i finally met a girl named mykol

and even though its not spelled the same way as the title of that old song by weezer (my favorite band in high school), this real life mykol exceeded all of my expectations for mega radness.

i was able to photograph mykol and her family in their home earlier this month, during one of my all day mentoring sessions. i won’t embarrass the photog i mentored by naming her here, but i have to tell you that she made me laugh all day and swears more than a sailor. we. had. a blast. and usually on principle, i don’t believe people when they say that–i mean, the phrase is so cliche—but believe me on this one. it was a day of photo phun. ¬†oh my gosh, i have to stop…..

February 28, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Omar Carter - That was really cute

February 28, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Meg Manion Silliker - i adore this session. just gorgeous.

February 28, 2012 - 6:47 pm

tabitha - ADORE!!!

February 28, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Lauren Wagoner - way too perfect… love it!

February 28, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Susan Rezak - Wow. I loved this *so so so* much. That first photo in the bath – that did it for me. The light was divine and I felt like I was actually there with you – my heart even beat faster just looking at that picture. I totally adore your style and would love to be just a tiny bit this good one day : )

February 28, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Whitley - Cuuuute! Love your family work <3

February 28, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Cassandra Plummer - Loved it!! So this is a photographer question…but it looks so natural and relaxed like you just showed up and followed them around their home…question coming: Is that the gist or do you plan activities before hand and pose them. I just love how natural it looks

February 28, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Amy - <3 love! How I wish you were coming to Chicago!

February 28, 2012 - 7:14 pm

yan - thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments! cassandra, a little bit of both. i definitely position my subjects according to light and environment. then i give them something to do to break the stiffness of the pose in order create a nautral feeling. =) someday i do simply want to just follow them around. that takes a whole lotta guts and skill fo’ sure.

February 28, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Meredith S - amazing as usual! love these shots!

February 28, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Zoe - oh my word – i love every single one of those images- utterly beautiful – from the happy lovely moments between Mum & Dad, and girls, to the details – how gorgeous is that wee sewing machine?!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!! xxxx

February 28, 2012 - 8:15 pm

Spring Smith - LOVE LOVE LOVE the images of the family in the bathtub- what a great idea :) Beautiful

February 28, 2012 - 8:40 pm

shalonda - what an incredibly beautiful story these tell….in love with every single one.

February 28, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Saundra - LOVE!

February 28, 2012 - 8:58 pm

Aileen Reilly - telling the secret is my fave. so cute. great session!

February 28, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Chantale Souliere - Crazy Beautiful!

February 28, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Julei - Hey I know her!?! We grew up in the same neighborhood – Such a pretty family! I love the bathtub so so amazing!

February 29, 2012 - 12:32 am

kati - beautiful! the light in that bathroom was gorgeous and made for such sweet shots!

February 29, 2012 - 12:46 am

Toni Raper - Oh my this little girl is adorable! Yan you’ve done it again, so gorgeous.

February 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Cassandra Plummer - Thanks so much for answering my question!! Maybe I will have enough pennies for a mentoring session soon :) I just love how much it looks like just a day in their life.

February 29, 2012 - 7:12 pm

megan - Love, love, love!

March 14, 2012 - 4:44 pm

lauren - I adore this session Yan… and you must have loved the picture of the little girl covering her eyes so much that you blogged it twice! ;)

September 9, 2012 - 11:33 pm

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