Yearly Archives: 2012

The past 2 weekends prior to Boone and Jessica’s wedding I was SO fortunate enough to work as a second shooter with one of the nation’s leading wedding photographers. This was an incredible learning opportunity to see how a photographer of their caliber photograph weddings. It was absolutely amazing and refreshing being able to soak…

Some of my favorite sessions are families with little kids probably in the 3-10 year old range. They are so much fun to work with, and in this session we had 2 boys that were definitely full of energy. I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but my motto for family pictures is, “I don’t want…

This was one shoot that kind of came up last minute because of scheduling, but I’m SO glad it worked out. I just happened to have a week off of photographing a wedding, and the one Saturday I had available was the one Saturday that Nick and Mallory had to do an engagement session. Let…

This was Ashlee’s second shoot and I think it was nearly as cold this day as it was at her first shoot. Actually it may have been colder. I start my ambassador shoots in February and Ashlee was one of our ambassadors and with the unbelievably warm winter we had last year, it’s probably no…

I suppose we are done with the warm weather now. I remember Thursday night (the night before Heather’s senior session) I was standing by our sliding glass door that was open. The spring-like breeze was filling our house and then in a blink of an eye it became VERY cold. Winds were rushing through and…

When Dave and Jen arrived to their location and Dave gets out of the truck saying “I’m ready for my photo shoot!” I knew this would be an extremely fun session. Don’t get me wrong, every engagement session is a blast in itself, but there’s something about an engagement shoot that just rocks when the…

It seems like just a couple years ago I was doing my sister’s engagement pictures with my brother in law… well, now that I think about it, I guess it was just a couple years ago!! And hear we are just a short time later and we are about welcome a new addition to the…

I received a call and it was a couple I actually worked with last year and it looks like their one year anniversary present was a little addition to the family. Caleb and Michelle asked if I would take some newborn pictures of their baby Lucas. Newborns always amaze me no matter how many I…

Today’s wedding took us to Springfield, Illinois, and I was especially excited about this location. I’ve not done anything before up in Springfield, so to be able to explore new territory is always something that’s exciting. 🙂 Plus, I knew that Matt and Jade would be an awesome couple to work with, and were they…

The thing I love about day after sessions is that keep in mind these are not always, if at all, literally the day after. So far they average about one to three weeks later, and because we have to work around schedules some of them end up on a Thursday like Kory and Kristen’s day…

Walking into the church of Alecia and Colton’s wedding I was taken back three years when I first started shooting weddings. I remember churches that had primarily all wood and red fabric were my worst nightmare because I hate seeing deep reds in pictures, especially in the skin tones and wood and red fabric seem…

I’ve know Robbie and Ashley for some time now, and it’s always super exciting when you have friends that find out they are pregnant. Ashley had emailed me asking if I could do a gender reveal shoot, and honestly when I first saw the email I had never heard of or seen pictures of this…

Mandy and Jake’s wedding actually took place a year ago and they were definitely one of the most unique and enjoyable couple to work with. I still have so many memories from their wedding, and then one day I get an email from Mandy asking if it’s too crazy of an idea if she got…

Wow! Is it really September already?!! I cannot believe how quickly time flies by. It seems like just yesterday Kristen, Kory and I were walking around Busch Stadium capturing some pretty amazing pictures there and next thing you know you blink and you find yourself at their wedding! The day couldn’t be anymore perfect –…

Session number two for Kaytlin, and you couldn’t ask for a better day, especially with the effects of the recent hurricane making it’s way up here. Something about dual sessions with seniors are so fun. I guess in a way, it’s kind of like a wedding. When I meet with a couple they have an…

Every once in a while there are wedding days that do more than provide an incredible time of capturing wonderful memories, but they also grow your faith in God. Traci and John’s wedding was one of those days. Hurricane Isaac had made it’s way up onto the mainland and the rains entered Illinois the day…

I love this time of year. Not only are weddings in full swing, but senior season really begins to take off. With the exception of my ambassadors, Megan was my first class of 2013 senior, and she really set the bar high for the upcoming seniors. 🙂 What a fun senior she was, and it…

I already knew coming into today that this would be one amazing wedding. Then when I stepped outside to feel it was in the mid-70s with a light breeze, I knew it would be even better. Lee and Sara had me come down to the University of Southern Indiana for their engagement pictures back in…

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