Sunday, May 30, 2010

Brent and Dawn's Wedding

Brent and Dawn got married! I drove down to Lincoln to photograph their awesome wedding. I loved all the details: bright colors, awesome shoes, gorgeous flowers. It was so full of personality and really reflected who Brent and Dawn are!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cambry and Family - 6 Month Photos

I once again had the pleasure of meeting up with this wonderful family. It was time for Cambry's six month photos. Last time I saw her she was only a week old! Now she's ready to start college!

(One of my clients, Nicole, makes these super sweet tutus. Let me know if you're interested in one and I'll pass along her info!)

Those sunglasses are the best. Cambry looked so over-the-top adorable in them. I would honestly wear a pair of those if they came in adult sizes. (If you look closely, I'm making a surprise cameo in the right lens.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Matt, Erin and Cohen

Erin and Matt's wedding was the first wedding I ever photographed. You can go and relive that here if you'd like. They were absolutely fantastic and I was so lucky to have them as my first wedding clients. But holy moses. That was the most nerve wracking five hours of my life.

I've met up with them a couple times since then to take pictures of their son and family. These guys always have really great luck with booking on the nice days.

See what I mean? Look at those blue skies. That is pure Nebraska in all it's glory right there.

Last time I saw Cohen he had just turned a year old and I took a picture of his naked butt and put it on my blog. I think he remembered. I have about 300 pictures of him looking at me with his face scrunched up saying, "Noooo!" Much like this:

But I know he didn't really hold it against me because he ended up giving lots of big, adorable smiles.

And how's this for consistency! Last year:

This year:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mindy and Tony's Wedding

One thing that was certainly undeniable about Mindy and Tony's wedding was the amount of love shared throughout the day. The friends and family of the couple all appeared so genuinely happy and proud of these two. It's always amazing to share in these experiences with people. I'm so happy that "Professional Wedding Guest" is one of my new resume bullet points.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fiona's Six Month Pictures

Here are a few shots from my session with Fiona. Her mom had this incredibly adorable little outfit for her. She matched the irises! It was such a cute, Spring time themed session... Even though it was kind of cold out. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

For Fun! New photo goodies.

Here's my husband helping me test out some new photo goodies I bought. I got a fisheye lens adapter for the heck of it and a talk bubble chalkboard because I thought it was funny. :)

(Ignore the mess on the coffee table.)

Can't wait to take these out for a spin!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jack's 6 Month Photos

I met up with Jack and family for his six month photos. He was just a wobbly little bundle of baby last time I saw him. But now? Now he's ready to start college.

Also in the months since I last saw him, Jack seems to have figured out the whole camera thing. He would smile, laugh, flirt, roll around when I wasn't holding up the camera, but as soon as I brought it up to my face his expression would go dead serious.

Photographers are a lot like magicians in that they both rely on distraction and slight of hand to get the job done. Yes, I have the camera up, but LOOK OVER THERE! THERE'S SOMETHING SQUEAKING! WHAT COULD THAT BE! Pay no attention to what's happening with the girl in front of you.

I feel that this photo should be titled "MAD CRAZY HAPPY BABY!!!"

Lastly before you go, I make no secret of the fact that I love to squeeze squishy baby parts. (My nephew's ankles are like heaven to me.) Well sweet, sweet adorable Jack had the most amazing arms I have ever seen in my life. There are no words for how unbelievably cute he was when he was rolling around between shirt changes. I had to keep my pinchers to myself and remember that I am a professional. And professionals to not squeeze clients' babies.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dottie and Brandon's Engagement

Again with the beautiful people this week! I'm getting so lucky with these client. I literally told them:

Act natural. Like hanging out on a bridge is something you do in everyday life.
Don't be afraid to laugh.
Look at me.
Look at each other.
Wow, look at those people over there making out in the grass...

And just like that, they're beautiful and photogenic without the least bit of pain. (And yes, there was a very-in-love couple laying in the grass, rolling around, making out. In a public park. With children watching.) We also had the luck of taking their photographs when all the lilac trees were in bloom. A lot of them we already losing their blooms and it created this amazing scene of lilac everywhere. It was so pretty.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

C. Family Photos

I met this group out recently for their family photos. There are too many names to name, so we'll just call them the C Family. They were certainly a pleasure to work with! First of all, it was a ridiculously good looking group of people. Then add to that the fact that they were all nice. And they even offered to climb up on big piles of rocks for photos. It was a little chilly (and I know everyone was hungry) but they all hung in there and had fun!