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Monday, October 6, 2008

katy and ben's twins

i think we set a new travel record this year. for us at least. our year has taken us from mexico to canada, hawaii to arizona, and just about everywhere in between. during our year of driving madness we received an email. an email that made us smile big smiles (as BOBBI says). it was from a wonderful photographer that we met when we were first getting started. her name is katy. katy had been busy since the last time we saw her. in fact, katy, with an assist from her awesome hubby ben, was getting ready to have twins. since she was confined to quarters by doctor's orders she asked if we could come to her casa and take some maternity pics.
it might just be me, but whenever super talented photographers ask us to take pictures of them i totally turn into that LITTLE BUZZARD IN BUGS BUNNY. we are so humbled and completely stoked all at the same time. after our initial buzzard stage, we all jumped in the air like the channel 4 news team on their way to get new suits and told katy and ben we would love to stop by.
when we arrived, ben opened the door. upon seeing katy sitting on the couch the first thing we asked was "where's the pregnant lady?". katy looked amazing. her numerous tales about her massive superstructure turned out to be nothing but sea stories.
the only way i could use the words "big" or "fat" in a sentence with "katy" is to say, "katy is nothing but a big fat liar. there's no way she has two kids in there." :)
we stared in utter disbelief that she was packin not one, but two tiny humans in her lovely lady bump. life is amazing. katy is amazing. with all the discomfort she was in, it was still impossible to remove the trademark permagrin from her face. katy has to be one of the happiest people we know. now her and ben have two more reasons to smile. congratulations you two!
on with the pictures!
man!
can kim ramble on or what?
i mean, i. can i ramble on or what? i being kim.
dang it! i was so close. this is david, the rambler, signing off. :)

























is this just the cutest smile you've ever seen or what?


















































































since the time of our photo shoot katy delivered her two beautiful babies. Amelia Ann and Paul Joseph. so make sure you stop by KATY'S SITE to give her ohana some love.
we love you katy, ben, amelia, paul, and herbert (the raddest dog ever)!! hope everyone is doing well. can't wait to see you all.



69 comments:

Josh said...

first to comment on an ohana post. yeah me!

Awesome stuff, just make sure that you warn them about twins, and the chaos that ensues :)

angie + matt said...

They are so cute! There are so many favorites in this bunch!!! Congratulations to Katy and Ben and their new babies!

Laurie said...

wow, how fun are these 2??! too cute...
glad to read their little ones are here now too.

great captures for this family....

brenna said...

Where to begin? I'll start off with, Congratulations to Katy and Ben and their beautiful babies! I love all these shots! My favs are the jumping off the chair and the one reading the book! I love that book! All of the shots are so fun and unique!
Yes, I agree. Katy you DO NOT look like there were 2 humans in there!

Beautiful Moments Photography said...

How do you manage to stay so fresh and different all the time?! I adore those photos with the hose and the chairs, they are so funny, I can only imagine what was going on behind the scenes in those shots! BTW, how is your pet WILSON? LMAO! Love ya work ;)

Zak Schwank said...

Dang...love these! Love, love, love the whole set, but the out of focus shot...sick!

lin said...

Aww I love this session! It looks so much fun!!

stephanie said...

OMG the shadow puppets!!! Love these! COngratulations to their beautiful new family!!

kymberli q. said...

So sweet! I love that out of focus one - so cool. And his expressions are priceless! Congratulations to them!!!! Also...love the light in the chair/hose shots!! Awesome!

katy said...

Oh my goodness you guys... I LOVE these!! I can't believe I looked like that just a few short weeks ago... it seems like a million years ago. I can't wait to show Amelia and Paul how big they made their mommy :)

We definitely need to have you guys up here again to shoot the whole family together once the babies get home from the hospital!

Hanssie said...

HILARIOUS! I love the first shot, but my favorites are the shadow ones.

Ricki Ford said...

I love this session man great job!

rowena said...

Boypren, you guys did it again!!!! These are sooo fantabulous! Preggo or not, Katy and Ben looked super hot, and that Ben, what a poser! Really super job guys!
r.

aaina said...

How much fun is this session! If I ever have another one, I'm calling on you guys for it! The one under the covers and the "cutest smile you've ever seen" are my picks for favs! Congratulations to this beautiful family!

ksenija said...

what a cute & super fun session! my top faves are the play on shadows at the end -- so fun!! CONGRATS to their newest additions to their ohana! :D

Rachael Earl said...

Hahahahahahahaha (and on and on...) <---that's how much I laughed at the "Aliens" shot! And I loved the pear painting next to her belly! You guys make me laugh, and for that, I love you.

jennifer said...

THE HOSE!!! Who woulda ever thought of that!! This had to be the funnest shoot ever! Just love these guys!

kristin said...

You guys crack me up..these are so fun! I love how you show a gajillion pictures in your posts!! SUPER!!

http://kristinrogersphotography.typepad.com/

Jasmine Marie said...

How cute are they?! I love the ones with the hose. Not THAT's unique!

BRIAN KHANG said...

that's a unique shot of the shadows. ha ha, so awesome!

Araxi said...

Absolutely LOVE it!!!! This looked like so much fun! You guys rocked this session my absolute favorite is the one of her in the house in front of the door.

Well done!

Nataly Lemus said...

They look so great! Congrats to Katy and Ben!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

SMOKIN' photos guys! They brought a smile to my face and helped jump start my day.

Bobbi said...

I GENUINELY think that this is the best maternity shoot I've EVERRRR seen! OH SO creative! The way you guys worked it out with the light... AYKM?! This post made ME smile big smiles!!!!!!! GAHHHH!!!!!! Adding many of these to my inspiration folder :) And to you Amelia and Paul... A HUUUVE Congrats! :D YOU ROCK!

