Monday, September 28, 2009

I ♥ faces {blue} photo contest...

I just love this blue wall...And of course Stephanie looks amazing!
Thought this would be a perfect entry fo the {blue} themed contest at i♥faces this week.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009


Our friends had a little baby boy. {Cadden} He was 11 days old yesterday when we took these pictures. He was the perfect sleepy cuddly baby.

Loooooooove these lips!

Jacob asked if Jack could come over and play while we took pictures. Jack had a blast and wanted to go back to his house today. He asked about 3 times today.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mr. & Mrs Alexander

Congratulations Tori & Justin! We had a blast at your reception tonight! You both looked so happy! Tori you were stunning!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My top 5 {favorite} photographers

I check out other photographers on a regular basis. I want to be a better photographer and so I draw inspiration from those that I consider to be some of the best!! I thought I would share with you my top 5 favorites that I would love to be able to shadow and just watch and learn from them as they do what they do best. I would absolutely love to have any one of them photograph me and my family however they are a little far away. Maybe we could plan a family vacation around where they are from!! :)

5. Jennifer Mott:

what I love about her is her newborn portraits. She does a great job of photographing the baby in their own home and environment and really showcases the nursery and everyday life of mom and baby.

She posts a new picture just about everyday mostly of her children. I really love the way she writes about her kids. She truly sees them and knows them on such an intimate level and you can see how much she cares for them and treasures their unique individual personalities. As far as from a technical photography aspect, I like how pure and crisp and clean her images are.

This photographer is edgy and cool! I love how deep her images are. She has the coolest set up for her images on her blog and always includes little details that most would miss in each of her sneak peeks. Whether it's the cool pattern from a little ones dress, the color of the wall that the mom to be was standing against or the stripes from the big lollipop the kiddos were eating...she captures the emotion of the moment.

2. Bobbi and Mike:

This is a husband and wife team that specializes in weddings. It is evident from the pictures that this is one fun and quirky pair of photographers. They are creative.whimsical.perfection.
They can get the coolest picture using the most nontraditional things like street lines, traffic safety barrels, wedding rings in a bowl of cherry tomatoes or mail trucks! You just have to check out their blog to know what I am talking about!

1. Michelle Anderson: This is a photographer that I discovered when I was pregnant with Ava. She happened to be pregnant with a baby girl as well and our daughters are about 2 weeks apart. She also has a son that is Jax age. So it is so fun to look at her blog because I feel like I have so much in common with her. She is a talented photographer and I just love the special intimate details that she captures of her family. Every image is perfection and emotional! She is very much the kind of photographer I would like to be. Real.Emotional.Sweet.Creative.Intimate.Colorful.Deep.Pure.Timeless.Natural.
I draw a lot of inspiration from her.

I hope you enjoy looking through my favorite photographers. There are many others that I like but these are the ones I can't wait to see what they have on their blogs each day!

I hope one day other budding photographers feel the same way about me! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

a little bit country...

Didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it...I might try it again...but she didn't like it very much.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Grieder {Family}

I took these boys senior pics a few months ago. They are such wonderful young men. They are so respectful and loving to their mom and each other. I was so excited when mom called and wanted to do {family} pics. This is just a great family! So much fun and love here!
Watch out for them elephants!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009


My baby brother is going to have a baby of his own!!
Stephanie and Jake I am so excited for you guys. In just under 3 months you guys will be parents! Can't wait to meet your little girl.
You guys look awesome in these pics...hope you like them!

View as a slide show here:

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