Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Photo Shoot

While we were spending time with Anton's family for his father's funeral, his mom expressed the desire to have some updated photos of Anton's brother Jakob. He lives in New Zealand and had come up for the funeral. So while he was here I kindly volunteered my camera and my shutter-clicking finger. We managed to get outside right as the sun was setting and had some great picture-taking light. I snapped all sorts of mediocre pictures and managed to end up with 3 pretty good ones. That's my method of getting good photos: the more you take the better odds you have of getting a good one.

It's hard to decide which of these is my favorite.

I like the casual attitude here. This is entirely Jakob.

His mom really wanted a head shot, so I obliged.


See the huge gauges in his ears? I wonder what those will look like when he's 50 years old?

And though I like those other two, I really think this next is my absolute favorite:

The background is delish! And the red at the top is the actual color of the wood, not the sunset. Love it! We printed them out and framed one and gave them to Anton's mom for her birthday on Saturday. We also gave Anton's other brother Kyle and his family a photo shoot for Christmas, so eventually I'll get to take pictures of them too. Such fun!

7 comments:

Dasha said...

I agree, the wood back drop is pretty cool. I was wondering, what camera do you use? Thanks.

Harmony said...

Oooooh, that last one is the best! I LOVE when people are off center off--awesome!

Andrea said...

Holy Huge Gauges Batman!! Yeah, I wonder what those will look like when he is older. I think he looks a lot like Anton's Dad. I really liked the first shot. The wood in the last one is really cool!! I wish you lived close and could thake pictures of my family. Sigh.....

Des said...

Great pictures Amanda. That is a really cool background. I have to second what Andrea said, He really does look like Anton's dad! I have to say that I really like the 3rd one...but the first is my favorite. Talented...as always:)

Al said...

I have always wanted to ask someone with the fancy ears, "Now tell me what you were REALLY thinking when you did those. You do realized you will be 63 someday!" But so says the girl with the tattoo....

Emily said...

Great photos- I especially love the first one, but I agree the coloring on the last is beautiful!

bella said...

Great pictures. I agree the last is the best.