Thursday, November 29, 2012

M Family at Wheeler Farm {Salt Lake City, Utah}

Talk about a change of scenery, we go from the urban heart of NYC straight to a quiet, rural retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah! I  had the pleasure of following my sister and her family around for a glorious, unseasonably warm evening at Wheeler Farm.  I just love those late November days that help you hang on to the delusion that maybe, just maybe, this year winter will never come.  

It's always rather difficult to take portraits of children you know well, because frankly, they ignore you.  You're just crazy aunt Lesley who has a camera glued to her face, and there's no earthly reason why a niece/nephew should stop chasing ducks, sit still, and smile.  Thankfully, we did manage to get a few family portraits, but my favorites are the candids of my sister with her children. There's something special about capturing a mama with her babies (especially a mama who is a photographer and is most often behind the camera.) 

It's straight back to city posts tomorrow, so enjoy this little vacation out west!







Shayla in Central Park {Portrait of a New Yorker}




My friend Shayla is just so effortlessly beautiful. She was amazing modeling for my last class, so I asked her to come again.  I was absolutely thrilled to work with her in some decent lighting (our last class had some pretty dreary, flat light), and just like last time, I didn't even have to direct her. She's amazing. And she has perfect skin. And fabulous hair.  

Thanks Shayla!