Monday, December 28, 2009

 

The end of the year

So I was going to do a series of posts of some of my favorite pictures from the year, but decided that would be way too crazy! Looking back over all the images from this year, it was easy to see I've had some great clients, and good times.

One thing about this year that was majorly different for me was the number of weddings I shot - and I LOVED it! This is why I decided to post a slideshow with images from all of the 2009 weddings.

The slideshow is nearly 9 minutes long, so grab your tall skim latte with vanilla (surely I'm not the only one who drinks that?!), sit back, and enjoy!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

 

Kenny & Micci - WaKeeney Wedding Photographer

Poor Micci. Her first experience meeting me was a bit of a wash, with me getting tied up in another meeting and not being able to get ahold of her.

When we finally met up, I was so glad we did! Even though she told me her and Kenny's wedding would be a smaller, quiet affair, I just had a feeling it was going to be good.

Fast forward to Friday night...sometimes my hunches do pan out! In a lovely church in WaKeeney, we took some pre-wedding pictures. It was too cold outside to spend much time out there, but we kept ourselves busy in the church, finding nooks and crannies to use for pictures. Kenny and Micci's families were so easy to get along with and so happy to be there, it was amazing! I truly enjoyed spending time with them.

The ceremony was heartfelt and personal, with Kenny's daughter serving as one of his attendants, and the other children were involved as well. From the church, we headed to the reception. I had never been to WaKeeney during the Christmas season, and was enthralled with the main street decorations! Kenny and Micci, being the good sports they are, easily agreed to go back to the street and do a few shots in the 30˙ weather.

At the reception, Micci's daughter Stephanie read an unexpected heartfelt speech. Perhaps one of the best speeches I've heard, it was simple yet emotional - and although there was no dance planned, Kenny and Micci ended up having an impromptu first dance to one of their ceremony songs.

All in all...what a great celebration of two people who love and respect each other. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day!

Just a few pictures from the day...Micci, you are a such a beautiful person inside and out, and Kenny, you are such a good sport to put up with all the pictures :-)

Micci's simple yet beautiful bouquet



a shot at the back of the church



rings



The ceremony



just in case you forgot what time of the year it was, WaKeeney won't let you forget! Love it!



Beautiful (and quite tasty) cake!



Loved the details!



The impromptu first dance

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

 

Graver Family - Hays Family Photographer

I love repeat clients. Going into a session already knowing someone makes everything seem so much more comfortable....like seeing your favorite Aunt Betty at Christmas. :-)

I met the Gravers last year, and was happy to hear from them again and to photograph their family. Just a few for a sneak peek!








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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

 

Sweet Baby I - Kansas Baby Photographer

Babies are one of my favorite subjects to photograph....even when they don't sleep a wink! Miss I was not havin' it in the sleep department, so we were able to go with a more lifestyle approach. That's great though...and one of my favorite ways to photograph.


Soooo cute...look at all that hair!



Hanging out with dad



Gettin' some love from mom



Staredown!




...and I couldn't resist, just one of the kitty that looked so sweet, but liked to play so rough :-) Ah well, he looks innocent enough!

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Thanksgiving and a Black Friday Family Session!

Last week was, of course, Thanksgiving. I spent the day with family, and for the first time in a long time, took my camera. My youngest nephew was born just about 2 months ago, so I was hoping to get some pictures of him with his great-grandparents....and I did. Although these shots aren't the greatest, I don't care and I love them. :-)



With great-grandpa George


My older nephew who was helping me....then took a break and ate most of our hard work!


Great-grandpa George and Great-grandma Louise


Great-grandma Louise


On the day after Thanksgiving, when many were scouring the stores for crazy awesome Black Friday deals (okay, I'll admit...I went out for a bit!), I spent part of the afternoon shooting an extended family session. Just a few from it:




lovin' the rockstar hair!


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