps there’s magic in my studio. Perhaps these parents are all doing a phenomenal job with their little ones. I’m willing to bet it’s the latter, but I like to pretend it’s the 2nd one. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that he’s total model material.
Of course, I didn’t even have to tell him to do something cute and kid-like:
And these next few photos demonstrate why I LOVE for you to bring along your little one’s lovie…
You’ll want to remember how he holds it when he’s sleepy…
And how many photographers can say they got a two year old to fall asleep in their studio?
Well, me neither. He was very good (and super cute) at pretending. How can you not love this kid? I would love to take credit for this last pose, but he did it on his own, folks. Yep, he’s that good.
To his parents: Again, your boy impressed me beyond words. You two have done well! It was so great to see you again, and I cannot WAIT to meet your sweet newborn. There’s no doubt in my mind that he or she will be every bit as precious. Thanks for waiting patiently for your photos. The rest will be finished soon!
Posted on September 21, 2010
Didn’t take her long to warm up to my camera, though. Hi, there.
I was so excited about this baby’s session because I used to work with her daddy about …..ohhh about 10-12 years ago. (Now I sound like an old hag.) It’s crazy but my mom also used to work with him and when my next appointment showed up, they realized they knew each other because she used to work with this baby’s mommy… I told you it was crazy. Anyway, we had a lot of fun and she was sooo good. Three months old and looking right into my lens when I wanted her to. I love her fuzzy hair and her pretty blue eyes, and her tiny little mouth with her little baby smirk…
She knows what she wants in life and she goes after it… like her dress:
She took a little power snooze:
These flower headbands (among other fun things) are in my studio for anyone to use during your sessions. If you would like some for yourself, shop HERE.
I was so happy to meet her and bundle her up my arms, which she liked (yay)… but in my cocoon, she was a little nervous… so I guess we’ve come full circle!
She sure is cute when she’s nervous. To her parents: I just love you two. We had so much fun, and Ashley- you crack me up! Travis, I miss you and it was so great to see you again! You two have done a great job with your beautiful daughter. I can see how much you love her and it’s amazing. I hope you like your preview- the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on September 16, 2010
This little boy started having fun the minute he stepped into my studio and I was so proud (as were his cool parents, I’m sure) of how well he did. His mother contacted me to capture his “little boy” looks before they faded away into “big-boy” looks which begin around age 4. She got him into my studio just in time as 4 was right around the corner.
We did some photos outside and it was H-O-T, but that was the least of our concerns because… (here’s where I’m going to let you in on the behind-the-scenes stories you usually don’t hear about) we got carried away by 1000 mosquitoes. (Well, his mom and I did… how come they never attack the men? I mean, among other things…we carry and birth the babies, can the men at LEAST take the skeeter-attack burden away from us women? I mean, COME on!) At one point, there was a sudden swarm and I literally yelled, “RUN FOR IT!!” and we took off. But the adventure didn’t end there, folks. We also had a road-kill encounter (definitely a photo shoot first) and little man said, “I smell a BEAR!” Too funny… and then the smell got to be too much and that was the second moment that caused me to yell, “RUN!” I always say, no one ever knows what really goes on behind the scenes. But the important thing is… you would NEVER know any of that if I didn’t tell you… the photos keep the secrets.
His parents will also have a “normal” duplicate of this next one in their gallery, but I’m really lovin’ this old-fashioned look for this image:
He snapped these flowers from their happy home before anyone could stop him. I’m glad no one stopped him… so we didn’t have to miss this:
This is the face all kids make when you say, “Listen… do you hear that?” It always stops them in their tracks. Love it. (And you’re not going to believe me, but I did NOT whiten his eye whites. I’m serious. Lucky boy.)
I want to brag on him some more because he deserves it… aside from having flawless skin and cornsilk hair, he was precious and sweet, silly and playful… and just a really. Good. Boy. I called dibs on him to be my daughter’s future boyfriend. When she’s 30. Get ready for color… this is
… and he’s looking very grown up in all these photos… except this last one. Ah, see mom? He’s still a little boy…
To his parents… y’all are awesome. I promise, most sessions don’t have me yelling, “RUN!” every other mintue, but you handled it well. I have to admit… we still managed to look classy while running with flailing arms swatting 1000 skeeters and again, running with our noses covered, trying not to gag at the unsightly flattened possum. (Are possums EVER alive?) Thanks again… I hope you like your preview and the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on September 8, 2010
Here’s some photos. I can’t resist. This is my nephew. You might recall my recent post about him from back in July. If you want to be refreshed and read the sweet somethings I said about him, click HERE. That’s when I began working on his photos, but I had to put them on the back burner for a while until I got caught up on my work. I’m supposed to be neglecting my blog this week while I update my website, among other things. (See previous post below)… so I’m breaking my own rules again. I may have to “punish” myself with some Almond M&M’s while these photos upload! I just love this boy, though. I just love him.
He couldn’t look any more like his mother than he does… well, I guess he could grow his hair really long… I love this one: