Saturday, February 28, 2009

Just for Fun: Cecilia & Sam

This morning I woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow and a mind full of inspiration. I desperately needed to shoot a couple in the fresh snow, and Cecilia and Sam came to my rescue. They were exactly what I was looking for. A fun couple, madly in love, and willing to brave the freezing winds to have a little fun with me :)

Thanks, Cecilia and Sam, for being so amazing! I'm so glad that I got to meet you two this afternoon.

Ok, so we met at our studio to hang around City Market shooting for a while, and the snow had been coming down like crazy all freakin' day, and it was still going as we crossed the street to our first location, we get there, I get them in place, and it basically, yeah, not as many snowflakes in the shots as I wanted :(

But, we have TONS of smiling faces...which totally makes up for the lack of snowflakes :)

Snuggle tight, it's cold out here :)
This series just melts my heart. Love was definitely in the air today!

Yep, it's 20 degrees outside and windy. You two ROCK!

More snuggling :)

I know it's cliche, but you kind of have to do snow angels, right?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shoot Day: the Results!

So, yesterday was not only my 28th (man, I'm getting old) birthday, but it was also our first ever Shoot Day! I had a ton of fun meeting a bunch of photographers from all over the MO/KS area. Some of you came a LONG way, which blows my mind. And I still can't believe how amazingly warm the weather was!

Thanks to our models who went all the way back to the 80's for us...and a big thanks to Katie from Mink Artristry for taking them there :)

I have to say I was pretty nervous at first, especially because I was teaching everyone the basics about using off-camera lighting. But I think we all learned something and had a chance to play with the set up a little bit. I've seen some of your pics already and they've been looking great! I hope everyone had a great time, and honestly, that's one of our main goals. To just go out, have fun and shoot away!

On a side note, Kelley, Jenny and I are excited to be offering more of these mini-workshops in the future, and we have a few ideas, but we would love to hear about what specifically you all would want to learn about. So, leave a comment below, or send an e-mail to with your suggestions!

Well, I want to share some of my favorites, but first I wanted to list out those who attended with links, so we can all see what everyone came up with. And, for those without links, if you have one, please send it to and I'll update this post.

Sarah Dickerson
Amy Hoskins
Jaclyn Marie
Claire Ryser
Tyler King
Jolene Grabill
Nicole McLaughlin
Angela Davis
Michael Thomas
Sharaya Mauck
Patrick Scanlan
Jen Flanagan
Sarah Crawmer
Heather Denney
Jennifer Bresnahan
Sarah Maxey
Jeremy Arnold

Here's a few behind the scenes shots. I wish I would have taken more, but oh well. The first one is showing how Kelley likes to have her models get run over by cars! In all seriousness, the cars swerved around us...and no one was hurt. Although we did get pointed at quite a bit :)

Walk Hard!!!
Now, here's all my favorite images from the Shoot Day. Again, I had fun trying new stuff and playing with my post-processing! I hope you all like-y :)

One of my favorites!

My favorite image (I think)

Dang, this might be my favorite

or this one (I'm so indecisive)

My first shot...and I love the colors here.

More rocking out...hey, it was an 80's themed shoot...we have to have a lot of rockin' :)

still more rockin'

Gotta have some sweet air guitar skillz...
finished off with some cowbell :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Latham: 10 Months

We really look forward to our sessions with the Latham, Reichen, and family. Not only do the kids love us, but they always have such a cool style from clothes, to decor around their house. And, did I mention that their kids love us? Reichen apparently ALWAYS talks about us coming over to take pictures :)

This is one of my favorite images EVER!

I love Reichen's feet hanging out of the crib as he's diving in :)

Reichen is definitely a wild one!

Latham's smile = me smiling

Look at those eyes!

I told you he was wild :)

Army crawl

This wall was freshly painted, and makes for a wonderful backdrop.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lily is 1!

On a cold day, we trekked outside for Lily's 1 year session...and although we didn't get a lot of smiles, we had fun playing with her and her exceptionally cute big sister, Audrey :)

Who doesn't love the swings!?!

She sure does love her little blankie/bear thing...if she wasn't holding it, she was crying :(

I've been taking pictures of Audrey since she was a baby, and I think this is my favorite shot of her EVER...normally, she only lets Jenny take pics of her, so I was pretty happy with this one :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Maddie: 6 Months

Maddie was our first of three baby sessions yesterday and boy was she happy to see us! And I mean really, really happy! Every time I so much as smiled at her or said her name, she let loose a huge grin and we even got to hear some baby giggles! Now, on to the cuteness...

Yes, we had huge grins all morning :)

I love this one!

Look at that HUGE grin!

Maybe my favorite, I can't decide

Gotta love the chunky babies!