Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A New Friend

Susan Portrait Collage

I'd like you all to meet my new friend, Susan. We had threatened to get together prior to this, considering we aren't all that far from each other, geographically, but we hadn't made it happen. A photo session turned out to be the perfect excuse!

Susan was subjected to our family's real life... she was met at her car by a three-boy greeting committee. Two boys had no shirts. The other had long pants, long sleeved shirt, and cowboy books in 80 degree weather. Dinner was just being finished. I showed Susan around the house, and we chatted 100 miles an hour: paint colors, homeschooling, life. We were interrupted by Levi's frantic cries. Luke had stepped on a nail out in the field. Lots of drama ensued. We managed to contain the situation (okay, Russ took over) and began taking photos among the trees and grass while Luke and Leif situated themselves on the riding lawnmower with Daddy. Levi was off somewhere in the field singing to himself. My new camera was being finicky and didn't want to work...

I'm surprised we managed to get any picture taking in, considering how much chatting we did! It sure helped that Susan is ridiculously photogenic. We headed down the road to Poet's Garden for new scenery and ended up talking until dark. I think we are going to have to set up another chat date!

I had so many wonderful photos to work with, which makes it hard to choose which ones to share, but here is a sampling. Susan, I hope you enjoy these!

Susan 2


Susan

14 comments:

Susan said...

Holy cow, how will I ever know which to print? Lovely, thank you. You are a great photographer. I think part of why they turned out so good is how relaxed you are and how talk and break up the moments with conversation and laughter.

Annika said...

Lovely photos!

Deidra said...

These are beautiful!

Heidi Sexton said...

Heidi~ These photos are wonderful! You are such an inspiration to me in so many ways.

Heidi

Megatron said...

wow! love them! what kind of software do you have? photoshop?

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

they're wonderful! isn't she beautiful?

Rebeca said...

Nice! The shirtless boys reminds me of (maybe the first time?) we ate dinner at Susan's. The adults were chatting away on the deck and we looked up to see my son standing on the edge of their sandbox peeing into the grass! Hello!!
Lovely pictures!
Rebeca

Heidi said...

Megatron~ I use photoshop (mainly actions from Pioneer Woman and Totally Rad Actions) as well as Picnik (the free online editing program, which I *love*).

Rebecca~ I'm LOL! That is exactly what one of my boys would do....

K-Sue said...

It seems like every comment I leave on your blog has the word "beautiful" in it. Beautiful. Again.

Aja Jenise said...

Marelous Susan... and a thousand times over to you Heidi!!

Anonymous said...

Susan sure is adorable. Sounds like you two hit it off! ~Tera

Cathy said...

Really great photo shoot.

Cathy

Megatron said...

thank you! I had never heard of those sites!

The Hayes Zoo said...

Those are beautiful photos but....I must know where she got her shirt. FABULOUS color, style, on and on...