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March 28, 2008

The Kids & Friends: Studio Time

Filed under: Photography,Portraits — chantal @ 1:00 am

As a photographer, I have a difficult time paying for the generic-looking school pictures that my kids take every year. I either put them away in a drawer somewhere, forgotten and unseen, or I simply just don’t purchase them at all. It’s no big deal, really. I have TONS of photos of my kids. Some posed, most not…all are incredible. But every once in a while it’s nice to have a good studio photograph made, with even lighting and solid background. So a few days ago I took my three children to the studio to do some portraits. A few friends joined us too, as we made some portraits for the girls in their dance costumes as well. As you’ll see…we had a great time!

Sharif…
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Chanel, the diva…
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Cherie…
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I’m going to have this next image enlarged HUGE….this illustrates their personalities perfectly…
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Chanel, trying to be America’s Next Top Model…
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The Dancer…
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and junior Dancer…
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Chanel’s friend, Christin. They’ve been dancing together for about 5 years…
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My friend Sarah brought her 4 daughters along…. they are SO cute!! You may remember them from a Fall photo session we had. They’ve all grown so much!
Riley, Avery, Sienna, and Addison…
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I did managed to snag a few shots of the twins before one of them started to cry (I can never tell them apart!) but these photos of them not cooperating are my favorite!

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Riley also dances with Cherie…
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It’s great when you can get the shot that was intended, but these little in between moments are my favorite…
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Sisters…
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Afterwards, I took my kids out to shoot some more. We had such a great time! And we’re going to have to go out and do it again soon because Chanel still had her dance make-up on, which, when not in costume, just doesn’t look right on a 10 yr old! But I managed to get some great shots of Sharif, and of course, Cherie too!
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The End!

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6 Comments »

  1. Thank you so much Chantal for taking the pics of the girls…crazy times with the twins but those are always the best…see you soon..
    sarah

    Comment by Sarah — March 28, 2008 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  2. What are your kid’s names again?

    Comment by ure biggest fan — March 28, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  3. wow, great job, can’t wait to see the rest of them !! of every one 🙂

    Comment by NANCY — March 28, 2008 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

  4. The kids are adorable and I like that you have the skill to take great looking pictures of black people that look color composed in a flattering way. Kudos!

    Comment by Islandspyce — April 1, 2008 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  5. BEAUTIFUL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    Comment by Bliss — April 6, 2008 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  6. Delicious Blog!!! I really love the pictures. You have something special which contacts with the feelings of people. I really enjoy watching your blog and your web. Thank you very much!

    Comment by Donelia Pérez — April 8, 2008 @ 4:53 pm | Reply


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