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!!!