Tuesday, June 24, 2008

april and jason

april and jason met when april was a cheerleader for jason's arena football team. jason kept noticing her and hearing what a nice girl she was. she didn't seem to want to do much with him, at first.
jason is now playing for the barnstormers and they are getting married in arkansas this year. they are, again, as nice as they are darling. (and smart as whips!)
the thing about engagement shoots and weddings is being able to blend what the couples want, keeping some artistic freedom and getting a few "mom shots", to boot. we had a great time mixing it all up.
i'm sorry i won't be able to photograph your wedding, as i'm sure it's going to be a beautiful day. but i'm glad i got to spend an afternoon with you both.
good luck!


i tried to show my mom this blog on her home pc last week. yuk. the photos were outlined in royal blue, the background color was missing, the font was gross. then i went to my website. same thing. background was missing, all sorts of things were amiss.
i don't know if that's a mac/pc thing or if my mom's computer just sucks. but i hope that's not typical and you all get to see the version i'm seeing here.

anna and jon

i'm shooting anna and jon's wedding in august.
we did their engagement session downtown, since we'll be at the park for their actual wedding. they brought along their dog, who was very sweet and a tad hyper. i think she was on to me.
anyway, i'm looking forward to spending some time with them in a couple of months. their wedding has all the ingredients for one of my favorite kinds of days. cool couple, outdoor ceremony, kick-back reception.

the r family

this was one of my first sessions back outside this year. i was so happy to be back in the park. these little darlings were so easy and fun. what a great start to the 2008 family sessions.

according to his mom, these rain boots are an essential item and worn nearly every day.

amy & john

amy & john were married in may at st. ambrose with a beautiful reception at wakonda in may.
we had a marathon photo session after the ceremony, before the reception began. i think we went to 12 different spots! it was a lot of fun to have the time to hang out with them and not be rushed to the next event. we just got some beautiful shots and had a great time with their wedding party. they were a lot of fun.

amy got john some cufflinks and placed photographs of his father and grandfather in them that had passed away. john got amy a crystal heart with a love letter rolled up inside it.

the light at wakonda was phenomenal, so we rushed right outside in the middle of the reception. there was a little miscommunication with the wakonda staff and they didn't really know we were getting golf carts until we went whizzing by the reception. they kindly escorted us for the rest of the session.

john and amy, you two are a great couple. paige and i had a great time capturing your day. you two are the kind of couples that we dream about photographing. you are as kind and fun as you are darling. have a great life together!