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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

i've been workin' on the railroad.

Ryder's Mom, Jennifer, wanted a unique setting for their Christmas card pictures this year. We headed down to a little known patch of railroad tracks and had a blast! Ryder's dog Marley was all ready for the shoot and even brought his own matching puffer vest. Nice touch Marley.

Ryder and Mommy wanted some pictures to give Dad for Christmas so our next stop was an out of the way farm. There we found an old horse stable, a tire swing and lots more to explore. Jennifer was pregnant with baby Chanley at the time of the shoot so we had to get a few belly shots in the mix too. (Chanley is here now, yay! Her newborn sitting is this weekend, look for those pics on the blog soon.)

All of the images we captured that day evoke a Norman Rockwell-esque feeling to me. See if you agree...

(BTW, the shot above is one of my all time favorite pictures. Ever.)

Here's a peek at the finished Christmas cards...

breaking them in.

His parents that is. Baby Jack managed to "christen" every photography prop we used during this sitting. Only weeks old, his mommy and daddy hadn't been quite initiated into the part of parenthood where you get pooped and peed on... enter Linley.

While I didn't capture any of Jack's finer moments making new stains on his blankets, I did get some of the most precious newborn pictures that his folks will cherish long after the accidents have been forgotten. Babies grow and change so quickly at this age, newborn sittings are my favorite way to memorialize every little line and wrinkle in their pudgy little faces, hands and feet.

Meet Jack.

Ooohhh my goodness!

"Christening" the baby basket...

Who is Linley?

Linley Paske is a photographer servicing the Triangle area who specializes in natural light portraiture and on-location shoots. Linley's shoots are never the same, no cookie cutter pictures here. Please sit back, relax and explore Linley's blog and website. If you feel that her style is fitting for your lifestyle, then contact her so together you can capture your sweet life.