Mine on Monday {Orange County Family and Newborn Photographer}

Orange County Newborn and Family Photographer Christie Hobson

It’s been pretty quiet here on the blog front lately. I decided to slow down client work during the summer and hang out with the kids since OMG I can’t do anything with them all home all day, they are crazy I love them.  So much.

I’m aiming to do a blog post of just my kiddos every Monday for the remainder of summer.  It’s really been bugging me how few photos I have of my own kids.  They say that the cobblers children have no shoes, and it’s true.  Mine have been running barefoot for too long, and the snaps I have taken on my old iPhone aren’t cutting it. So I took my camera out of her cozy home and set it somewhere I would see it every day to remind me that the kids will never be 11, 8 and 4 again and I better get on capturing them.

None of these photos were actually taken with that camera.  But it is the thought that counts, and my “work” camera is getting some fresh air.  These were taken with an underwater point and shoot camera I picked up at Target.  I don’t know if it is because I spent so much time submerged in chlorine during my childhood, but I have been dying to photograph my kids underwater for years.  And it was as fun as I thought it would be.  It was definitely a learning curve and hard to get far back enough for my kids to keep all their limbs, or heads frankly, in each frame.  But it was exciting and the kids and I both had a blast playing around.  Looking forward to getting all three of my monkeys back out there soon.  🙂

Orange County Family and Newborn Photographer Christie Hobson

 

Orange County Newborn and Family Photographer Christie HobsonOrange County Newborn and Family Photographer Christie HobsonOrange County Newborn and Family Photographer Christie HobsonOrange County Newborn and Family Photographer Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

We’re still working on looking awake underwater.  😉

Orange County Newborn and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

(A few people on Facebook asked what camera I used for these … it was cheap and photographed under water better than I thought it would for the price, but I’m actually not going to recommend it just yet, LOL.  I picked it up without reading any reviews, and have since discovered that it will most likely be expiring sometime around 3:26pm next Thursday, Friday if he is lucky.  I have my eye on another one, so I’ll update when I get my hands on it.  😉  )

Danielle Frank - July 16, 2012 - 9:08 am

LOVE these! So much fun! I’ve been tempted to buy underwater casing for my p&s, but I’ll be coming back to see if you have recommended a more inexpensive option. I found your blog last year around this time with other swimming photos and I’ve been coming back ever since. Love how you capture how much fun swimming is when you’re a kid.

Therese Marie - July 16, 2012 - 9:09 am

good gosh woman, does EVERYTHING you have to do be AMAZING?
Woooooooow.. I see lots of water sessions coming your way.
hummm.. now where can I find a pool? LOL

Melissa Stottmann - July 16, 2012 - 9:10 am

These are so freaking cool! I’m impressed with the photo quality on a cheap camera- but I suppose most of it is because of you – not the gear 🙂

sally - July 20, 2012 - 3:04 am

you totally rock, and your blog is as fun to read as the beautiful images are to look at.

April - July 26, 2012 - 6:45 am

Your underwater portraits are breathtaking and inspiring!

Erin Alfaro - August 8, 2012 - 12:23 am

so cool! this is on my birthday list. now i just need to find a pool!

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