I have sworn up and down and sideways that even though I REALLY LOVE taking pictures I have no intentions of become a professional photographer. Not even a “mom with a camera” who starts a business as a hobby after all her friends demand she share her talent with the world. (Sidenote: no one has demanded any such thing from me. I’ve had exactly one friend ask if I could take a headshot, and only because she didn’t want to pay a REAL photographer.) And I’m serious: I do not want a photography business. But I do love taking pictures and I have this fancy camera and at this point no matter how I fancy them up in Photoshop my adorable gingers still just look like my gingers.

So what I’m saying is hey, friends, anyone want to schedule a playdate where I can take pictures of you and your family? I make no promises and I’m bringing the kids and you’ll have to work out prints and stuff on your own but I’ll bring the camera and the person to press the shutter button so ALL OF YOU get to be in the photo. Or just your kids, if that’s who you need pictures of for Christmas cards.

We can go to one of the local parks or ponds or your back yard. I know of some really cool spots. Like an old train bridge for example. (Don’t worry, they don’t use those tracks anymore. Probably. I’m like, 99.99999% sure.)

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

p.s. That’s a poofy skirt under a dress. She picked it out.

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot indian leap falls

This place is called Indian Leap. There is a tragic story involved, but it’s pretty self explanatory.

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

railroad tracks bridge photo shoot

Caroline suspects this is a stupid idea. I’ll let you know soon.

P.S. Email or text or Facebook or whatevs if you want a playdate.

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14 Responses to “Shoot”

  1. sarah says:

    Yes yes yes! I would LOVE to take advantage of your talent! We don’t have any pictures of all of us, and I’d love something cute for the Christmas cards, too. If you’re seriously offering, let’s set a time to play! I’ll bring yummy snacks. :)

  2. Joanna says:

    Why don’t we live each other. For more reason other than your camera skills but seriously. I want to be your in real life friend.

    • bebehblog says:

      When I win the lottery, I am buying a huge beach house in South Carolina and flying all of my internet friends there once a year for a meet up. Keep an eye out for your invitation.

  3. Veronica says:

    Amazing! You are doing such an amazing job. Their skin tones are so beautiful and your composition is so creative and lovely.

  4. Katie Gibson-Stofflet says:

    For the life of me, I dont know why we did not think to Drive to you to have the twins senior pictures taken. You would have done a great job.
    Hmmmmm, our senior session here in Michigan is not scheduled till 9/29 right now…… :)

  5. jen_schoeph says:

    What an excellent idea! I would just love to come to this location! Actually, I would love to just move to New England; however, the hubsters job prevents that one!

  6. dude, your skills are totally developing! (haha, get it? it’s an old FILM reference. dork.) these photos are fabulous – those of the kiddos sitting on the tracks are to die for! i’m jealous over that railroad backdrop. can you just photoshop us into some of those? k, thanks!

  7. Stacy says:

    Can I just come play with your kids for a bit?! BTW – My parents are coming down to CT for the Garlic Festival this weekend and when I asked why they didn’t invite my boyfriend and I they were all, “Hahaha, you have to babysit your sister!” My sister. The one who is 15. WTH, I thought they couldn’t get away with this stuff once I turned 30! Anyway, if you see a giant 6’7″ dude and his tiny wife, they are totes my parents. Jerks!

  8. Brigid Keely says:

    Haha, I’d LOVE to have a playdate with you guys. I’d even bring turtle brownies with home made caramel sauce for us to gnosh on/get all sticky. Too bad we live so far apart.

  9. molly says:

    Beautiful, Suzanne! Love the setting (and the gingers!) :)

  10. I wish we were closer because this is an amazing opportunity. You’ve got skills.

  11. Julie S says:

    You have an awesome eye for photography!

  12. Katrina says:

    Hey–were you talking about me? Because I totally think of you as a REAL photographer! And I would have gladly paid…but maybe in baked goods. ;-)

    You did an awesome job and I really appreciated it!

    So get going on this photography side business already!

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