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The Opera House…

If you ask me what kind of photography I like best… this photo shoot for The Opera House is my answer…

It was a tad bit crazy, thanks to the Petaluma winds and a slight miscalculation of how much time it would take to transfer an entire store of amazing props to a field.

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But we managed to pull it off… And once the kids finally arrived, it was so fun to see them grab costumes and scatter into the fields and up the trees. I loved being able to turn in any direction and see kids having fun just being kids… the hardest part was deciding which cute kids to follow.

HUGE thanks: to Kelly Collins Geiser for inviting us to play under the glorious oak trees of her future home; to all our lovely models for coming to play with us; to Terra Livingston and Amber Driscoll, of The Opera House, for providing such a lovely collection of things to photograph; and to Debbie Wilson and her super star helpers, Henry and Lola, for all their hard work.

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To learn more about The Opera House and the lovely handmade art they sell, visit them in Petaluma on Kentucky Street, or online here: http://www.operahousecollective.com/

How to Work with Different Agendas…

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Parents want family portraits…

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Kids want to climb trees…

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And run…

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And explore…

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So I suggested swinging, and when the swinging stops… then we take the photos…

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And when the swinging wears off… then start hanging them upside down…

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And when they fall on the ground in excitement…

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Everyone falls on the ground in excitement… and there we have our family portrait.

What’s in a Name… (please vote)

Dear Readers,

My stock photography partner, Jude Mooney, and I are in the process of choosing a name for our business. Can you please help us by voting on your favorite name listed below. The competition closes Monday evening at 7pm EST… so please contribute your votes before then. Thanks!!

  • Hazel
  • Jane Photo
  • Jane Harper Photo
  • Green & Greene
  • Sweet Pea & Ragamuffin
  • Rusty Thimble Photo
  • The Greens
  • Hazel Jane
  • Hazel and Jane

The idea behind the some of these names (hazel & jane) is that we are creating an alias- a
mysterious female character.

We are submitting this week…

Jude and I met yesterday and picked our top 15 photos to submit to the stock agency in order to hopefully get accepted and hopefully start getting paid for all the fun photo shoots we have been having. Here are 5 of our favorites that have not been posted yet… to see some of the other ones (preteen rock-star and skater girl, bed in field, woman on bicycle) click here.

Don’t worry we only took one photo of crying baby, after her sister knocked her with the plastic fish and before mom picked her up. So no babies were mistreated in the making of this photo… but even crying she is still so cute.

It was hard to choose only 15, we have so many more that we love… so hopefully we will be admitted to the club and then we can put them all in. Thank you to all of our beautiful and wonderful models!!

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