Tuesday, October 9, 2012

autumn olive. { frost on flower }

photographing Sophie over the weekend I had some extra time to spend with Olive. I traded services with Sophie's mom again so I was able to photograph Olive while Tyler was having his massage and while Sophie was warming up as it was a very cold day!

Unlike you'd expect, I don't take great photos of Olive very often. My camera is large and not the easiest thing to take along with me when it's just me and Olive off on adventures along with whatever else we may need - extra clothes, snacks, etc. I'm quick to take photos of her with my iPhone but taking "formal" photos of her isn't nearly as common. I jumped at the chance to squeeze it in the this weekend. :)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]20121006-olive.jpg The pumpkin patch that we stopped at up the road from their house was extremely windy![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-3.jpg At this age it's getting more and more difficult to get Olive to look at me for a photo. She doesn't respond to the same "tricks" anymore.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-4.jpg Sometimes I can catch her looking at something for a while.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]20121006-olive-6.jpg Now she takes direction to do things that might provide some nice opportunities, like kissing a pumpkin.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]20121006-olive-12.jpg Most of the time she looks the other way though.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-13.jpg It's been neat to have Olive growing along with my photography business so my techniques and strategies can always be morphing and expanding.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-21.jpg Back at their house it was a lot less windy so I took Olive's coat off for a little while.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-23.jpg I asked her to smile, which is generally a photographer "no no". I immediately got this face.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-24.jpg But then she showed me a genuine smile and I got this nice little series that follows.[/caption]




[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-28.jpg I plopped her in the middle of some tall lumpy grass and she carefully maneuvered her way back to me.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-36.jpg This is a typical Olive expression.[/caption]




[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-44.jpg I asked her to smell a flower. Again, being able to give her some tasks or direction has been helpful.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-48.jpg She was already a little tired and the day was definitely unusual so she zoned out every so often.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-50.jpg And took a little break to lay down. :)[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-51.jpg Kind of looking like a big kid. Or a beaver. Or a big beaver.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-53.jpg I had to keep this. Double chin beaver face. I think she has her two front teeth sticking out in 75% of her photos.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="333"]20121006-olive-57.jpg This next series wasn't set up by me. She started exploring the plants around her like it was her job.[/caption]


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]20121006-olive-59.jpg This one makes me laugh.[/caption]




[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]20121006-olive-78.jpg We ended with Olive's first hammock experience. After taking this photo I put my camera down and we snuggled next to each other and rocked back and forth before going inside for lunch.[/caption]

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