We have been wanting to photograph this family for years!!! Yes you read right, years. We met Leah awhile back at a photographer’s gathering and have stayed in touch ever since. We simply adore following her instagram snapshots – she documents her four kiddos daily. So when she contacted us about photographing her crew we felt like we already knew them. We just can’t get over how unique and different they are from their hair texture to personalities. It was a complete joy spending time with this bunch and we just love how natural they all were with us, but that was to be expected since they’re always in front of the camera!
As you can see Pepper totally stole the show and we just couldn’t get enough of her!
Eric and I do our best to surround ourselves with friends who share similar values, especially creativity. We have found that many of these friends dabble in a variety of creative outlets. Settling for one is just plain snooze-ville. I bet if you asked any visionary about their interests, hobbies and sources of income you would see a mixture of sources. They can’t stop at one, it’s not in their blood. So why am I bringing up this topic you ask? Well … because filling our creative well-being is something we talk about ALL THE TIME. We already spend a lot of time sharing our portrait photography work, but with the explosion of social media we now have a platform to display what other things make us tick. Custom succulent arrangements, reviewing music, dreaming up DIY projects, graphic design, home design and interior decorating/thrifting are just a few on our long list of stuff we wouldn’t mind making a few more buckaroos doing. It’s important for us to sharpen many different tools, cause you just never know where life’s going to take you!
For today’s headshot session we have the pleasure of featuring the sociable Julie Rustad. The goal for her shoot was to showcase an approachable happy artist. Remember what I mentioned above about having many creative tools in the air, well Julie is quite the juggler. A graphic designer, musician, wife, mother and most recently creator of Julie Originals – Fine Art Gifts. Umm yeah, she’s got her hands full!
Fall is upon us and we are looking forward to seeing some past and new clients this season. This time of year always reminds us of why we love our job! It’s an extraordinary treat to capture a snippet of our clients family. Our hope is in twenty years they will look fondly on their photos and indulge in reminiscence.
This is the Howell’s first session and we are sure there will be many many more. We throughly enjoyed exploring downtown Tucson with them and even got to photograph in some uncharted neighborhoods. It’s always fun finding new spots that you know are going to bring life to a session. Although you could say these rambunctious kiddos were life enough. We adore the energy and charisma they brought. But it’s not hard to pull it out of them when dad teaches music and has his own Born to Rock studio for kids … let’s just say random singing and dancing totally happened!
“Thanks for all the great pictures, we love them ALL! And can’t wait to display our canvases.” – Michelle