Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sweet, sweet peas.

I love fresh flowers... and I love them in simple mason jars. This bunch was from a recent farmer's market - and I think I may have to make them a habit. 

A sweet, delicate, habit.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Generation Shift

In my world (which is admittedly pretty small), it is well known that I typically photograph young folks. 

I was working at an event last weekend, and had the pleasure of running into this gentleman for the second year in a row, same event. Now, I'm prepared to admit that don't recall his name (I'm so sorry, mystery fella), and I'd like to to share that I have a great respect for him - he was one of the auctioneers for a charity auction. They were amazing to watch - and I'm pleased to have captured this moment before he went to work - raising money for a wonderful non-profit organization. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

"A," You're Adorable!

I love that song - and my favorite rendition is by John Lithgow (if you haven't heard this kid-at-heart CD, you should!)

I think it was penned just for this cutie pie!

Technicolor Personalities

I'm sort of a purist when it comes to developing my images... I don't do a ton of post processing, nor do I spend a lot of time fiddling around with different looks. I like my images clean, colorful and relying on the moment captured for any WOW factor. 

After our day at Detroit lake with good friends - I threw all of that out the window, and am in love with this image. The different personalities, the colors, the time of day - and the story. Maybe you need to know all of these knuckleheads to appreciate the image fully - but I don't think so. I think it touches on a few universal elements we can all appreciate.  What do you think?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mama's Crystal Ball

I often have my kids help me test lighting set ups - and I usually get some funny images out of them (in fact, that would make a fun series...).

This time, however, I was struck by how grown up my kiddo looks.

{ sigh }

A glimpse of times to come?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Smooches. The best kind of kisses!

I'm in the middle of working on this little one's 3 month session - and OH! I'm in love! 

Think he'll love it when he's 16? Maybe not - but I know mama will forever!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

1961 must have been a great year!

... and 50 years later, this couple is celebrating a wonderful marriage - and the family they've built!

This is the second Golden anniversary I've been a part of this summer - and I love the sense of family and celebration that goes along with it. 

Thanks for letting me take part!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summertime at the park? Nothing better!

I can't believe the little man is already 3 months old - and big sister just keeps charming my lens! 

Here's a sneak peek of a couple of images from last night's session at Drake Park that melted my heart...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Light Painting - playing around

We had some fun in the back yard this holiday weekend, and I wanted to share.
I got "caught" each time in the exposure - but thought it was kind of funny...


Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrating a beautiful marriage!

I had such a great time with this family out in Sunriver last week. They were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion - and were lucky enough to be enjoying some of the first fine weather of the summer. 

Well, that is of course until this evening, which proved a bit chilly. But, we persevered and came through with some fantastic family memories - particularly thanks to my lovely assistant, fellow photographer Tambi Lane, who was quite the charmer that evening!

I sure hope this is the picture of MY family 37 years from now!