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Portraits | Ellensburg, WA | The S Family


A couple of weekends ago, I went to Ellensburg to visit family and do a couple of shoots and the S family won a portrait session with me through an auction I donated to at Stage Door Dance Studio. I love donated to good causes, and the dance school my nieces go to definitely fall under that category πŸ™‚

So we met on aΒ  suprisingly warm day to frolick with the kids through the park and get some fun portraits.

The kids were a bit skeptical of me at first. Most kids assume when their parents tell them we are doing a portrait session, is a lot of standing still and smiling at the camera. Not exactly the funnest thing from their point of view. And to be honest, not the funnest thing from mine either. Nothing harder than a fake smile and a stiff kid! So, when I told them that I was more interested in watching them play and goof around and to have them have fun… they were intersested. Once I told them to pickup the fall leaves and to toss them at me and the camera… they realize that maybe… just maybe I am okay.

A couple of leaves on my head is always worth it for an all out good time had by all! Then when I tell them to run and climb and play… we have a great time!

Thanks for frolicking in the park and goofing around with me S family!!!

The comments +

  1. bnewman729@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Fun!

  2. bnewman729@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Fun!

  3. Abeeba@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Very photogenic!

  4. Abeeba@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Very photogenic!

  5. ena5822@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:47 am

    What a beautiful family. Fantastic pictures!

  6. ena5822@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:47 am

    What a beautiful family. Fantastic pictures!

  7. blueyes275@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    These are so wonderful!

  8. blueyes275@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    These are so wonderful!

  9. kellidaveo@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Your family is so photogenic. You always take the most beautiful pictures but these are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  10. kellidaveo@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Your family is so photogenic. You always take the most beautiful pictures but these are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  11. 4csandme2@gmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I Love the black and white photos! Bailey is looking so grown up. What a cute family. fun!!

  12. 4csandme2@gmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I Love the black and white photos! Bailey is looking so grown up. What a cute family. fun!!

  13. Schwartz@pionnet.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:43 am

    All nice but my fav is the bridge.

  14. Schwartz@pionnet.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:43 am

    All nice but my fav is the bridge.

  15. maryl@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I agree with my hubby Abe, the most photogenic family around!

  16. maryl@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I agree with my hubby Abe, the most photogenic family around!

  17. leos_3@charter.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 7:28 am

    These are great pics! You can clearly see all the happiness that emanates from each of you! (:

  18. leos_3@charter.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 7:28 am

    These are great pics! You can clearly see all the happiness that emanates from each of you! (:

  19. heatherfendell@selah.k12.wa.us

    November 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Liked the ones of the kids playing the best.

  20. heatherfendell@selah.k12.wa.us

    November 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Liked the ones of the kids playing the best.

  21. mlrogers10@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    These pictures are priceless!! Love them all! Beautiful Family!

  22. mlrogers10@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    These pictures are priceless!! Love them all! Beautiful Family!

  23. bead_on@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    More family pictures should be taken like this. These ARE the memories!

  24. bead_on@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    More family pictures should be taken like this. These ARE the memories!

  25. klrogers5@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Looking good!

  26. klrogers5@aol.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Looking good!

  27. cinchmommy@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Fall family pictures are so much fun. Everyone looks amazing!

  28. cinchmommy@hotmail.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Fall family pictures are so much fun. Everyone looks amazing!

  29. perezmjae@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Great shots! Love it!

  30. perezmjae@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Great shots! Love it!

  31. ddillon@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Becky, you have the most beautiful family! Love the photos….

  32. ddillon@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Becky, you have the most beautiful family! Love the photos….

  33. Afeusner@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Those are amazing! Perfect time of year for pictures!!!

  34. Afeusner@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Those are amazing! Perfect time of year for pictures!!!

  35. bfortner@theadvisor.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    What wonderful pictures, I love the natural smiles and seeing how much fun everyone was having. What a beautiful family.

  36. bfortner@theadvisor.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    What wonderful pictures, I love the natural smiles and seeing how much fun everyone was having. What a beautiful family.

  37. nicolemarang@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful Color! Love the backgrounds and the subjects are adorable too!

  38. nicolemarang@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful Color! Love the backgrounds and the subjects are adorable too!

  39. Colornstyle03@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    The photos are amazing. So Beautiful! And everyone looks so happy. I love them…

  40. Colornstyle03@yahoo.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    The photos are amazing. So Beautiful! And everyone looks so happy. I love them…

  41. jaimebocek@windermere.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Great pictures Becky! πŸ™‚

  42. jaimebocek@windermere.com

    November 19th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Great pictures Becky! πŸ™‚

  43. lisa.abarta@charter.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I have to agree that the bridge pic. is AWESOME Love them all looks like a fun day

  44. lisa.abarta@charter.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I have to agree that the bridge pic. is AWESOME Love them all looks like a fun day

  45. hughesjmsm@comcast.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I love a happy family

  46. hughesjmsm@comcast.net

    November 19th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I love a happy family

  47. trenity929@hotmail.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    These pictures turned out GREAT!! I love the one with all 3 kids walking together and the one of Bailey by the river!!!

  48. trenity929@hotmail.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    These pictures turned out GREAT!! I love the one with all 3 kids walking together and the one of Bailey by the river!!!

  49. horseloverlori@fairpoint.net

    November 20th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    What a beautiful photogenic family!!! Absolutely great photography too!

