Monday, December 20, 2010

Turning Two

I have had the joy of taking photos of this handsome guy for the last 2 years. He is as smart as he is handsome! I love seeing "my babies" grow up! He is quite the talker now as well.
"N" is such a little man! Happy, helpful, and funny as can be. He was a little unsure for about 5 minutes but then warmed right up.

He very happily chose each prop we used and posed just perfectly. When he was done with that prop he would very sweetly say, "I done". With that simple phrase, we would move on to the next thing.
We got some of the best smiles when my daughter would stand behind me and pat my head while saying,"Nice kitty". I didn't mind at all... if meant he showed me his dimples!

 Finally, after singing, counting, and playing with bubbles, he was done. Yep, this is the face he gave me when I asked if we could try one more thing! I sent this sweet thing on his way with bubbles to share with his daddy when he got home.
"A" and "N" thank you so much for coming to have fun with me this last weekend! I can't wait to get the rest of your images up on the gallery!

Monday, November 29, 2010

West Coast Beauty

Let me introduce you to Miss "R". She traveled from the west coast to visit family for the holiday and I was privileged to get these images of her.
We woke her up from her nap and put her in all kinds of props and positions and this sweetheart still gave us plenty of smiles! Talk about a great natured little girl!
Not only is she sweet but she is gorgeous. Can you tell where her beauty comes from?


This precious girl is headed back to the coast to see her daddy. I am sure her family here is already missing her. I am so happy we took the time to capture this stage of her life. Next time I see her she will be a whirlwind of motion and her smiles will probably include teeth! I can't wait!! Till then, enjoy the images of her at three months. They change so fast!

Thanksgiving Fun!

I love the holidays! Especially when it brings together family members that live states away from each other!

An outdoor session was out of the question due to the temps in the 20s, so we headed inside for the session.






Getting the basic family groups went very smoothly. Then came the time to try and  get a shot of the two sweet boys. "G" is the older of the two and I have taken his portraits before. The other little man is "C".
Let me tell you that these two were a hoot! Once we set them down, "G" would look my direction and pay attention to the family members behind me doing silly things."C" wasn't having any of that. He was fast! About half a second after his bottom touched the floor he was off!! He had a mission in mind and would not be deterred!


We got about 2 shots with both of them looking in the general direction of the camera and many fun outtakes! I will say this...These two handsome guys sure made it fun. We all laughed, and hooted, and clapped, and some even did very realistic animal impressions (you know who you are)! We had such a great time! Glad it worked to get a family session in  while you were all together!!

Mr. Baseball

This post has been a long time coming. I have hit some snags with technical issues lately and that has really hampered my blog time. So without further delay you will get three posts in one day!!

Mr "G"...what can I say about Mr "G"? I started laughing about the time he got out of the car and still get a chuckle (two weeks later) when I think about this session. He had an idea in mind that he wanted to try and we needed the sunset for that.

He is a baseball player, a catcher, and an extremely talented one. This is one of the shots we were waiting for! Before we could get this though, we took advantage of the light to get a lot of other great images!

This photo reminds me so much of a deal he and I made for warmer weather. There is a particular tree I would love to have a shot in but it will take someone brave and not afraid to get wet (just in case)! "G" has graciously offered to be that someone!

I leave you with one other image from our sunset part of the session.

Thanks for all the fun and laughter...and the new song that occasionally gets stuck in my head!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beautiful Trees and Freezing Temps

I just wanted to pop in and share a few from a mini session that I did a while back. It was a spur of the moment session tha had great results! I got a call from "H" telling me there were actually a few trees with colorful leaves on them. After a quick scouting drive, we braved the very chilly temps in search of a great family image for the Christmas card.
The kids were great inspite of the chill and they were so sweet to help carry my stuff for me when we walked to a new location for some shots. Such wonderful children to be around and enjoy!

These two adorable young ladies sure do love to pose! They were on the ball everytime. Had the weather been warmer, I would have taken pics of these two sweeties for a long time! I know who to call when I am looking for models to try something new!

"D" family, I am so glad it worked out for us to capture these images! Thanks for sharing part of the morning with me!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Enjoying the Fall

The beautiful weather continues and that brings out the many families who are looking for that perfect image to put on the yearly Christmas card.

