28 December 2010

Introducing the Kennedy Family! -- Photography in Milford, Nebraska

The weekend before Christmas I had the privilege of taking photos of the Kennedy family -- Randy, Rhonda, and their four children, Sam, Katie, Sarah and Anna. I met Randy and Rhonda several years ago, and have gotten to know them again as they started attending the same church Justin and I go to.

I was really loving this monochrome color as I processed and edited the photographs.  As I sorted my choices for the blog, I realized most of my top favorites for the blog had this toning! So I decided to show you only the monochrome ones.  To be sure, the Kennedys will be receiving many photographs in full color -- I'm not going all monochrome on you guys. But for something a little different, I really love this color right now. It worked so well with the wooden floors, and the light texture of knit sweaters...and it also emphasized all those bright cheery eyes!

This is little Anna. She is very new and wasn't too keen on being out of Mom's arms. We didn't as many photos of her as we'd hoped, but the few we did capture are precious.

 I love this photo. It's that pure frantic desperation of trying-to-calm-the-baby. 

  See? I told you. Precious. 

 These photos of Sarah and Katie reading together are two of my favorites, and the reason I fell in love with this monochrome tinting. 

Okay. I just can't NOT post this one color photo (it doesn't look good in black and white)! I love this one. This is Sam -- a charmer who hammed it up for the camera all morning! 

Anyways, I loved taking all of these photos, was very hard pressed to narrow it down for the blog, and was blessed to spend a morning with the very gracious, kind and patient Kennedys. Thanks Randy and Rhonda -- you'll have your photos in the mail soon!  And thanks to everyone else for reading. 


Anonymous said...

Nice work Nikki!

Uncle JJ

Anonymous said...

Looks like you captured my nephew and nieces in a very beautiful and unique way. I may have to get in touch to order a few!!!

Michael said...

Wonderful work Nikki! I would like to post a link to your blog on our group site: Hanover Photographers Association.
Be well,
Michael Harpold