Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

Wow, it's been forever since I've posted anything to my blog. Sorry for being so absent! Recently, I've been pretty busy, because Matt & I adopted a puppy! We drove all the way to South Carolina to pick up our little chocolate lab boy, who we named Ruger. He has been such a perfect pup for us. We're so thankful that we got to pick him up from the shelter early so he could spend Christmas with us & our family. I'm sure I'll be posting many more photos of him, but for now, here's the first "family photo" of us right after we met him!
Happy holidays to all, and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jessica & Steve's Engagement

I couldn't believe that the gentleman at the Oriole's park said we could take photos anywhere in the stadium last week for Jessica & Steve's engagement pics. It took me a second to get my ideas together, but we had so much fun crusing around the stadium and choosing the best spots for photos. Steve proposed to Jessica on opening day for the Orioles this year, and it was only fitting that we got some photos around the stadium. And because they were up for anything, I think my favorite photo is the first jumping shot! We also headed over to the Inner Harbor that day and took a few snaps before the wind and dark clouds left us heading for home and rescheduling the second part of our photo shoot.
This past Saturday, we met up at Centennial Park and got some beautiful fall backgrounds for our photos there. The two photo shoots really summarized their life here in Maryland. They are both from the Mid-west, and that's where they are getting married next year, so Jessica thought it would be great to have photos around Baltimore and their lives here.
I had a great time both days heading out with you two. I hope you love these photos, and I can't wait to show you the rest!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Hiner Family

My great friend, Erin, emailed me a few months ago and said that her family was interested in getting a nice family portrait taken with their dogs. I didn't realize until I got to the photo site that there would be seven dogs all in one photo! It ended up being really successful and a lot of fun. I just love their Raven's family photo-beating up on the Cowboys fan! :)
Thanks for a fun afternoon with a great family!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kellee's Senior Portraits

I really want to post more of these fun photos I took of Kellee and her boyfriend Mitch, so stay tuned! But for now, here are a few of Kellee's photos that I took this past Saturday. After two times of rescheduling due to rain, we were finally able to take Kellee's photos and only had to deal with a bit of wind, which actually made some of the photos really nice as her hair blew into the wind!
Kellee and Mitch were so sweet together, a ton of fun to photograph. They were ready for anything! I really LOVE the jumping shot of the two of them. They are both atheletes, (soccer and volleyball) so I think it really is a great photo to show the two of them having fun together and showing off their jumping skills!
Hope you two enjoyed the photo shoot as much as I did. Can't wait to share the rest with you!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seminar with Joe McNally

Two Fridays ago, I had the opportunity to spend the day in Washington D.C. at a seminar lead by Joe McNally about lighting techniques. I am so thankful that I was able to go to the seminar, because I felt like everything he was teaching us was applicable to my own line of work. I already used some of his tips and techniques in the recent photos I've taken, especially with my senior portraits of Chet and Jake last weekend. I feel like my work is already improving and my lighting is getting much better with every photo shoot. His work is amazing. If you have a chance, check it out!!! Above, is a photo of me with Joe after the seminar. Please excuse my red eyes! ;) That's what you get with a point-and-shoot camera!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Crouse Family

Last weekend, I had so much fun taking photos of the Crouse family at their home. They really were up for anything, and we got a lot of photos all over the farm. My favorite shot is of the three kids jumping off of the hay bales...those photos, we saved for last, and no one got hurt!
Thanks to you all for having fun and making my job even more fun that I thought it could be!!!

Melissa's Senior Pics

Melissa came to my parent's farm for her senior portraits last weekend. She was smiling the second she walked in the door: I could tell that we would both have a lot of fun during her session. She brought a great variety of outfits, and we walked all over the farm getting great photos wherever we went. I LOVE her big smile, and I think these photos captured her fun-loving spirit well!
It was so nice to meet you, Melissa, I hope you love all of your photos!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jake's Senior Pics

Jake & Chet have been best friends since they were little, and it was so great that I was able to take Jake's photos as well. He brought awesome outfits (and even brought nice shoes for the photos!) We went all over the property taking photos with all of the backgrounds to match his outfits. Jake seems like he's definately an outdoor person; his hunting and lacrosse gear made perfect additions to the photos we took!
Jake: hope you had as much fun as I did!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chet's Senior Pics

This past Sunday, I had a marathon portrait day. This is the first of four posts I'm going to be making this week from the weekend's photo shoots.
The morning started out great, as a photographed high school senior, Chet. From rugby to hunting gear, he had it all. It was a blast choosing different places to shoot to go with the outfits & props he brought along. He had a great look; I seriously think he should try to model for Abercrombie or American Eagle...maybe these photos can be used for his portfolio!!!
Thanks for starting my morning out great!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monica & Jake's Wedding Day

I had SO many photos that I wanted to share from Monica & Jake's wedding. I had some fun putting together these collages to show some highlights and some of my favorite images from the day. I had so much fun with Monica and Jake on their wedding day. They didn't care that it was raining, they only cared that the two of them were together and they were celebrating their marriage with their famiy and friends. And boy, did their friends know how to party and dance! The dance floor was packed most of the afternoon! Thank you so very much for letting me share in your amazing wedding day. You two were awesome!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gerlach Wedding!

I came home with a permanant smile on my face from Monica & Jake's wedding yesterday. I'm just now downloading and archiving their photos and pulled these two photos as some of my favorites from the day. The church had a great balcony, and I used it to my advantage to get some different angles of the bridal party. Monica and Jake, thank you for sharing your day with me! I can't wait to share more and more images as the days go on!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wedding Tomorrow :)

Not even this rain is going to stop us from having a blast at Monica & Jake's wedding tomorrow morning in Towson. I've gone through the snapshots of the venue and church and already have some great ideas for some stunning indoor photos. The church they are having their ceremony in is beautiful...and I can't wait for it to be filled with their close family friends, a gorgeous bride, and her Navy groom :)
Can't wait for tomorrow morning! Now to pack up and check the rest of the gear!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Rinnier Family!!!

Sunday, I had a great time spending the afternoon with my friend and colleague, Amy, and her amazing family and new baby boy, James. I have heard so much about the little guy, and just this weekend got to finally meet him in person! Boy, is he cuter than a button!!! He was such a perfect model, laughing at mom throughout the photos of him by himself, and laughing at me when I tried to get his attention during the family photos. I think the photos the family are just precious, and I hope they capture the perfect memories of this stage in James' life!!!
It was so wonderful to meet the entire family, and I hope you LOVE your photos!!!
Click HERE for some more of my favorite photos!!!