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Simpson Family Portraits

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It is no secret that I am a completely novice photographer. I took photography in high school, and kind of have had an eye for it. My husband bought me an amazing Canon SLR a year or two ago and that has kind of upped my game. I've got so much to learn it's crazy. 
A few years ago I took my best friend Mindy's bridal portraits. I can't believe she trusted me! When I look back at those pictures I want a re-do!! I'm so much better now. (She says she still loves that makes me feel better.) Mindy asked me to take a few pictures for her family, since it is almost her parent's anniversary. I am all about opportunities to practice! I can't help but be slightly terrified-like they are counting on me to do a good job...
Well, I was nervous, but once we were actually out there taking pictures I got much more comfortable. My goal was to be more communicative about what I wanted pose wise. In the past, I didn't want to be too bossy or make it look staged, so I wasn't as vocal. But, I've realized people want you to tell them what to do! 
Mindy's parents are adorable, but I could tell they were a bit uneasy about this photoshoot. (Mindy probably had to really talk them into it.) By the end I could tell they loosened up and didn't feel silly. A big confidence boost for me! 
I am so happy with these pictures! The park we went to is super gorgeous, and we picked a great time of day to be outside. Here are a few of my favorites! I only hope they like them as much as I do. 

xoxo Kristen


  1. These pictures are so adorable! <3


  2. How cute!! I love the affection captured in these photos.

    1. Thanks! I was so happy they weren't shy at all about being "mushy" in front of me!

  3. What was the location of these photos?

    1. Central Park in the Southwood Neighborhood, Tallahassee



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