I thank God continually for the great family that I have. My kids are healthy and well behaved. My wife’s health and mine could not have been better. A little over weight, yes but we’ve started collectively to work on this we’re determined to be fit within the next year or so. You’ll be hearing about this as I will attempt to start a complete other blog documenting my progress. I’m blessed to live on Aruba where people save an entire year to come and visit. I have the best job in the world as a photographer, documenting weddings, engagements, shooting family portraits. It’s been all work and no play for me but I’m working out a plan that will allow me to slow down a little. Over the summer my kids pinned me in a corner (figuratively of course) and demanded that I take their pictures. I’ve obliged, what was there to do. These are my kids and they’re great. I want to say the best in the world but I haven’t traveled the world over yet but I dare if they’re not the best in the world they are pretty close and to me they are already there. Ah forget it! They ARE the best in the world, it’s my blog right?
I’ve placed this one on my fb page as a teaser I really like it and I must say I”m enjoying B/W lately.
Ishaq is flexing his muscles pushing this rock over.
Here you have Ishaq and Naeem striking a pose between some rocks.
Ishaq is relaxing after some workout.
Shaydee striking a pose.
Naeem trying to put the rock Ishaq pushed back in place.
Ishaq and Naeem posing again.
Shaydee loves taking pictures and she comes up with her own poses.
This is Naeem……..(Fill in the blanks)
Shaydee and Ishaq needed a shot together.
Ishaq, all teeth!
Ready for war!
Shaydee doing her thing.
Did you figure it out yet about Naeem?
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As previously mentioned I’m probing into light for 2010. I’m experimenting more and more with OCF (Off Camera Flash) Here are a few images of an assignment I had to submit.
I’m not quite there yet but it’s a journey that I’m enjoying very much.
This is the final set from the three part series La Familia. This is Ishaq. This was actually the first one (child) that I shot with Shaydee being the girl last. As you know the girls need to spend way more time getting ready. I however decided to display them in the order they came.
Experimenting with Aruba’s wild life.
Ishaq just lounging in Aruba’s arrid landscapes.
Ishaq is in the party mood.
Life is hard on the island.
This is the angry look.
Today it’s Naeem’s day to shine. What can I say about Naeem? He’s probably my shadow. He consumes all his energy to emulate me in all arenas.
Do you see the modern day Gandhi. (No offence mainly the looks but really the wit as well)
Here he’s acting out Madagascar
Here he’s enjoying nature at 30 feet
How cool is nature?
Up, close and personal
Enjoys being goofy
This is the first of a three part series. I have to many nice images to post them all in one post.
You might think that me being a photographer would have a gazillion of images of my kids. Well I’m sorry to dissapoint you but I don’t have. After all day on the road shooting when I come home I don’t want to break out a camera to shoot my kids. I purposed to shoot them more often and even if that don’t work at least once a year around there birthday. I have gotten this idea from a fellow photographer.
It was Shaydee’s (7) birthday in September, Naeem (6) and Ishaq’s (5) in October. The season slowed down quite a bit and last week I’ve decided to go and take them somewhere and take a couple shots of them.
WOW, I really loved them all. I didn’t even go far from home. It took me 3 minutes away by car to get to the spot, very close to the Alto Vista Chapel. I took them one by one to avoid one distracting the other.The entire shoot took me about 1 hour.
See some of what was captured in that hour. I tend to shy away from studio as Aruba is a beautiful backdrop. So by now you know that the shoot was done outdoors. I must also add that my kids are growing up so quick they are really getting big. I had fun doing the shoot and decided that I’ll be repeating this more often. I love my kids! It’s really funny to get them in their moment and capture them just the way they are. Their expressions really show this. Every picture you see is them in real life.
This is a candid shot of all three of them walking back to the car after the shoot.
Shaydee just enjoying nature.
Doing what she loves best!
Isn’t she cute?
Blowing kisses in the wind.