One of the reasons I love Jonathan Canlas, besides his fantastic images, is his interaction with people. He has a gift for making you feel at ease. He makes you feel valued and important in a genuine way. He cares about you. Perhaps it's part of a bigger relationship that has formed over the years, but I have felt this way since our first session when Loaf was a baby. Jon is just a loving person with a wonderful gift and skill with a camera.
His portraiture work is wonderful, but I adore the candid images that he captures. The true moments of who we are and our relationships. He doesn't force a situation, but rather is able to recognize and capture the seemingly ordinary moments that in the end are remarkable.
Also, Ellie was so good to sit and be involved in the photo shoot. I have to say it again, she is the best dog.
Another thing I love about Jon, he just takes his shoes off and becomes part of the family. We are a take your shoes off and join in the fun kind of group and I this one action endeared him even more.
You can read a little bit about his philosophy when it comes to shooting families here: Jon Canlas on Film and family. Dash is one of the photos featured in the bottom.
It's fun to see what everyone else was going while some of the shots were being taken.
Ellie getting a little love from her girls. She looked pretty cute in her black bow.
I didn't take too many photos as there was so much happening as we were trying also getting ready for the ring ceremony that would happen later that evening. It was a busy few days, but it was so wonderful.
Side note: I've learned about lightroom templates, I'm sure it's not new, but wow! I want to stand up and cheer. It has revolutionized the photo to blog process making it faster and easier. Eliminating steps in my workflow just gave me the boost I needed to blog more frequently. HOORAY.