Well, who can help thinking about summer when it is so stinking COLD out there…it is only survival (tricking the brain into thinking “warm”). My seed catalogues have started pouring in for my new garden. My only problem is that now I have to restrain myself…afterall I do have dogs and kids and they DO want some yard to run around in…but there are just so darn many cool things that I would love to grow and I could take the whole yard (I mean, “I” think that raspberry rows would look pretty nice around the pool…??!? Not so sure what everyone else will feel about that though).
I am also thinking ahead about family vacation time (camping, cottaging, or local sight-seeing?). And once that is in place, I can plan my summer photography fun. I will be offering beach sessions once again (details to follow once those dates and locations are worked out). Just to tempt you, here is one I did of my own guys last summer at the Pinery (the group one now hangs in my bathroom as a 16×20 in a red frame! Love it! The others sit on my work table, helping to encourage those thoughts of hot sand under my freezing cold feet).
I am currently in the process of setting up my online store! It will be so great for everyone – you will be able to put your order together directly from your proofing gallery (and if you are an online shopper, you will be amazed – not that I know anything at ALL about online shopping…really honey, I don’t even know how to sign onto those places…really…)
I also want to share some links to some very cool childrens clothing. I know, I know…usually simple coordinated colours are recommended (you can see I did that for my own kids beach shots). BUT I also want to encourage you to think outside of that “rule”, especially for sessions for individual kids. This first link is very very cool…I simply adore the clothing in this line (check out the catalogue previews in the right side border). The little sun dresses are just so sweet.
I would LOVE to photograph some little girls in these tres chic outfits! And for the modern baby, check out the kimonos at this link…
I photographed a little guy last year in one of these kinomos. It was just so cute! You can get some of these locally too. There is a great baby store in Cambridge called Offspring Baby http://www.offspringbaby.com/ . Check out all the great stuff in that place – the diapers bags…oh my – I was wishing I had a baby so I could buy myself one of those cool bags (okay, I was only wishing that for a moment, but then sanity returned LOL!).