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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Styled Wedding

I signed up to join a styled wedding photo shoot put together by Emily Santome Photography. Now I've never had any interest in shooting weddings before, but this seemed like it would be a neat experience to get to try out wedding photography without the pressure of shooting an actual wedding. I was super nervous!  I don't know what I was nervous about though, it ended up being a lot of fun and I came out with some great photos!

We drove out to the desert where Emily had set up a beautiful wedding table. I have to admit, it was pretty funny just seeing it out there in the middle of nowhere as we drove up!



Our models, Danielle and Drew, were absolutely fantastic. Danielle has modeled before, but Drew was new to this, and what a way to start, with six different cameras in your face for several hours! He must have been uncomfortable, but it sure didn't show. They were both naturals in front of the camera, and you can really see their love for each other.  

Now here comes the photo share overload. I had a really difficult time narrowing down which photos to share!


Aren't they adorable? I wish them all the best.  Thanks again to Emily Santome for putting together this awesome shoot! 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 16, 2015

In-home Maternity

I got to take some maternity photos for a friend of mine recently. In the past, I've always taken them at a park, but it's still pretty hot outside here in Vegas, and she understandably wasn't feeling up to that, so we ended up deciding to just take them in her home. So this was my first try at taking indoor maternity photos.

I didn't get exactly what I had pictured, but then again, I rarely do! ;)  But we did get some cute shots. Of course, it's hard to take a bad photo when you look as good as she does.  And her daughter...could she be any cuter?

Here are a few favorites.








I think that baby will be making his or her entrance very soon. :)
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Momtographer

Being Mother's Day, it seems like a good time to post these photos!

So quite a while back my friend Louella and I started kicking around the idea of doing this "Momtographer" shoot. The idea was basically that photography with your kids in tow can sometimes feel a bit like going into combat (not really, of course, but it can be stressful!)   I had this picture in my mind of us in the woods dressed in camo and war paint, loaded up with all our photography gear with our kids strapped to our backs.

I didn't think it was ever going to happen, but we finally got around to attempting it!  We went out to Mt. Charleston, the only place I know of around here with woods (or as close to woods as you get here!)  I took her pictures and she took mine.

Since I had a lot going on and company visiting at the time,  I wasn't quite prepared for the shoot...so I didn't really get exactly what I had envisioned.  But we still got some pretty cute shots and it was a lot of fun!  And I learned that no, I can not carry around my 3 year old in a backpack carrier.  ;)  Ouchie!

Below are photos I took of my friend and her little boy, followed by some of her pics of me. 








 And here's some of Ariel and I, taken by my friend Louella Ruth Taylor! You can find more of her work here here. Don't mind my child's crazy hair, it was quite windy!








Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Cuties

My friend and I got together to take some photos of some super cute kids she knows through a playgroup.  
It was very interesting to see how different our pictures came out, even though it was the same subject at the same time.  Everybody really does have their own style!   Her photos are warm and colorful while I tend to go with more cooler tones.

The location wasn't ideal, but we made the most of it! And the kids were so good! A 6 month old girl and a 3 year old boy.  I tell you what, that little boy was far more cooperative then my own almost 3 year old is for pictures! :)


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A day in the life...


...of me!

 I've been wanting to do a "day in the life" creativity exercise for a while, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I don't know what made me finally decide to do it, but I did! On my birthday, even.  But also on a day when I had nothing to do but hang around the house all day.   I had a hard time finding interesting things to shoot throughout the day...I really wanted to find ways to make the mundane look artsy but didn't have much luck, guess I just wasn't feeling very creative.   So its mostly just photos of my daughter playing throughout the day!  Hey, at least the Grandmas will be happy! ;)  I suppose I'll try again sometime. Maybe on a day when I actually have interesting things to do!  ;)

I put the camera on my nightstand when I went to bed so I could start shooting as soon as I woke up.

"Wake up, human."






Shower with an audience. 

My shower snooper ended up joining me.

Since I was trying to find things to shoot, I figured I'd attempt some selfies, and for once I actually managed to take some that were in focus! 


 Editing pictures...always editing pictures.


Dingo! Wishing I would put down the camera and take him out.

Helping herself to my slice of Birthday pie.


                   Mama's helper                               


Fighting the endless battle against dirt. 

No day is complete without a tantrum!




Then Daddy got home from his TDY!



She loaded up the couch with all her stuffed animals. She had them all sitting there like they were watching TV.


One last story before bed.