Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Murrill Family

At the beginning of November, I met at the Wellman park with the Murrill family.  We began the session with some images that included their dogs.  The dogs weren't too interested in hanging out for pictures, so we let them hang out while we finished our session.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Grady {Cake Smash}

Earlier this month, I met with Grady and his parents at the Press Box at Kinnick.  He is truly a Hawkfan in the making.  Every aspect of his first birthday session was set to tones of gold and black.  He even brought along the football I photographed him laying across when he was just mere days old.  My how he's grown since then!  He went from being a tiny little six pound peanut to a very busy one year old running around the press box in what seems like no time.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dann & Stanzy {Engaged}

At the end of October, I met up at the Ped Mall with Dan and Stanzy for their engagement session.  We started our session by stopping by the Yacht Club, where Dan proposed. Then we headed around the alleyways in the Ped Mall.  They lend themselves to portraits so well as amazing backdrops.  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Greg & Tammy

At the very end of October, I met up with Greg from Greg Frieden Photography to photograph some couples' portraits of him and his girlfriend, Tammy.  Finally, after many years of wanting to find the Chemistry building and use it for portraits, I was able to.  Love it!!  What better spot for couples' portraits than right below a sign announcing their "chemistry"! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Brenneman Family

Near the end of October, I headed to the country outside of Kalona for the Brenneman's family portrait session.  It was a little crazy with lots of little ones wanting to go all different directions, but it was lots of fun.  This is truly a John Deere family.  All of the kiddos had their own John Deere's just like grandpa's.  So cute!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tim & Jessica {Wedding}

On October 20th, I headed to Dubuque to capture the wedding day of Tim & Jessica.  Their ceremony was held at the Bible College there.  The church was large and lovely.  The stained glass windows filled the sanctuary with beautiful natural light.  We began their day with their first look.  It was truly an emotional event for both the bride and groom.  Many happy tears were shed and many tissues were needed.  Beautiful.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Garrett {9 Months Old}

This past October, Garrett came back into the studio for his nine month session.  Along with him, he brought his big brother, Tanner.  Garrett was a super cutie and he and his big brother rocked some Hawkeye gear during the studio portion of his session.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mitch & Kassi {Wedding}

The first weekend in October, I headed to the Celebration Farms Double Round Barn to capture the celebration of Mitch and Kassi's wedding.  It was a very crisp fall day and it played in perfectly to the autumnal theme they had.  The hall was decorated with leaves and pumpkins, very befitting of an October wedding.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Elle-Mirai {Vendor Spotlight}

 If you've followed my blog, then you already know how much I love the products from Elle-Mirai.  Seriously, their crocheted products are perhaps some of the softest things I've touched and are made brilliantly.  My girls love their Elle-Mirai hats.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bryan {Williamsburg Senior}

At the beginning of October, Bryan met with me at the studio to begin his senior session.  He's a senior at Williamsburg and plays in several sports there.  His studio session went well.  We even got him to smile for a few.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Cory Family

At the end of September, I headed to the home of the Cory family for their portrait session.  Their backyard was a perfect setting for the images; gorgeous trees, a nice pond, and some amazing wicker swings (love them!).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ava {One Year Old}

About a year ago, I had this little peanut in the studio for her newborn session.  My how she has grown and changed!  Still rocking those gorgeous blue eyes and adorable as ever, but this time I really got to see her fun personality.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Zephyr Weddings {Vendor Spotlight}

If you get a chance, check out our wall display at Zephyr Weddings in Coralville.  Zephyr Weddings specializes in custom designed invitations and so much more for weddings, graduations, newborns, anything you can think of.  I had the pleasure of photographing many of their beautiful products over the past few years and working with the amazing women that work there.  If you are in the market for some invitations, announcements, or any custom designed graphics Zephyr is the place for you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chris & April {Just Married}

At the end of September, I had the honor of photographing Chris and April's wedding at A Touch of Class in Cedar Rapids.  Their day was absolutely beautiful from start to finish and I am so happy that my assistant and myself were allowed to share in their day. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Bontrager Family

I met with the Bontrager family in downtown Wellman for their family session.  I had the pleasure of photographing them last year, and was very happy to see them again this fall.  Their boys have grown so much!

I love the color choices they made for their outfits.  We were able to find some fun and amazing locations that really played into their clothing.  I think my favorite spot was in front of the corrugated metal wall.  Love it!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Claire {18 Months}

 It was so much fun to have this adorable little cutie pie in the studio.  Claire was such a great little model.  Her big blue eyes just melt my heart.  She was fun and playful.  I love the moments we captured while she snuggled and interacted with her mommy.  Simply precious.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Joel & Laura {Day After Session}

On September 23rd, I met with Joel & Laura for their "Day After" session.  In this case it is a misnomer, since it was not in fact the day after their wedding, but it was still tons of fun.  I highly recommend a Day After session to couples who's timelines may not allow for additional portrait locations on the day of their wedding.  This session allows them a more relaxed portrait experience without the worry of getting to the ceremony or reception on time.  Plus, brides are generally a little less worried about some dirt getting on the hem of their dress.

Brian & Lori {Newlyweds}

On September 22, I headed over to the Wooden Wheel Vineyard in Keota to capture the wedding of Brian and Lori.  They had a rustic-vintage theme and the winery was a great setting.  Lori put so much work into crafting and creating the details for the wedding.  I loved their "guestbook."  It was an image of a tree and the guests' thumbprints became the leaves.  So much fun and what a great piece of art for their home.