  50. horseloverlori@fairpoint.net

    November 20th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    What a beautiful photogenic family!!! Absolutely great photography too!

  51. amy4422@yahoo.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Oh my goodness! These pics are beautiful!!! Are these at Irene Rhinehart/People’s Pond park?

  52. amy4422@yahoo.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Oh my goodness! These pics are beautiful!!! Are these at Irene Rhinehart/People’s Pond park?

  53. lafendell@embarqmail.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I love the natural setting and the apparent joy the family shows in enjoying what they are doing.

  54. lafendell@embarqmail.com

    November 20th, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I love the natural setting and the apparent joy the family shows in enjoying what they are doing.

  55. trenity929@hotmail.com

    November 21st, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love fall time pictures! You guys had a great place to do pictures!!

  56. trenity929@hotmail.com

    November 21st, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love fall time pictures! You guys had a great place to do pictures!!

  57. noreenmohn@hotmail.com

    November 22nd, 2010 at 5:32 am

    You all look so happy! πŸ™‚ Great pics!

  58. noreenmohn@hotmail.com

    November 22nd, 2010 at 5:32 am

    You all look so happy! πŸ™‚ Great pics!

  59. wendyfaubion@yahoo.com

    November 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Wow, these are wonderful pictures…..

  60. wendyfaubion@yahoo.com

    November 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Wow, these are wonderful pictures…..

  61. denton5@q.com

    November 23rd, 2010 at 4:42 am

    GREAT PICS!!! KIDS ARE ADORABLE!

  62. denton5@q.com

    November 23rd, 2010 at 4:42 am

    GREAT PICS!!! KIDS ARE ADORABLE!

  63. reiterchris@earthlink.net

    November 24th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Great photos. Looks like it belongs on the cover of Eddie Bauer!!

  64. reiterchris@earthlink.net

    November 24th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Great photos. Looks like it belongs on the cover of Eddie Bauer!!

  65. melissa@melissachristianson.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    These are fabulous shots!!

  66. melissa@melissachristianson.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    These are fabulous shots!!

  67. designinsights01@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love the black & whites….that’s how you KNOW they’re good photos!

  68. designinsights01@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love the black & whites….that’s how you KNOW they’re good photos!

  69. twocougs01@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I hope our family shots come out this great!! These are amazing!

  70. twocougs01@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I hope our family shots come out this great!! These are amazing!

  71. h_newman929@yahoo.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    These turned out great!! You got great pictures of all 3 kids together!!

  72. h_newman929@yahoo.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    These turned out great!! You got great pictures of all 3 kids together!!

  73. heidi@bleyhl.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I love the first family picture of you guys!! Definately a Christmas card picture!

  74. heidi@bleyhl.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I love the first family picture of you guys!! Definately a Christmas card picture!

  75. rmorris81@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Great pictures!!

  76. rmorris81@hotmail.com

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Great pictures!!

  77. erikar@vtgco.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Love the pictures! Such a Beautiful Family! :o)

  78. erikar@vtgco.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Love the pictures! Such a Beautiful Family! :o)

  79. jjorgensen@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Great Photos!

  80. jjorgensen@theadvisorsnw.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Great Photos!

  81. tbeaudry@theadvisornw.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Looks like fun!

  82. tbeaudry@theadvisornw.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Looks like fun!

  83. tttinc333@aol.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Great Pic Becky. Fall is such a great time to take photos.

  84. tttinc333@aol.com

    November 29th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Great Pic Becky. Fall is such a great time to take photos.

  85. vickiw@vtgco.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  86. vickiw@vtgco.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  87. gaysgirl71@yahoo.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Great pics,,,,adorable kids!

  88. gaysgirl71@yahoo.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Great pics,,,,adorable kids!

  89. annyoung3@yahoo.co

    November 30th, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

  90. annyoung3@yahoo.co

    November 30th, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

  91. carolincares@charter.net

    November 30th, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I enjoyed your pictures. You have a beautiful family.

  92. carolincares@charter.net

    November 30th, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I enjoyed your pictures. You have a beautiful family.

  93. dugger@hughes.net

    November 30th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I love the photos! The black and white are fantastic & the bridge pic is wonderful. They’re all so good you’ll have to buy one of each!

  94. dugger@hughes.net

    November 30th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I love the photos! The black and white are fantastic & the bridge pic is wonderful. They’re all so good you’ll have to buy one of each!

  95. kidsnkermit@gmail.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Wow! Very nice pics!Fantastic catch on the kids in the leaves!

  96. kidsnkermit@gmail.com

    November 30th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Wow! Very nice pics!Fantastic catch on the kids in the leaves!

  97. reenacalahan@yahoo.com

    December 2nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I love these pics!!! Beautiful scenery and beautiful family too!!!

  98. reenacalahan@yahoo.com

    December 2nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I love these pics!!! Beautiful scenery and beautiful family too!!!

  99. 1newmanfamily@embarqmail.com

    December 3rd, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Love the natural, relaxed look in all of the pictures. The fall leaves make a wonderful background. Nice job!

  100. 1newmanfamily@embarqmail.com

    December 3rd, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Love the natural, relaxed look in all of the pictures. The fall leaves make a wonderful background. Nice job!

  101. anita@armoss.com

    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Great pics – Happy Holidays!

  102. anita@armoss.com

    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Great pics – Happy Holidays!

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