Photography!

So much is going on! New site in the works, a bunch of collabs, so many emails & texts about booking spring dates! AH! I am grateful for and love it all!

Head on over to www.eringalardi.com for now. My new photography site, www.rufflesandtrainsphotography.com, is in the works, along with some fantastic changes!

What’s up? Glad you asked. Well:
I’m using my Master’s in Education and photography skills to train all you busy mamas who want to document the everyday amazing of your own families and lives. This summer, I’m so excited to say that I’ll be offering photography training designed for you ladies on the go! Stay tuned.

A sentiment that I hear over and over from so many mothers is that they often don’t see themselves as beautiful! NOT true! That’s going to change with sunset sessions this spring and summer focusing on empowering women out there with confidence, highlighting the beauty and strength of motherhood. It’s your turn, mama!

Love comes in platinum: Hudson’s Valentine’s Day photo shoot!

Taking photos of my 22 month old mini-man is like taking a photo of a hummingbird. Constant motion! Unlike big sisters Gwenyth and Teagan, both glamour hams, Hudson Thomas has his own agenda. Really, mommy? Really? It’s all good. I bribe him with candy. Yep. No shame. If I’ve taken pictures of your darling, I’m sure some sugar-coated treat was busted out to encourage adorable eye-batting or head tilting just this way or that. In the case of a toddler like mine who would rather play with his trains, (or run back and forth behind your back-drop set up, thrilled and laughing, obviously knowing that you’re panicking, thinking he’s going to charge through it like a bull) – that candy was a legit bribe just to be still for a single shot. My platinum pumpkin did well, he did. He learned quickly that if he stood in the spot on the studio floor mommy pointed to long enough and looked at “the circle” (my lens), he’d be rewarded with a conversation heart. Smarty pants. Mommy’s baby! And his favorite flavor? All of them. 

Hudson's PicMonkey Collage

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Gwen and Tea-Tea’s Valentine’s Day pics!

Thanks to Phil, my studio is ready! My ladies and I had a lots of fun in our Valentine’s Day photo shoot this weekend. Gwen’s middle name is Rose, and Teagan’s is Love, so our props were oh-so-fitting! And for the record, Gwen likes the taste of the green conversation heart candies, and Teagan likes the pink and purple ONLY. Hudson’s “studmuffin” pics are coming soon; hang on, toddler girls!

Gwen V Day collage 1

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Gwen V Day collage 2

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Tea V Day Collage 2

 

 

Baby’s First Valentine’s Day

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Looks like this mommy has two valentines this year! I was so, so happy when my good friends, Jenessa and LJ, asked me to take Valentine’s photos for their beautiful family. Lennox, 8 months, was a ham in his special “Be Mine” bib, and he sure does love his mama! We started by finding just the right spot outside their home, and decorated a tree for a festive background and to add to the love!

PicMonkey Collage

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PicMonkey Collage 2

Lennox had a rose for his mama. What a charmer!