Friday, February 22, 2013

If You Give a Seagull a Frito...

...he and his friends will surround you until you surrender every last crumb.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Peep This

It's almost that time of year again...
Spring is coming and Photo Sessions will be in BLOOM!  Contact me and we'll make it happen.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hairy Potter

I often use my children as models.  But even they could use a break every now and again.
Enter Angus, our super "fluffy" guinea pig.  On nice days, like yesterday, we spring him from his cage for an hour or so of  Yard Time and I break out the camera.  (We tried him on a leash, but he wasn't having it).  So now he has supervised run of a bricked-off area in the backyard.  And although he is supposed to be using this time to exercise, he makes the most of it by hiding under the azalea bush eating dried leaves.
Just waiting for Nike to call for the endorsement deal.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Baby Love

Florida mom recreates 13-year-old adopted son's 'baby pictures'

 Photo shoot: Kelli Higgins took "baby" pictures of her 13-year-old adopted son. IMGAE
Photo Courtesy: Kelli Higgins. Photo shoot: Kelli Higgins took "baby" pictures of her 13-year-old adopted son. IMGAE

Photographer Kelli Higgins hopes Latrell's "baby pictures" will encourage more families to adopt older children.

Had enough of baby pictures on Facebook? You might not want to miss this one.
After photographer Kelli Higgins uploaded pictures from a "baby" photo shoot with her 13-year-old adopted son Latrell, they went viral.
"I put them up and woke up to find out that my Facebook page had gone crazy," Higgins told MSN News in a telephone interview from Florida. "Honestly, I was shocked to see how many people had commented. But I am so happy to get the word out there for adopting older kids."
People seem to love the fact that Higgins decided to recreate Latrell's childhood for him. As of Tuesday, Latrell's baby photos had received more than 5,000 likes and nearly 1,000 comments.
Higgins said that she and her husband — who had five biological children before they adopted Latrell and his sister Chanya last year — had always known that they would adopt.
"We were waiting for our kids to grow up," she said. The couple attended foster classes as required by the State of Florida and a year later received an email with Latrell and Chanya's pictures.
"The next day my husband told me 'go ahead, we are not getting any younger,'" Higgins said, which prompted her to file the paperwork.
"We found out that we were the only ones who had filed the paperwork for Latrell and Chanya so we thought we had a good chance."
Ninety days later, Latrell and Chanya had a brand-new family. But there was something missing, at least for Latrell.
"We were sitting around the table talking about my next baby photo shoot and Latrell said 'I didn't get any baby pictures.'"
That's when Higgins' 12-year-old daughter suggested that they do a "baby photo shoot" just for Latrell. "We started laughing because it was not going to be like my normal photo shoots," Higgins said.
She ended up taking photos of Latrell in eight different newborn poses the next day, sans the baby wrinkles and diapers, of course.
Higgins added that the photo shoot had encouraged some parents to adopt older children. "At first they would come to me and talk about adopting babies, but these photos have helped them change their mind," she said.
And was Latrell OK with posing as a 13-year-old baby?
"He is a goofball and can be very, very funny if he has the chance," Higgins said.
Latrell himself described the photos as "fun" and "funny." When asked whether his friends had teased him about the photo shoot, he said that they had all found it pretty cool.
So would he do it again? "Sure," he said.

This is so wonderful on so many different levels.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tried and True

Valentine's Day.
Whether you embrace it or blow it off as a "Hallmark Holiday", it's here to stay.  When I saw these two couples during my visit to the hospital today, I knew I was seeing love the way it was meant to be.
An elderly woman steadying her stride with a cane in one hand and her Sweetie's arm in the other.  And the fragile woman pushing her even more frail Honey in a wheelchair.
Candy, roses, and teddy bears not required.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Warm, Gooey Welcome

Welcome to Sweet Brownies Photography!

This Blog is dedicated to my love of all things photography.  It's also dedicated to my three sweet children, also known as "The Brownies".  They inspire and challenge me every day to be not only a better photographer, but a better person.

Now as you look around and get comfortable here, please consider becoming an integral part of my Huge Leap of Faith.  If you are able to dedicate a maximum of an hour in front of the camera, I will provide you with a CD of edited images from the session.

Please contact me in regard to your availability. Looking forward to creating sweet moments with you!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Diva

Photographing Miss C. was a treat.  Girlfriend stays camera-ready.  We've known each other since our boys were in utero and she's always been fashionable, funny, and cute as a bug's ear.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Let it Snow!

Who doesn't love a good Snow Day?  They say it's supposed to snow later on today.This was the scene last week when we had our first measurable snow of the season.  Cocoa? Check!  Mittens? Check!  Bring it on!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wind Beneath My Wings

Winnie the Pooh would have enjoyed yesterday's very windy, windy day.