November 1, 2011

This session has an interesting story!

It started out as a beautiful day…blue skies, big white fluffy clouds, a slight breeze. It was in the middle of October and we had been rain free for at least a couple of weeks. There was a warning for severe storms in the area, but when you looked outside it was just perfect. Where were these storms going to come from?

As their session crept closer, I started to hear thunder. I looked at the radar and there was rain north of us, but it looked to be clear for us for awhile. The skies were blue and the sun was shining.

They arrived, stating that they had driven through some rain, so we quickly got down to business. We finished one family pose and I felt a rain drop. I looked up and it looked a bit grey, but the sun was still shining. Before we could even think about what to do, the skies opened up and dumped on us!

We hunkered down under a tree, trying to stay dry. If we had made a run for the house, we knew we would be drenched. We hoped it was just going to be a quick shower and be done. We weren’t so lucky. It just started raining harder and harder. At this point, we were all dripping wet, so running for the house wasn’t really going to change anything.

We headed for the house and took shelter on the porch. Just in time! The next thing we know, hail is falling from the sky.

I was optimistic that we could find a way to get a few more images out of this session. We took towels and dried everyone off…including big, furry Kuma! I threw the sweaters in the dryer and we waited for the rain to stop.

It did, and out we went. Wet grass, intermittent clouds and sun and even a few lingering sprinkles, but we worked through it, and in the end, it all paid off!

Beautiful Day

October 21, 2010

After dealing with a weird September, including crazy winds, rainy days, lots of clouds, cold and hot temperatures, the day of this session could not have been more perfect!

It was warm, but not hot! There was just a tiny breeze that would blow every once in awhile. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

Add some adorable faces, and one adorable doggy, and you have a beautiful day for a family session!

Happy Girl

May 24, 2010

Kenzie is a happy, happy girl! She just smiles all the time! I had a challenge on my hands, just trying to get a few of Kenzie not smiling. Though I’m sure Mommy gets to see the sad and mad faces sometimes, I could not pull them out of Kenzie. She would just giggle through clenched teeth!

In true happy girl fashion, Kenzie is in love with the colors purple and pink! She thinks unicorns and Barbies are pretty cool, and, if her Mommy got her a horse, it would have to be a girl and her name would be Princess!

Family Portraits

October 22, 2009

At first, it seemed like the elements were going to be against us. Our original date, for an outdoor fall family session, turned out to be a gloomy, rain impending evening. So we decided to reschedule for a few days later. That morning started out gloomy, with soaking, wet ground and fierce, chilly winds.

Something must have worked in our favor, though! By the time the evening rolled around, the sun was out in full force, the winds had calmed down and the temps felt fairly mild. We got a few wet knees in the process, but for the most part, everything went off without a hitch!

Over the Years

May 27, 2009

Recently, I have written a couple of posts about how I have photographed these kiddos over the years. I thought it would be fun to actually see how they have changed between each session!

Wow! Where does the time go?

Maddie 2 1/2 Years to 8 Years

Kenzie 2 1/2 Weeks to 4 Years


May 20, 2009

This was Kenzie’s four year session, and it was the twelfth session I’ve done with her. I’ve had the honor of photographing Kenzie since she was a little bitty newborn baby.

By far, this was her most talkative session. Usually Kenzie is pretty reserved and quiet. Not this time! She told me about her princess birthday cake, playing firefighters with her brother, playing trains with her friend from school, that her favorite color is pink AND purple and on and on! My favorite part was when she told me I was silly! I love playing the “no you’re silly” game back and forth. I got some great smiles just from that!

The night after Kenzie’s session, I received a great message from her mom. I just had to share, because it was too adorable not to! “I forgot to tell you today, that Kenzie has turned into quite the little photographer within the last couple of weeks. (In fact, we got her a Princess digital camera for her B-Day). This afternoon, she has been very Brandiesque…posing her little brother & me & telling us what gestures & faces to make! She really enjoyed her session with you! We may have a little Brandi in the making. Her pics are actually quite good!”

Family Portraits

November 6, 2008

This time of year is always very popular for Family portraits! They make great holiday gifts and fabulous holiday cards. A lot of times, we'll try to go outside. Other times, in-studio makes for awesome images, too!

This fall, we have been fairly lucky with the weather. Almost every outdoor session that I had planned worked out perfectly, which is not usually the case. Especially with the weird weather year we've been having.

Due to the popularity of this time of year, my schedule gets booked up quickly. It's never too early to start thinking about next year! If you are interested in having a family session next fall, drop me an email or give me a call. I will put you on my calendar, and when I start scheduling for next fall (probably in late spring/early summer) I'll give you a call.

Turning Three!

May 11, 2008

I love little girls at the age of three! They are so talkative and outgoing, but still cute and sweet at the same time. Kenzie was a lot of fun at her session – spinning, dancing, laughing! She floored me when she counted to ten and then counted to ten again in Spanish…amazing! Not surprisingly, Kenzie had a Dora birthday party.

Proud Big Sister!

August 9, 2007

Don’t let Kenzie’s two year old attitude fool you! She loves her new brother, Xander. She is SO sweet and loving towards him. She knows his name and knows where his "chair" is, and always wants to be involved. The jealousy streak does come out a little bit, if daddy is holding Xander. She’ll let you know, she’s not too keen with that idea!

Seeing Spots!

April 27, 2007