Confession #1: I am seriously behind on blogging. I canNOT believe I haven’t blogged this fun session yet. I always look forward to seeing this family as we laugh throughout the entire session! Since we knew that their youngest isn’t the biggest fan of being photographed, we planned a sneak attack photo session. :) The plan was for me to hide behind some trees/bushes and they would sit on a bench in an agreed-upon meeting spot. Then I would start taking photos without him even knowing it. One problem…the trees/bushes were so sparce this time of year they were practically non-existent. I did manage to ‘hide’ behind one tree. Of course he found me right away, but I think he was so confused with why someone was taking his picture while trying to hide, that it kind of worked. At least it made for a funny start to our session (even though I’m sure onlookers thought I was completely crazy). :)
These boys kill me with their cute smiles, button down shirts and ties! It’s always fun to see them for their annual holiday photo session, but also a little bittersweet to see them growing up so fast! Thank you to the entire family…it was great to see you all and I hope you love your photos. :)
I’m always amazed at how nice and respectful these kids are. You would think with four of them, they would be running around like crazy, but instead they are so sweet and always the perfect models! It must be because they have some pretty incredible parents! :) Thank you J Family for spending the afternoon with me…I always love seeing your gorgeous family!
I REALLY love this family, and have for years. They are always so much fun, and make my job easy (it doesn’t hurt that they look like they just stepped out of a magazine). BTW, if you are looking for the best pilates instructor in town, be sure to call/email Holly. She’s amazing! Here is her site: http://www.hollyhamel.com
It’s time for the Best of 2014 Photo Contest! It’s always so much fun looking back at all of the amazing sessions that took place over the past year, and SO incredibly hard to choose which photos to include. Thank you all for being a part of this fun and crazy business of mine! I truly appreciate you asking me back year after year, and am offering some fun prizes as a special thank you to you all. :)
2014 Photo Contest Prizes:
First Place: FREESPINGMINI-SESSION on March 21, 2015 in Orange County including 10 digital images!!!
Second Place: $125 session fee credit to be used toward a full photo sesssion in 2015 (does not include newborn or mini sessions)!
Third Place: $100 print credit to be used toward any 2015 photo session (prints only…does not include canvases, books, or albums)!
2) Click on the album ‘Best of 2014’ to vote for your favorite image of 2014.
3) For a vote to count, you must first be a fan of the Heidi Bolles Photography Facebook page and then leave a ‘Comment’ about the photo. Each comment will count as a vote (only one vote per person/per photo). ‘Liking’ a photo will NOT count as a vote.
4) Ask your friends and family to vote and help increase your chances of winning (they must complete both steps in #3 for their votes to count).
5) Voting will end on January 23rd at midnight. The person/family in the winning photo will win the contest and the free photo session. The free photo session must be used during the 2015 Spring Mini Day (March 21st) to be valid and is good for their immediate family only.
Look at this little face! Isn’t he adorable? This baby boy was a dream to photograph…and it was so great to see his family again as I took his sister’s newborn photos just a couple of years ago. :) Thank you to the entire family for inviting back to capture your newest bundle of joy. Here are a few of my favorites…
“All we need is one good picture” is what Valerie kept saying. I think she was worried that I wasn’t getting any good ones because Mr. Giovanni didn’t exactly want to ‘pose’ for the camera. Instead, he wanted to do what all active toddler boys want to do…PLAY!!! Once we let him run around, the biggest smile with the cutest dimple had my camera clicking away like crazy!