Monday, November 24, 2008
Doug was such a little ham! He did so good during our time together!
The whole family!
The awesome parents.... Thanks for bearing the cold with me, guys!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
L.O.V.E. this shot..... Probably my favorite of the day... Carolyn is so beautiful!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This photo makes me think of Sarah McLachlan's song "Your Love is Like Ice Cream"..... This photo is seriously one of my new all time favorites..... It took me forever to figure out why the heck Sam was covering one eye & why Kristen was laughing so hard.... :o) Seriously though, THIS is what I love about my job.... capturing couples being who they really are, which in this case is hilarious :o)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Jackie was really (REALLY) awesome... We started her shoot just as the sun was beginning to set & spent most of our time with her in the pitch dark. She had broken glowsticks all over her & her dress that, to me, gave a "bride with a broke down car on the side of the road" look. I know feeling slimy with the glow stick gunk couldn't have been too great, but she ROCKED it. I mean, she was really incredible & somehow looked absolutely beautiful covered in that goop. Thank you SO much for being a great model, Jackie!
On to the shoot! :o)
Friday, November 14, 2008
A month or so ago, I went out with my photographer friends Annie & Toby from Varland Photography (click HERE to check out their site!) and 6 years after the wedding, I too trashed my dress. Here was my thought process with this decision:
#1: I wanted some funky shots of me in my wedding dress that, unfortunately, I did not get from my wedding day.
#2: My dress has been sitting in a garbage bag in the floor of my mothers closet for 6 years feeling very unused and ugly. I felt bad for it.
#3: I don't plan on asking my daughter (should I ever have one) to wear it, as I'm sure it will be terribly out of style.
I decided to take the dress out for one last spin around the block. We shot a LARGE array of photos... Most of which didn't even dirty the dress. If I would have decided to keep it in hopes of the daughter coming & the style changing, I could have taken it to the dry cleaners & it would have been good as new. (This is an option! Just because it's called "Trash the Dress" doesn't mean it actually has to be trashed... I've thought of changing the name just because it sounds so scary).
Most of my shoot was like this - the dress was still totally clean!
I wanted to go another step.... Water!
I didn't stop there! If I'm going to do it, you know... Do it right!
I have to tell you, pouring paint on my beloved dress was pretty crazy! It felt crazy, but was SO much fun! My dress will be living on, not just through these photos, but I will also be wrapping a large portion of the painted dress around canvas & hanging it in my bedroom. I'm STOKED about my new pieces of art..... these images & my new wall-art!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
*Click HERE if you missed the "Holiday Special" post!
Sarah & Sam - You guys rock! You're SO beautiful together!
Monday, November 10, 2008
...and what would Christmas be without sales?!
I'm now accepting bookings for Holiday photo sessions... Great for Christmas cards or gifts for family members. I will only be accepting a certain number of bookings, so please secure your spot soon. This Holiday Photo Shoot will include up to 1 hour at the location of your choice, the best images of the session edited & on a CD for you to keep and 10% off any print purchases. Normally priced at $200, enjoy this package for only $100!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812.756.4500 to schedule your session!