Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DeAnna's Maternity

I have had some ideas in my head awhile, so I asked DeAnna to model if she was up for this crazy hot weather. We said she was up for it, which was great. The day of the photoshoot, they issued a heat advisory, but she was still game! It was sizzling hot out, but there was a small breeze so that was great. DeAnna was a trooper!

So on these pictures, I tried out a new editing style and some new ideas I had been having. Hope you love them!

Love me some different angles !

So I borrowed this chair from the fantastic, Dana Linderman. When we got the chair, a leg was broken off (just broke off on the ride to my house). My son put the leg back on for me and we were able to use the chair for the rest of the shoot. While we were loading it in the truck, another leg broke off. ha ha.. this chair has leg issues. :) But it's too gorgeous to give up on.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Natalie & JD E-session

Meet Natalie and JD. You'll be seeing more of them, next month is their wedding. I'm hoping it is a little cooler on their wedding day, but if the day of their session is a trial run, we should be up for anything, it was soooo hot the day of their session. We shot at 7 p.m. to try to avoid the heat, so we got some beautiful light too. We were able to get some great shots :)

Love the sun flair. :) Romantic.

Fun. sparklers :)

love this. I think Natalie looks a little like Nicole Kidman in this one.
it's hard to be serious with the silly glasses on :)

they are avid frisbee golfers. We had fun with this :)


thanks guys for being troopers in this weather. you were awesome!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rylee & Brennan

These two cuties are in my Beautiful Faces program and are absolutley adorable! Rylee is by far the strongest willed little girl I have ever met. She will do exactly what she wants to do when she wants to do it.. :) But that's okay, after photographing her 3 times, I know how to get great pictures of her..... you know, distraction, bribery, and lots of luck!

She blew bubbles, he ate clover. ha ha.

outtake--lol. What is that look, Brennan? What is she whispering to you?

That's better :) Big smile!

OOPS! Ry, you lost someone! :)

I always get a "The End" picture with Rylee. She is clearly done!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mini Putt

A few weeks ago I had this fantastic idea to do candid family sessions at the mini putt here in town.. So, as usual, I put the idea out there on Facebook and this awesome family signed up! We used to be neighbors, so it was fun to get re-aquainted again. Not that we don't see them frequently at a local restaurant a LOT. :)

They had the coolest outfits ever! I kept photographing their shoes and socks ha ha..

hmmm. a Tiger Woods approved putt?

Guess what--I guarantee Tiger Woods will steal this pose.

Love the glasses! :)

Thanks guys for following my vision with this :) you guys are awesome!


Preston 18 months

It's been a few months since I've seen Preston, so I noticed immediately that he had changed a LOT since his last session. I think he still looks a ton like his mommy, but I can see some of his daddy in him too. They were awesome enough to come up to Oskaloosa from Ottumwa this time, it was a nice change of scenery! Oh yea, they were also awesome enough to bring me a Sonic Cherry Limeaid. I LOOOOVE Cherry Limeaid :)

I have to preface these last two shots by saying, it was 900 degrees out.. and I was sweating like crazy.. (okay that was a slight exaggeration, maybe 850 degrees give or take a few.) So we're in the sand box playing and I'm laying down to get my shot.. When he is playing so innocently and cutely with the sand..

And then.... He decides to throw two handfuls of it on me.. ha ha.. then reload and throw two more before I could even react.. LOL.. This is the last shot I got.. ha ha..

thanks Nicole and Rob for making the trek :)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grace.... (the other Grace..)

This is Grace, our neighbor, she's a few years younger than my Grace, but they are great friends. I found this really great location the other day and wanted to try something new and outside the box, so she was the perfect victim *ahem* model. LOL. Grace was a trooper, the grass was really itchy and she was a hungry little girl, but we got some GREAT stuff!

My Grace and Grace.

Her favorite bear...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

William turns 1!!

I have to say, it's so much fun to watch kids grow up, I've been photographing him since he was a few days old, so it was so neat to see him around his 1 year birthday. William is so much fun to photograph, he is so incredibly photogenic.

He has this cute little dog that he plays with, it's supposed to build balance and coordination, it was soooo cute!

We played a game to see how many steps he could take.

Go William!!!

Aw! He loves Mommy!

And Daddy too!
Mommy made him a cake for the cake smash with bright blue frosting. William LOVED it! He had it everywhere by the end. What a fun time!

Yeah, I think he wanted a hug. LOL.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

An Engagement contest!

Alright all you engaged couples, I know you're out there! Send me a picture of your ring ( and I'll post it online on my blog and on facebook so your friends can vote. I'll pick two winners, winners each get an hour long engagement session.

I'll accept entries all weekend and then I'll start the contest so keep it tuned here!