Katie and her husband run their photography business out of their garage which has been converted into a giant 1-room photography studio, filled to bursting with props, perches and backdrops. It looked like a giant attic full of interesting stuff to rummage through, arranged around a large open space where the backdrop cloths hang from one wall and drape across the floor. Katie is a small vibrant woman with a dynamite smile and an engaging personality, who put us at ease immediately and listened carefully to what we wanted (no props, family group, the 2 kids together) and set us up quickly and professionally. My mom stood beside her and made faces to get the kids to smile and laugh naturally while Katie snapped away.
We all wore blue (more or less) since we didn't have anything else that was coordinated, and at the end Katie changed the kids into plain white tshirts and took a series of photos of the 2 of them against a white background. It was quick and painless and easy to pose for her and we were pretty pleased with the results. Unfortunately, the photos took longer to return than we had time in Michigan, so mom has to mail them after they arrive, but we bought a CD of all the photos in lo-res.
At some point while we were away, one of my posts broke my journal layout, and though I've isolated which ones are doing it, I can't figure out from the code WHY, so I'm posting these photos without a cut in an attempt to shove the offenders off the front page of my journal.
Ek Family 2007 (all images © Self-Expressions Photography, Michigan)