Friday, June 22, 2012

Jordan & Ashley {Engaged}

In the beginning of May, I had the pleasure of meeting Jordan and Ashley for their engagement session. They are getting married elsewhere but wanted to have their engagement portraits taken in Iowa City, where they met while at the University of Iowa. We met at the public library and headed around the Ped Mall. I love the Ped Mall. It has such a fun variety of urban backdrops in such a compact location. Much of my shooting for this session was in the back alleys. They have such character. After the Ped Mall, we headed down to the Old Capitol and IMU, another few of my fave spots in Iowa City.

Joel & Laura {Engaged}

At the end of April, I headed out to Lack McBride to meet with Joel and Laura for their engagement session.  Despite some chilly wind over the lake, we had a great time.  The over cast skies made for gorgeous, soft light.  They brought out one of Joel's small boats for their pictures.  He is from the Pacific Northwest and boating is a big part of his life.  It was so nice to be able to incorporate that into their engagement session.

Nathan & Beth {Wedding}

At the end of April, I headed to Western Iowa for the wedding of Nathan and Beth.  It was a gorgeous day.  The church had a beautiful floor-to-ceiling stained glass window at the back and was filled with gorgeous natural light.  It was a great group of people to work with, which  made for a wonderful day.

Claire & Max {Cake Smash!}

In April, Claire and Max came into the studio for their first year portraits and cake smash session.  Claire was not so sure about smashing the cake, but Max dove right in.  They were so cute!  I loved the theme of their cakes, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."  It is one of my fave kids books.  Both the kiddos had a blast during their session.  Max was quite sad when his was over and he had to say good bye to his smashed cake.  Super adorable!

Elle-Mirai Models

  At the beginning of April, Michelle from Elle-Mirai and a group of adorable little models joined me in the studio for a session showcasing Elle-Mirai's spring line.  Love them!  I cannot even choose what products I liked best.  The baby sets: hat, diaper cover, and foot adornments were so sweet.  The little guys in their bow ties melt my heart, what dapper little guys they are!  The hats and clips were the perfect touches to complete the girls' outfits.  The kids were great to work with as well.  They all did such a great job.

Alessandra & Gionni {Cousins}

In March, this adorable duo once again graced my studio.  They are "twin" cousins, cousins born on the same day.  They were so much fun to have in the studio.  Quite the personalities and very busy little ones!   I first met these two when they were just little babies.  It's so much fun to see how they have grown and changed.  I look forward to seeing how much they have grown when they return again to the studio.

Justin & Stefaney {Newlyweds}

In March, I had the pleasure of capturing Junstin and Stefaney's wedding.  It was a beautiful March day and we were surrounded by such loving and wonderful friends and family of the couple.  It was simply perfect.