Best start to a day ever! I had a message in my inbox this morning saying that this little ditty garnered me 2nd place in the Sierra Trading Post’s winter photography contest. This is my first iPhone winning contest image! (I love my phone…WHOOT!) Many thanks to my hubby for unknowingly posing for this photo during our Superbowl Sunday snowshoe trip up at Beaver Creek Summit…AND for helping me haul out all of the new gear I picked up this afternoon compliments of my prize money!
Last weekend I met up with my favorite attorney from Oregon! Alex contacted me at the start of the month to see if I could capture some fun and unique business portraits to help her promote the addition of “Gun Law” to her Gold Coast practice. I absolutely love opportunities like this (that push me a little outside of my comfortable little box)! During the session, I felt like I was capturing stills of the next Bond Girl. I mean…come one…have you ever seen an attorney like this? Not only is she a smokin’ hot…she’s knowledgeable and passionate about firemans. That’s a triple threat in my book! Here are just a few of my faves from the session…
A week ago I returned home from shooting my first wedding of 2012! Some of you might remember Kelly & Bob from their Duluth engagement session last summer. I love this couple to pieces! Despite some unexpected changes to their wedding plans (no snow in Fargo…in January…GASP!), we had a wonderful time capturing their big day. While I would’ve loved to have snapped a few pics of Bob riding up to the church on his snowmobile, I must say it was rather nice not being buried up to our knees in snow for outdoor photos. I mean let’s face it…38 degrees in January is downright balmy by North Dakota standards! And I couldn’t have asked for better surroundings at Moorhead’s Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd…bright walls and a prairie view that went on forever made the pre-ceremony photos easy and accessible! After the ceremony, we loaded onto the Fargo Trolley and made a pit stop at the Depot to capture a few photos of the wedding party at dusk! However, my favorite part of the day was seeing all of the wonderful and creative touches that Kelly had prepared for their reception at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Leiseth! Wishing you much happiness in the years ahead.
Meet the Bluth family! I met up with this wonderful family last weekend to snap a few holiday photos for them. They were such a joy to work with! Especially little Josh, who kept me laughing with his funny jokes and facial expressions. I was incredibly honored to capture this family together as their oldest son, Taylor, will be departing for his 2 year mission in just a few weeks. Something tells me that this charismatic young man will be greatly missed by his family. (Best of luck, Taylor, as you prepare for your travels in the Philippines!) I’m looking forward to sharing your full gallery of images with you in the next few days…
Another familiar face from Synchronicity Counseling. (Catching up with these beautiful ladies has been awesome!) Kristine booked a holiday session for her family shortly after I snapped her new head shots in August. I was so excited to meet her two little munchkins, especially after hearing about them during our first shoot. (I mean…come on…have you ever seen such perfect cheeks?) And I must say, for little ones, they are they did an absolutely amazing job cooperating for the camera. Thank you so much for introducing me to your adorable family, Kristine. I can’t wait to share more pics with you!
It’s November, so you know what that means? It’s time for my annual holiday rush! This year I kicked off my holiday season with a familiar and very pretty face. Some of you may remember Denae from a business shoot I did last summer (with the ladies from Synchronicity Counseling). I was absolutely thrilled when Denae contacted me in October to schedule a holiday session for her family. We decided to meet down by the Boise River so her three adorable boys could be photographed in one of their favorite play spots. Despite the fact that the river bank was bustling with photographers, we were able to capture some beautiful shots of this good lookin’ family.