Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Little Housekeeping!

I decided to mess with the old blog just a bit and maybe spiff it up without going overboard!  I just wanted to customize everything to match the new logo and color scheme!  What do you think?

Lots of new photos to come soon!  I have an engagement shoot on Thursday and Pictures in the Park to raise money for some friends who are going on a mission trip to Jamaica (not the fun resort Jamaica but the no food, no shoes, poor Jamaica) and I need to get my Moody Teen's Senior Rep shoot in before he leaves for New York next week!!  Busy, busy, busy!!  But, I would not have it any other way!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jake - The Cool Senior Rep!!

This guy was way to cool for this shoot!! LOL!! No really, he was super funny and kept me rolling all through the shoot! The photos with his sousaphone were taken at the new Doudna Fine Arts Center at EIU and there was a black tie event going on inside so all these well dressed folk kept walking in!! We were WAY under dressed!! LOL!

Then all of sudden this really cool guy came out and he was charming and funny and quite a poser!! LOL!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Boudoir Session Anyone?

Last night I scheduled my first Boudoir session last night!  It happens to be for a client whose wedding I photographed not too long ago!  She is wanting some classy, fun photos for her hubby who is in the service!  When she emailed me I was shocked but once that passed, I thought why not?  Not sure I will share, unless I get the go ahead from her and believe me it will be tame, there will be no centerfolds shot by me!!  Ha!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baby Dedication

There is nothing better than a sweet new babe fresh from patch!! Oh yeah, love the looks, the yawns and that fresh baby smell gets me every time!! That's why I always say yes to a good baby dedication!! Here are the shots from little Will's introduction to God! This little cutie is only 5 weeks old and oh my is he adorable!!  This first shot is my favorite, it is just so circle of life (Lion King)!  Daddy picked out his favorite stained glass window and away we went!!  Below is sleepy boy with daddy!!  It is so tough to be the center of attention!!

Here are mommy and Will during the dedication!  He was so content and mommy was trying to hold in the explosion that he had just released!!  LOL!

Baby Will and Pastor Lou!!  I think this is the Pastor's favorite part of the whole dedication!!  LOL!

Finally, here is big brother Mitchell with Will!  They are so cute together!!  I was just so honored to be able to share this day with this beautiful family!!  Thanks John and Bonnie!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sarah's Senior Rep Shoot

I had a wonderful time just walking and talking with Sarah!!  She is such a sweet girl and I have known her since she was a wee babe (wow, I feel old)!  She is a nature girl and likes to sing!

Up next a couple of cool dudes! My son and a blogger friends son!! LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Zoey's Senior Rep Shoot

OK, the first Senior Rep shoot is a rap!!  We had a great time touring the countryside looking for cool spots to shoot!  Thank goodness we were in my hubby's truck because we ended up going down a road that turned out not to be a road!  It got muddy and rocky and very hard to drive on but we survived and got some great shots!!  More Senior Rep shoots to come soon!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amanda's Maternity Shoot, Mattoon, IL Maternity Photographer

This shoot was fun because it was done in her parent's Victorian home and let me tell you, it is beautiful!! This beautiful girl also has two sisters who are currently expecting! Wish I could get them all together but one lives in Indiana. I will be photographing the other sister later this spring!

This last one is my favorite from the whole shoot!  I love the window, the sun and the look on her face!!  I cannot wait to meet little Tanner in person!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Natasha & Hywel

I love the start of wedding season!! I had the opportunity to photography a wonderful ceremony on Saturday for Natasha and Hywel (pronounced Hal) and it was a beautiful day!! The Bride was relaxed and calm, there was no bridezilla here!! LOL!!



I normally don't colorize just one portion of an image but these shoes just screamed please let me be my red self!  How fun are those shoes??

I think this is my favorite shot of the day for so many reasons!!  First, who doesn't LOVE a man in uniform?  And second, it is just so darn touching because it reminds me of our military days!  You see, Hywel is home for only a few days, he will be leaving again on Thursday to head back to Japan where he will be preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan in the near future.  Please couple in your prayers as they will be separated so soon after this beautiful moment!!