The twins in Twin Imaging

The twins in Twin Imaging
The twins in Twin Imaging,,Melinda is on the left and I (charlene) am on the right.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My first newborn shoot.

So I had my first photo shoot with a new born. She was 9weeks old so a little older than the 10days everyone talks about. They say it is easier to get great shots at that age. I would agree b/c she was wiggly :)
Here are the pic of our day. I would love better lighting but they turned out cute.

Her mom homeschools so I wanted to do a pic that works that in.

she is telling her mommy I love you in this pic. below.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be a voice for those who are not able to speak..Stop Child Trafficking Now

Awhile back I took the pic for the movement Stop Child Trafficking Now.
These were for my use not b/c the company wanted me to. Though I have had some friends ask me to use the pictures for the movement . That would be awesome.
This is my daughter , my model.
I copied this off the site so you would know what it is if you havent heard of it.

Child Trafficking is the recruitment, smuggling, transporting, harboring, buying or selling of a child through force, threats, fraud, deception, or coercion for the purposes of exploitation, prostitution, pornography, migrant work, sweat shops, domestic servitude, forced labor, bondage, peonage or involuntary servitude.

Child trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. UNICEF values the global market of child trafficking at over $12 billion a year with over 2 million child victims. Men, women and children are all victims but, the most vulnerable groups, those with limited rights or protections, have been the hardest hit… especially children.

Trafficking children into the sex industry is done because there is a demand. Predators seek out vulnerable victims and lure them under false pretenses into situations they cannot escape from. No matter the reason, children have become sexual commodities to be bought and sold for the pleasure of exploiters. These children are scarred for life and need help – our help.

Stop Child Trafficking Now believes strongly that to eliminate this heinous crime the demand for children must end. That’s why SCTNow seeks to destroy the source. SCTNow believes that by putting predators behind bars we can Stop Child Trafficking Now.

Mommy and daughter time.

With 5 kids it is not very often that I get one on one time with any children. It is even harder with the oldest one b/c she is the babysitter. But since two kids were at the grandparents and daddy was home not feeling well Gabi and I ran out of the house when it became nap time. We have the wonderful advantage of living only a few mins from downtown nashville. So we went to starbucks and than drove to the walking bridge and waters edge. Gabi was a great model and we had lots of fun on our 1.5 hrs away.

This is an orange garage door down an alley by our house. I love it and think it is a fun back ground.

My models. The flowers, caden and the bunny,

This is at my in laws house. The flowers were very pretty.

This is caden i was only able to get this close with out him moving b/c he was playing the DS :)

My children love to create things like I do. This is construction paper armor that two of my kids made for their stuffed animals.

I wanted to try out a texture back ground and our bunny was only kind enough to be my model. I need more lighting for the texture to work but the bunny is cute. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Centennial Park with the family (minus one child)

So this was practice, my sister said i need to adjust the focus so that is a great reason to go back.