Saturday, September 30, 2006

HomeComing 2006

Well, last night was homecoming. I got to be there long enough to take some pictures. I took these watching from the bleachers with my zoom lens!

This lovely lady is the senior attendant, right before the coronation began.

Our lovely Homecoming Queen and her escort, before the coronation.

This is the sophomore attendant, riding on her car . . . love the backlighting on her ringlets of blonde hair!

This is the senior attendant riding on her car across the football field.
And the beautiful Homecoming Queen making her entrance across the football field on the back of a convertible.
Thanks for looking . .

Monday, September 18, 2006

Cubbage Invasion

Well, we are getting ready to have a Cubbage invasion. All of my husband's family is coming down for Bikes, Blues & BBQ, a big bike rally next weekend. I'm really looking forward to their visit. I miss seeing them all! And of course, there will be lots of photo ops!!

I am posting some images of one of my husband's brothers and his family. I had the privilege of taking their portraits last year, and wanted to feature some of them here. Especially since my sister in law is one of my biggest fans!!

These are for you KJ, and thanks for looking!

Aren't they beautiful??


Friday, September 15, 2006

My Kids, My Love, My Life

I had the opportunity to get some new portraits of my kids yesterday. Hard to do sometimes. Rabbit (my husband) had taken us to show me a new little park he found in town that I could use for portrait shoots. It was a lovely spot. Lots of great trees, and wonderful little creek.

Well, I did end up getting a couple really cute shots of the kids. I was so happy with these, because I got their school pictures back this week . . . and they were AWFUL! Cami had that "my mouth is smiling, but not the rest of my face," thing going on. And Jack had the goofiest look on his face I've ever seen. Poor things, they were so proud to show me. But they were just pitiful.

I hope you enjoy these! I know I sure do!


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My Baby Girl

Tired today, so this will be short. But I wanted to post these two favorite pictures of my darling daughter. These were taken last spring at a wedding. I love her body language and expressions here. Although she's only 4 in this picture, I can already see the graceful young lady she's going to become.

She's a beautiful girl, and a beautiful person. Full of love, life and energy. She loves Jesus with all her heart, and recently asked Him to come into her heart as her Lord and Saviour. A big moment for me, as I got to lead her in that prayer after she initiated it! She loves to sing, and make up songs for God and Jesus. She's a creative artist, and very funny. She's such a joy to have in my life. I thank the Lord for her, the blessing that she is to me everyday that I know her.

The frame around her portraits is a new storyboard template that is available to my clients for their portraits. This is a sweet piece of wall art that comes in several different color schemes. This particular one is 11x14, and fits two 4x6 images. It is displayed in hot pink, black and white, featuring lots of girly swirls and dots!! This template will also be for sale on my dc designs website soon in various sizes and colors for all my photograpy and digital scrapbooking buddies!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, September 11, 2006

More Megan

Here are more of this lovely young lady's senior portraits. Loved this location! So many different places to use as backgrounds!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Homecoming Queen 2006

Thought I would share some from my recent senior portrait session. This girl was so sweet, and so easy to work with. She also just found out that in two weeks, she will be crowned as our school's 2006 Homecoming Queen! That's pretty exciting! I was so happy for her, I had to share her news here with you.

These shots at the train tracks were done not far from my parent's home. We were kind of nervous, so we kept listening for trains that might be sneaking up on us!

This girl just has the most wholesome look about her, doesn't she? She is so pretty, and has a heart of gold. She was just so sweet, and I really enjoyed working with her.

I think she thought I was nuts when she flipped her hair around, and I yelled, "DON'T MOVE!" It just looked so cute, and it was different than any of the other images!

All of the shots not done on the train tracks were shot at her cousin's house. It was a beautiful place, built on the side of a rocky hill. But they had this great swing, a treehouse, a hammock, lots of different lansdcaping and a great old looking building.

This was the old building, I decided to have her stand in the doorway, with the light coming it, so we could light it better. Love this one in black & white!

Now here's your classic "senior-peeking-around-tree-shot." But I liked it, her smile was so sweet.

This was shot at the creek, where Megan spends a lot of time. There was a beautiful waterfall in the background, and I loved how this shot almost looks like she's out on the edge of a cliff or something. I was standing in water to get this, but I like how it turned out.

This one just looks so glamourous to me. The perfect shot. She just laid back, and the light was great, and I just shot it. Loved her expression too. I think it's so innocent looking, at the same time, a kind of come-hither feeling too.

Thanks for looking and remember to smile!

Monday, September 04, 2006

More Wedded Bliss

Just wanted to share a few more of my favorite shots from the Blossom-Young wedding last Saturday.

This is the beautiful bride, before the wedding, not posing, just looking down at something while her sister laced up her dress. Isn't she gorgeous?

This is the bride entering the dark church before the wedding, for some bridal portraits. I grabbed this as she entered, hoping it would turn out.

I caught so many candid moments of her just getting ready. I think I was getting on her nerves, because everything she did, I clicked!!

Now this was just too sweet. She had someone go get Darren (groom) so she could talk to him before the wedding through the DOOR!! I took his picture outside the door, and then told her I was coming in and took her picture on the other side while they visited. It was just the cutest thing.

The bride blowing bubbles and taking a few minutes to relax while her sister laced up her gown.

This was taken after the wedding . . . aren't they romantic?

Ok, get a room.

One of Anna's beautiful bridal portraits. She has such an incredible smile!

Just a fun shot of the cake. The pink in the middle is their monogram, B.

Another of her beautiful bridal portraits.

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed them!

Wedding Details

Just wanted to share some of my favorite details captured from this wedding. I love the rings in her bouquet.

A closeup of her lovely fresh flower bouquet . . .

The guest book . . .

A detail shot of her beautiful cake, and the lovely fresh flowers.

And my favorite shot of the wedding party! This one was fun!

Thanks for looking, I hope they made you smile. More to come!