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I'm sure that most of us can agree that spring is taking its sweet time getting here. Temps have been lower than normal here in DC this month so it was a nice little surprise when I woke up this past Saturday and saw that we were actually going to get up into the 50's that day (still a bit colder than I'd like it to be but it was a very much needed break from the 30's and 40's we have been having). Some friends of mine will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary any day now and wanted to have a photo shoot to commemorate their milestone, so we met down at Leesylvania Park in Northern Virginia and set up a fun little scene on the beach there. I LOVED Sue's dress, it was so darn cute!! ...and those shoes! This girl can put an ensemble together! And I can't forget to mention that Shawn looked pretty dapper himself! The scene was set as a romantic picnic with wine, cheese and crackers, reading material and a blanket and pillows. We also brought in a few more personal items that more closely pertained to their wedding day in Vegas 10 years ago. Yellow roses, pink Flamingo toasting flutes, her garter and their marriage license added to the scene. They were definitely a fun couple and as you can see, photographed beautifully! As I was editing for the blog post, I couldn't help but add a little nostalgia feeling to some of the images. It just seemed appropriate for the setting and the attire. They looked so much like a cute couple out of a magazine or movie dated back in the 40's or 50's...kind of reminded me of the movie The Notebook. Happy Anniversary Shawn and Sue! <3
And of course we had to have a little fun!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU TWO!
I arrived at this little guy's house for his 1 year session while he was still taking a nap. Which gave his mom (whom I've known since I was my daughters age) and I a few minutes to catch up. When we heard him making some noise upstairs, his mom went up to get him and brought him down in full smiles!! As a childrens photographer and a mom myself, I know that right after nap time can typically be a rough transition for the little one...they are still a bit sleepy and just want to cuddle with mom and eat. The last thing they want is for someone to come at them with a camera! But not this little guy, he was amazing! He sat right down and flashed that cute grin and we went to town! He was soo good! Even when it came time for his cake smash...he dug right in! Hands, feet, and face! Happy Birthday Braden!
and after we were done, there was enough left unsmashed for his big sister to enjoy! ~HSP
Rebranding is an exciting adventure. It's an opportunity to re-invent yourself and your business. When I started on this journey I went in full force. I picked a name that meant something special to me and I started working right away. Now that I am completing my 3rd year as a successful photography business, it's time to amp things up a bit. So I am bidding adieu to 'eleven o eight photography' and entering the world as 'Heather Soskin Photography'. Times change and we must change along with them. I have learned so much over the past year from highly successful photographers that I look up to and I am so gracious for the opportunity to learn from them. I'm hoping to have all of my business changes set in place by May 1, 2013 and I am super excited for them.
I must say, this whole experience is surreal. I have an abundance of support from family, friends and amazing clients. Without them, I would not be able to fulfill this dream. I am incredibly lucky....and so very thankful!
This will be the new address to my blog and I'm looking forward to sharing my life and what I create with you here. It will be fun, quirky and sometimes a little goofy! So hold on tight....and WELCOME TO THE NEW ME! *hs