Category Archives: Maggie

Wordless Wednesday: A Peek Behind the Scenes at my Boudoir Shoot

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Grandpa Gross Got Married!

Posted by: Maggie

The day after Christmas Josh’s dad and his girlfriend Raisa finally got married! They have been together as long as Josh and I have, just over seven years. And they finally decided to take the plunge and make it official.

They asked Eleanor to be their flower girl and I volunteered to shoot the wedding, of course! Although, I am decidedly not a wedding photographer, for them I was happy to save them the $2,000-10,000 they would have had to spend on a wedding photographer.  And I thought it might be fun, getting to shoot a wedding without the pressure of having been paid to do a good job, and working with people I didn’t know.

It was a long and tiring day, but I had a lot of fun doing it. I’m pretty happy with how my images came out. I love my detail shots and portraits. I’m not totally thrilled about the ceremony and reception, but I think they are pretty decent. As Amy says, I probably would get better shots if I were taller. With portrait photography I can bring a ladder or get my clients to sit, but it’s not really cool to carry around a step ladder during a wedding ceremony or to ask the bride and groom, “Could you guys try saying your vows standing on your knees?” I joke that if I were going to open a wedding photography studio I’d call it “Boobs and Boutonnieres” because that is where my eye level is. I’d have quite the niche business!

Here’s a few of my favorite shots from the day, you can see more, including a slideshow, over at Maggie Keegan Gross Photography:

Fabulous Friday: Cranky’s Top 10 of 2010

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In celebration of the end of the year I’m bringing to you the best of Cranky for 2010!

Best Search Phrases (how some people found the site this year):

  1. sweaty eyelids
  2. eleanor loves it she does a great rumpus dance
  3. funphoto boy
  4. full bangs
  5. torn shirt
  6. broken cheekbone
  7. sexy winter
  8. breast care exam
  9. swimsuits for fat thighs
  10. parents living vicariously through their children

Most Popular Posts of the Year (most viewed):

  1. Fabulous Friday: Maternity Portraits by Maggie Keegan Gross Photography
  2. Boys and Balloons: A Just for Fun Photo Shoot with Teegan Photography, Part One
  3. Fabulous Friday: Fashion, Fashion Photography, & Fashion Blogs
  4. Fabulous Friday: Boudoir Photography by Maggie Keegan Gross Photography
  5. Megan – Life & Style Portraits by Maggie Keegan Gross Photography
  6. Super Big Girl Time: Eleanor’s 2 Year Doctor’s Visit and Her First Real Dentist Appointment
  7. Mentryville with the Schuberts
  8. Wordless Wednesday: My Beauty
  9. The Day Has Come
  10. Boudoir Workshop Part One (FYI – this post is Not Safe For Work – the password is voluptuous

My 10 Favorite Photos of Eleanor this Year

Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2011!