I Was Humming Taylor Swift Songs All the Way Home

Which was appropriate, since this was kind of a “love story” for me.

I had an absolute blast photographing Britney and Brooke last week. These girls know how to have fun. At times I would forget I was there to do a job, and would suddenly want to throw down my camera and belt out tunes with them while spinning in circles or doing double dutch with the jump rope.
This session totally took me back to being nine years old; dancing to my Whitney Houston cassette tapes, playing store in my room (I really was fond of writing receipts), wearing Dr. Pepper lip gloss and practicing the Running Man and the Cabbage Patch Kid (sadly, I never mastered that … it was predicative of my current dance skills … my husband can vouch for that).
A happy tear or two might have escaped on the ride home from this session.
Thank you Britney and Brooke, for inviting me to hang out with you for the afternoon. I had a great time with you girls! I hope you all enjoy the sneak peek from your session … and just so you guys know, I finally uploaded Taylor Swift onto my ipod – thanks to you! 🙂
We started off pretty calm … quiet reading time in the girls’ room, with sweet little Sadie, their new puppy.

Quiet time did not last too long.

“WHO LIKES TAYLOR SWIFT?!” In case you cannot tell, Brooke – on the left – is somewhat of a fan.

We played a little as Taylor’s music blared out the front door …

Brooke loves to write, Britney loves art …

Both girls are so talented musically …

(Favorite part of this photo … the sweet little toes curling in her tights.)

The end.
Nina Benjamin - November 25, 2009 - 12:58 am

These girls are adorable! There mother must be so proud to have such beautiful girls. You did an awesome job Christie capturing them so natural.

LindseyQ - November 25, 2009 - 2:37 am

Oh wow!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Nikki - November 25, 2009 - 3:05 am

Christie these are just gorgeous! I love everything about them :o)

Christie's Mom - November 25, 2009 - 3:14 am

Stunning – some of your best work! The girls are beautiful and you did an outstanding job capturing special "moments in time" – what a treasure for the family! Sadie is also the most adorable dog – so cute!

Mikelle - November 25, 2009 - 6:07 am

Wow! Christie – these are absolutely amazing! You are such a talented photographer. Seriously awesome. The girls are darling and I especially love the ones with the puppy – she is so adorable! All of your shots were so cute and creative. GREAT job! I hope I can become half as good as you are… Then I'd be well on my way!

(p.s. did you get the email I sent a few days ago? Please email me if you get a chance, (mikellenewman@gmail.com) I have a couple questions for you! Thanks!)

Summir - November 25, 2009 - 5:05 pm

where is the "like" button…oh i'm not on facebook 🙂

christie you strike again at being completely awesome behind your camera!! these are great pics.

Lina - November 25, 2009 - 10:22 pm

I am blown away! Amazing captures of girls growing up. I would be at a loss what to order.

Therese Marie - November 26, 2009 - 6:16 pm

OMG Christie these are AWESOME!!!!
Seriously AMAZING!
I bet mom is thrilled.

April O'Hare Photography - November 28, 2009 - 3:46 am

Wow…these are seriously awesome! I wish I had pictures like this of me and my sisters when we were this young!

Lyonslove - November 28, 2009 - 6:20 pm

WHo are you?!? You are amazing, so creative!

Yvonne - December 1, 2009 - 7:16 pm

These are beautiful and real! Love how you captured their personalities and lives. Gorgeous work.

Emily - December 5, 2009 - 5:11 am

I love these pictures! You do such a great job!
PS–that dog is adorable!

yan palmer - December 8, 2009 - 4:59 pm

ooopsie. here is the deleted comment of yester year:

yeah these images are wayyy rocktacular. i can't think of a single way in which they could be better. way to knock it out of the ballpark.

Ramsey Garza - December 13, 2009 - 3:47 am

These make me want a sister. Great job getting all that personality in your camera. Beautiful work as always.

Michelle Kane - December 13, 2009 - 4:39 am

Wow! Really beautiful. Your light is just so cozy and perfect. Beautiful girls completely in their element. Lovely.

Jayson & Sara - December 16, 2009 - 10:19 am

Ah! So beautiful! I really love the variety. I can see so many possibilities for hanging on the wall. Not to mention all the yummy light and sophisticated color.

Erin - December 23, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Wow! They'll definitely need to create a book out of all of these wonderful shots! In addition to all the framed beauties . . . I love the garden shot with the guitar and all the sisterly fun!

Mindy - January 2, 2010 - 5:47 pm

These are SO MUCH FUN!!!! Seriously, these rock my socks off Christie! I hope they got an album, or at least each one of these… these are perfect lifestyle captures!!

Rachael Kelly - January 5, 2010 - 2:54 am

These are great just found you from ILP and had to comment!!

Jeanette LeBlanc - January 9, 2010 - 7:38 pm

I head over heels adore these! Love, love, love.

Linda Hawkins - January 24, 2010 - 2:25 pm

What adorable children!!! And the dog is so cute too! Love the variety here! Just totally fun stuff!

gibbler - April 20, 2010 - 4:49 am

Christie, I'm just now going on your blog for the first time (no clue why I waited all this time) and am blown away by the depth of your photos! These are some of my favorite shots. You really have a creative eye and know how to think out of the box (I know that sounds kinda cheesy, but you get what I'm trying to say) -Kimmy

Carrieann - May 21, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Stands back from the keyboard in aamzement! Thanks!

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