17 March, 2010

huppy burfday.

Happy birthday Asher.


D&J Savaiinaea said...

Wow! I love all the pictures but most especially the last one. I could feel your little Gavin smiling down on you guys and I am sure that is why you captured the final picture. Still praying for your lovely family.

Brittany said...

Hi Natalie,
I have been following your blog since I linked to it awhile back from a prayer request for Gavin. I have been following and praying for you and your family ever since. I'm usually not a commenter, but I was moved to say hello this morning. We will be celebrating my own little Asher's 3rd birthday this weekend :) As a fellow lover of photography, I have really enjoyed looking at your work. I have to say that it is all beautiful, but the shots you take of an ordinary day- those really move me. I love how photography allows me to capture the beauty of an ordinary day- it's like my lens was created to highlight the beautiful, "ordinary" things that God gifts me on a daily basis.

You totally do that with your camera.

Thank you for sharing your life and photography lessons. You are an artist and an inspirer!

My daughter Amelia is just a little over four months old and every time I kiss her I send up praise as well as prayers of comfort for your family. Thank you again for sharing your story.

Blessings today and always,

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that the boys are always shirtless! It seems so Hawaii-ish

Natalie. said...

just to clarify: none of these kids are my own. :) Just much loved friends. :)

Natalie. said...

my kids were likely off jumping on the trampoline (or more likely peeing in the bushes) while I snapped a few shots of the birthday boy, his siblings and their cousins.

The Tesimales said...

Oh some of my favorite people! I wish I could have been there! I love little asher

Niki said...

I am the Martins' daughter-in-law and
I have been following your blog and I know you get a ton of responses, but I was hoping you could let me know how you get the type of lighting on the 6th picture down. I love how his eyes are so clear and bright and rest of him is illuminated.

Niki Martins

Natalie. said...


It's natural light overexposed by a full stop. Shot wide open so there is a natural vignette. :)

Hope that helps!

AmyPunky Photography said...

Beautiful photos!!!!

Niki said...

Thank you! I will try it :)


Jonathan Canlas said...

um flat out, those bw's are freaking amazing.