Archive for July, 2010


July 18, 2010

He’s baaack!   And as usual I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites of Kellen, he is one smiley, photogenic baby.  And he’s not such a baby anymore, either!  Since the last time I saw him, Kellen is walking and has even gotten some teeth.  It has been so neat getting to watch him grow and to see his little personality evolve.  Here is little man Kellen.  :)

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I can’t believe next time I see Kellen he will be ONE!  I’m sure his family can’t either. :)  Until then!


July 13, 2010

Last time I met Harper, she was itty bitty and slept the whole time – it was perfect for her newborn session. When I saw her again recently, she was wide awake and has grown so much since she was a newborn! She is such a beautiful baby as you will see below. :) Harper was so good through outfit changes and while being moved all around while we got her photos. Here are some of my favorites…

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Love those tootsies…
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I love how she’s pulling at her little lip here!
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Normally I favor clean processing on my images, but for these next few I thought a little ‘vintage-y’ treatment was in order!
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I hope you enjoyed the previews!

It’s been killing me that it’s taken me so long to post this!  Last week I had an unbelievable opportunity to travel to NYC and attend a Jessica Claire/Adorama workshop.  Jessica has been called one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, and I can tell you she is amazing at what she does!  Now let me first say this – I’ve never won anything in my life. But when I saw information on Jessica’s workshop in NYC – a vintage wedding photo shoot nonetheless – how could I not put my name in the hat for a chance to attend?!  I’m sure you can imagine my disbelief when I got an email saying I had won a spot in her workshop.  Only 15 photographers were invited to the shoot and the waiting list was over 800 deep.  I even wrote back to make sure the email was legit.  Can you imagine flying all the way to New York and showing up somewhere you weren’t invited?  Ha!  I just wanted to make sure that wasn’t going to happen.  :)  Once I heard back that it was legit, of course I booked my flight and hotel room – how could I pass up an opportunity like this?!

I will also say I am a total wuss when it comes to travelling alone.  I am the girl who in high school wouldn’t pick up the phone and call to order a pizza because I didn’t like to talk to strangers!  But last week I put my big girl shoes on and made the trip.  And it was SO worth it!

Jessica had 2 models, Pax and Mary, dressed up in vintage wedding attire.  We basically walked around New York City looking for beautiful light and photographing the couple.  It was awesome getting to watch Jessica instruct them so she could get the shots she was looking for.  Along the way she shared her camera settings, techniques, and things she was looking for as we moved locations.  It was amazing!  Afterwords, she also shared some of her post processing techniques.  I learned some great techniques and tips that I will definitely carry forward with me.  It’s so much different seeing things live, in action, by someone who is extremely successful in their art rather than just reading about it in book.

I think we were out shooting for a little over an hour, and I have 580+ shots!  But here are some of my favorites of the bunch.  Pax and Mary are so cute and really did a great job.  They are married in real life, too.  :)

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What an amazing opportunity.  I will definitely be putting my name into a few more drawings from now on.  😉

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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