A wonderful aspect of being a photographer is the creative collaboration and friendship with other photographers. I love having someone to “talk shop with”…heaven knows my husband has been tortured for long enough. Many of my photographer friends are virtual because I meet them through online workshops where people are located all over the world. However, every once in a while, one of those classmates are in driving distance….one of those people is my new friend Monika.
I met Monika through Detra Perotti’s amazing online workshop called The Lighting Workshop (a class that changed my life by helping me find the light…but that will need to be covered in an entirely different post). Monika lives close to my in laws so I am able to get together with her while grandmom has some much needed quality time with my son…it is a win win situation. During the last meet up I got to meet her beautiful family for a photo shoot. It was Thanksgiving weekend and we were so fortunate to get a 60+ Degree day!!! Here are just some of the photos from that beautiful day. I had a blast with Monika and her family.
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the most beautiful session EVER!!!! so proud of you and Monika, you and your family are stunning! Love your outfits… yunyumyum!!
OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!! You captured our family so beautifully!!!! Love all those precious moments between us. And to see Kacper and me together is just the best gift ever. Thank you so much Claire for documenting those moments. We will cherish those pictures forever!!!! I can’t wait to print some of them on huge canvas and to do an album. One more thing, this 3 picture from the end it’s so me, like you captured my true personality I’m sure Peter will say that too. Again Thank you so much!!!!!
Gorgeous family, gorgeous light, absolutely perfect photos. What a treasure these photos will be…forever! Great job, Claire! And, Monika, you are beautiful! It is a treat to see you on the other side of the camera. 🙂
Absolutely stunning Claire!! The light in the photo where she is sitting amongst the leaves/trees with her little one is just gorgeous. Great job capturing these beautiful moments!
These are beyond stunning, Claire!!! Love the connection you cfaptures and the yummy light and location! And Monika, you are one gorgy Mama and have a beautiful family! So cool that you guys did this!
Thank you so much ladies!!! If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. Monika…I am so happy that you love them.
wow Claire…amazing!I have goosebumps looking at these of Monika & her family. She really is a special person and to see her like this is fabulous. I know is her dream to have moments with her boys like this recorded so gracefully & truthfully. x
These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the light, and you captured so many perfect moments!
Love Love Love! These are gorgeous!
Stunning! Truly beautiful!!!
These are wonderful! I love the fun and love captured. Note to self – must get family Photos done.
Beautiful family session. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous location!!
These are absolutely fabulous! I really love the one of Monika’s son peeking from around the tree though – that’s classic 🙂
Absolutely stunning Claire – you totally rocked this session. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time as well. I don’t envy you trying to choose which ones to blow up big Monika
These are stunning. Gorgeous work!
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What a scrumptious shoot! Every photo is so beautiful, you must be rather pleased with them:)
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments. Monika and her family were an absolute joy and are a beautiful family. It was so nice to have a client that was so excited and helpful during a shoot…definitely made my job easier. Monika did a great job with our family photos, which you can check out on her blog as she stated above…http://www.mephotographia.com/2011/12/together/.