Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sam and Jessica

A few images from Sam and Jessica's engagement shoot this morning! We took some of the images here in the grove and I got to play around with some sun flare in some of the images. I love flare!!!

We went downtown Orange City for part of the session. I thought it would be fun to do some shots at the spot where they were engaged. Actually, come to think of it, I was present when this couple got engaged!!! That is definitely a first for me-being present at the engagement!

In case you're not from here, Orange City has a yearly Tulip Festival to celebrate the town's Dutch heritage and Sam had arranged for the announcers stop the parade so he could propose to her in front of thousands of parade watchers and participants!

Okay, so I was not an eye witness, but I heard what was going on over the PA system!

Anyway, thanks Jessica and Sam for the fun time this morning! I look forward to your June 21 wedding!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The color purple...

Tonight I got to do a session with Becky and Joe and their family. Their boys have played hockey with our boys and they have a little girl about Elsie's age. We did some family and individual pictures and I wanted to show you one of Chloe alone. Her favorite color is purple...

Eric and the boys were throwing the football while the session was going on because it was such a beautiful night. At one point Eric came over to "help me" and took some pictures while I was rearranging the group-my camera was on the tripod.

I thought you might get a chuckle out of a rare shot of me in action! That's me on the right in first image. When I pose people I sometimes just show them what I want them to do (lie on the ground in the leaves,) thus the leaves on my sweater! I think I ran around the whole session with those leaves on! No wonder they could not stop smiling!

The shot of them laughing is when Eric was "helping me get them to smile!" I wish I had a shot of him doing his crazy antics-if I did I am sure it would beat the pants off the very flattering shot of me!

Jenna and Josh

Today Jenna and Josh came over for their engagement shoot. They are both college basketball players, and last week we had to postpone their session because Jenna got elbowed in the eyelid by accident at practice, and required stitches. As you can see she healed up quite well!

I always like engagement sessions because it gives the couple a chance to practice being comfortable in front of the lens before their wedding day, and it gives me a chance to get to know them! These two have been dating for four years and are adorable together! They cannot help but smile each time their eyes meet!

Thanks for the fun session today, Jenna and Josh! I look forward to your May 24 wedding!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Blu Eyes

It's been forever since I have made an entry on here-wow. Just thought I'd let you know that I have been focusing hard on getting caught up on all my print orders and editing this past week! If you're waiting on me for something, it will be coming soon!

I have also been busy working on my website. I purchased a really neat website template from a company called Bludomain. I am hoping to be able to do online proofing on my site, as well as online ordering through a shopping cart on the site.

Anyway, Bludomain has an interesting blog that I often read. There is lots of info for professional photographers as well as fun other stuff. I entered a picture of Isaac in a "blu eyes" contest and that image was one of four selected out of five hundred or so to be in the photo contest!

If you go to and click on "photo contest" you can see the picture and vote for me! If you are in the market for a website template you should also definitely check them out!

The winner gets any pair of Nike shoes!

Stay tuned for more posts in the near future. I have several sessions I can't wait to tell you about!