An honor for a photographer is being hired again. And again. So for the third year in a row, I had the honor of shooting the Newtiz family again in their home.
But its not that easy. You see, they challenge me. And that’s a good thing. Every year, I go to their house. Their house hasn’t changed in three years. The kids might have grown a little, but essentially everything is the same. So I am challenged at how to make each year different and stand apart from the previous year. We might use the same spots, we might use similar poses, but that doesn’t mean things have to look the same.
So I love the challenge they present to me each year. And when mom, Deb told me I outdid myself this year, I knew I had risen to that challenge!
I dubbed this year “The Year of Ryan” because middle child Ryan really allowed himself to have fun and enjoy being photographed this year. He is turning into such a handsome young man and my camera was loving him this year. I took these while I was waiting for the rest of the family (read: the girls) to finish getting ready:
I love the classicness (not sure that’s really a word) of them all dressed in black and white with their very traditional landscaping as a backdrop:
Last year I decided I wanted to feature the amazing architecture of their home. They loved those pictures so much, we decided to use it again this year:
Every year, they have asked me to do pictures on their sweeping staircase. Every year we attempt it and I fail. This year was no different, sort of. While we weren’t thrilled with the poses I arranged for them as a family, I did yield some great shots of Dad and the boys and others of the kids together. But next year, challenge accepted!:
Another pose we did last year that we did again this year. But we all love it so much! I have a feeling these kids will be doing this pose for many, many more years:
We went back out to the front of the house, but this time we used the front lawn, which we hadn’t done before. The pictures I took out here were probably my favorites of the whole day. Love this shot of Ryan (see what I mean about this being the Year of Ryan?!):
I LOVE these two pictures. Like, a LOT. And I LOVE how Payton pulled away from the boys a little. That girl always manages to steal the show:
The first year I did their pictures, I had posed Deb & Noah in a chair in the yard. While they sat there, the kids were running wild behind them. I actually loved the way those pictures came out and Deb must have also because she asked if we could get a shot like that again. So we tried, this time under a great tree out front. Love it:
I had another pose I wanted to try with them…these were the outtakes of Dylan and Ryan before we got the actual shot:
Here is the shot I wanted. Seriously, love:
Deb asked for a few shots of just her and Noah. I was super excited about that because the day before I did their shoot, I was in the city doing a really fun engagement shoot with an amazing photografriend of mine. Watching her direct her couple with confidence gave me the confidence to pose Deb & Noah:
And once again, Payton stealing the show:
Can’t wait till next year, Newitz family!