May 21, 2010

Lawson's 1 Year Shoot!

I've been all pink, bows and tutus lately, so it was a real nice change to have a boy! Lawson is so super cute sporting his little seersucker suit and dinosaur t-shirt! All I can say is aaaaadorable. Thank goodness for goldfish, sticks and puppy dogs - it got us through the shoot! Moms look out – your little girls may just fall in love with this one. I know I did.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

May 18, 2010

HSR + RER – Our Engagement in Paris.

This is a surprise for Ryan.

Like a carpenter's door is never hung, a painter's wall is always chipped ... a photographer's own personal digital files sit, untouched on a computer. At least that's my story. I have a bazillion photos - both clients and mine, extra hard-drives and space in the teras! AND all my personal photos just sit, waiting to turn into something, or at least make it into a frame. So, I finally took a little personal time to put together our engagement story through our eyes. (maybe I'm just trying to find a balance.) Surprise Ryan! You finally get to see some photos from our trip!

Paris is an amazing city with a ton of beautiful things to see, eat and photograph! Although, I don't think I'm really good at taking architecture photos. So I made Ryan pretty much stand in front of every beautiful, old door we could find. He only allowed 10 shots in front of each door (I made him at least try and switch it up a bit with his face expressions.) At least the local Parisians thought we were funny or maybe, just weird. I have no idea, because I have no idea what they were saying. If you decide to visit France, my best advice is not to try and cram 'French for Dummies' in one week before you go, but to really get some key phrases down. Otherwise, you may end up with a cheeseburger instead of a cheese plate and a million and one other reasons.

We were tourists, with a camera around our neck everyday. But-it-was-fun!
I'm showing some favorite images from the week – random nooks and streets, museums, our 90 minute trip to Versailles, chapels, bridges (where all the crazy love locks are attached), Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Arch de Triomphe and of course, just a few (wink) door shots.

I miss the yummy street crepes and macarons (Pierre Hermes was our favorite) but I left the city engaged to my favorite-est person in the whole world. We were In Love in Paris.

May 13, 2010

The McBay Family!

Well, I thought this family had been photographed a bazillion times, as they were SO good at it! They could smile, laugh or be a little more serious on-demand-anytime! Come to find out this was their first session in a looooong time. They came ready and up for anything, and were a ton of fun to work with. It was really hard choosing my favorites! *Courtney - I hope these only bring tears of joy! ;) *Happy Mother's Day Wendy! Enjoy!


May 11, 2010

Lisa + Chris Wedding Day Favorites!

I can't wait any longer! I have been so excited to show some of my favorite images from Lisa and Chris's wedding in Cape Girardeau! We had the pleasure of capturing Lisa's sister –Rebecca's wedding last October! So the family was really great welcoming us back!

Lisa was wonderful to work with (Chris too!) AND not to mention drop-dead gorgeous! I love a relaxed, go-with-the-flow bride! AND of course, a gal who shares her water with a thirsty photographer is a friend for life. Thanks Lisa! You guys look so happy and in love. What a great group to work with!

Ryan and I had so much fun this day and we hope you love the photos as much as we do. I can't wait for you to see them all! Stay tuned for the wedding video slash slideshow shortly and more favorites on my site!

We wish you a long and happy lifetime together!



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