Friday, November 30, 2007

Rachel's Little Man

Here are a few of Rachel's (our adoption mag model's) little man. He's a sweetie pie and super cute to boot!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving with Family

We spent Thanksgiving in SF with my family. My cousin's husband is a photographer in SF and we traded services. It was fun to shoot in SF and with a Canon (which is not my normal equipment). Next Thanksgiving we'll have another cousin to add to the mix, although you'd never know it by how itty bitty she is!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Just Making it in Time!

So we're off for the next several days... the first break we've allowed ourselves since we've been blessed with all this holiday rush! But I (Caryn) had to finish a few posts first! Thanks to everyone who let us hang out with them for their holiday portrait sessions! This has been the most fun year yet. We are so grateful for all of your support and kind letters and calls and especially your patience as we go through this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Caryn and Stella

Anyone that saw our post for one of our gorgeous seniors will remember her again here... with her family!! This was the most laughing I've seen at a photo shoot in some time... and you all know if you've ever had a session just how much fun it can be! ;)

Here's one of our new friends we met while doing fall pictures for a local preschool... her family decided to get all the kids in on the fun a couple weeks later! This sweet girl really wanted to be one of our interns while we were working at the school... so we'll be watching her closely and we'll just see what we can do in a couple more years!

And then again, here are some more new friends... aren't they SO cute??!! Have fun in Boston!

I haven't forgotten about you!

We got so busy all at once and some shoots were getting pushed through before getting any highlight in the blog... and I know this mom checks the blog often so this is for you!!!

Happy First Birthday, J!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Adoption Special

Eikon wanted to take a little diversion from our normal posts to promote a subject that is near and dear to our hearts. This past summer we were approached by our good friend and graphic designer extraordinaire, Rebekah Tennis ( to shoot the cover for an adoption magazine that she was hired to design called “Lifetime”. We jumped at the opportunity! On a universal level as well as a deeply personal level, this really meant something to each of us. Stella just adopted her first child in April and the opportunity to support both adoption and more practically, an adoption organization was an unexpected, joyful way we could give back. We reached out to Rachel, a friend who was pregnant at the time, and asked her to model for us (Baby J portraits to follow). Rachel has also been touched by adoption as she has beautiful adopted siblings who were a part of this amazing process. Rachel graciously agreed and we went off for a few hours to get a cover shot. This is the end result (front and back).

There will be 70,000 magazines distributed in doctor’s offices, crisis pregnancy centers and Planned Parenthoods across the US. We pray that mothers who are considering abortions will be encouraged to consider adoption instead. Even though the road may be difficult, we know that God can do amazing things in the lives of birth moms, adopted children and adoptive parents. I know that Eric and I have been immeasurably blessed and our lives have been unbelievably enriched by our child. Since the shoot, Rebekah and her husband started the process of adopting internationally. We’re praying that they can bring a baby home before the end of the year! The best Christmas present EVER.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The 50th Post!

Ok, this may be about the last day we will get out of our favorite fall location. We worked every angle today in full sun for this sweet family! This is a follow up to a maternity session we had about 7 months ago so here's introducing baby S, now 6 months old! (Oh, and if you got out here to see this before I got an email out to you Eric or Cindy, your whole proof set is at our site at in the client proofs section. Just use your baby's first name as the password!)