Friday, August 29, 2014

After the Wedding

Many hours are spent on the day of the wedding, capturing the event to the fullest.  The wedding day is just the beginning of the process.  After our gear is packed up and we say our congratulations to the happy couple, the behind the scenes work begins.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Maryann {6 Years Old}

Recently, I headed to southern Minnesota to photograph Maryann's six year portraits.  She did such a wonderful job during her session.  She was full of big smiles.  I have been photographing this sweet girl since she was just about one month old.  Hard to believe how the time has flown by and she is now six!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Peter & Ryan {Wedding: Part 1}

The first weekend of August, my assistant Greg and I headed to West Des Moines for the wedding of Peter and Ryan.  Our day began at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  As Ryan was getting in her dress, I had the pleasure of capturing images of her beautiful bouquet and hand painted shoes.  One of her bridesmaids is a fabulous artist who custom designed her shoes for the wedding day.  The sides were designed with a gorgeous green swirl, the back had little "I love you" hearts, completely blinged-out heels, and the embellishment on the toes was stunning.  So much fun!

Friday, August 22, 2014


 A reminder to book your Mini-Sessions soon!  Fall dates are filling quickly.  Get yours before they're gone!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peter & Ryan {Sneak Peek}

A little peek at Peter & Ryan's recent Des Moines wedding.  Check back again soon to hear and see more from their big day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Mini Sessions Are Coming!

Hard to believe the summer is winding to a close.  The kids are packing up their backpacks and the school year is about to begin.  It is once again the time of year to start thinking of family portraits.  This year, I'm doing my mini-sessions a little differently.  Instead of one weekend, I'm running a mini-session special for two months!  These great prices will be available from September 1 - October 31.  There is limited availability for these sessions, so be sure to book yours soon. 
Each session will be 30 minutes at a location of your choice within 15 miles of the studio.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RIP Monitor...

Last week, my monitor had technical issues that ended in it being retired.  I'm a sentimental person, so it was sad to see it go.  I've spent so much time in front of it over the past six years I've had it, I almost feel as though we've bonded.  Another big problem with the timing of it's demise is that wedding season is in full swing and my editing ended up being queued until my new monitor arrived. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finding Balance This Summer

Summertime in the Geno house is always a busy time.  I am trying my best this summer to balance the demands of wedding season, while still giving 110%, and taking time to create memories with my family.  I love my job and am so very, very thankful that it has allowed me to work from my home studio and be with my children as they grow.  It is not always the easiest balance to maintain, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Around the Studio This Week

This week is a busy week of editing in the studio.  Remodeling is on hold while weddings are in full swing.  Last weekend's West Des Moines wedding of Ryan and Peter (one of their engagement portraits is showcased above!) was so much fun.  I'm loving the images we created while we were there.  This weekend's Clear Lake wedding will be beautiful as well.  Can't wait!