Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The 2008 Year End Slideshow...

Click on the image above to view the slideshow, or go directly to it here: 2008 Slideshow

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Love what you do.

I absolutely love my job. I love my clients. During the holidays I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know just how much I have enjoyed myself this year. I will be doing another year-end slideshow and I can't wait to share with you some of my favorite and most memorable images from 2008. I am working in a brand new slideshow program, so naturally it's been a bit of a challenge... but of course it will be SO worth it! My goal is to have it up by New Year's Eve for your enjoyment. Thank you so very much for allowing me another year to do what i love. We are still in Holidays Mode over here until after the new year, so there is limited phone and email, but this week I will be returning emails and phone calls to those who called over our holiday break. We are actively booking late January/early February, so be sure and call if you are looking for a session soon! (oh, and yes, that is my family up there!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Back to Reno!

Just one quick image from this session - I went back to Reno for an extended family shoot and it was a gorgeous (but super cold!) fall day. I love how everyone coordinated in the grey/pink color scheme. They ordered this one BIG on canvas and it looks simply AMAZING. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More of Matt and Kristy's Engagement Session

We had the best time at the park together. Matt and Kristy walked around, talked, and laughed while I stood in the background capturing their interactions. Mat hadn't actually proposed to Kristy yet... they were stopping in Vegas on their way to Kristy's family's house in Colorado and Matt had showed me the ring he bought her. The plan was to propose while on a hike in the mountains. Kristy just thought we were doing a simple photo shoot of the two of them together because they had been dating for awhile and while they had been talking marriage, Matt hadn't worked up the nerve to "officially" ask her yet :). I was hoping Matt would propose at the session (WOULDN'T THAT HAVE BEEN AWESOME??!), but he wanted to ask her father's permission first (collective "aaaawwww"). Who can argue with that?
Kristy says this one is Matt's "Leather Jacket Catalog Ad" pose:

Thanks so much, Matt and Kristy, for letting me photograph you two! I am so excited about the upcoming wedding and I can't wait to photograph it, too!

Monday, December 08, 2008

More fall... this time in Virginia

I absolutely love my job. And I love traveling to visit special friends to take their family photos. A couple weeks ago I got to take a trip to Christiansburg, Virginia to experience autumn on the east coast... and while I was there I got to photograph a few of my favorite people in the world!

They are also from Las Vegas, so fall is a whole new experience for them as well. We were loving all the different leaves! Red, yellow, orange - and even purple leaves! I am telling you... when you've pretty much lived your life in Vegas, fall leaves are an amazing thing.

And the boys totally loved playing in the leaves, too. Leaf piles are a new and very fantastic thing for them!

The other new and fantastic thing for them? This little puppy. He is quite an entertaining little fellow.

I am one lucky photographer.
Thanks for trusting me to cross the country and take your portraits. I am honored :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A full house, and cookie making

Take 2 cups of flour
+ 2 wooden spoons
+ 1 bag of chocolate chips
+ lots of counter space
+ 1 really cool mom
= the best cookie making photo session ever :)

Thanks for another wonderful photo session with your beautiful family, Shontell! Enjoy your photos!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Siblings a year later

Last year I took photos of this family and their full house... and a year later they are still just as hysterical to be around...
We changed up the jumping picture and decided to take it jumping on mom and dad's bed...

And this one? I have no idea what was happening. But I have a feeling it went something like, "BOYS! Open your mouths! Girls! Look forlorn!" and as you can see, they are very very good listeners.

Next up, I will share what happens when these five siblings attempt to make a batch of cookies...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Office Closed December 3-7

Hi everyone - just wanted to let you know the office will be closed from December 3-7. All emails, phone calls, and order delivery will be taken care of upon our return! I have some blog posts scheduled for while we are gone so you have something to look forward to. Have a wonderful weekend, and we will be back Monday!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Fall in Reno, and the Fatbaby who Grew Up

So early last year I photographed the cutest, fattest baby. I loved her sweet face and her chubbiness. This image of her with her mommy was one of my favorites of all last year.
And it's been a little over a year and this little fat baby is no longer a fat baby at all. She's lost that baby chunk and has grown quite a bit of hair... and I didn't think I could love her sweet face any more than I did, but I was so very wrong...

Look at her. She's a freaking angel! Oh and how she loves her big brother. And Dora. ;)

And her big brother? Well, he loves his 10 year old cousin. Anything his cousin does, he does too. This includes learning how to climb trees, which is how we spent much of the day :)
And we also posed like rockstars.
And who could resist playing in the leaves? Not these guys.

Aaaaah. I love the fact that Reno has actual SEASONS where LEAVES CHANGE. Here in Vegas there's a day where all the leaves turn brown, followed by a windy day where they all blow off the trees. That is it. And that is quite sad, considering my favorite season in the world is Fall. I can't wait to share more fall pics. Cause I GOT EM!