Monthly Archives: October 2012

Credit Where It’s Most Definitely Deserved!

I’ll try to keep the sappiness to a minimum with this one! For awhile now, I have begun the process of branding and starting to really define a photography career. This, however, would never have been possible, or would have been really really hard to do without the help of a few really important and AMAZING people in my life. In this post I don’t want to share pix like in most of my others, but instead send a shout-out and a HUMONGOUS thank you to all that have been involved with helping me grow as a photographer, a person, and a business.

Brianna, you have not only been a huge supporter from the beginning, but you have rained on me connections, logo ideas, website ideas, etc. and it would be impossible to thank you for every individual thing that you have helped me with. I can not even begin to describe the gratitude I have for you.

Scott, I literally wouldn’t be able to achieve what I have thus far because, well, you provided the camera! Beyond that, however, your resources have been crucial for me to grow as a photograph and it’s amazing the generosity you show in giving me access to it all.

Katie, interning with you has literally been the best experience for me. I not only get to learn something new everyday, but you allow me to jump right into your projects and be hands on with everything we are involved in. It’s amazing the drive you instill in me. Through your chaotic life, you still find time to show me that you want me to succeed.

Neil, You have had to share my time with this journey of mine and I can only thank you for putting up with it. You’ve probably had one of the hardest task, that in watching/ dealing and fixing my meltdowns with computer crashes, printing problems, camera difficulties, etc. Thank you for stepping up to the task!

Tammy and Hollie, two of the best assistants anyone could have. You two have helped break the ice during sessions, helped everyone enjoy themselves and have done an awesome job helping doing not so fun jobs such as holding everything, as well as, wearing your arms out holding up a reflector. You both have incredible personalities and continuous support.

Family, friends, and clients, you all have encouraged and supported me in so many ways. Allowing me to capture personal moments again and again is in itself drive for me to continue and to get better.

I’ve come to realize that having a solid group behind you that believes in your aspirations and wants you to succeed can make all the difference in actually achieving such goals. All that I have mentioned are incredible people and I appreciate and have a lot of respect and admiration for each and every one of them!

If You’re Happy and You Know It.. say cheese?

Meet Shauna, John, and their ridiculously adorable and full of personality son, Wyatt.  This trio was absolutely wonderful people to photograph, even while trying to beat the rain, that might I add never came!

Through each session it is inevitable for me to discover a hidden talent with one or more of the people I am photographing.  Even if that hidden talent may be Shauna singing a mean version of the “wheels on the bus go round and round” and “if you’re happy and you know it.”  It still made all the difference in bringing out Wyatt’s smile.  I’m still seriously contemplating taking her on every child photo session with me!

With weather that could have been disastrous, but turned into perfection,  great people with amazing personalities, and some fun and loveable children songs, this session was more than great.  Here are a few pix!

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A surprise worth rolling with! (Tammy+Jeff Wedding Anniversary)

It is extremely hard to keep surprises a secret when the surprise is for a person that is not only one of your best friends, but also works with you everyday.  Tammy and Jeff have been friends of mine for quite some time and I have worked with Tammy for roughly six years.  Last week was their fifteenth wedding anniversary!  Jeff, being the good and in tune husband he is, paid attention to Tammy when she said multiple times she wanted to do a photo shoot with him.  The wheels began to turn and about a week or so before the anniversary date we got a plan together, well somewhat.  Although it ended up being a let’s go with the flow kind of plan, I knew I had to be at their house at 5pm the day of their anniversary.  It was actually fun and sort of incredible when I realized I was basically the surprise.  It also put pressure on me, I couldn’t mess it up!

I showed up at their house, rang the doorbell.  Tammy answered and said, ” WHAT! we are doing a photo shoot? I have sweat pants on!”  They both got ready in no time and out we went! Not only was this an AMAZING session, they brought along incredibly old as well as AWESOME vintage bicycles.  With the fall weather and changing trees, as well as the bikes and their own creative and unique style, made for one fantastic, fun, and modern session!

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