Last year when I launched Jenn Reno Photography, my first “big” shoot was for my kids’ preschool. Since I didn’t want to overwhelm myself I started by offering “graduation portraits” for those children who would be moving on to kindergarten- not the whole school, but just the oldest and wisest of the little ones. Now that I have gotten my feet under me though, I thought it might be fun to offer portraits to the next oldest group of kids at the preschool. From this desire, Quick Takes were born.
Today was my first attempt at the Quick Take idea and I loved it! To keep the graduation portraits special I wanted to create something that would be a little more simple but still super cute. So, we used a simple background, sat on the ground and had fun. We laughed and smiled and talked about the Easter Bunny. I learned about snakes and dinosaurs. I learned about birds. I saw boo boos. You name it and we probably talked about it. This age group is hysterical and my years as an elementary school teacher certainly came in handy.
So, here are a few samples of the quick takes from today! These lucky little blog stars are the children of two of my fellow church members. After seeing how adorable their shots came out I quickly e-mailed and asked if it would be OK for me to post a few images of their kids. Luckily they said yes
This little cutie was so fun. Can’t you just see the joy?
She made up this pose all by herself. It just says “cute” to me.And this one is for the little cutie herself. I told her I would be sure to get a shot or two that showed her pretty, green nails!
And finally, this one was just too sweet not to post!
Now, being the momma of two boys and two girls, I can’t post some samples of just a girl. I have to show off a cute little boy as well! So check out this cutie pa-tootie. This image was the first one I took of him. Aww, look at that little pout-y face. He just hadn’t warmed up to me yet
Now, just a few seconds later after we talked for a bit. He gave me this. That’s more like it!After a while, he was all smiles- which can be good and bad. The smiles are great, but when kids smile too big you lose their little eyes. You’ve probably seen those cheese’n pictures where their smile is so big that their eyes look like little slits. So, I had to tell Mr. Man to not smile. By this point he was my buddy so he just dropped the smile. No questions asked.And because we can’t end on too serious of a note, I told him to flash me a little smile for mommy. So, mommy- this is for you!
So, there are the first glimpses of Quick Takes. I hope they will be a hit. They were super fun to do and I hope they bring a smile to moms and dads! A special thanks to my friends for letting me post images of their kids! Thanks!!!