Archive for May, 2011

May 31, 2011
Jenna is the daughter of one of my bestest friends/roommates/bridesmaids, Jess! I miss Jess a ton, but luckily we stay in pretty constant contact through phone calls and emails and texts! I was able to take maternity pics for Jess, but scheduling just hasn’t worked out for me to get home to photograph any other milestones for Miss Jenna so far. Luckily it worked out that I could get home and do some pics near her first birthday. It was a totally overcast/misty day, but Jenna didn’t mind at all :)

If you are a fan on my Facebook page, you would have seen this super cute teaser last week!
An arm was all Jess would let me photograph that morning…hehe.

Outfit change and a snack break!

Thanks to grandma Cheryl for helping out with Jenna’s shoot :) Jess, she’s getting so big and getting such a cute personality! See you guys soon!
May 26, 2011
May 26th, 2011…
Last weekend I headed back to my hometown to visit family…and I thought while there I’d see if anyone was interested in a quick mini-session! It’s nice to get out of the StL area and discover some new locations. While I was researching a place for an urban shoot, I came across a Dayton photographer’s site…they were shooting in a really cool spot…I emailed a few pics to my dad, who’s familiar with the area, and crazy enough…the spot was his old work place! Super random coincidence, but so cool!
Mini-sessions are a great way to get some quick shots of your family as they grow, without laying down a large amount of money every time you want to capture a moment in time. They are also less work for me, so I consider it a win-win situation :)
First up that morning were Robyn and her baby girl Ellen (+2 new babies on the way!). Unfortunately her hubs had to work. We all attended the same high school…I love seeing how all these people I remember from a long time ago grew up and made beautiful little families :)

Ellen’s curls were just adorable.

Next up was the Alldred family! We went to high school together also, and Leanne and I also attended Miami U! I’ve kept up with Leanne mostly on facebook..she is quite the photographer (much to her little guys’ dismay) and I like to look at her family blog!

Three boys, all with very different personalities…

And last came the Sharp family! Kate and I have known each other since we were teenagers, and she were bridesmaids in each other’s weddings! I can’t believe she already has 2 little guys!

Ben has become quite the ham. He and my 2 year old niece are very fond of each other :)
This is my fave shot of the day…you can’t get better than these candid moments…
I want to thank all these families for coming out! I will definitely be doing something like this again in the fall!
Also a big thanks to my mom for being the best assistant/baby wrangler a photographer could have!
I have lots o’ stuff in the blog pipeline. My awesome friend Jess and her baby Jenna, Katie and Matt’s wedding, and several engagement sessions! I promise to blog a lot this summer :)
May 22, 2011
Mary and Casey will be getting married this June! After several dates being rescheduled due to rain, we finally got to meet up and shoot these amazing photos at a location I’ve never been to before!

We had some gorgeous sun and perfect wind…

Facebook teaser from last week…super vintage and fabulous :)
Looking forward to your wedding in just over a month!
May 16, 2011
Meet Oliver. He’s a super-cute, baby-fever inducing little boy.

I met Oliver and his parents down in St. Charles on a beautiful evening a few weeks ago…
Is there anything better than big-baby-saucer eyes?

Oliver was a VERY curious little guy. The pointing was cracking me up!
Love this interaction! They love him so much :)

It was lovely meeting you and your family! Have a fabulous summer with your little guy…don’t let it pass by too quickly!
Jess and Garrett will be getting married this September (actually on my anniversary weekend!) We met at the City Garden last weekend and just beat the rain!
My brides just love pink shoes!

Love this view of the city…

See you guys in a few months! It’ll be here before you know it :)