E said...

These are awesome they are going to LOVE LOVE them.. get it LOVE LOVE TWINS.. I am so clever early in the morning... ( not )

Amy Clifton said...

Y'all are crazy (but in the good way)! Def not your typical maternity session. :-) LOVE the shadow pics--those are really cool. Congrats Katy and Ben!

Smitten - Amber said...

i LOVE this session. maybe one of my fav maternity ever. so much personality. fantastic.

Cathy and David Photographers said...

Shadow figures is the awesomes!!! :-D

Sarah said...

What creativity... There are no words.. :)

Great job! And congrats to Katy and Ben!

myra said...

I love your creativity! Just love it! I love all the ones on the bed and the one's with the hose are so cute and fun! Congrats Katy & Ben!

linda said...

Mustaches! Always love your pictures!

cristina thornburg said...

Wow, what a fun shoot! I'm sure they'll remember it forever and treasure these photos!

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

The doorway one is by far my favorite, so sweet! and the one of the shadow of dad being born seriously cracks me up!! Awesome!

Amy said...

Such good creative vibes from you. I tried picking a favorite, but I just couldn't, there are too many. But if I was leaning toward one even so slightly, I would say sixth to the last. Great composition, and amazing humor, hello, awesomeness in the making.

Hybrid Photography said...

HAHAHA yeah right, like Kimi would ever talk that much on a blog post! :)

Shadow ones are my faves. :)

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

you guys are SO CREATIVE!!! I love it!!! I love every single shot, but I think the first one is my absolute favorite! you guys ROCK!

neysaruhl said...

OMG! That is a fantastic session! Love the shots in the sheets and the faded shot of them laying on the bed.
The blocks are super fun too! They look like they had a blast at the photoshoot. You two bring out the fun side for sure!!

Lynn Dao Photography said...

WOW!!! Seriously the BEST maternity shots I've seen!!! Most excellent work!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

what a fun couple. Your guys rock!!

Sandra Salisbury said...

wowsers! that's a lot of amazing pictures.. I love the hose/great wall set and i'm insanely jealous of the way you guys have so much fun while getting great moments! your images always are true to life and full of energy!

Stephanie B. said...

What a great belly... I love those with the Shadow.... so cute...
Steffi

Chelo Keys said...

I love the blocks! and the hose! and the shadows! Him coming out of her belly in the shadow was so cool.

Not your typical maternity session!

brenda hintze said...

I don't know whose idea it was, yours or theirs, but I must admit I was pleasantly surprised to not see "traditional" boring maternity photos! ie...the heart on the belly :P gag me. I love the hose, I love him jumping at her and I love the blocks! You guys are so inspiring and fun!
Congratulations to their beautiful family!

Mel McLellan said...

How completely fun! LOVE that first shot!!

AHS Photography said...

You guys are sooo amazing!! You are the absolute best at family photos!! They are always so fun and full of personality! Great job!
~Amy

Shannon Lott said...

So fun and so non-traditional. Your sessions always look like so much fun is had by all:)

Rebecca Tyler said...

WOW! These are awesome! So much fun and I love the 2 faces holding up the "twins" blocks. Creative!!

Studio222 Photography said...

LOVE the shadow ones, those are hilarious. Of course they all rock. Love you guys!

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

How A W E S O M E are these??!!!! Beeeautiful!!!! I looove the one of him jumping from the chair! She has a beautiful and infectious smile! Love it!
~christina

Tawny said...

Would I be considered evil if I thought to myself, "Can just one thing they do NOT kick ass?" mmmkkk. Awesome moments and awesome images! You guys are the cream in the center... that's what she said! hee hee

John Karwoski said...

OMG(osh) these are soo much fun!

Charise said...

I ADORE how fresh and creative your work always is.

Will Parris said...

Who's 53...? This guy! So many amazing pics, I love the playfulness with the hose, the shadows... all amazing! Ohana no ka oi!!

Jamie Burnett said...

Love the blocks and the shadow shot! You guys are sooo creative!

erica sergio said...

geez you guys. this set is fantastic. what a fun couple!

Impressions said...

Absolutely beautiful, David! Can't have enough of these shots.

La Vida Creations said...

Dang, these are awesome! Lovely, fun take on the maternity session.
Kudos!

Melanie Watson said...

How fun was that session!?!? OMG... they are too cool. I love the shadow shots.... definitely my favorites. Rock the baby belly ya'll! ;)

Val McCormick Photography said...

Ha, ha, ha! Love that shoot. Totally made me laugh. So creative love the blocks to mouths shot and the shawdow with him looking like he is emerging from the belly. Too funny :-)

libby said...

I cannot tell you how much I love every one of these! She is so radiant and lovely! Twins? If I didn't see her two little darlings on her blog I'd never believed it! Congrats to them! Keep inspiring with the fresh and fun shoots!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

What a sweet shoot. What an awesome photographer(s)!
-E

Team Yu Photography said...

You guys rock! These totally made me laugh!

cassandra m said...

b-eau-T-I-F-U-L! What an amazing couple. They look like they were so much fun to hang around. Their shots are wonderful, I know they will treasure when the babies arrive.

Tira J said...

Way too much fun They are truly blessed!

Callie Crass said...

These are so sweet! I love love love them!

paige said...

Oh how I love the uniqueness and immense fun in these! They look so happy here!
You guys are awesome!

Lauri said...

These are so FUN! Geez, being on a shoot with you guys must be such a total blast!!! I loooove #6, and the 3rd from the bottom is hilarious! You guys totally rocked this session!!!

Conrad Lim Photography said...

Im with Brian on this, the busting out of the womb shadow thingy was cool

MattDJ said...

Love posts like this. Beautiful images my friend!!