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I try not to push it for him.  He’s only 4 after-all.  So if he wants to take 15 minutes to sharpen his pencil before we can begin, that’s fine.

When he wants to be, he’s like a sponge.  I just have to catch him in the right mood and totally run with it.

It is so exciting to watch him learn … I pray each day for him to be patient with himself, willing to listen and try, and to do the best a little guy like him can do.


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  • Mom - Dear little Cooper, and you are so right about him being patient with himself! I just shared this post with our superintendent and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
    XO to Super Cooper from Grammie
    XOXO to G&K too!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Patterson - Love these! Where did you get those workbooks? THey look great; i want some!ReplyCancel

Can you believe that only 2 days after yesterday’s images, we were covered in snow??  We spend MKL weekend with this white blanket and for about a half-hour we loved it!

I asked Gage to lay in the snow and just close his eyes … now he thinks I was conspiring with Cooper and totally set him up for this …

And this is what followed …

Yep, for a whole 30 minutes it was a good time.  But that’s all it takes for the wet-cold to get into your bones and we were all done.  Inside for warmth …

And cuddling.  And I’m pretty sure here is where I will stay until it’s all gone!

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  • Leslie Estes - Beautiful pictures!! I especially love the one when your little man was trying to catch a snowflake in his mouth!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaN - The snowball fight shots are so wonderful! Love these as always. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Cavender - These are so great! You guys are getting all of our snow! We haven’t had any really and it’s turning out to be a bad snowmobiling season. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Leah - brrrrrrrrrrr!!! oh I could never pick a favorite. these are priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Your white balance is perfect! That is evident in snow pictures! How do you do it???ReplyCancel

    • Lacey - Hi Christina! Thank you! I actually set a CWB in my camera using the snow! I found a perfectly undisturbed patch of snow and set it off of that. It worked great!ReplyCancel

  • Mom - Hooray! We got our power back after only 36 hours! I’m so done with the snow too! But so nice to see some “fun” in the snow!! Sweet of Tado to feed the birds. 🙂

    XOXOXO to GCK from GrammieReplyCancel

  • ShannonJoy - How fun, Lacey!!! Love the snow ball fight shots! I’m with you, I love when it’s time to come in to get warm:).ReplyCancel

  • heidi - Love these!!! The snowflakes in the air-wow!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - These images are fantastic – possibly my favorite of yours!ReplyCancel

  • emma - THese are all so fun and playful – and those skin tones, lacey you are my hero. xxReplyCancel

  • Stacey - I love these! I am so jealous of all the snow. You have some awesome actions shots. I love the dof and seeing the individual snowflakes.ReplyCancel

This is a session I did for my oldest brother, Boe, and his bandmate, Josh.  Together they are the band Denizen Seven out of Seattle – they are an entertaining, talented, deep, amazing, Christ-following pair.

Boe told me to just be creative … to be an artist.  I rarely think of myself as that.  I’m not sure why, because I do think of many photographers as artists.  SarahMeganAndria.  Stacey.  Kerianne.  Just not myself.  I think I’m much too calculated or something.  I kept asking Boe before-hand for his vision so I could have some guidance.  He just told me to do what I do.

So here, I let the light lead me.  I shot wide open the whole time and relaxed.  Catchlights weren’t the goal but connection, feeling, our surroundings, were.  And I love what that produced … organic meets rockin’ roll.

I love this one …

That’s Josh on that guitar there … he and Boe remade the guitar to include that painting.  I’m in awe that whatever my brother dreams up, he can do.  And then does.

I adore these last two shots … black & white or color.  It doesn’t really matter.   It’s my big brother and there is so much peace there in this photo and it makes me happy.

I have many more from this session, but promised not to share until Boe gives me the okay.  They feature a few guitars that he and my dad made, which are so unique that the design has to be protected first.  They are my favorite photos from the session, so I’m anxious to share.

This session excites me from my head to my toes because it was so far outside my comfort zone, yet I am so liberated by the results.  And, because it was for my brother and his friend – a friend who has been supportive of Boe like no other.

Thank you, really, for the opportunity.





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  • Debbie - Wow Lacey! these images are AMAZING!!! The outdoor setting, the cool reflections, the connection….how could this be out of your comfort zone? You Rocked it!! I think this is some of your best work ever!!! Seriously awesome!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - THANK YOU, Debbie! I am so humbled by your comments … I really appreciate your feedback and encouragement!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Fabulous. I love the closeups and the black and whites. Awesome job, Lacey!ReplyCancel

  • Mom - Very nice work, sweetpea. I have always thought of you as an artist. You amaze me. I’m sure that Boe and Josh are amazed too! They look awesome 🙂

    XOXOXO to GCK from Grammie – hoping their coughs have subsided.ReplyCancel

  • Margie - Love these, Lacey!!!
    Seriously, love all of them. Especially the one where he’s wearing the reflective glasses and we can see you in them. They’re all super, though.
    Very creative and they look like they had a great time doing them.

