Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Summers’ Winter. | Holiday Mini Session | Tallahassee, FL

November 23rd, 2013

Welcome back our faithful followers! It has been such a long time since we last typed away on our blog. We have determined to make 2014 the year for us to reconnect with you via this medium. Unfortunately, we do have A LOT of story telling to do, so in no particular order (unless you […]

 

Welcome back our faithful followers! It has been such a long time since we last typed away on our blog. We have determined to make 2014 the year for us to reconnect with you via this medium. Unfortunately, we do have A LOT of story telling to do, so in no particular order (unless you ask for your story to be told next) we will try to catch up on a year’s worth of writing. Now for Summers’ Winter…

Northern Florida has long been considered part of it’s neighboring states, due to the different change in climate from its Southern brethren and that most folks around here have more of an accent. The oak laiden roadways and the visual change of seasons, is one of the countless reasons I love this area. Jackson and Nikki have a charming, newly bought house, which they have quickly turned into their loving home. Its nestled on a quiet street and surrounded by a shady grove of trees. It is to no wonder why they chose to have their Christmas photos taken in this charming place.

Christmas is Jackson’s favorite holiday. FAVORITE. Their home was transformed into a spectacle of colored lights, wreaths, and garland. Stockings were hung, poinsettias were placed, and the tree stood bold and proud. As an added touch, these two lovebirds drank hot cocoa in their mason jar glasses topped with a heavy dose of whipped cream. They playful enjoyed their beverages, hardly noticing we were in the room at all.

Nikki and Jackson radiate light. Their home is filled with laughter and love. The genuine gestures and beautiful embraces wrap around you as you watch them. It makes you smile and yearn for more.

This home would not be complete without a four-legged companion–or three! A family of 5 includes the adorable, Maggie, Duke, and Bully. Bully is quite the charmer, with his facial antics and cuddling capabilities. He took complete advantage of the empty chair and curled up next to the fireplace.

L to R: Bully, Maggie & Duke

Meet me under the mistletoe,
Midnight Christmas Eve
Your sweet kiss is the first gift
I’d like to receive.

Snuggles under the blanket, to keep us warm outside. This unpredictable weather may even bring a surprise! Look up! Look up! And there, right there; snowflakes travel down to grace the excited flesh of those all around.

Inside we went to get out of the cold. Pajamas and a movie in bed never sounded so fun. And it wasn’t just the two-legged beings, but the entire family up on the bed to enjoy this remarkable Saturday.

Thank you Nikki and Jackson for opening up your home to us and so graciously allowing us to capture your family during one of the best holidays of the year. We had so much fun entertaining the pups and playing in the “snow!” Looking through the images you would never know that it was actually 80+ degrees outside. 😀 Enjoy these memories.

Love, Ashley & Jacqueline

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Caption Me Monday.

February 7th, 2011

The Rules. 1. Submit a comment that would “caption” the picture, i.e. A title, or “quote.” Be creative! 2. Anyone may comment, and may submit multiple comments to the picture. 3. If a comment is inappropriate or offensive it will be deleted by SolisLux. 4. The competition only applies to the Caption Me Monday posts. […]

 

The Rules.
1. Submit a comment that would “caption” the picture, i.e. A title, or “quote.” Be creative!
2. Anyone may comment, and may submit multiple comments to the picture.
3. If a comment is inappropriate or offensive it will be deleted by SolisLux.
4. The competition only applies to the Caption Me Monday posts.
5. Have FUN!

This doll had so much personality, even at 4 months old. This picture never made it to the blog, but her expression is priceless.
See more of Emily’s Autumn Harvest.

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Meet Wriggly, Wriggly Anna Kate.

December 19th, 2010

There is a special window of fourteen days which allows for delectable newborn photography, anything just outside of that framework is like a free pass for baby to be squirmy, squeaky and mobile. Anticipating the arrival of this little one allowed us to gather our magical bag of props and doohickeys for a fresh right-out-of-the-box […]

 

There is a special window of fourteen days which allows for delectable newborn photography, anything just outside of that framework is like a free pass for baby to be squirmy, squeaky and mobile. Anticipating the arrival of this little one allowed us to gather our magical bag of props and doohickeys for a fresh right-out-of-the-box pink bundle, Anna Kate.



The initial adjustments that come packaged with each newborn of your very own are so full of surprises; consequently, new parents find that they require fine-tuning of their daily routines. Anna Kate had been captured in all of her teeny glory on day thirteen, just shy of our ideal window; so this little babe was anything but sleepy.



As a matter of fact, she was so in tune with our arrival that she hardly found herself able to have some shut eye. Not even the portable heater enticed her droopy lids; thus is the story of our tiny diva who knew exactly what she wanted and would not perform to our demands. :-D Try as hard as we could the cameras were much too exciting, even belly shots had her legs reeling so fast we thought she’d have taken off crawling if we adjusted the pillows just so.




Alas, as if she were well aware of the holiday poem, “Twas the Night before Christmas” Anna Kate nestled snug in her makeshift bed before her first evergreen red and white tree. With nothing more but a soft touch of light from the wide living room window we were able to capture her only peaceful slumber [i.e. nap]. These marked some of the sweetest photos of the day, as she lay gently resting atop her arms with pouty lips and delicate girly bows.


While newborns are amazingly precious bundles, photographing them requires much work. So many elements need to be taken into consideration to allow for these little ones to feel comfortable and undisturbed. We thoroughly enjoyed the pleasure of photographing beautiful Anna Kate, whose dark sapphire irises, wispy flaxen hair and long athletic legs had us swooning, wriggles and all.

Congratulations on your new, bouncing baby girl!

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Baby J’s Dramatic Debut.

