So quite a while back my friend Louella and I started kicking around the idea of doing this "Momtographer" shoot. The idea was basically that photography with your kids in tow can sometimes feel a bit like going into combat (not really, of course, but it can be stressful!) I had this picture in my mind of us in the woods dressed in camo and war paint, loaded up with all our photography gear with our kids strapped to our backs.
I didn't think it was ever going to happen, but we finally got around to attempting it! We went out to Mt. Charleston, the only place I know of around here with woods (or as close to woods as you get here!) I took her pictures and she took mine.
Since I had a lot going on and company visiting at the time, I wasn't quite prepared for the shoot...so I didn't really get exactly what I had envisioned. But we still got some pretty cute shots and it was a lot of fun! And I learned that no, I can not carry around my 3 year old in a backpack carrier. ;) Ouchie!
Below are photos I took of my friend and her little boy, followed by some of her pics of me.
And here's some of Ariel and I, taken by my friend Louella Ruth Taylor! You can find more of her work here here. Don't mind my child's crazy hair, it was quite windy!