New Year Fun – Okinawa Photographer
I’m a little behind on blogging my recent sessions with the holidays and traveling so bear with me while I try to play catch up and work backwards!
I had a session just before Christmas and before we left for Thailand with someone who has become a friend recently. I knew of Kelly since she teaches at the school both girls attended last school year. I knew her as the kindergarten teacher “that you want your child to have” – and now I know why! She’s fun and has energy that needs to be bottled. I was fortunate enough get to know Kelly this fall and only wish I had known her sooner. My friend Chris, Kelly and I were “those” ladies at the Marine Corps Ball this year – stopping our chatting and giggling only long enough for the ceremony.
Another awesome fact about this family? Her husband is as equally fun and down to earth as she is. That’s a rarity in the military life. The military member can often be stiff and standoffish, but not Lou. Each time I’ve been around him he’s cracking as many jokes as we ladies are and laughing right along with us. He was the first one to go through the props I brought for our session and let me snap away. Now that’s a guy/Marine officer comfortable with himself and I love that!
Seriously, how I held the camera still during this session is just beyond me! I laughed like I’ve never laughed before. This was a nice refreshing session after the intense month+ of doing holiday card sessions. They were ready to laugh too and we just had plain fun walking around Ishikawa/Okianwa snapping photos in front of colorful, fun storefronts and walls that litter this island.
And although I have had a session with tween and teenage kids, there was always a smaller child to balance things out during the shoot as well. This was my first one with all “older” children/teens/college student and I was a bit nervous. I knew from Kelly they wanted “fun”, which is completely and totally up my alley, but I was hoping the kiddos were on board too and they definitely were! I was relieved and once again, laughed until I nearly peed my pants!
Thank you once again P family! So excited to get together again before we leave Okinawa and scour the 100 Yen stores for more fun props to use later!