Monday, June 20, 2011

More From Faribault

On Sunday all of Anna's siblings and their families came over for a Father's Day cookout, and we took some pictures in the makeshift basement studio. Here are a few:

These last two obviously weren't taken in the basement, but they do show Jessica and Elyse's other cousin, and his daddy:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pictures from the Basement

We're in Faribault, Minnesota, for a one-week visit with Anna's family. I've been slowly setting up a makeshift studio in the basement of Anna's parents' house, and last night I got Anna and Elyse downstairs to take a couple of practice pictures. Here are a few of them:

Elyse found one of her Uncle Luke's golf clubs, and was waving it around like she knew what to do with it:

Here's a picture of Anna I took while Elyse was exploring:

Here are Anna and Elyse together:

And Elyse trying to climb up Mommy's back:

Saturday, June 11, 2011


This afternoon I spent a couple of hours making a foam-board-and-duct-tape soft box that will fit in our suitcase for our upcoming trip to Minnesota. Here's a test picture I took of Elyse using it:

(She was moving when I took the picture, and I was shooting at 105mm at f/4.5, so her ear is more in focus than her face, but still I think it's a good picture.)

Friday, June 3, 2011

St. Nick and the Dragon

Here is a Little People reenactment of St. Nick slaying the dragon with his mighty candy cane, Ascalon: