Good thing it’s Christmas

… because football is over for the year. It has been for a few weeks, now.
It’s really no surprise that I don’t really know how to be mom to an athlete. But I’m learning. Lucky for me, I have an amazing network of boy-moms to guide me through the second most wonderful time of the year. Halloween is great, I’m even a huge fan of Independence Day, but little league football has, in two short seasons, become my favorite time of the year, second only to Christmas. Which makes it perfect that one has come to a close just in time for the other. My kid has the great fortune to be on an amazing team and if he’s having half as much fun as his mom, then he’s having the time of his life! Overdramatic? Maybe a little. But only just a little. I’ve said it enough to be annoying but I think the world of these boys – all of them, I love this team!
Last year I posted pics from each game soon after the game, this year, in spite of my best efforts, I still have 3 or 4 games of 9 to put up. But I’m in LOVE with the little gems I’m finding as I sort through several shots where I just missed it – a pile of boys on the field, a bunch of them standing around, or running seemingly without direction, but these are the kinds of shots that make me happy I do what I do. The ones that capture our super-boys, they can hit & take a hit, they can block, they can run, and sometimes even fly. I love capturing “my” boys (because I’d totally claim every one of them) in moments like these.

Bring a friend!

You’ve asked so here it is! I’m so excited to announce my first workshop since moving back to Southern Utah. I’ve missed it & I can’t wait for this class! It’s going to be a blast! I’ve got a beautiful venue, at least one (probably more) live models – you won’t want to miss it! Saturday, December 17th, spend the morning with me at one of my favorite local digs! from 9-12:30 at the Little Brick House cafe on Main St.
“Are you Smarter than your DSLR?”

Presenter: Anna DeMille of deMil Photography
@DeMilPhoto * demilphoto@gmail.com * (435)862-5250

Contact me to register! We need at least 6 people to run the class, there are 12 spots open. Please pre-register with me by sending these 8 things to demilphoto@gmail.com:
1. Name
2. Phone
3. E-mail
4. address
5. birthday
6. friend who invited you
7. camera body model
8. what you most want to improve in your photography.

Does this sound familiar?
*you bought a really nice DSLR camera but your pictures aren’t turning out the way you expect …
-or- you’re starting to figure it out but you still have questions or aren’t quite sure what all the functions are for …

*the user manual that came with your DSLR camera is written in english words, but its still only makes half sense, maybe less than half …

Many classes and workshops are geared towards selling you additional educational materials, kits, etc. This is simply a hands on, in person chance for you to figure out how to really use what you already have to make better images & pick my brain about whatever photography questions you have.
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What you’ll get out of this workshop

2.5 hours of personal hands-on instruction/ Q&A time

mentored practice with a live model

a pocket-sized cheat card in plain english to help you remember everything

lunch @ the Little Brick House

What you’ll need to bring

Your DSLR camera & manual

$100
-OR-
bring a friend & you
BOTH get $20 off

Your questions

And that’s it! Tell your friends
*this class will not cover off-camera lighting, editing, digital phone photography, or point & shoot models.

Purple

My El wanted to play soccer. Oh. So. Very much. I missed the signups last year, not realizing that signups are in, like, March for soccer that starts – of course – in August, because why wouldn’t you sign up for something like that a full five months early? But this year – this year I could not, would not miss the signups. Nope, this March – mom was all over it: Soccer season here we come!
She has never played soccer before, but those who know me know that I toss my kids right in the frying pan. Let them learn as they go. It’s okay though, because she was put on the same team as her friend who started her love of a game she’s never played. (Read: love of being with her friends and if her friends are doing soccer – soccer is awesome by association.)
Soccer stuff for Christmas, incessant talk of soccer for months. And then we got the long-awaited team list. Purple Panthers, with coach Wilson. How lucky were we to get to play with some of her very favorite friends – PLUS we met new friends. BONUS. Soccer for life. Yes! She has found her calling. We love soccer! Until of course they bring in these refs who make us stop and tell us we can’t do stuff. Why won’t they just let us play, they totally ruined the game.
This first season was a very social endeavor for my spunky third grader. The goalie shirt was a fashion show, defending meant extra time with her friends. And the running in midfield & as forwards; So much running! It’s a good thing she’s fast. Who knew it would be such hard work, but the treats are good and the company, even better. I have to say, though, thanks to determined teammates and devoted coaching, she was playing significantly better in the end.
At the end of her first season I’m wondering now if I should make her play one more so she can actually give herself a chance to learn the game & develop some skills before calling it off, or not. It might work, who knows? Soccer may turn out to be her thing. Unless she’s not on Mia’s team again, in which case I will expect nothing less than full-blown mutiny.
Soccer or not, I look forward to watching these girls stay good friends for as long as time will allow.

All Boys!

What fun it was meeting with this family of beautiful faces! You won’t see and bows & ribbons in this session, though. Yep, you got it, this grandma & grandpa have 8 grandsons & they’re even more fun that you’re thinking! Boys want to climb and jump & put up bunny ears behind their dad. they want to collect their favorite rocks & aren’t worried about keeping their clothes pretty, “now what was that thing I sortof remember mom threatening saying about something about clothes …”
Boys, and, dare-I-say, men, in my experience, have very little interest in sitting in a group, looking at the same spot & smiling. I’m with them, and I’ll tell you why. This often produces the forced, fake faces. I could do this, but I won’t get to capture who they genuinely are. I am a sucker for a genuine face. The fleeting glances of mischief between brothers is something I missed out on as a kid & I haven’t ever had a shoot packed full of mischief quite like this one! I L-O-V-E-D it! I hope it was almost as fun for them as it was for me! Now, if you’ll forgive the reference: Mischief managed!

Turnin’ heads

Gorgeous fall colors; they’re one of my absolute favorite things ever. This time of year, people get thinking family portraits, Christmas card time is coming, but maybe its time to freshen up your headshot, too.
Need something a little more traditional?
A little less traditional?

Maybe you’re looking for something clean, simple and stragitforward.

Or maybe something more colorful to showcase your new fantastic fall hair, or favorite features, like dreamy skin & dimples to die for!

An artist needed a headshot for her study abroad application: Now has an undying love for Jakarta

For A singer’s solo recital program:

A franchise under new ownership:

You’d be surprised what a difference it makes to have a professional headshot on your webpage, your business card, your resumee … are you listed as a speaker for an event? Does your office have some turnover making your webiste a little out dated? Cast in a main role? Featured in a recital or received an award, These are some of the reasons I’ve had folks call me for headshots & I’d love to do for you what I did for them!

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