8.17.2009

Bret, Kate, and Braedon {Sitka Photographer}

Despite the bear infestation in town and bear sightings nearby this beach,
we went out and did a photo session anyways!
The lighting was perfect. The tiniest glimmer of sun and a nice blanket of fog on the ocean to diffuse the light.


Braedon is 9 months old!
This is such a crazy fun, busy age. (Just from having photographed a couple of other babies of this age !)

Since Bret and Kate have spent so many summers in Sitka, it makes sense to take some portraits here!




I hate "posy-posy" {heavily posed} shots (although sometimes fun and necessary) so I usually just shoot as they are . . . with maybe a tiny bit of direction. :)


If you look closely, you can see the salmon jumping! They were everywhere!
But now the rain has come again, so hopefully the streams will fill up again so the salmon can swim upstream and take the bears away from town.
{Can you believe Sitka's been having a "mild drought" . . .??!!}



Let's try here . . . see how long he will cooperate :)


I think this is my fave:

This is the age where they get caught eating anything and everything:


including my camera! {good thing I have a back-up}










That's all folks! And we're off . . .



Thanks for a fun session, guys. So glad it worked out!!!


Nothing like some camera therapy . . .
Nothing like "soaking in the freedom you feel from doing something you love". . .
{I took that quote from this photographer's blog . . . (yes, I am a photography blog stalker!)}

Enjoy.

and Hi from the tiny village of Metlakatla, Alaska, where I am working this week.
Bet you can't find it on the map!

18 comments:

Ev said...

Hi back, across all the tiny islands, to Metlakatla. Great job on the Braedon session, glad to see you once again happily lost in your photography!

Pietila Family said...

These pictures are going to be such a treasure for Bret, Kate and Braedon! THey turned out great! Metlakatla...hmm, can't say I've heard of it. Sounds like a little native village...

Elizabeth said...

I'm also a photography blog stalker, it's so much fun! I love the fog in the photos! It's my favorite weather to work in.

Anonymous said...

I have been checking your blog for pictures of them. Very cute! Say hi to them from Betsy! (I am Bret's sister)

Amanda Kay said...

And this is why I wish I had a photographer like you around the UP!!! (maybe we do?) These are awesome!!! Such a perfect treasure for all of them to have - love them love them!! I'm jealous!

vickymattila said...

great job once again Jennifer!! These pictures turned out soo cute!! The Kilpela family will treasure these photos for a long time!! Hope all is well in Alaska!!

Julie said...

Hey, Jennifer. I often come to your blog to check out your latest work. You're incredibly gifted- your photographs can bring tears to my eyes. You are so good at capturing the spirit of people and I can see you going so far with this. Keep up the awesome work!

Amanda J. said...

These pictures turned out great! It is fun to see some Sitka again! Hope you got to see a little of Metlakatla while you where there!

Anonymous said...

Hey ~
If you are ever around Kiana let me know, RIcky and I would love some pictures taken. You did a beautiful job. Your pictures are priceless.
~ Jennie

Anna said...

Excellent, as usual:)

Anonymous said...

Hi to you all. I've been lurking on your blog occasionally to check for pictures for that sweetie Braedon. Thanks! they are great. Krista (another one of Bret's sisters)

Julie L said...

I think that every post of yours gets better and better- these are fantastic.... and I love your camera strap-- where'd you get it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for always having such beautiful music to go along with AMAZING photos. I never want to close my web page because there is always something peaceful and pretty to listen to. (I think your blog is good therapy :))

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

These shots are awesome, Jen! Their little guy sure is cute.

You can't help but smile when you see that second photo! (At the top, with all of them.)

I love the fog in these, too. It's a great back drop.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Gramma Kilpela. I enjoy all of your beautiful photos and had a wonderful surprise when I saw these pictures. Now I'm even more lonesome for all of them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

amanda thiessen said...

so cute!!

Krista said...

Jen- such perfect photos! I especially love the close-up of Braedon with his hands in his parents... he's got the perfect smirk. :)

melissaannekeranen said...

These are adorable!!! You do such a wonderful job, I really enjoy looking at all your work!