Back To School Portraits – Wendi Riggens Photography

WOW – What a summer! I’ve been REALLY behind on my blogging after weeks of craziness. After a two week family vacation, during which time we had essentially moved out of our house to have the hardwood floors redone, I came home to find some pretty serious storm damage to my studio. We’ve been out since June 20th, and I’ve been shooting primarily on location, but without the studio, things have been slower. It’s not been time wasted, though, because, as the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours”. In the last three months, we have had to replace the concrete stairs at our house, have a tree removed, an entire new HVAC system installed, and a new roof put on. Throw in painting and a large landscaping project and the floors, some car repairs, and now a leaky bathroom that we’re going to be fixing up, and you can see why I haven’t had much time to blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, hopefully, as things wind down, projects get finished, and the studio repairs come along, I’ll remember my blog and share more often!

On top of it all, I now have a 2nd grader. I can’t figure out how that happened. It seems like just yesterday, I was carrying around this tiny little baby, trying to figure out how to adjust to life as a mom. Now, he’s 7 and well into elementary school! His teacher has an entire set of Boxcar Children books in her room, which was one of my favorites as a child. I cannot wait to share them with my own child now, even if it is a bit surreal!

He’s not much for standing still and letting me photograph him, but he obligingly stood for a few seconds for his traditional “first day of school” photo in the yard. Now to get him to dress up for his actual school photos.

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Speaking of school pictures, they are right around the corner (or tomorrow, in our case)! While traditional school photos are a bit of a right of passage, they can be a bit boring, with the same pose, the same backdrops, forced smiles, half blinks, and awkward faces, year after year. At WRP, we offer one of a kind school portraits, focused on pulling your child’s true personality out. And yes, we have wallets and prints you can send to your family, too.

Back To School Sessions

Keep an eye on the blog for some recent sessions soon, and hopefully more posts, more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

   

Let’s Go Fishing! Wendi Riggens Photography

Bennett’s smiles are TO DIE FOR! And those bright blue eyes melt your heart the moment he locks a stare. We started his session with a jaunt to Shakepeare’s Garden in Crapo Park, where his mom and dad were married, and recreated an image from their wedding. Then we went fishing in Lake Starker! Bennett was more interested in eating his fishing pole than catching anything, but it was cute anyway!

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Happy birthday, Vivi! Wendi Riggens Photography

Happy, happy birthday, beautiful Vivi! I am SO glad we finally got to photograph your session! I don’ think I have ever had to reschedule a session so many times for rain, ever. But you know what? When I photographed your mom and dad’s wedding, it rained. It rained after their engagement session, too! I think rain has made your family extra special!

Erin, Berto – thank you for trusting me with yet another memory! Seeing Vivi grow over the last year and being a recipient of that killer smile makes my heart melt!

 

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What?! Austin is One? No way! Wendi Riggens Photography

Tiny little humans never cease to amaze me. They go from tiny cute little cuddly babies, all coos and innocent stares…

Newborn Baby Austin

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To these giant tiny humans, full of laughs and smiles and personality!

Happy, happy birthday to one of my favorite little men! Your infectious smile ALWAYS brightens my day! It’s been so much fun watching you grow up this past year!!! I hope you are having fun on vacation!!

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