Saturday, May 21, 2011

Family with a serving of engagement...

I love this family. The giggles, the playful yelling, the not behaving when they should. Sounds like my family. Oh wait...this is my family, the extended part. And what a great extension it is.

When I got the call to do this session, not a second thought came to my head when I said yes. For good reason...they're just FUN, or funny...ha, or BOTH!

And as my family is ever growing, so is theirs. Just a few weeks after I got asked to do their family shoot, my phone rang again, with news of engagement. And well, my heart is oozing with love, so the more the merrier as we finished our day with these cutie-pa-tooties.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Love is in the air...

My brother is getting married. Goodness me, MY LITTLE BROTHER is getting married. Along with being honored to be part of the wedding party when him and his future wife say I do, I was touched when Dave & Amanda asked me to design their wedding stationary as well.

Save The Dates:

Amanda's Wedding Shower Invites:

And FINALLY, the piece I've been anxiously awaiting to post, while I waited for them to be dropped in the mail; Dave & Amanda's Wedding Invites.

Just a couple months before my brother becomes someones husband. Talk about feeling old. I'm so happy he's found someone to complete him, and I wish them true happiness.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I have a thing for rain boots...

They seem to be appearing a lot in my photo sessions lately. I just can't get enough of them. So many colors and patterns. It's like a piece of personality in a rubber boot.

At first mention to Brook the ideas I had ($5.00 sparkle dresses from Goodwill I found and couldn't pass up, and rain boots) for the photo session with her cousin, she seemed a bit nervous, maybe even scared. 

BUT as you can see, within 10 minutes, these girls were right on their way to finding their groove. And what a fun day we had. The lone laundry washer that was at the 'mat this day, thanked us for the great entertainment we gave him, as we all giggled onto our next location.

What an adventure we had. Brook with her eyes peeled as we headed south, spotted this gem. Although the side of the road that we found it on, butted up to a driveway. After a bit of coaxing, and the lady looking disappointed when I asked if we could use as a photo prop, and I didn't actually want to PURCHASE her old truck, she came around, and I'm thankful she did.

The weather ended up being so great for us, considering in the morning it looked like the sky was going to open up (yet again) and eat us alive. My prayers were answered, even if was a bit more hot then expected, a little sweat never hurt anyone.

Due to past couple weeks of lovely rain in St. Louis, kept us from an abandoned house we were bound for. The road was flooded out. I rolled up my pants, the girls put on their boots again, and we were going to attempt to wade across the flooded road for said house, with a change of clothes in hand. Then this little adult started to scream inside my head, as the flash of me floating down the river (with my camera being held above my head...cause well we know what's important in that situation). I don't know where that voice came from, but I decided to listen...this time.

Instead the delightfully old bridge in Kimswick, in front of the flooded road made the next best photo opp, followed by beautiful stone walls. 

We ended our photo adventure in a little know field I've become good friends with (or maybe with the people that live in front of it), to play with some balloons and some large hats, to top off a phenomenal photo session on Saturday afternoon.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Bump...IT'S A BOY!!!

I've been friends with Deanna for as long as I can remember, and it was simply a joy to be able to capture some photos of her, her family, and her adorable bump, before the family is expanded with a new baby boy. The love in this family is overflowing.