The "S" family is no exception. They took time out of their busy schedule to capture this moment in their family life.

The trees have not been the  most colorful this fall but we did manage to find this gorgeous tree to use as a backdrop.
Miss "M" is the oldest of the kids, I will be getting together with her and her sister, the other Miss "M", to grab some more pictures next week.


We had a great time doing pictures with the kids! After the family shots were done we sent mom and dad on their way so we could have time to catch their interests.

Young "C" loves to hunt! He brought his bow along with one goal in  mind...to get as many different pictures as we could with him and his bow. He knew just what he wanted and I have plenty to  choose from. This next one is from the end of the night and I needed to include it for dad. He was very excited to see how it turned out!


"S" family thank you so much for all the fun and fellowship we shared tonight! I can't wait to go through the rest of the images!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Feel the Love

One of my many families to request pictures during this stretch of gorgeous weather is the "P" family. We had a small window of opportunity because the oldest son and his wife live out of state. I am so glad the weather continued to cooperate for us.
One of the things I really enjoyed while doing this session, was the sense of humor that the whole family has.


I had a smile on my face just listening to the playful banter that flowed between the family members. Jokes about the boys youth, funny memories...it felt like being part of the family for a little while.

"J" and "V" are the parents of this fun crew.

We started our time at the Nelson Pioneer Farm and then headed out to another location to take in some fall color.

We couldn't have asked for a better day to have this session. We could have asked for fewer bugs though!

Thanks so much for the allowing me to capture your great family with my lens! I hope you enjoy your peek at your session and I hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying each other's company!

Making my job hard!


I got to spend the evening with this beautiful young woman and her mom a couple of days ago. We drove around to some really cool locations and found some fun shots to take. Gotta love a girl who is up for anything!!



We started out near her high school and found a creek near the stadium. Both of those locations gave us a good start.



Miss "S" was unbelievable the whole time. The perfect smiles, great wardrobe choices, and the ability to roll with whatever I threw her way, made this an easy session to shoot.
I had so much fun with "S" and her mom. We laughed and joked and just generally had a great time!
We were driving to another location and went past this house. We swung around the block and took advantage of the beautiful setting!

Yes, she really is that stunning! Wonder why I said my job was hard? I have so many incredible images to sort through! I guess their job is even harder though. They have to choose!!
Thanks so much "S". I truly had a wonderful time with you and your mom. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek! I will post your gallery soon!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

To Much Fun

I got to spend some time with "M" and his mom on Friday and Saturday taking his senior pictures. We went to several different locations and he was more than game for everything his mom and I threw his way. I will say that we did our best to challenge him!
We found a bean field with several big round corn stalk bales in the next field over.
The farmstead where we started the session had some amazing barns and sheds to shoot in.


We ended the night in a beautiful field with the sun setting behind us. "M" had brought his trombone along and we used  it to get this stunning image!



Since we used our afternoon hours to get the outdoor photos we wanted, we decided to do some indoor portraits the next morning when we actually had light to work in . "M" is part of a very musical family. They sing and play instruments and write music. This young man has some major musical talent when it comes to the trombone. We wanted to make sure to include this in his pictures and I think we found some fun ways to do that!


 And one more with a little touch of vintage.

Thank you so much for the fun sessions and the many, many laughs during our time together!
Enjoy your sneak peek!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Perfect Day

We could have not asked for better weather than the weather we have had the last couple of weeks. Mild temps and gorgeous blue skies. The wonderful weather has been keeping me on my toes with families wanting to take advantage of the stellar days to get pictures taken. The "S" family is no exception.

We started off getting a few pictures of "R". He will be heading off  in a couple of weeks to join the military and we wanted to grab some current photos before he left.



 His mom sure is proud of him!

"D" and "H" are the parents of this beautiful bunch.

"K" and "K" are their gorgeous daughters!

Here is the whole handsome crew! I enjoyed so much spending time with your family "D" and "H". I think we got some really great pictures! Can't wait to finish processing the rest of our session. Thanks for the laughs and the wonderful afternoon.