Tuesday, November 16, 2010


These photos were not taken today, but I'm still grateful today for the experience.  During the past couple weeks, I've been thinking about photographing other families.  It was becoming a nagging itch that I could no longer ignore.  It's time that I start scratching.  I'm not sure what will happen, but it's time to give it attention.  So I began asking family & friends if I could photograph them.  And a few have asked even before I could dial their phone number.  Asking was the first little jump.  A watermark was the second.  A website will be the third. 

My SIL let me practice on her kids this past weekend.  These kids know me.  They're comfortable with my questions & my camera wielding ways.  I'm aware that these facts make a photographer's job much easier.   Once we got passed the "No Cheese" zone & when they realized I was going to shoot even if they weren't looking, we got along quite well.  Here are a few of my favorites:




  1. Erika, I'm so excited for you. This is going to be amazing! :)

  2. Bravo.
    If I may suggest---www.smugmug.com (you would probably need the pro version if you are going to sell your images) works beautifully. I can't recommend them highly enough.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next.


  3. Love the ones on the swings and the woodpile . . . now if you could just take my kids photos, all would be right with the calendar (but there's usually too much booze involved for that to happen).

  4. yippeee!
    can't wait to see this unfold. and for you to photograph my kids someday.

  5. linda silva palleschiNovember 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    ok i should have read your blog before my goofy stuff on flickr!!! you are amazing and you can do ANYTHING!!!!!!

  6. Scratching an itch is so much more effective than ignoring it - good for you!
    . . . these are wonderful and I'm sure this venture will be too.

  7. Yea!! Glad to be a part of that "few" :)
    These are great!

  8. yipeeeee! i love these! i love that you are stepping out and scratching that itch. i love your style and your new watermark rocks. whoooop whoooop for YOU!

  9. i knew you could do it, well done for taking the leap :)
    these are great!

  10. These are beautiful..you're such a natural! Well done and very exciting!

  11. LOVE!! good for you!!!
    these have such a good feeling to them!