A Special Portrait Session of our Two Little Cheungitos

100405_TLC_145813q2-9273As Mother’s Day approaches, I reflect on the most precious things I have of my kids, which are easily my memories of them caught in photographs.  This particular shoot was birthed from a special request by our good friend and awesome photographer Gracci Palaez.  Gracci was looking for someone to contribute images specifically about boys fashion to her popular blog The Stylish Tot.  I happily jumped on board.

We photograph our boys all the time, however, it was the first time we really “photographed” them, like we would a client.  This meant we started visioning and scripting ideas.  It also meant hauling out the BIG guns, lights, batteries and stands.  Of course it meant that I *had* to go shopping (which I did happily!) specifically for the “look”.  But it also meant negotiating outfits between opposing opinions (it took all my skills to convince Tobi to suffer through no more than 5 frames wearing a scarf), and pep talking expectations into a 7 and 5 year old.  Anyone with little boys knows how hard it is to corral bundles of energy to do your will.

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For all the work and effort we put into this shoot, I am soooo excited about the results.  Our vision was to create high-end editorial, magazine-like imagery, in a non-studio background that encapsulated each boy’s personality.  From a photographer’s point of view, I think we pulled it off.  From a proud mama’s point of view, I couldn’t ask for a better Mother’s Day gift to myself.  :o)

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100405_TLC_154101d1-4327For you photographers interested in our lighting setup:

100405_TLC_153126q2-9307As you can see by the image below, the natural light of the day resulted in rather drab and boring skies.

100405_TLC_153055q2-9299THIS is why we love crafting our own light!

100405_TLC_153125d1-4283A few more of my faves:

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100405_TLC_160723d1-4409Dave and I are SO inspired after this shoot.  We are  itching to create more of these portraits for kids!  So if there are any parents out there who would love to have a session like this of their own kids, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email: dq@dq.dev.  Can’t wait to hear from you!