I’ve been lucky to photograph the Walthers family many times over the last handful of years. It has been so much fun to watch their five boys grow! I met them when their third son, Drew, was just a baby! Now he is and 8th grader! Time sure flies! Fast forward several years and it’s time for a new chapter and a new beginning for this beautiful family!
New Chapter, New Beginning
One thing I have always admired about the Walthers family is the fact that they always make time to update their family portraits! This time was extra special. Hunter, the oldest son, recently graduated high school and was gearing up to head to the Philippines for a two year mission for his church. Two years is quite the length of time. This marks a new chapter and a new beginning for this amazing family. It kind of changes their dynamic a bit. Why not capture this special time with an updated portrait? We did just that!
I wanted to share a few of the images from their recent session…
Perfect time to grab a beautiful image of Mom & Dad…
Canvas Wall Portraits
Canvas wall prints are a great way to display your family portraits. They are timeless and traditional. I love hanging wall portraits in places where they can be enjoyed time and time again! Check out this display…
Walthers Family Color Palette
I love how the Walthers Family chose clothing that fits their personality and style! The colors worked so well together! All the credit goes to Melody. In a house full of boys, she always has it together when it comes to the details! Here is a sample of the colors they chose…
Calling all Elko County homeschool students! It’s portrait time! I bet many of you are getting settled back into your homeschool routines. That means it’s time to update school portraits too! We would LOVE to help you with that! Contact Lindsay Syme Photography to get on the schedule. We will be holding two session days just for homeschool students! Choose either September 18th or 19th. We have a few slots still available. CONTACT US for more details!
Tips to get ready for school portraits:
We always encourage brighter colors. Light colors have a tendency to wash out skin tones. However, the most important thing is that your child is his/herself.
Avoid shirts with logos and slogans so the main focus will be on your child and not the message of their shirt.
Schedule a time that works best for your younger children.
Glasses are okay! Remember, you want your child to be his/herself. We will adjust lighting to avoid glare.
Know which package you would like to purchase ahead of time. Please contact us for details.
We do have a large candy jar in the studio. We will check with you before offering any special treats!
I have a double chin and some curves but I did it anyway!You must be wondering what?As a photographer, I hear it all the time.Women declare how much they want an updated family portrait but want to lose weight first.I am the first to raise my hand because I have been saying that for years!I have a double chin and hate to see it in images.Let’s face it, the pounds pack on for some of us.I’ll even let you in on a little secret.I do update my family portraits but my poor family puts up with me as I race to check the back of my camera to see if I am ok with how I look.The funny thing is, my family never says I look awful.They never point out my double chin.They never tear me apart the way I do to myself. So last summer, my double chin and I joined my family for an updated portrait that was taken by someone other than myself.
Bert Behnke is an amazing photographer from the Chicago area.He is a Master and a Craftsman with the Professional Photographers of America and the founder of PPA Charities.He is recognized for his artistry and his generosity.He is absolutely amazing!We were extremely lucky to have Bert visit us and take our family portrait.I will admit I was nervous because of my own insecurities, but I also trusted Bert.He captured us during the golden hour with our beloved Ruby Mountains in the background.We actually hadn’t seen any of our images until Bert surprised us with the most amazing wall portrait during our studio reveal we won from the PPA Charities Dream Studio Giveaway 2017.You can see more about the reveal on the following Facebook video:
This portrait is gorgeous.It captured us exactly who we were as a family.I love the colors and the texture and the frame.I can’t imagine any other item on our wall that could make me this happy.It hangs on the wall that overlooks our entire living space.I see it when I come down the hall in the morning, I gaze at it while I eat dinner with my family, and I see it when I walk in the front door.I absolutely love it!My kids often tease me because I never get tired of looking at it.I love to walk up to it and take it all in. For me, this isn’t a portrait that gets overlooked on a day-to-day basis.I literally gaze at it and think about the many things it represents.It was taken at one of the most chaotic times in our lives.But no matter how chaotic that time was, my family was the only thing that truly mattered. I also love that the Dream Studio Team created wall art from family images I had taken as well. This wall is very special.
Time really does fly by.I am amazed at the changes that occurred since these portraits were taken.One year may not seem like much time but my kids have grown at rapid rates!In one short year, my son is now taller than me and my daughter is not far behind.The ages my kids were in these portraits marks a special time.It was pre-teen for both of my kids and probably one of my favorite stages in their lives!I will ALWAYS be grateful we had these precious moments created into portraits.
I will never understand why we, as women, knock ourselves so horribly.I won’t try and say that I have stopped beating myself up or that my double chin is my best feature.I will say, having our family portrait created by Bert last summer was something I will always be glad we did.I can’t get that moment in time back, but I can and will always look at our family portrait and remember how truly priceless this item is.I will always be grateful to Bert for giving us this gift!
I want to create that for YOU too! CONTACT LINDSAY SYME PHOTOGRAPHY to update your family portrait. Every session is tailored around your family’s interests, style, and vision for a final product.
It’s Monday, it’s spring break, and we have snow! If you can’t beat it, join it! Elko County is notorious for a snowy spring break. Last year we had about 2 feet fall in one day! Sometimes photographers need to embrace this weather and go for it! We battle it all; rain, snow, wind and MORE WIND. Thank goodness I have the most amazing clients who power through it all! You would never guess how windy it was by looking at this image! A snazzy little hood was the fashion statement of the day that made the weather look tame and pleasant as opposed to an angry beast! Check out this image from an Elko County High School Senior Snow Session…
Never underestimate the power of a good hat for your photo session! It not only adds interest to your images, it can also mask out the weather elements.
We are now booking Class of 2018 high school senior sessions. Lindsay Syme Photography currently offers complimentary family sessions for our high school seniors. It is the perfect time for families to update their portraits before their seniors move off to college. Contact Elko Photographer, Lindsay Syme for more details by clicking HERE.
Where does the time go? It seems like the days go faster and faster! How do you go from this…
and now look who turned 5! Wow!
It is such a privilege to be able to photograph Elko families and their special moments over the years! A couple of years ago I chased this little cutie all over the park to try and take her picture. This year she pulled out her own posing and even taught me a thing or two! She is full of energy and an amazing little gal! It will be fun to see her grow over the years!
Contact Elko Photographer, Lindsay Syme to capture your next special moment!
You would never know how cold it was at this session by looking at these images! Jen & Nic were amazing! We wish them happiness and joy as they prepare to start a new chapter in their lives! Check out their Christmas maternity session images AND video!
Words can’t express how much fun it is to watch families grow over the years! It amazes me how quickly time flies by! I love being a part of the special moments that families celebrate! I want to wish the Corbitt’s the happiest of holidays as they celebrate with their family and their new baby girl!
JM Capriola is a local business in Elko, Nevada. The store is known for the famous Garcia Bits and Spurs. They also specialize is the most beautiful custom saddles and gear for ranchers around the world. The store recently updated their catalog and website. I was thrilled to be a part of the project by photographing numerous items. Every second of the project was very educational. I learned so much about the store’s history, the craftsmanship that goes into their amazing work, and the countless reasons why JM Capriola of Elko, Nevada is so special. I invite you to visit their website at www.capriolas.com. If you are in the Elko area, visit the store and the museum upstairs.
Here are a few images of their new website:
Just a few of the many items I was honored to photograph. The great Sesquicentennial Saddle of Nevada is AMAZING! Learn more about it HERE.