Thursday, February 26, 2009

Steven & Gina: Wedding Day in Mexico!

Steven & Gina invited me out to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to share their special day with them! Paul and I had such a great time there - always do! It's becoming our 2nd home and we are becoming quite familiar with the area and locations to shoot. We are honored to work besides the amazing ladies, Kristin and Michelle of The Dazzling Details whom always make the scene absolutely breathtaking!

...we see such unique beauty all over Mexico, during the shot below the locals were yelling at us not to shoot there because they thought it was "no bonito" (not so pretty) - we thought just the opposite, and actually spent most of our time here doing the romantic shots... :)

Steven & Gina's Wedding Day Slideshow here!

We definitely try to take full advantage of the scenery with destination weddings, almost all our couples are up for the "Trash the Dress" or "Day After" session after their busy wedding week. This allows us to really get the creative & edgy shots we may not have been able to get on the wedding day.

First, we explored around downtown Puerto Vallarta and then headed to the beach!

To view more pics from the Day After Session: CLICK HERE!

Jason & Caryn: Engaged!

Caryn & Jason will be getting married in just a few more weeks at Seven-Degrees Art Gallery in Laguna, you guys are so awesome, can't wait!!! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Maternity Shoot: Welcome baby Christian!!!

The day after returning from my trip, I was awakened by a call from Mike, Alisha's in labor and they just broke her water! I packed up my things and headed to the hospital, what an amazing experience! We cried, we laughed, we said "awwww" about a thousand Christian was born healthy and content as ever (besides the first photo). :)

Anthony was so excited for his new baby brother! He had his "chore list" all ready made out!

Congratulations - What a blessing!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Engagement Shoot: US!!! What!?!

Yes...Paul and I had OUR first official engagement shoot! WOOHOO!

It was SO strange being the one in front of the camera...let me tell you, I am not a fan, but it definitely wasn't as bad as i thought. Under a little pressure, along with the wind, the cold and crazy Paul - Duane did a wonderful job on getting some great shots and letting us just be us, these are some of my favs so far! Thanks D!!! :)

Paul's sweet treads...

i LOVE snow caps.

Photographed by Duane Peck of Digital Studios :)

WPPI: Back from Vegas!

My beautiful friend and wonderful photographer, April Smith and I met up a few times to recap and enjoy a lunch or two between classes...

WPPI is the event I look forward to at the start of EVERY year. This is a photographer's convention, held in Las Vegas. The top photographers from all over the world come and share their talent and tips with us. The event is non-stop classes from 8am until 8pm or later! I can't wait to get out and shoot and try some new and challenging things this year!

I am so inspired by the speakers and all the wonderful people I was fortunate to meet on this trip, thank you all so much for taking the time to meet, teach us and share your amazing talent!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fashion Shoot!

This is Nicole. Nicole ROCKS.

One of my favorites from our first shoot together almost 2 years ago...

Paul and I had so much fun doing a fashion shoot with the BEAUTIFUL Nicole.
A big thanks to the artist Lisa Keeping for making Nicole even that much more beautiful!
It was so great working with you two again! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Modern Photographers ROCK.

I was SO excited when I checked in with one of my favorite sites for a little inspiration and I came along one of my pics! Not just posted, but I am honored to be placed 3rd out of "2008 Best of Engagement" photos, YAY!!!

You guys may remember this image from a few months back...