Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Half Birthday

Wow, I can't believe it's already been six months since I had my second little boy. Happy half birthday sweet Albert! You've enriched our lives more than I knew would be possible, and your mom, dad, and big brother love you so very much. I'm sorry you're subjected to mom's camera all the time, since you're the non-moving subject it's much easier to pose you! :)

from this sweet dreamy baby at six days old

To now...

we like to roast babies here

sitting pretty at five months

Contemplative baby

Look, he does actually smile for me sometimes

Old Tyme Villain

showing off his latest trick - free standing at six months!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Miss I - One Year Old

This mom contacted me through a website called MiNeeds, which is a handy place for people who are looking for a service to get bids from professionals (photographers, lawyers, everything under the sun) and also a great place to advertise your work. She wanted pictures of her one year old daughter taken, and came over so I could capture her sweetness and innocence. At first little Miss I was a little bit wary of me and my camera, but mom and dad were always right there with her, and by the time we got outside she was all smiles. Here's a sneak peek at the results of the photoshoot!

Meet Miss I

with dad

with mom

She had the cutest clothes

Hesitant smile

mom was all ready with multiple outfits!

All smiles outside

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Two Sisters

I had the opportunity last weekend to photograph these two really cutie sisters and their mom. Of course, they were cute separately, but not together. I definately need to work on my sibling photography taking skills! The older sister was a dream to work with, she took direction very well and I had a lot of fun posing her. Her little sister took some working with to get her to look at the camera and smile, plus the ultimate bribe in my bag of tricks - the lollipop. We ended up outside for some family shots as well, and had better luck. Overall it was really fun and I hope their mom enjoys the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

She looked so much older than her age for some of the photos

Looking more like a kid!

My patented method for getting little kids comfortable - peek a boo!
See her peeking?

a BOO!

what most of the sibling shots ended up looking like

a sweet moment with mom

big smiles

my favorite shot of the day

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Baby Boy C - 3 days old

Baby Boy C was born thursday morning, which makes him the youngest newborn I've ever had the pleasure to photograph. He was overdue by over a week, and his mom made the appointment with me hoping to entice him out into the world. I learned a lot during this photoshoot, especially about dealing with a newborn this young. He basically just wanted to nurse the entire time, which was fine, but a little difficult to photograph! Who says that newborns are always just sleepyheads?

Here's his sneak peek, enjoy!

Meet pirate baby, aarrgghh!

Contemplating the outside world

What does big sister think of him?

Sibling love

one with dad. you can't tell he's actually screaming his head off here

big yawn

Miss E - 3.5yo

I've decided that 3.5 year old girls are my favorite subjects to shoot. Not only do they follow direction well, they actually like having their picture taken and give me real smiles for the camera. I've done three 3.5 year old girls recently and they've all been super-fun shoots! I met Miss E and her mom through PEPS which began meeting when my first son was around three months old. Our playgroup has been loosely keeping in touch ever since then, and it's nice to see our kids "grow up" together. Miss E's mom was nice enough to volunteer her daughter to come over and let me photograph her for my Valentine's Day promotion, and here are some other cute shots that I got during that shoot as well.

serious face

big smiles

another great smile



First Blog Contest Winners!

My first Alex Nguyen Portraits blog contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who voted, and I hope you had as much fun with the contest as I did! Here are the winners:

In first place, with a whopping 50% of the vote, FAMILY D. Congratulations, they received a $125 gift certificate!

In second place, with 38% of the vote, FAMILY H. Congratulations, they received a $75 gift certificate!

And in third place, we have FAMILY I. Congratulations, they received a $25 gift certificate!

Thank you again to everyone who participated! Please remember to spread the word about my photography and services, and your friends and family too could win my next blog contest!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine's Day Mini-Sessions

I had my first foray into offering mini-sessions, which turned out pretty successful! They were shorter, 30 minute sessions in one location where clients came to me. Since it worked out so well, I may offer more mini-sessions come spring, maybe at a destination such as the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, or a nearby park. Here are some peeks of the adorable kids I photographed, including a very sleepy but delicious two week old! I was pretty impressed his parents were up and about with him already. Enjoy!

Look at that pout!

He's going to be a heart breaker for sure

She was very very serious

sleepy head

Hey! He woke up!

Fun fun fun!