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 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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Saturday, November 14, 2009


Clint & Gina - The Slideshow

So it's only been 2 weeks.....I know, I'm running behind! That being said, I think it's worth the wait. Check it out!

There are quite a few pictures, so go get a cup of coffee (or a Dr. Pepper if you're like me!), settle back while the slideshow loads and enjoy the show!

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Friday, November 6, 2009


Clint & Gina - the FULL sneak peek! | Hays Wedding Photographer

It's finally here....the full SNEAK PEEK!

When I first met Clint and Gina (and Alice, Clint's mom) at our consultation, I was quite excited by the thought of a Halloween wedding...the details they had planned sounded incredible!

The day was finally here, and let me tell you, the Fox Pavilion looked AMAZING thanks to hours and hours of decorating!

We started the day with Gina getting ready in the upstairs dressing room.

Gina's dress was a-mazing. Let me say it again....a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

The gorgeous table settings were just perfect!

The cake table looked fantastic, as did the cake itself!

As a gift to their guests, Clint and Gina set up a lavish spread of candy, and provided cartons for guests to take home their favorite treats.

I'm not gonna lie, these candy skulls were my favorite candy, plus they're pretty!

The invitation and dress rehearsal reminder were so cool..... gives a new meaning to tying a string around your finger to remember!

Gina's gorgeous bouquet

Once again, the attention to detail: AMAZING. Check out the uber-fab Clint's cufflinks:

Gina rockin' red and silver eyelashes and her gorgeous vintage jewelry!

speaking of vintage, here's a little vintage-processing:

I loved the special drink collection offered to guests - this one was my favorite - it looked so good!

As guests were seated for the ceremony, the bridal party chilled in the cigar room off the bar area.

I cannot tell a lie...the Fox is amazing!

After the ceremony, Clint and Gina got into costume and we hit up the dressing room for a few portraits.

The food was delicious!

Nothing like seeing your name in lights! (or at least on the marquee ;-) )

First dance:

Clint and Gina, your wedding was amazing! I wish you the best of luck and enjoy your honeymoon!!!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


just one for now....

...cause I'm swamped! Even though this is the case, I am having a super time with the process of editing Clint & Gina's super-awesome-way cool Halloween wedding...and because I CAN'T resist, no matter how crazy busy I am, here's just one for now.....

Honestly if I do say so myself, we were quite lucky to have this, it's not as if graffiti runs rampant in Hays America...ya know what I"m sayin'?

I am hoping to get the full preview up in the next day or two, I promise!!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Carey- Senior 2010 - Hays Kansas Senior Photographer

"He really doesn't want to have his pictures taken.....these are really for me," Carey's mom told me when we schedule his session. Although that was the case, I think we got along just fine!

One thing I really like about these pictures is they really showcase Carey's interests...which is what senior pictures should be all about!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


A Heckuva Good Show

So, I've grown up listening to Tracy Lawrence. He's just always been around as long as I can remember. I grew up with parents who thought Power 94.5 (now it's 97.5....all you people from around back home know what I'm talkin' about!) was ridiculous and bad music get the picture. :-)

Soooo when Tracy Lawrence was slated to sing at Wild West Fest, I was like, "oh, that's cool," but didn't get too excited. Boy, I should have...he puts on a heckuva good show!!! It was a perfect night for an outdoor concert. This was my first time to attend WWF (I know, how long have I lived in Hays? Naughty!) and I was impressed!

The crowd was crazy, and once he started playing there really wasn't much getting up and moving around unless you wanted to bulldoze people, so I shot from where I sat (and stood, once everyone in front of us started standing). These aren't the types of pictures I normally blog about, but hey, there's more to life than portraits and weddings. :-)

and because there was a ferris wheel there, I couldn't resist.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009


The A Family - Hays Kansas Portrait Photographer

Miss P's mom contacted me a few weeks ago about a session at the park to grab some 15 month pictures of her. Yesterday was the big day, and I must say, Miss P is just about the biggest cutie I've ever seen!

Swinging with dad

Spending some quality time with mom

Just when I thought the only pretty ladies in white I'd see this year would be at weddings, Miss P came strolling out in this adorable dress!

Standing next to the only area of the park that kept her attention...the sand around the horseshoe pit...(hey, when you're 15 months old, it's gotta be messy to keep your attention!)

*sigh* look at those adorable eyes!

Thank you to the A family for choosing me to capture Miss P!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Kris and Nina

It was a warm and sunny St. Patrick's Day for Kris and Nina's small wedding. Their closest friends and family gathered for a short ceremony followed by a laid back reception, and it was perfectly matched to their and relaxed.
Kris has been a very close friend of mine, helping me survive my first year of college at FHSU (seems like a million years ago!). When he called me the week before he was going to propose to Nina, I was so excited for them! I was also glad I could be a part of their day and we had a great time wandering around downtown Hays for a fun session. It was my favorite kind of wedding photography..lots of fun shots of the bride and groom.

You may notice the lack of green....I was surprised too! Not a lot of green for being St. Patrick's Day! But that's how they roll!

You never know where you might find a photo, in the bathroom at the courthouse!

Some strong flare....

Kris is an FHSU graduate, and Nina will be soon, so it was only fitting to get some shots in the Union....

Just a portrait...

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