November 1st, 2010

“In the eyes of a child…there is joy, there is laughter… there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future…” [Air Supply] If there was ever a quote to fit Baby J that would have to be the one. I believe Lux and myself experienced every emotion that little “J” was expressing […]

 

“In the eyes of a child…there is joy, there is laughter… there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future…” [Air Supply]

If there was ever a quote to fit Baby J that would have to be the one. I believe Lux and myself experienced every emotion that little “J” was expressing that day. He was ever the sweetest little baby boy you could meet with bright blue eyes and plump baby lips; giggling and smiling at himself as he changed from his pajamas to his first outfit for the day: The Holiday Reds.

But, oh how his mood changed as he was stuck in a sleigh and asked to smile for two strange women. So precious and funny, he performed with the most unforgettable pouts and we delightfully forgave. The soothing sound of his mother’s voice accompanied by her gentle touch quickly calmed him and we were able to capture these festive holiday snapshots.

We heard Daddy adored these little shoes and how could he not? We were quickly enamored with how adorable these kicks were for “J” and how happily he showed them off. Quite the expressive baby, he loved to wiggle his fingers and twice he managed to slip off his Baby Gap footwear as he excitedly pumped his legs.

Who ever said that Santa was just an old man with 8 reindeer didn’t know little Baby J and his fantastic sleigh!
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas with this bundle of love and goodness.

We were multi-tasking on this photo shoot, with holiday and baby pictures to squeeze in. After the fun, festive time was over Mom decided there was nothing cuter than some [diapered] naked baby shots. Boy did his blue eyes stand out on fresh baby skin amidst the sunlight seeping in from the blinds. As you can imagine, we were entranced by those blue eyes one too many times that morning.


And of course the keepsakes; Bunny is his absolute favorite sleeping companion. We were told that poor Bunny took one for the team a couple of nights as he was sopping wet from the comfort sucks of little Mr. J. We know and appreciate how important these details are in baby’s life. How these small wonders will slowly drift away, so we seized the moment to capture Bunny with his master before he had outgrown his favorite pal.


Those swirly tufts of silky-soft baby hair upon his head had a hidden whisper of auburn thrown without. Dark in some lighting, light in others this little doll has beautiful locks that will slowly change as he grows older.


Mother and child; what more can be said? It is such an ancient and honored relationship, revered in many cultures and religions around the world. This moment captures the essence of what motherly love truly represents from the soft touch of her hand to the loving caress of her cheek.


These were some of the last moments of the day. From the blue stripes on his shirt to his blue blanket, we were determined to capture the blue reflection in his inquisitive sapphire eyes.

It was an adventurous day with Little J, lots of emotions were captured and many more were felt. This little guy surely touched our hearts!

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and we look forward to the opportunity again in the near future.
Thank you!

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Emily’s Autumn Harvest.

October 11th, 2010

[ There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October ] Nathaniel Hawthorne. Who’s to say that we here in Florida cannot marvel in the beauty of autumn days? The inconsistent signs are all around us, the […]

 

[ There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October ] Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Who’s to say that we here in Florida cannot marvel in the beauty of autumn days? The inconsistent signs are all around us, the ones we as Floridians have been familiar with since we could balance on wobbly legs; those not-so-frigid cold fronts are rolling in.

It’s the pleasant weather than brings us out of our air conditioned homes to enjoy a morning or evening in the park. Finally bidding farewell to the sweltering summer sun, if only for the beginning and end of the day as afternoons still remind us that we are after all, dwellers in a semitropical state.

So with the beginning of this splendid October, Solis and I met an adorable family of three for their fall photo session in the still-green nature trails of Turkey Lake Park. We were aware that the void of autumn color schemes – red, burgundy, orange, yellow and crumply browns- was going to need a much needed creative hand …or four.


We meticulously matched this shoots items and landscapes to the personality of our clients: inviting, whimsical and distinctive. We gathered brightly colored berries, faux autumn foliage, and other subtle tidbits to make our tiny celebrity pop. Our on location shoots always prove to be so much more intimate than simulated studio backdrops; this dreamy setting even came equipped with squirrels by the dozens.


Fresh itty-bitty, charming Miss Emily gave us smiles, giggles and much baby babble conversation as our makeshift fall shoot had passed her test. We decked her from head to toe in the mild colors of autumn and watched as this precocious four month old modeled better than we had hoped. She ran her chubby fingers through her endearing full head of hair and although sweetly sleepy from keeping Mommy and Daddy up all night, her attitude was nothing shy of easygoing.


With much anticipation, we were eager to gather all of captivating Emily’s angles. For fellow photographers know that this age group although magnetic, is very difficult to capture. Four month old tykes are only just discovering fingers and toes; most have not even learned the art of sitting up. Moreover, each developing differently we were very lucky that Miss Emily was also learning to lift her tiny noggin; gorgeous mane and all.


Oh and it helped that Mom and Dad were completely, totally and wholly smitten with her [I mean who wouldn’t be?!] because the family pictures we were hoping to capture turned out genuine and wholesome. Having a family unit so willing and uninhibited not only made our job that much easier it allowed everyone to just relish in the simplicities of life, togetherness and newly flourishing Emily.


You know, who says Florida isn’t home to an autumn unlike those found up north. While we may not have gleaming snow, fallen leaves, or drastically changing weather… with much scrutiny, even the coldest of our neighbors can see the signs.

Sure we have vibrantly glowing green foliage and the always smiling sun, yet much like our Northern opposites we too seek warmth. It arises, blends, and simmers in the core of our hearts. Isn’t that what autumn is all about, getting cozy with those you love and reaping the beauty within them this holiday season.


We thank you Emily and family for the reminder that unity is really what autumn is about. Make this fall your season of possibility, hope and change. Keep family close and harvest every smile.

Create a fall to remember and book your session today!