Monday, August 15, 2011

Jonathan ~ 3 Months Old

So enjoyed meeting this little man and his family this morning!  And a special thanks to his dad who went above and beyond to help with smiles and keeping Jonathan happy to get the shots we were after!  You were awesome!! I look forward to photographing all three boys this fall!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Kayla

I have wanted to do a session at sunset for ever. Well after tonight, I am kicking myself for waiting so long! I grabbed Kayla again tonight for a quick session during the famous "golden hour" before the sun sets....

And another bonus to the night...I brought Kelli with me (she adores Kayla and her family)and I had her do a couple of test shots for me before Kayla still my heart! (Excuse the fact that she has a wad of gum in her cheek in one and is trying to blow a bubble in the other!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

I love Seniors!

This session this morning was such a fun way to start another year of Seniors!  I go to church with these beautiful ladies and I also was fortunate enough to capture both of their older sister's senior pictures as well!  Meet Kayla and Taylor...

Kayla, you have a special place in my heart girl! I love the way you love my kids and it is such a blessing to see how much my kids love you! Thank you for being a babysitter that goes above and beyond every time! You are a gift!!

Taylor, I still am in awe of how you seemed to turn from little girl to woman over night! You are beautiful inside and out and I hope this last year of high school is just loaded with blessings!!

How fun is this!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

~Won't You Be My Neighbor~

I was so excited to photograph our neighbors today!  We are so blessed to have had amazing neighbors the entire time we have lived in this house!  While this little guy made me work up a sweat and earn my money, his cuteness factor makes it all worth it!  You guys are awesome and we are really thankful to have you as neighbors!  Enjoy your sneak peek!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nolan ~ 1 week old

Mr. Nolan came to visit last week on his one week birthday! This big guy weighed in at 10 pounds 9 ounces!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Surprise for Grandma

Had a great session this morning on a lovely property with 8 sweet children...really, they were some of the best behaved, most cooperative kids I've worked with! Really appreciate that guys! You were awesome! This is a big surprise for their grandma's birthday coming up next month, so if you happen to know these kids...your lips must be sealed!!!

and because I couldn't decide which I liked better with this brown sugar edit too! Isn't she adorable!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fix It Friday

There is a great online resource for photographers called I Heart Faces. One really awesome thing they do is called Fix It Friday. They post an image from a photographer SOOC (straight of of camera) and then ask members to edit it how they edit it and then share the steps they took to edit. I don't do it alot, but I just LOVED this weeks picture so I thought I'd give it a go this time!

Here is the original SOOC image:

The first thing I did was open the photo in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). Then I bumped up the exposure, increased the blacks a tad to add some contrast, also boosted the saturation slightly. That alone made a huge difference. Then just for some extra kick I added clouds! =) I learned how to do this from an awesome tutorial from Kristen Caldwell.
Here's the final edit:

And a side by side before and after: