Wednesday, April 29, 2009

the Marshalls: a Family session at Haverford College

Two Sundays ago I met up with the Marshall family at Haverford College for a photoshoot. We had Sarah and Brad and their three children: Caitlin (14), Adam (4), and Amelia (2.5). They had won the session at an auction in February at the Gladwyne Montessori School, where Adam is a student. Amelia's sweet little springtime outfit was handmade by one of Brad's realtives (I think it was his mother…).

We missed out on the sunny weather that we saw a few days prior but the overcast skies made for perfect soft lighting at the gorgeous school grounds.

We started out around the pond and the old weathered shack right there.





I love Adam's expression and pose in the picture of all three.


We then wandered over to a little spot with daffodils and little yellow flowers. We got some of just the girls.


And just the guys.


Our last spot was on a little path on the far side of the pond. It was nice and secluded and just perfect for some relaxed family shots.




Once Amelia had had enough, Brad and Sarah took a second at the end for a few shots together.


And I had to include this one of Adam, who was full of smiles and energy the whole time!


What a beautiful family! Thanks again; I hope you had a great time!



“Family is the most important thing in the world.”
~ Princess Diana


Monday, April 27, 2009

Best Mother's Day Gift

I don't need to tell you that Mother's Day is coming up. It is now just two weeks away – May 10th! I should have made a post about this earlier, but things have been really busy around here lately.

Listen up, daddies… There is no better gift for this holiday than photography. Surprise her with some fantastic pictures of you and your little one(s). Celebrate motherhood by giving her something that represents it completely – you and the kids!

Trust me on this one…









My turnaround for portrait sessions is usually two weeks, but if you're willing to step on it, so am I. Book a session for this week. If you can place an order soon after viewing the pics, I'll be able to get the prints back to you before Mother's Day. That's how much I love you. Let her know how much you love her.

Email me at info@lindsaydocherty.com or call 415.515.3575.


"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad."
~Anne Geddes


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Heather: Senior Session in Grapevine, TX

I know that my beautiful cousin Heather has been eagerly awaiting these pictures. After doing the family session with her brother and parents, Heather and I made a stop at this awesome field for a mini senior session.

As you can tell, the light was spectacular and Heather just shone! We got there just at the right time for golden hour.




Heather is currently a junior at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. She's a great student, a fantastic tennis player, works part time as a hostess, and is even a founder of the SMOSS club (which stands for "Students Making Other Students Smile").




Check out those bright blue eyes. Wow.


We did a quick change into a cute little dress for a different look.



I am trying to get Heather out to the northeast to check out some of the local colleges. I would love to have her in my neck of the woods.




Heather, thanks again for coming out and playing with me! I hope you had as much fun as I did!



A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
~Coco Chanel



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

the Connollys: a Family Session in Grapevine, Texas

I was in Texas last week visiting some of my awesome family. In return for the trip of pure rest and relaxation (including a pedicure), I promised them a fun family photo session.

So Val, Pat, Heather, Andrew, and I took off to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine. The place was amazing. It had four and a half acres of indoor gardens and waterways.


I love this one of my aunt and uncle. It is one of my favorites of the session.


And I love these of my family.




They had a cheesy saloon setup inside the resort. Because really, what's Texas without a saloon? I just couldn't help myself.


The resort had some really cool backdrops. It was sort of modeled after the Riverwalk in San Antonio but with a few twists.

I love Heather's hair flip!





We walked all around the massive gardens and I'm sure we even missed some parts. We then took some shots in the bowl-like grassy knoll that was part of the property. The light was just perfect.







My Aunt Val even turned the camera back on me with my cousins. I look positively evil but, then again, I was tickling Andrew.


It was a fantastic to see them again and I had such a good time! We had a barbecue, played charades, sat by the pool, and they even got up extra early to eat breakfast with me the morning I left. I have a great family! Stay tuned for my senior session with just Heather!

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns