Friday, August 29, 2008

Check out JD!!!

I can't believe he's now a high school senior! The last time I had spoken with JD, he was an adorable (sorry JD!!) kindergartner, who would play down the basement and talk non-stop while I was working there. To explain, I used to work for JD's parents as a picture framer, and before they moved the frame shop downtown, they operated it out of their office supply store. I did the framing work in their basement where the framing equipment was set up. Lots of fun memories...... :-)

But anyway, here is JD, all grown up!

JD LOVES basketball. We got some other super fun basketball images, but I picked just one favorite for the blog...

If you are wondering how I got such an awesome smile (above) out of a teenage boy, this is why: his two sisters came along to the session to help out!

Right as we were finishing the session, JD's Dad showed up driving this super fun vintage car!!! I wish I could say I planned this! Sometimes, my favorite images of a session are the ones I did not plan at all!

It was great catching up with you, JD! I hope you have a great senior year!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I hate to say it...

...but summer (check out Joseph skiing!) will soon be over, and our thoughts will turn to hot apple cider, football games, turkey and stuffing, and yes...........CHRISTMAS!!

If you have been considering getting portraits made, now would be a great time to call and set up an appointment! This school year I will be taking appointments on Thursdays during the day, and Thursday evenings. I also have select Saturday session times available. The Saturdays and evenings fill up FAST, so be sure to call if those times work best for you!

I also wanted to share the following holiday season info with you to help with your planning:

Last Day of Photo Sessions: Nov 8

Your Proof Gallery Will Be Online No Later Than: Nov 18

Please Place Your {Print/Digital Image/Custom Card} Order No Later Than: Nov 25
**Rush Fee Of 50% Applies To Christmas Orders Placed After Nov 25**

Custom Christmas Cards or Single Full Res Images {For Your Christmas Cards} Will Be Ready No Later Than: Dec 5

Prints Will Be Ready No Later Than: Dec 19

And here is just a reminder of my regular production times: Proof Images Will Be Online Approximately Three Weeks After Your Session. Orders Are Ready In Four Weeks. Production Time May Vary During Peak Seasons. Rush Fee May Apply for Rush Orders.

If you place your order before the deadlines mentioned, I am more likely to be able to get your order to you sooner!

On a fun note, maybe you noticed that I mentioned Custom Cards! I will be offering some really fun card designs that I can customize for your family! I am very excited to offer these-stay tuned for news on this!

I hope that the end of summer and the start of school has been a good transition for you all! I find myself a little behind with several unplanned things having happened recently, and some things I could have predicted would make me busy! I have been able to have a few productive days this week though, so if you are expecting proofs online, a print order, or anything else-you'll hear from me SOON!!! I just can't wait to show you TONS of highlights on the blog from weddings, a couple graduates, and some very special other sessions. CHECK BACK!!!!! :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Maeva loves...

...having fun!

...being inquisitive-hmmmmmmm!

...being two!

...riding tricycle!

...lying in the grass and looking up at the sky!

...HER MAMA!!!

Meet Dan!

Dan will be starting his senior year at MOC-FV High School in a little less than a week...

Athletics are a big part of Dan's life right now. If I remember right, he said he takes part in all the sports except track! I had a chance to see Dan in action this summer, coaching summer rec baseball for two of my boys. He did a great job!

We got to take a few pictures with Dan's family's dogs at their home. The dogs were so excited to see Dan, but they calmed down nicely, allowing us to get a couple of great portraits!

To Dan: Thanks for being a great sport for these portraits! Have a great senior year!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kara and Daren

What a beautiful day a few weeks ago when Kara and Daren celebrated their very special wedding day! I had a terrible time narrowing down my favorites this time-there were sooo many fun things about this wedding! I have lots of other blogging to do though, so I have limited myself to the following images to share with you:

Kara's fun, fun shoes!!! LOVE shoes!

Kara and Daren chose to have a first look and do pictures before the wedding...

Kara and Daren were both college golfers...for rival colleges! :-) The local golf course was the perfect spot to get some fun images of the couple and the wedding party...

Adorable niece and flower girl....

Handsome nephew/ring bearer walking with Daren!

The blue sky was magnificent, and I loved the combination of the sky, green grass, turqoise dresses, and orange and pink flowers. Yummy!

"We're married!!" The happy couple immediately after exiting the ceremony...

Kara's Dad is a firefighter, and the wedding party used an antique fire truck to get to the reception hall after the ceremony!

We stopped downtown between the ceremony and reception to take advantage of the great light!

Kara and Daren, Thanks so much for allowing me to be your photographer! I wish you many, many years of happiness!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Alycia and Trent

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Alycia and Trent for the first time at their engagement session. We met up at a local coffee shop...

After chatting a bit, we went on a little walk through downtown. We found this fun old orange seating unit-kind of retro and fun!

If I had to describe this couple in one word, it would be "happy." The way that they look at each each other just makes me smile! You can tell these two truly love being together...very sweet!

My next photo op with this couple will be MUCH busier. They have told me there will be TWELVE flowergirls at their September wedding!!! That will be a first for me, and I cannot wait! :-) I am sure all those little girls will max out my cute-o-meter! Another reason I am excited about this wedding is that Alycia happens to be a niece of the BEST wedding floral designer in the area-Marilyn Dekkers. Marilyn never disappoints, and I can't wait to see what she and Alycia dream up!

Alycia and Trent, I really enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you!