Tuesday, June 30, 2009

He puts up with me.

I bought a new lens last week and I thought what better subject to try it out on than my brother, right? I pretty much fell in love with this lens. It makes my heart so happy and I can't wait to use it more and more!

I love my brother too. I think he loves me. Not quite sure by the look on his face here but I'm gonna chalk that up to a camera pointed in his direction and not so much a feeling toward his baby sister specifically.

Really?
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The inevitable eye roll. It's ok, go ahead and pull your eyes down from the sky.
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Good. Now pose. Because he might as well make the most of this camera and apparently I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
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The smile. We won't get into the smile. Suffice it to say, it gets him what he wants and always has :)
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And the classic. Open you eyes! This has been a problem for awhile and the reason I take multiple pictures of him at a time.
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And finally a plea to whoever is standing close by to get his sister away from him.
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He may put up with me, but I think he secretly likes it. Don't you, bro? Okay, okay...

I'm outta here! Pin It

Monday, June 29, 2009

John & Courtnie: Day After

They weren't married yesterday, but they wanted to dust off the gown and tux and capture some pictures in a relaxed atmosphere without the stress of the wedding day on top of them. It was perfect! I met them out at Tarp Chapel and Gardens for a 'Day After' session. I SO wish I had done something like this when I got married. They were relaxed with no real time constraints and without a million bajillion things to worry about and decisions to make. It was just the two of them enjoying each other like it was their first time alone as husband and wife. And I was there to capture it.

The sun was sinking slowly casting a warm glow over the chapel. Courtnie was bathed in the beauty of the sunlight and John couldn't get enough of her. But what would you expect, she looked AMAZING in that dress. Here are some of my favorites...

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

She worked it like nobody's business!
john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

Love the necklace. And the boots!
john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

Special thanks to Tarp Chapel and Gardens. Check them out here! The grounds out there are so beautiful and everything is so green!
john & courtnie: day after

I think this is my fave of the day...I love it!
john & courtnie: day after

john & courtnie: day after

And when it was all said and done, we busted out the ring flash and had a little fun. John & Court, you guys rock. But you already know that, right?!
john & courtnie: day after Pin It

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kris & Jenn: Maternity

One of the things I like most about doing photo shoots is getting to meet new people and capturing a moment in their life for them. But I must say there is something really special about getting the opportunity to photograph your dear friends and such is the case with Kris & Jenn. I've known Kris since I was 10 years old and when he started dating Jenn, we instantly hit it off.

Kris makes me laugh. Hard. And you can just count me as gone if he busts out the high kick. I think that is seriously one of my favorite things. And Jenn, well we share a mutual love for pepsi coolies, the card game Nertz and baby talkin' our puppies. I'm thankful to have these people in my life and count them as lifelong friends. And now with a little one on the way there is only more love to go around. So here we go, Baby Ryan Elizabeth's first photo shoot...

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

Jenn, you are fabulous! Love those shoes.
kris & jenn: maternity

Ah, I adore this image. She makes him smile, he makes her laugh. Perfect.
kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

Just in case you were wondering, she's totally an OSU fan. I forgive her because she's so darn cute :)
kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

Beautiful. Stunning.
kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

kris & jenn: maternity

There she is...I can't wait to meet the baby girl!
kris & jenn: maternity

I guess the next time you will see them will be when Ryan Elizabeth is born. Yep, I'm gonna be in the room taking pics. SO excited! :) Pin It

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Braiden, Logan & Abbi: Portraits

Spur of the moment photo shoots for the kids of a friend from high school you haven't seen in years might be the coolest thing ever! Carla called on her way to Tulsa to take the kids to the Aquarium. I met her after they had swam with the sharks (well, not really but it does seem like that because the Aquarium is that awesome!). We picked up right where we left off like what, 11 years ago?! Crazy.

Carla was 2 years younger than me, but we were instant friends playing volleyball together. She would ride with me and 'supposedly' I would subject her to the Grease soundtrack on a regular basis. We also frequented Sonic and even played sand volleyball together in the summer. Always a smile on her face, I've loved this girl for a LONG time.

So meet Carla's kids - Braiden, Logan and Abbi. I'm pretty sure I'm in love with them now too :)

harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

You can't have this girl. I got first dibs!
harrell kids: portraits

Hanging with mom. Literally :)
harrell kids: portraits

harrell kids: portraits

Life's little surprises are the best. Hope to see you guys again SOON! Pin It