Thursday, January 26, 2012

The colors of the rainbow.

I've been listening to U2 more than normal lately which honestly isn't saying much since they are always in the rotation of music floating through my ears. However, I recently watched an interview that Bono and the Edge did with Elvis Costello on the show, Spectacle. It was beyond inspiring. I really can't even begin to describe how beautiful it was. Anyway, now I'm off topic. My point was I've been listening to U2 more than normal lately and oftentimes there are specific lyrics I just can't seem to get out of my head.

"after the flood all the colors came out..."

"I will not forsake the colors that you bring..."

"let's see colors that have never been seen..."

Color has always been something that I've connected to. And there's rarely a color that I don't just love. So on that subject, I put together a post with the colors of the rainbow. Remember, ROY G. BIV? You're in luck because I do, too!








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Friday, January 13, 2012


I found this little gem from last fall while going through pictures today. It made me smile. The only real surprising thing about this photo is that I'm not making the same face as my dad.

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Monday, January 9, 2012


It's been a rough one. The kind we all have here and there. I just needed a little something to make me smile. Husband took this Polaroid of me just hanging out in the ocean back in September.

me. and the ocean.

Also, a friend sent me this. It did the trick as well.

Here's hoping your Monday was better than mine! Thank goodness tomorrow is a new day.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sneak Peek Sunday!

Recently, Tracy and I took off on a photo adventure in her 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne. 2012 was knocking on the door and was promising to be a big year for her - major birthday and landmark anniversary. She wanted to do this shoot as much for herself as for her husband. I'm just glad I was along for the ride.

I call this week's Sneak Peek Sunday the Legs Edition. Hers go on for days and days.



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Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Timeline: Sophia

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of my returning clients. In the past year and a half I've had the honor of photographing the beautiful Sophia on five different occasions. Five! Each time has been so much fun - even the time I knelt right down into some dog doo in the middle of the park (thank God for moms who always have baby wipes within reach!). Apparently if I'm not falling out of canoes and teepees, I find myself falling into other messes. Literally.

So here's the pretty girl from age 3 months to 18 months. And what a doll she is!

sophia, 3 months

sophia, 6 months

sophia, 9 months

sophia, one year

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Friday, January 6, 2012

The First Look.


When meeting with my brides prior to the wedding one of the questions I always ask is if they'd like to do a "First Look" with the groom prior to the ceremony. This option has many benefits and I wanted to take some time to explain what they are here on the blog. Keep in mind, I completely understand if the bride and groom choose not to do a First Look. Only a handful of my brides have actually chosen to do so. Either way is perfect for me - just as long as they are doing what makes them happy!

(Isn't she stunning?!)

Okay, so the First Look is when the bride and groom see each other prior to the ceremony usually in a more intimate setting allowing them some alone time. During this time, they are able to really take each other in and let the craziness of the day melt away. Sometimes these moments are the only part of the day that aren't a complete blur for the bride and groom!

After the initial look, we usually take about 10-15 minutes for just bride and groom photos and then wedding party photos. We do this now instead of waiting until after the ceremony. With Chris and Nena (see below), we also did all family pictures prior to the ceremony as well. This gave them the chance to go straight to the reception and start enjoying their guests (and the beer Chris had brewed!).

Here's a peek into Chris and Nena's First Look:









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Thursday, January 5, 2012

December: According to My iPhone

I mentioned last month I'm obsessed with the Instagram app on my iPhone. So much so that if you see me on my phone and I look very busy you can probably bet I'm either looking at pictures from other people's feeds or editing my own. It's an addiction, really.

I'm working on a project right now where I've printed out my favorite Instagrams from 2011 to hang on my fridge. I have a stack of 104 images sitting on my kitchen table waiting for their new home. See? Addicted.

Instagrams printed and ready for their new home in my house!

I've even decided to do a picture a day for the year 2012. I don't think it was much of a decision since that's pretty much what I do anyway. Only now with intentionality.

The derivative of my love definitely comes from my passion for Polaroids. And the fact it's on my phone? No brainer. So here we go, life as I knew it for the month of December. (I apologize if this is too many images, I'm not even posting all that I took!)

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

instagram: december

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

My days and nights lately have been full of planning, dreaming, setting goals and pushing forward. Journals are being filled, post-it notes scattered and sharpies are beginning to run dry. It feels good - good to know where we're headed, good to know where we've been.

In looking back, I decided to chose one picture for each month even though it was hard to narrow it down to just 12 images. From January to December this year was a wild ride. And I wouldn't trade it for the world.

January started with a little attitude.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

February blanketed our city with snow.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

March began the season of weddings. I adore my brides.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

April is a perfect time for outdoor photo shoots. My friend, Lisa, has three boys and on their six month birthdays she has dressed them in these overalls and we've gone to Woodward Park for a photo shoot. This is her baby.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

May found me on the road for my annual Okie Road Trip.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

In June, my sister and I flew to Seattle to see my brother. This is Pike's Peak and a summary of how I felt as we threaded our way through the crowds.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

In July, I hugged David Gray. Pretty sure that's all I need to say.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

August was a day trip to Springfield with a new friend where I met an old blog crush.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

In September these clients-turned-friends got hitched. I was there with my camera.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

October was totally for lovers.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

November brought us 11/11/11 also known as the BEST.DAY.EVER. And I never do that period thing in between words so you know it had to be good.
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

December was a magical time of being together with the ones we loved. And also making all our Christmas gifts!
2011 Review: 12 Images for 12 Months

Thanks for looking back with me. If you did the same on your blog, leave me a comment or link.

And here's to goals being met, dreams being fulfilled in 2012! Pin It