Together at last – (not so) Wordless Wednesday

I’ve been wanting to get some new pictures of Ava and Julian together for a while. With Christmas right around the corner, I got my act together, cleared everything out of my dining room, transformed into a makeshift studio, and took these shots last week. When I sent them in to Costco to have them printed (not my usual printer, but an acceptable substitute especially when running short on time and cash), I didn’t expect a follow up phone call from a Costco employee asking if they were taken by a professional. I stumbled a bit before answering, “I took them.” She asked again, “You are the photographer?” And I said, “yes.” The employee said I’d have to sign a release when I came in to pick them up verifying that I took the pictures. Now I know I’m not the first person they’ve called like this and that they are only doing their job to protect copyrights, but I was flattered. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like a professional photographer and it was a nice reminder that maybe I could go back to photography again someday – if and when I’m ready. Thank you, Costco. ;)

This one has replaced a nearly 2-year-old picture of them on our living room wall.

Ava and Julian 12/15/08

And this one accompanied many of our Christmas cards because I just love their expressions. I won’t tell you what I had to do to get such belly laughs, but I will say I was acting pretty silly.

Ava and Julian 12/15/08

Sorry for the lack of content around here these past several weeks. I’m hoping that with the new year will come new motivation to blog and I will get back into the swing of things again.

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14 thoughts on “Together at last – (not so) Wordless Wednesday

  1. Wow! I would have thought professional too. Those are awesome.

    I think it’s the lighting and background that gives it s photo studio feel. Did you take these at home?

    I wish I had your talent, my friend.

  2. awww they are great~ You definitely have skills!

    Blogging always goes wonky before Christmas as the shift goes to “reality”! The new year will bring many awesome topics.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh, those are wonderful! I klove the one of them laughing!

    I need to get some of my two as well…it’s been TOO long.

    What a compliment given by Costco, they absolutely look professional.

    Merry Christmas!

    :)

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