Monday, April 27, 2009

College Graduate Session with Blair

I think this might be the first college graduate that I have shot since I was in college myself! I took some for some friends back when I was still in school...that has been awhile!
I always love hearing how the word of mouth works for my business; Blair saw my work because she works with a woman at SIU who is the mom of one of the senior boys I shot last fall. Her sister came along for the shoot, and I think I'm doing her pictures in a few weeks! :) We had a good time!
Here's Blair:

Thank you, Blair, for choosing me for your pictures, it was fun...maybe I'll be seeing you again in a few weeks! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Micah's Senior Pictures

It's always nice to meet a senior guy who doesn't act like the session is torture! Micah did a great job, we had fun finding a few new spots I had never shot at before. Even though there was a BIG barking dog on the other side of a fence scaring me to death!!
Here's Micah:

Thanks Micah for a great session, and for choosing me for your senior photos!

Quick story: On Tuesday Johnny and I went to Sears to pick out a new washer, ours was about a million years old, so it was time! We had Ava and Cohen with us, and as we walked into the mall entrance, there was this couple admiring our kids. I mean, just really looking at them and telling us how adorable they were. Well, the woman was looking at Cohen and not watching where she was going, and she crashed into a sign in the middle of the mall! One of those movable metal deals that is set up announcing an event or whatever...I mean, she really crashed into it hard, almost knocked it over and made a ton of noise! She was so embarrassed she didn't even look back at us! Me and Johnny were practically rolling on the floor laughing, it was so funny!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One for Blair

Sydney is 7!

I have taken Sydney's pictures twice before (I think!) when she was about 2 and I think when she turned 5. She is one of my daughter's best friends (and I guess they are 2nd cousins, or 3rd once removed, however that works!) Sydney is growing up to be such a pretty little girl, she has always been such a cutie!

Thanks for a great session Sydney! :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Alyssa & Sean are married!

This was my first wedding of the year, and it was exciting, because the groom, Sean, is in our youth group, and he is the first of them to get married since we have been at our church. Johnny performed the wedding, and right at the last minute the original flower girl couldn't make it (well, we knew a few days before), so Maddie Kate stepped in as the flower girl! So this was a very personal wedding for me, with two of my immediate family members in it!
Here are some of my favorite shots from the day (some from me and some from my assistant, Alisa):

Here's the pretty bride:

And the handsome groom:

I think I have more outtakes from this wedding than any one ever before! Sorry Sean, I had to add this one!

This one is Sean with his twin brother and mom...

And here's the pretty little flowergirl! :)

This is the happy groom right before the bride came down the aisle:

It was chilly that day, and not very pretty out, so we jumped inside!

But I did talk the bride and groom into a few outside...

And one final silly one of the flowergirl...what is she doing?!

Thanks to the happy couple for letting me do your wedding photos! It was fun being part of the big day to someone I am close to!