June 23, 2010

she said, "there's 21 of us"....can we do that ?

this sweetie
is part of the largest family i've ever photographed
10 adults
eleven kids

a really hot afternoon
kids who wanted to do anything but look at my camera
~i'm getting used to this~
and
by the way
the black and white group photo above
is my favorite
~i love candid and this is as candid as it gets~
mosquitos
and
sweaty little bodies
promises of ice cream
when it was all over
a game of simon says
all
for a grandma and grandpa's
40th wedding anniversary
~
thank you susan for trusting me with all your loved ones
~
the precious individual photos
of the children
are
~
i hope you have time to take a little peek
*

37 comments:

  1. before i even read your commentary, i chose that same photo as my fave!

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  2. Awesome! These made me giggle.

    Di

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  3. Candid shots are sometimes great. And lots of fun for later memories. I know you enjoyed this family.

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  4. Oh these are AWESOME Beth. Love the one where they are playing Simon says!

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  5. You can feel the 'family love vibes' in the candid shots -- love how each family is a different color.

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  6. they came to the right woman...i love these beth they are truly beautiful photos!
    kt

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  7. fabulous.

    you made me want to be a part of the family... so I think that their love was coming through perfectly..

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  8. I love the expression on the little tow head's face with his two fingers up near his nose....that one would be a devil and a dear all rolled into one.

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  9. Oh those photos make me smile. Kudos to you for always capturing the best of everyone! Love them! How bout those storms?! Hope you guys are ok!

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  10. What fun !!!! Love the grandparents smooching too.
    Brava, talented One !

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  11. I love the "Simon says" photo.

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  12. Beautifully photographed... how fun... the playful nature of the kids shines through...

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  13. Oh, how fabulous!!! You are so fantastic!!! And what a beautiful family!!! My favorite photo? Simon Sez! Definitely! So fun!! Love, Janine XO

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  14. Such a meaningful and joyous occasion - no wonder they wanted to memoralize it in film - by the best photographer around. Your work in incredible, Beth, and moves me to tears, at times.

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  15. It was the last photo that captured my heart.

    I also really love the one of the children running, Simon Says.

    So beautiful, Beth!!

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  16. What precious photographs. I wish you lived close enough to photograph my family. I also love that each individual family color coordinated. How cute are they.

    You are such an incredible photographer beth!!

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  17. Great job! And I love the kids over at Ruby Luna too, you do such a wonderful job of capturing personality.

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  18. I agree about the b/w candid. I love pix like that. The happy smiles are fun to have and good to have, but the other is so real!

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  19. You have the patience of a saint Beth! That's a big group! But I love the pic with the little guy in the red shirt making a face AND looking at you :-)
    I'm sure the family is thrilled with the end results. It really seemed to captured the flavor and the fun this family has.
    xo jj

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  20. Beautiful photos they really show the natural in this family, i love that they aren't all posed perfectly all the time so much better than totally contrived. Fantastic work Beth

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  21. Love the candids too... they are "real" life :-)

    Great job, as always. Wish you were closer to capture my gang.

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  22. Beth, what a beautiful group of photos, you have done a lovely job here. I loved them all but I will say the black and white are my favorite......:-) Hugs

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  23. I love the photos. Happiness shines through!

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  24. oh wow, love.. and the b&w is my fav as well... so good.

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  25. Just gorgeous Beth, I love the one of the kids all running around and the one with the grandparents and the 11 children, you are good with people, what a talent you have. hugs to you.

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  26. You photos are fabulous! I love the candid ones the best! The kids playing Simon Sez is the best!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  28. Your talent grows with every photo shoot. I'm so impressed. I love the perspective of the kids running around on the porch.

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  29. well, you have done it again, captured everyone's essence...so beautifully!!!

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  30. What a fun way to celebrate 40 years of marriage. I love it. Also, love your photos. What a challenge capturing them all into timeless photos. Liked the individual ones too.

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  31. 21! that is alot!! what a wonderful gift for that couples 40th celebration. my favorite is the black and white in which everyone is looking in different directions. i always love shots like that - they seem more intimate - more real.

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  32. I don't know why...but by the end of this post I was crying...lovely beth!

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  33. I adore these photos. Wish I could sneak you into my luggage for my family reunion/vacation :-)

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  34. These are so very awesome!! And I agree, love the candid shots :)

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  35. Simon Says is incredible. Just wonderful!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth