Monday, December 26, 2011

One and Two

Z and T are now one and two! I took these photos at the beginning of December.
 T is just a can tell by her smile...she will give my sister an interesting couple of years. It doesn't help that I like teaching her some fun things! Hehe

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Now R is a big brother!

R has a new brother. I stopped by their house a week ago to sneak in some newborn shots. C was so good and was a pro at waiting for his aunt to get everything ready. Sometimes I think that my niece and nephews only know me as the aunt with the camera in front of her least for the first year!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nine months

So these photos are a little three months late. Z was nine months old in these photos and in a week he will be one!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Engagement from this summer

In August I did an engagement session for E and J. Their wedding is in the early summer of 2012 and I am so excited to be part of their special day.

 Our first location was at the "hidden garden" it worked out perfect with the lighting.
 E had emailed me a few photos that she really liked. One was of a couple sitting on a picnic table and I my favorite one of them is this one in black and white.
 She also sent me a photo of a couple on the road...I love this one also!
 They brought along their dogs for a few photos too.
Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your special day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Secret Garden

The evening I photographed A was perfect! We headed to and overgrown garden that has so much hidden beauty. A had her sister K come and assist me. She did such a wonderful job using the reflector and watching for out of place hair or the necklace that was twisted.

Thanks for such a fun evening!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Northern Lights

Last night I got a call from my friend W. She was just letting me know that the northern lights were out. I got out of bed grabbed my camera and met W outside and we went a couple of miles out of town and set up to watch the display. I wish I could have stayed out a little longer.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I was able to photograph the N family two weeks ago and they were SOOOO much fun! My husband D came with us as my assistant. It was fun to show him the "photographer" side of me.
 The fall color was beautiful and the weather was warm enough.

 LOVE this one of the kids!
 The water was a little chilly but I was happy they didn't mind.
Thank you so much for thinking of me. It was so much fun photographing your family.

Monday, October 17, 2011

MN wedding

I traveled to Minnesota a week ago to photograph a very good friend's wedding. There were six of us girls from Michigan that made the weekend trip. We had so much fun laughing and celebrating L and B wedding. This first photo is just before their first look. L walked down a path at her parent's house to B where he kept threatening to turn around before she got there. 
 L's sister H is also a photographer and did a half hour shoot where I could just be second shooter. It was so much fun just relaxing and doing some fun shots.
 We took most of the pictures at L's parents home. Their yard was beautiful!

 The guys wore suspenders!

 My assistants threw leaves for this shot!

Thank you L and B for allowing me to be such a part of your special day! I can't wait for you to see the rest of your photographs. You both were so much fun to work with!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm a little behind

I have a few photo shoots that I have to blog about. A family shoot, a few seniors, a wedding, and some children. But I have 15 minutes so I thought I'd post a photo from the family shoot.

 And one from the wedding last weekend. L mom had had a shelf full of these old bottles and I just loved them.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Story time

As I promised in the previous post about this wedding I will tell the story of K and S. A day before my assistants wedding in July of 2010 I asked K if she would want to go on a blind date. I already knew that my cousin S would go. K said yes...maybe... So after helping set up the church on Thursday K and I had to run and pick a few things up. I suggested that we drive by S house just for fun. It happened to be a rain day for him (he works construction) and he saw us so of course we had to stop. I introduced the two of them and we left kinda awkward, hey we were just caught "stalking"... K was a little unsure about the blind date at this point in time.
 After my assistants wedding some of my friends and I went camping for the 4th of July. S was at the campground with a few friends and hung out on our site when K came to visit. For a few weeks S would stop by and ask about K and K would call and wonder about S. K said I could give S her phone number but she still wasn't sure...
 S called K on his birthday and asked if she would go out for dinner with him. She said yes. After that date K was a little skeptical still. It didn't help that thier first date some of S friends were sitting close to them in the restaruant. I told her to go on one more date...she did.
 And look what happened! I was so happy to see the two of them hit it off in the beginning of thier romance and I was so honored that they asked me to photograph thier wedding almost a year later!

 They had such a fun bridal party and at least 3 or 4 of these guys were on K and S "first date".
 S is so laid back!

Thank you so much K and S for letting me tell your story and letting me photograph your wedding!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011