  • Jen Cooke - Great job on these Lacey! My favourites are the one’s with their reflections in the glasses. But really… every single one is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - What fun shots. Love the ones with the reflections. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa M. - Wow! Love the images at base of tree.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa D. - Awesome, awesome shots! My favorites are the one of them sitting under the tree and the cool reflections in the glasses. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Really fantastic photos!! I love, love, love those contrasty b&w’s!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lucy - You should be so proud, Lacey. These are amazing. The guys look so relaxed in front of the camera. I adore how natural these are — I can tell you captured their true spirits!ReplyCancel

  • Katie W - These are so fun!! Love the ones with each other reflecting in the glasses. How creative! You did wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - What a great session!! I love the variety of these!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Oh Lacey, these are fantastic!! I love them all but especially the one you said you loved also!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Cieloha - Lacey. First- you are an artist. Embrace it <3 Don't make me use that kicking smiley on you 🙂 These are awesome! I especially love the headshots and the images of the guys sitting under the trees. How fun to get out and shoot something different like this!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - These are wonderful, Lacey! And you are definitely an artist too :). I really enjoyed all of them – it would be difficult to choose a favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Tanzyn - VERY cool pics! Thanks for sharing:)ReplyCancel

  • Miranda - Very cool! Great shots.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - You may have been out of your comfort zone but these totally rock (pun intended). 🙂 Love the close ups!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Lacy, these are awesome! They have a really great give!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Lacey!! wow! (I was gonna use the ‘you rocked these’ comment too :)) but honestly, I love how mixed the music world with nature. I really like the ones at the bottom of the tree trunk. they’ve got to be thrilled with what you captured!!ReplyCancel

  • aubrey - these are awesome!! i love the series of them leaning up against the tree!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Price - Great work! Love the guitar on the tree, the foot on that pedal, and their reflections in each others’ glasses!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Beautiful!!! Love the outdoorsy feeling and the processing here. Those reflection shots are great!!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - These are fabulous! I especially like the ones with the sunglasses and the fun reflections. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Elena - Impressive, Lacey! Love it. Admire you for going out of your comfort zone.ReplyCancel

  • Jenne Dunham - I love these. I’d pick a favorite but I’d be listing them forever! You definitely are artistic and rocked (haha) this session. The b&w’s are particularly stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Buys - You NEVER cease to amaze me!!!!! In awe. Truly awesome photos.ReplyCancel

  • Beira - Awesome job! Love your play with the reflection in the sunglasses.ReplyCancel

  • Shawna Shenette - Very cool!!! I love these! I love the idea of the electric guitar in such a natural environment.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Wow Lacey, this session is AWESOME!!! Such a departure from what you typically shoot and you ROCKED it (no pun intended). 🙂 Wow. Blown away!!! Your brother is thrilled, I’m sure!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - These ROCK, Lacey!! LOVE the one with you in the glasses!ReplyCancel

  • sara - oh my word. lacey, these are UH-MAZING. seriously. awesome work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Boe Balko - Love you sis. These capture the essence of how Josh and I live and stay alive. The ones that remain hidden live within the essence. We need to do this again sometime with more of that which can be revealed. Beautiful. “My guitar is better than yours” “Your camera is better than mine” 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim - These are awesome! I love the reflections in the sunglasses!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Lund - these are super cool and very creative.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - Super duper fun!! LOVE THEM!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Wow – you rocked these, they’re awesome! B&W conversions are A+mazingReplyCancel

  • kelly garvey - funky fresh! 🙂 love the composition!ReplyCancel

  • Jes Gwozdz - OMGosh, Lacey. Those reflections in the glasses ones are rocking my world. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • lesley - Lacey, these are so cool!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kravitz - These are awesome! I love the ones of them under the tree. 🙂 Great set!ReplyCancel

  • Boe | Clackamas Oregon Custom Photographer » Clackamas Oregon Newborn Photographer, Clackamas Oregon Maternity Photographer | Lacey Meyers Photography - […] shared a session I did for my brother here, and I had a chance to photograph him again over Thanksgiving.  We hit the woods for about 10 […]ReplyCancel