Wow... Where does the time go?

Hello People!
I am back from a whirlwind weekend that included a trip to Atlanta to cover 2 Umphrey's McGee shows at the Variety Playhouse, a trip to Charlotte to shoot a wedding, another Umphrey's McGee show at the Neighborhood Theater, and trips to 2 friends homes to visit their beautiful children. Now that I am back, I am posting some pictures of another beautiful child that I shot right before I got on the road.

Meet Banyan! This is the newest addition to the wonderful Keliher family, of which, the now famous Pyper is the oldest child. Banyan is totally rockin out, sitting up very comfortably on his own, very engaging and has a lot to say about his sister and his Mom. Banyan came by the studio to hang out with me for a couple of hours and we got some great shots from our time together. He is a very curious little man that was looking all around checking out all the cool new stuff he found in the studio. He is also very in love with his big sister Pyper and had her singing itsy bitsy spider to him during our shoot (which was one of the cutest things I have had the pleasure to witness). When Pyper was out of sight, Banyan let fly with some "hollywood" tears to get her back where he wanted her. Smart little man.

Here are a couple of imaegs from our shoot. Hope you like them.

So engaging!

Looking for Pyper

Tummy Time with Banyan singing

And a little acting to get big sis back by his side.

Mother Earth

Hello all...

I realize I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, I have been busy with the volunteer work I do, plus a good deal of shooting, editing and marketing. I feel like I have been in front of the computer for weeks! I did get out to do a little hiking and disc golf during the nice weather we have had recently, thankfully! I also had a great Valentine day with my sweetie and hope all of you had a wonderful time that day as well.

A while back I took pictures of a family that I have been shooting for several years. Mom was pregnant with their second child and I thought it would be fun to have their first daughter paint Mommy's belly with her finger paints. That shoot went great! We had so much fun painting Mommy, getting paint everywhere and even Daddy got in on the painting as well. During the editing I thought that some stages of the painting on Mommy's belly looked like a globe... and a light bulb went off... why don't have I have my artist friend Gabriel Shaffer come by the studio and paint a pregnant Mommy's belly like a globe. So, last week we did.

Thanks so much to Gabe (drop by his site and check him out) for donating his artistic talents and to Maria for being such a wonderful model. I love the way the image came out and I hope to do more paintings with some local face painters and pregnant Mommy's, so if you know a pregnant lady (preferably one who is late in her term) let me know.

Hope you like it!