Welcome to the Rhonda Duron Photography Blog. This is the place to find session sneak peeks and other fun snippits into my world. Feel free to leave comments on posts or ask question too. Important announcements and special offers will be also posted from time to time, so feel free to add me to your blog reader for all the lastest entries. Thanks for stopping by!
I thought I would post something a little different this week. For my Mother's Day gift, I told my husband that I wanted him to take a photo of my son and me. I found the spot, handed over the camera for once, adjusted the settings and let him have control. I even had THE image in my mind and I knew exactly what I wanted.
This is what my husband took:
and I love it.
At some point in your child's life, they'll be searching for a photo of you and them that they feel a connection with. It may be a planned one like mine-or candid. Doesn't really matter. Just make a point to take one now and again. Hair down or up, smiling or not, overweight or not. Just take some together- each child with mom, each child with dad- not just a big family group shot. One day they'll be so happy you took the time, handed the camera over, makeup or not, hair fixed or not, posed or not.
I post this because I feel sad when the majority of parents don't want to be photographed with their children because they are not comfortable for one reason or another. I would love a childhood photo of just me and my mother like this- or even something candid and fun of just us. She was always the one taking the photos in our family. Nevertheless, time goes by and you wait to lose that weight, get your haircut or buy the outfits for the session and it just doesn't happen. When I'm at a session, I always stress the importance of taking just a couple at the end with the child. They will love it someday.
I worked hard last week and got all of the Block Party Portraits finished up a week early! I delivered those today along with a fun 20x20 collage of adorable kids from the event, so stop by and see it at Java & Gelati there at Main/Allen Heights where the party was located (get yourself a yummy treat while you are there). I had a tasty blended ice vanilla mocha today and it really hit the spot on a hot day!
I'm taking a little break this week getting several things accomplished here on the home front in the form of organizing my office and such. Funny how things can get out of hand so quickly!
It's also time to start thinking of Holiday portraits, so I'll be lining those things up here very soon and taking a waiting list for the Fall. I'll update that here next month or so when I finish up the details.
Since it's no fun to post without a photo, here's a couple of favs from Miss S.
Just a reminder about the block party tomorrow. I will be there from 4-6pm doing complimentary children's portraits, so bring them by for a petite casual session, so dress them appropriately (no character shirts, stripes, etc.- think simple!). One complimentary desk print of each child will ready to pick up at Java & Gelati in about 2 weeks and any orders will be nicely discounted.
The location is at the southwest corner of Main @ Allen Heights in the Shoppes at Allen Heights shopping center where Java & Gelati is.
The block party lasts between 12noon- 10pm, so let your friends and family know to stop by for some great samples, art displays, my photography table, food, race car, face painting, bounce house and more. I'll be taking some event photos during the day some as well. It's going to be fun and it's a great way to get to know some of the area businesses over that way as well as get a little sample of my work between 4-6pm.
This sweet angel is getting used to me and the camera. You may remember her mama from a few weeks back and baby Serena graced their world two weeks later. I've had two sessions so far with her and I'm enjoying every bit of her. Her parents are over the moon in love with every breath she takes.
Enjoy, for now. I'm still not through with her yet though :)