Who is Landslide Photography?
Timbra Wiist holds a Degree in Photography from Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA) with special emphasis on Photojournalism, Wedding and Portrait Photography. She takes a photojournalistic approach to traditional portraiture. Pricing and information found at The Journey of Motherhood, the main focus of Landslide Photography. Timbra also photographs on location for Weddings, Events (parties, reunions, etc) and Portrait sittings, as she has done for the past eight years.
I know this fabulous lady, who had a baby in February, and just think he's the cat's meow. She likes to have photos of him, OFTEN :) And she's extra awesome, because she also wanted to give some of her friends the opportunity to have some family photos taken. I've had an advertisement up on this blog for quite some time, offering "Belly Parties." My thought, five years ago, when we moved to UT and really wanted to make a go of pursuing my photography business as our main means of employment, was that I could encourage pregnant women to hold some "pampering" days, a tea, a bbq, a baby shower, or just a quiet "mom-to-be" get together, and everyone would be treated to a customized mini maternity portrait session, while others visited and enjoyed time together. I never really advertised the idea, other than on my business blog, and I'd never had anyone ask about it. Then, Cindy asked if I'd consider doing a family photo party at her place. I've done a few fundraisers, where we do mini-sessions, so I've been able to work out the logistics of photographing small groups within a larger group, and I was excited about this. It happened to be an overcast day, but not too cold, so we were able to use areas in and outdoors. The photo party provided two baby bellies, tons of adorable little people, and several family shoots. Cindy provided snacks and a "tea" set up. It was a lot of fun for everyone.
We had some rains in May, which caused the cancellation and reschedule of a couple of photo shoots, in fact, one shoot would be pushed from April all the way to July. But the McDonald family and I only pushed our shoot back ONE day, from a Saturday to a Sunday, to avoid soggy grass and cooler temperatures (and grumpy kids too). We had a fantastic time at Red Butte Gardens, just wandering around and enjoying the seasonal fauna. You might not believe that this teenage boy wouldn't want his photo taken :) But for someone who wasn't excited about being photographed, he sure photographs amazingly well. Perhaps it's the truth in his expressions and the refusal to smile?Kids, at any age, people, at any age, must be who they are in a photo, if one is to believe that photo. I often tell parents not to worry about how their children are feeling about the session or behaving, because those moments ARE their children, not stiff posed family photos, but laughter and smirks, smelling a flower, running wild, grumping and glaring. . .that's what I want to capture for you. . . YOU, YOUR children!I was photographing a LION here