Saturday, December 18, 2010

I love this family!

Kim and I go way back, to when my second and her first were born. Fourteen months later, she had another sweet girl. Then four years ago, Katie entered their lives and changed everyone's perspective and expectations! Kim is a wonderful mother to her three special girls.

This is my favorite shot from what was a very cold session in the snow.

But this is the shot I'm proudest of -- Katie was not a huge fan of me and my camera, so I'm thrilled to capture this beautiful smile (of course, her big sisters helped a LOT to get her happy, so I can't take all the credit)The whole family -- you can see Katie's not too happy with me.
She's a little happier here -- this is one of my favorites of the whole group.

And a couple of the individuals:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful Family, Beautiful Backyard

My neighbors have the loveliest backyard. And their kids are pretty cute too!

Can you tell how hard this one's working to keep from smiling?
It's amazing his mouth doesn't break under the strain.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hatch Family

Beautiful Fall!

The orchard I took these pictures at was like Grand Central Station tonight -- several brides, couples, and lots of families with tons of photographers everywhere. It was fun to be there and this family is so great to be with. We got so many great shots and I hope to get some more up later; here's just two for now.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Terry Family Sneak Peek!

This family has three little girls ages 3 and under, just like me (at least until tomorrow when my Eliza turns 4)! Aren't they adorable?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This Picture Makes Me Happy.

You just can't look at it without smiling.

More to come from my fun session tonight with one of my best friends
in the whole world and her wonderful, crazy family.

Friday, October 15, 2010

20 x 30 Collages

One of my favorite things is to create collages for families to print for their walls. These are usually 20 x 30, a size Costco prints for $9 and for which frames can be found as low as $12. It's a great way to show off the best of the photos from a shoot, as these examples show, and especially in my own case, with eight kids, it sure beats printing up 9 to 10 individual photos and then trying to line up them exactly on the wall!

(my own family photos taken by Chalice Leaman Photography)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Schedule

Please note I'm doing a limited number of family sessions this fall. They are filling up fast, so if you're interested in scheduling, contact me soon!

And don't get scared by if the weather gets a bit chilly -- outdoor photos are beautiful in any weather -- just think colorful sweaters, scarves, and hats!

Spots available:

Saturday October 23rd 4:00 p.m. -- Terry Family

Saturday November 6th 4:00 p.m. -- Frandsen Family

Saturday December 4th 4:00 p.m. -- Jones Family

(a limited number of weekday appointments are also available; contact me for details)

I am now full for long photo sessions. If you would like to schedule a "Photo Blast" session, please email me for an appointment.

Friday, September 24, 2010

And one more . . .

two ways

(flowers and swirls by DeDe Smith; Paper by Christine Borgfield)

Photoshop is awesome, you know?