Being a photographer, I have always tried doing my own family portraits by setting up the tripod, setting up the pose, getting into place and trying to press the remote without it being seen. I think some of you can relate :) Well, this year I wanted it to be different, I didn't want the stress of trying to do it all.
Here enters Aaron Brown from Aaron Brown Photography. I enlisted the help and expertise of Aaron, whose work I admire, and he was more than happy to take on the job. We were both a little worried on the way to the shoot when it started raining and lightning, but after 20-25 min the storm passed and the sun came out and made for an amazing background. I have to say that Aaron was so great with the kids and really seemed to make a connection with Rachel. Everyone who knows Rachel knows she doesn't come out of her shell much, but Aaron had her laughing so hard and sticking her tongue out at inappropriate times :)
The crew behind the scenes that made the portraits also come together was a former bride, Shayna Miller, who is an up and coming hair stylist. I met with Shayna at 11 Saturday morning to get an updo and then Kat DeGraff, a certified make up artist from Makeup by Kat DeGraff, came to my house and did my makeup for the shoot.
I am very happy with everyone and how everything worked out just perfect! Thank you to Aaron, Shayna, & Kat for your help in making my family portrait the best experience we could have had.
Please make sure and check out Aaron and Kat on Facebook and leave some love and tell them I sent you :)
Here is the sneak peek that Aaron left for me, cannot wait to see the rest of them.