Monday, May 25, 2009

Brady and Haylee

Haylee has done my hair for almost three years. She is wonderful and I couldn't be more happier for her and Brady. She took me to some places by her home and I only wish there were more of these around. Horses, pretty paths, cool antique place, old cars....a photographers dream! Brady was a trooper, though I KNOW this wasn't his favorite past time.. center of attention! I don't think so. Hang in there.. only two more shoots!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beautiful, Fun...Sweet....etc.

I don't photograph Seniors a lot. But I love them! Full of personality, eager for life, maybe a little uncertain, but the laughter continues and photographing two friends was the best! Sophie and Breann are my neighbors and we had a blast! Thanks guys!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lauren's Bridal

The first thing my daughter said when she saw Lauren on the computer was... "She looks just like Demi Lavato!" Now I know that is NOT spelled correctly, but you will know who that is if you have ever watched Disney. I told her she looked like Cheryl Burk from Dancing with the Stars. All in all we know that Lauren is a beautiful girl! Wedding in June, it will be wonderful!

Tracee's Bridal Pics of Lauren

Tracee has now come with me to shoot weddings, bridals etc. for over a year. She said she needs the "practice". She doesn't need practice....she was great from the beginning! I love her company, especially on long, hot wedding days. She is a great second shooter (and main shooter) and does excellent on her own. These were some of my favorites from Lauren's Bridal last Friday that she took. View her blog here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Brittany's Senior Pics

How easy was she to photograph! Such a blast! Thanks Brittany for being so easy going the entire evening!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Katie's Bridals

Such a beautiful girl! Wishing her and Doug all the happiness in the world.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lauren and Steven

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Janelle had chosen this as one of her favorites, so I decided to upload it here. This happened to be back-lit, so I had to use my flash. A reflector would also work, but I hate to carry another thing around. If the reflector isn't used right, it sometimes looks more flashy than a flash that is turned down, reflected off of a card or is diffused- I use a plastic ball, by Gary Fong. It looks strange, but I love it. Just a soft light, no hard shadows. Also, make sure the face has a solid surface behind it. She has a beautiful profile and the light in her hair was great. Filter-nik Color Efex Pro 2.0- Ph. Styler CoolIce.

Friday, May 1, 2009


First of all...beautiful girl and her father was so very proud and he should be. I wanted to catch these beautiful eyelashes and shooting above is obviously the easiest. One thing to keep in mind is if the brides shoulders are very narrow, make sure you see her entire torso. Because the head is closest to the camera, it will appear larger, so give as much body in the photo as possible. When I cropped this photo, I cropped off the top of the head. This photo had grass behind her head which was very distracting so I had to add the white. Easiest way is to make sure the train fills in that area instead of having to do work on the computer.
photo filter- nik color Efex Pro 2.0- Ph.Styler Cool Ice.

Spring Bridals

Hand positions! Dang, I love this photo, still do, but I wish his hands were either holding her head softly, or on her waist. Oh, well....
Love sun spots. Because it was "milky", I used nik Color Efex Pro 2.0- Solarization BW.
Use the architecture whenever you can. I shot this from below to get the arch in the photo.
The bride's right eye is slightly smaller than her left. I tried as many times as I could to face her right eye closer to the camera and to open her eyes wider than she normally would. It seemed to work quite well.