Being a photographer here in Bellingham can be challenging-- especially when trying to captures portraits in the winter. I thought I would share some portraits from this photo shoot because it was an interesting morning to capture family portraits. I took the portraits at the Jones' home, so I didn't know what photographic opportunities I was going to have before I arrived, which forced me to think on my feet. Unfortunately, the sun was so bright that morning that my options for well-balanced photos were very limited. I captured a few shots on the shade side of the house, some inside, and then we moved a bench to a patch of shade in the back yard. Even after carefully choosing all the locations, I still had to refine each picture very carefully in photoshop. Oh, and did I mention the youngest Jones wasn't too thrilled about the whole family portrait thing?