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Communion – 05/2011

by Administrator on May.17, 2011, under Events, Family, Kids

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Having the chance to attend such fabulous moments in a family’s life is what this is all about. And we when you come home, sort through the photographs, and look back at those good moments of somebody’s day, it is pure joy for me. Those photographs are a chance to make people truly happy. It is a privilege to be truly and emotionally happy nowadays. Moreover, it is not given to everyone to be allowed in the inner circle of a family. This is also what I call intimacy. So, I am very humbled and grateful of the trust put in my person.

Merci! Let’s do it. Let’s do it again and again and again :-)

Blog post: http://armandhekimian.com/photoblog/2011/05/17/communion-052011/

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Dear Bluebonnet – 04/2011

by Administrator on Apr.05, 2011, under Kids

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Well, first time ever…

I have always been amazed by our Bluebonnet, here in Texas. The timing has never been right before but this year, all the stars lined up the way they should… And here is the result.

Armand

Blog link:

http://armandhekimian.com/photoblog/2011/04/05/dear-bluebonnet-042011/

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A walk in the park – 01/2011

by Administrator on Feb.08, 2011, under Family, Kids

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Hello there!

I must admit. I am short on time nowadays. I had a great shoot last week with a super family and super kids, and I can only find the time now to post the photographs… Who would believe this, for people knowing me? Anyway, I am trying to keep up.

So, I photographed this family for a while now. This year, we decided to photograph them outdoor. Even though the weather has been quite cold in the days preceding our session, that day was warm and colorful! Perfect timing. We walked into a little park area and let the kids play alone and together. We obviously added Mum and Dad into the game, as well as grand Pa and grand Ma who were just there that day! Perfect opportunity for tender souvenirs.

I think we have captured nice moments in the photographs below. As usual, I let you be the judge…

Blog link: http://armandhekimian.com/photoblog/2011/02/08/a-walk-in-the-park-012011/

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Lavault Family – 11/2010

by Administrator on Jan.03, 2011, under Family, Kids

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It was about time :-) !

We scheduled this session probably two years ago. Well, things have happened in the meantime…

So we finally caught up with the kids and the parents. The photo session occured late afternoon. The tonality of the scenes in front of us were ideal for color photographs. I had a good feeling about it… The black and white came out pretty well too.

The family has wanted to ‘freeze’ the kids in time. Understand them: they do not stop to grow, and this, so fast. So, before the kids change too much, they wanted to have photographs that depicted their sons with simplicity and emotions. The parents wanted to remember who the kids were in a few years from now. We never forget that for sure, but sometimes an image, a sound or a photograph can send us back in time into a small bublle of comfort to let us “remember” for a while.

That is what this session was about. I can see a few definitve keepers for the walls of their house. Dear parents, thank you for allowing me to be part of your time line…

Here it is for you.

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The Girls… with a bit of Mum and Dad, 10/2010

by Administrator on Dec.21, 2010, under Kids

So,

It has been such a long time I have not posted any photographs… Well, busy busy as they say but also I have not collected (mostly by my fault) all the permissions to put photographs from recent sessions on the web/blog… Well, I’m working on this :-) .

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Last week, I worked with two very  E N E R G E T I C  and very sweet girls. It went in every directions, from laughing and jumping on the sofa to posing and having a true collaboration with the girls. Heck, you can have that already at their age and I sure miss the fun we had with them and Mum and Dad!

So, it took us a few hours to conclude this “seance photo”. The start of such teamwork is … well… team building: get to know each other, get them to be in their environement and make them realize they are in control of what is happening. They are the stars of the moment.

Then came the point in time where they realized we were in fact already way into working those photographs out and not really playing, per se, anymore. Well, we never stopped to play but they started to believe into the result of what may come. And that is where everything starts for me. After that trigger point, there is no coming back: it is all and just plain fun. So, at some point, we all became the Team we wanted to be to create those natural pictures. When you reach that point, just suggest them some ideas, and they will do the rest.

What about the parents then? Well, the work of the day was mostly geared toward the kids. But, Mum and Dad were with me all the time, with Mum being my official assistant of the day. I would say we formed a good team.

So, without further due, let’s have a look at those treasures.

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Nathalie Family 08/2009

by Administrator on Oct.24, 2009, under Family, Kids

We went close by my place at the park to get the family new pictures. We had a great time and good weather. We were there early and started slowly. A few hours later, it was a wrap and we got most of what we wanted. So, have a look here…

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Emma & Fred Family 08/2009

by Administrator on Sep.08, 2009, under Family, Kids

I met with Emmanuelle a few weeks ago. Emmanuelle and her husband Frederic wanted some yearly pictures of the family. It’s a tradition.

I have to say I felt it was a great opportunity for me, as they are a beautiful family.

They are used to photographers, I gathered. Nevertheless, they wanted to try something different this year. Probably, more on the casual side. Perfect, I was in!

From what I have gathered from our first encounter, I could foresee great pictures of the whole family and, I hoped, unique photographs of their daughters in their own house. They have incredible eyes, a definite “joie de vivre” and they seem to be ok with me hanging there taking photographs.

We decided back then to shoot on the day of the 23rd of August 2009, and we would be working with classical black background to some extent, but we would also spend a lot of time in the parent’s bedroom, and the daughter’s too. The rooms are lovely. I had a few ideas running through my mind already.

09-08-09 UPDATE

Here we are. I just received permission from the parents to publish the photographs. I have to emphasize the pleasure I took during the session. I’m very grateful for the whole family, indeed. We started at 09:00 AM and the girls were immediately excited to play around the lens; the lights and the equipment did not bother them at all. The parents played their parts too, with “brio” I might add. Everyone is to congratulate for their good humor and good patience, kids and grown-ups.

I posted here a part of the photographs, maybe the ones I deemed the more unique of the session. I added a few others on the web site, which I picked among those that maybe touched me the most. It is always difficult when it comes down to a choice… So, make sure to look also on my web site in the :”Kids\Portraits” section.

Dear parents, I would like to conclude by thanking you for the trust you put in me when you decided we would work together. The result is fabulous. I’m honored and surely very proud of the photographs.

Soline

Soline

Sacha

Sasha

The sisters

The sisters

The family

The family

A moment of thoughts...

A moment of thoughts frozen during the time of a photograph

Femme fatale?

Femme fatale?

Soline and Sasha with Grand Ma' Jeanine

Soline and her dad Frederic

Soline and her dad Frederic

Sasha and her mom Emmanuelle

Sasha and her mom Emmanuelle

The whole team of the day

The whole team of the day

Sasha and her mom Emmanuelle playing around

A classical

A classic

Mother and Son

Husband & Wife

How not to conlude with this portrait of Emmanuelle?

How not to conclude with this portrait of Emmanuelle?

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Swim swim swim… 07/2009

by Administrator on Jul.26, 2009, under Kids

At the pool…

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Ambre 01/2006

by Administrator on Jul.10, 2009, under Kids

This picture is part of a photoshoot we did for Laurence daughter to come Ines. Ambre was helping create the “faire-part de naissance”.

Ambre is dancing for Ines, sister to come.

Ambre is dancing for Ines, sister to come.

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Ines 06/2008

by Administrator on Jul.10, 2009, under Kids

A la Jeanloup Sieff

A la Jeanloup Sieff

Jumping on the bed

Jumping on the bed

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