Friday, December 4, 2009

Family Portraits

I know this is a blog about my artistic life, but not today...

In honor of my parents' 50th anniversary this past summer, when the whole family was "up north", we had family portraits taken.  It's been almost 6 months already and if I don't get those portraits printed and hung soon, the kids will have already changed again.  It's no fun hanging "old" pictures, no matter how great they are.  For the adults its not so critical.  At this point, it's basically a couple more pounds on the frame each year. 

The gal that helped us out is Scarlett Piedmonte.  You can find her at Photography by Scarlett.  She helped us rather non-photogenic people relax.  She took hundreds pictures, in various configurations, of the whole crowd of 16, plus a dog.  I highly recommend her for those living in the Traverse City, MI area. 

So, without further delay, here are a few of the pictures she took of just my family.  (And for those that haven't noticed, I have a new Profile photo on my blog and Facebook, that is much improved from the old one!)










This last one is of all the cousins.  What fun!  I had it enlarged to 11" x 14" and am cropping/matting it just below the sand and just above their heads.  It will be displayed in a very horizonal frame .  To get this back on track to art today, I will suggest that photos and artwork often look better when cropped differently or rather severely.  Try it on your own artwork.




On the first snowy day of the season, these warm summer pictures look very inviting!

Lorrie

4 comments:

last minute lynn said...

Those are beautiful photos. You look especially gorgeous in the one of you and your husband. You should send the family one as a Christmas card. It was nice to see pictures of your kids.

Willow said...

Lorrie, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful family with us!!! It is fun to take a peak into the life of an artist whose work is so special to me...

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

You ladies made such nice comments! Thank you.

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful models. And, it does bring back memories of summer warmth on a cold day.

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