Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a perfect night

you know those days when everything just goes right?

well, the photos i'm about to show you were taken on exactly that kind of night.

the baby was happy (check)
cooperative weather (check)
lighting was perfect (check check)
the shoot itself took about 40 minutes and we got some AMAZING photos (check check check!)

all in all, a definite winner. :) i had such a great time with this beautiful couple and their baby girl who i absolutely fell in love with.

in other news! this saturday is the FIRST of my summer weddings and i am so excited! (!!!!!) hope to get some photos of lindsay + jeff's day up on the blog sometime sunday or monday... i have a feeling this wedding will be pretty amazing. :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

sammie (senior portrait)

today i wanted to write a short post and show you all a few samples from a recent senior portrait shoot i did- we had so much fun! sammie is an amazing, fun-loving total sweetheart who was a blast to spend time with. we kept it simple with one location but got a decent amount of variety on a beautiful sunday afternoon.

here are some samples from our time together last week:

Monday, May 18, 2009

easter sunday

happy monday, everyone!

i am attempting to start the week off... not letting this photo blog fall to the wayside. :) in general i tend to be busy, even overcommitted a bit when life is "normal." well, life is hardly normal these days. as some of you may already know, right now i'm preparing to head back to portland, oregon in about a month and a half from now, which i am so excited about.

this move is also bittersweet, as i've loved being in new york for the past year, spending time with friends, family, and meeting lots of amazing people through photography... i wish i could have it all and somehow be both here AND there! :) we all know that's not possible- so i am going to keep doing the next best thing, which is continue booking weddings on the east coast as that gives me plenty of reasons/excuses to come back on a regular basis. :) traveling is something i love to do, so the idea of booking work on both coasts is honestly very appealing. i'm also excited about doing more work in the portland area, and see what happens with my business out there! this job is amazing and i'm so grateful for everyone who's been supporting and encouraging me along the way.

enough talking. :)
more photos!

these shots are from this past easter sunday, when i was asked to document the sunday service at terra nova church- this place is especially near and dear to MY heart as i was a part of terra nova close to when it started several years ago, and have been attending again this past year as i've been back in the area. it's an amazing place, and that's all i really have to say about that. :) if you're at all curious, i encourage you to check it out for yourself!

take a look at these images from easter morning at TN:

Monday, May 11, 2009

have kids, will travel

last month i spent time with a family who is preparing to move to the middle east in a few months. move to the middle east as in: sold their house, quit their jobs, simplified how much stuff they own, and are currently preparing to live and serve in a completely new country and culture. right off the bat i could tell that this group loves adventure. :) the few hours we took to hang out and shoot pictures i got to know them and their story (which is amazing!), watched as the kids ran and played, and had a great time outside in the fresh air on an early spring day.

being serious? it's overrated. :)

there's a lot of love here. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

sneak peek

good morning!

i have absolutely ZERO time to blog today, but wanted to post a quick sneak peek of yesterday's shoot with an adorable family who i had a blast with. life and everything seems to have kicked it up a notch, so when i said i was busy before, i had NO idea how busy i could potentially be! ;) however, life is good and hopefully oneday soon i'll catch up with my blog posting because i have so many pretty pictures to share.

this shot is of brooke (and her baby boy) in front of the tulips at washington park in albany, ny. absolutely gorgeous!

sigh. i love spring. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

happy birthday to you :)

a few weeks back, i shot this beautiful family of five in upstate new york. well... today their lives changed dramatically as the sixth member made his appearance! these fun, energetic, and sweet little girls now have a baby brother to torture... er, um, i mean "play" with. ;)

happy birthday little jonathan, and i'm looking forward to meeting you later this month for an updated family shoot!

Friday, May 1, 2009

heart for a tin man (band)

while in oregon for a short visit, i met up with this band to shoot a few promo photos to go along with their edgy, progressive rock sound. being a huge lover of all things art and especially music, i can't wait to go to some of their shows this summer and keep tabs on them as they record and release new stuff!

check out these shots of wess, dan, and becky: