Archive for June, 2008

Weddings and Babies

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I had a busy weekend with a wedding on Saturday and a newborn session on Sunday.

The wedding was an outdoor affair that did get rained on, but I knew Anne and Kurt could handle a little rain, especially after knowing how many kids they were having participate in their wedding.

I think I have more kid getting ready pictures than bride getting ready pictures. I love this one.


It got a bit crowded in the bedrooms. I love this moment before Anne was ready to put her dress on and one of the kids was relaxing by the dress.


I almost missed this shot, but luckily someone spotted the moment and called me in. Whew.


I usually don’t share the formal pictures on the blog, but I do take them. They may not be too formal–I try for as natural as possible–here is one of Kurt and Anne that I really liked. It has just the right amount of simple and natural. Stay tuned for a slideshow from the wedding.


And now for a super duper adorable newborn that I photographed on Sunday.


See what I mean? This little guy was two weeks old. His big sister seems to be having lots of fun with him.


And since he just slept and slept through almost anything I even got to put him in a baby doll bed outside. Notice how he already doesn’t really fit?



A little rant

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I got an email the other day from an email group that I am a part of praising a photographer that doesn’t charge professional prices. This photographer took your pictures and put them on a disc for you to print at Walmart for a super low price. The email went on to complain about the inflated print prices that professional photographers charge and how “we” are ripping people off. This hurt a bit, and I felt it was time for education.

I am sure my clients can see the difference between my skills and prints, but I still feel inclined to share some information.

A wonderful group of photographers have put together a resource for you about Child Photography. This website has articles on what Custom Photography is, how to find the right Child Photographer for you and why prices are the way they are. Not all of the information pertains to my business, but it does a good job of describing many aspects of my business. Please check it out… Custom Photography is an investment, you are buying art of your family and just like you would research your options before purchasing other art, you should research your photography options. To view the articles visit here:

And since I can’t post without sharing an image or two–here are a few more from my recent cousin session. I love them!



June 21st wedding

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I hope the slideshow for Erica and Adam conveys just how much fun they had on their wedding. At the end of the reception at Justin’s Grill I heard the DJ comment on how much dancing there was despite it being a day wedding. AND, there was a lot of laughing. You may notice a laughing theme going on in many of the images.

See what I mean?


The Bride was a Principal at a school in NC so we couldn’t resist this picture on a wall we found near the church. Can you see the sign above the door?


Erica and Adam–thank you for having me as your photographer and best of luck in the future!

To view a slideshow of some of the images from your wedding click HERE.


Graduation Girl

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

My youngest daughter graduated from pre-school.

Here is her, “I’m so cute” look.


And here she is doing a great performance of “Freedom” by Paul McCartney of the Beatles.




Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

There are too many images from today’s session that I want to share. Everytime I start to post I think of another one I should share, but now it is getting late so I will just share one.

This image might be too small here for you to really enjoy all of the different things going on in it, but I love all of the activity. How the older cousin is looking at the younger cousin. The funny expressions. Fun, fun.



Erica and Adam got Married!!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Congratulations Erica and Adam! Stay tuned for a slideshow from the wedding.



The Family of “Owen Grows”

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Some more of Owen’s extended family! 🙂

The one’s responsible for starting it.


a rare slow moment


I love this shot from dinner.


I swear I did not put them up to this. They must be newly married.


The tall ones.


By the time we made it to the Aunt shots the kids had gotten a little tired.



the perfect family portrait(s)

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I love it anyway. You might recogize this crew. The youngest was the baby featured last year on my website in Owen Grows. I guess they haven’t gotten sick of me yet.

The close up view.


And a fun collage.




Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

This is the standard look I get from my 8 year old these days when I pull out my camera.



A New Newborn

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Ahhh….another newborn.

Isn’t she so sweet.


And not only did mom seem totally at ease with her first baby she looked awesome.


And one more the the little newborn.