Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I love old school photobooths!

There is nothing like an old school black & white photobooth! The real ones, not the ones that are digital and print our right away. The ones you have to wait 5 minutes and you get a strip of photos still wet and smelling like photo chemicals. Nothing beats that!

Here is a picture of us on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ last year:

and.. here we are again in the SAME booth just a few weeks ago!

We hope this will be an annual thing but you never know how much longer they will keep the old school booth running.

I also think they are an awesome thing to rent for wedding receptions. Click here for information!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Callie - 3 Months!

A bit ago I had the pleasure of photographing baby Callie! She was sooooo cute and such a good girl!

These first two were shot at the kitchen table while us adults were finishing up our breakfast. I just could not resist the beautiful natural light!

Playing in her room and then falling asleep...

Family fun!

I can't wait to see her again for our family session in the fall!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Carley & Steven - The Rockin' Engagement!!

Also when I was in Ohio I got to shoot an engagement session for my good friend Carley! I finally got to meet her man Steven and let me tell you... I love this couple! I absolutely can not wait for their September 27th wedding! I won't blab on today, straight to the awesomeness...

Here is my attempt at a good Superman & Lois Lane pose

I love how Steven looks at Carley, he gets this little boy grin and they both just glow!

mmm perfect sunlight!

One thing about Carley is that she has THE MOST INFECTIOUS LAUGH.. ever... period.. seriously!

Totally sexy!

We were shooting this session in downtown Perrysburg and I decided I needed a fountain. We drove two blocks and used my uncles back yard for a few shots. They were out of town for the weekend but I knew they wouldn't mind!

After we had enough of The Burg we ventured over to Maumee to shoot at Sidecut Park. I have always loved this place. When I lived in the area I can't even recall how many portrait and engagement sessions I shot there. I even got to shoot one wedding there and it was sooooo fantastic. If you are getting married in the Toledo area I highly suggest looking into it!

Gosh I love summer in North West Ohio and being able to shoot well into the evening! The light then is just so magical.

After the park, Carley & Steven changed clothes and we went down to the docks in Toledo. We had a blast there and also met up with an old friend! Sarah J. Guess who is also a rockin' photographer used to work with Carley & I at a one hour photolab back in the day. She came out and snapped some shots with me and then we had a yummy dinner and spent quite a few hours catching up.

What a fun day!

For more shots be sure to check out their slide show right here!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jacob - Age 7!!

Over Fathers Day weekend I ventured back to Ohio to visit my dad as well as do portrait sessions for some of my favorite people!

Jacob is the son of my good friend Jen so the session was super fun and relaxed! I can't belive how much Jacob has grown in the last 3 years since the last time I photographed him. He is such a ham and he has a great smile! He is really into baseball & television shows like Survivor Man / Man Vesus Wild.

I had a blast taking his pictures and after the session we had awesome ice cream treats from the famous Mr. Freeze in Perrysburg!

Two of my favorites of Jacob and his mom Jen:

I can't wait until the next time I get to photograph this handsome little man!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Please forgive me!!

I seem to have let my blog slide for a few weeks! I have been waiting until I upgraded my hosting to upload all the images I wanted to blog.

So I will waste no time!

This is another fantastic wedding that I got to second shoot for Kate Triano!

Heather & Jason were married up in Lessburg, Va at the Thomas Birkby House.

Let me tell you, June 7th will go down as being one of the hottest days I have yet to experience in my year here in Virginia. It reminded me of summer in South Florida. I have no idea how much water & lemonade Kate & I consumed! We were both soaked with sweat and totally exhausted! I felt really bad for the guys in their suits!

Here are some of my favorite images from the day!

I had the great honor to photograph the very handsome and sweet groom, Jason!

They decided to see eachother before the wedding so we arranged a nice private (and shaded from the heat) spot for their meeting! I was shooting to get his reaction while Kate was shooting to get hers! I just adore how sweet these shots are.

I dig this candid I got of Heather before the ceremony while Kate was taking a few quick bridal portraits.

A fun artistic shot of the champagne flutes!

I love this candid of Jason sister writing to the newly weds during the cocktail hour.

Gotta love a great first dance shot!

Heather & Jason invited his sister and her husband up for a fist dance for themselves since they never had one when they were married. It was very sweet and a total tear jerker. He is in the military and they had been married in a small private ceremony before he was sent overseas.

Stay tuned for many more blog posts in the next few weeks!