connor + julia

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We met up with siblings, Connor and Julia, and their parents a couple of weeks ago, on a gorgeous sunny day, for a quick portrait session in honor of their upcoming B’nai Mitzvah! They are both ridiculously photogenic, and standing next to those amazing, regal, platinum blonde Retrievers, they look like they should be in Martha Stewart Living…seriously. I could NOT get over how stunning those dogs were – O.M.G. – I was flipping out. (So, yes, there are a ton of photos featuring the dogs in this post, but so what…c’mon, they’re incredible, aren’t they?!)

Not only do Connor and Julia have adorable little faces, they were just awesome kids to work with in general.   :)

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This was just about the point during the shoot where I slipped and fell in the mud.  I mistakenly wore my Uggs, thinking that would somehow be a good choice of footwear, but if you own a pair of Uggs, then you know as well as I do that they have virtually ZERO traction, and that I am a huge idiot.  Usually when I wipe out (yes, usually…I am not the most graceful girl), I have a split second to figure out how I’m going to land, and have trained myself to save the camera at all costs.  This time, I was caught completely off guard.  One minute I was talking to Connor and Julia, and the next minute, SPLAT!!  My zero-traction-Uggs gave way on the muddy hill and I was down for the count.  My 24-70 did a minor face plant (lensplant?), too.  Ben came running over, grabbed the camera away from me, and ran back to the car for an emergency mud-removal session.  I was still on the ground, empty handed.  The best part?  Connor and Julia.  What do you suppose most 12 and 13 year olds would have done?  If you guessed “laughed their faces off,” then you would be correct (trust me – I used to be a middle school teacher – that’s another story for another time); but, not these two.  They were so gracious…amaaaaazing kids.  :)
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LOVE these next two!
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Also a super favorite of mine…
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Although it was sunny and beautiful out, it was really cold that day, so toward the end of the session, we headed indoors for a few.  I love all of these so much – beautiful smiles, beautiful people, inside and out.  :)
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Connor and Julia – you guys were so much fun to hang out with! Thanks for making our job super easy with your gorgeous smiles! We know you’re both working very hard to prepare for your big day, so keep up the good work! :)

  • Miquel SAYS...

    sorry u face planted Jenn :*( … but the pics turned out amazing!! i loveeee the ones w/ the dogs (of corse) :)

  • becca SAYS...

    awesome! Julia sure has some drop dead gorgeous eyes!

  • Lindsey and Joe SAYS...

    Wow! Amazing pictures :) The kids are beautiful and the dogs are absolutely adorable!

  • Katie SAYS...

    These are awesome and those dogs are gorgeous as well as the kids! I love the piano shots:)