Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! We're off to go snow shoeing, so more snow photos will come later tonight. We hope you all have a wonderful day and a great New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Audrey & Brandon-Tapatio Cliffs Resort

I met Audrey and Brandon at the Tapatio Cliffs Resort for their engagement shoot last weekend. They are getting married on a cruise next month and I'm really sad I won't be there for the wedding. Audrey is going to be a stunning bride! But, we're going to do a post-wedding session at the end of January and that's going to fun! They were a blast to work with and I love the images that we got from the day. Here are some of my favorites!
I loved the contrast with the sun shining through these classic iron archway:
We couldn't resist this staircase either. I saw this image in black and white before I even pulled this one up on my computer!
This one was shot in direct sun, but I love the shadows!
Audrey is so beautiful! Brandon was behind me when this was taken telling me all of her nicknames! The secret is safe with me Brandon!
Brandon's been told he looks a lot like Sean Penn. I really didn't see it until I started developing the photos!
The resort had some really interesting iron gates. I love this one!
We were in the elevator when I snapped this one.
What pretty eyes!
Finally the happy couple; thanks for giving me the opportunity guys!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Special!

From now until the end of December, buy a Portrait Session Gift Certificate for only $199 (+tax)! On January 1st, the prices will go back up to $249. The gift certificates come packaged in a beautiful box and are great gifts for those people on your list that are hard to buy for. A portrait session includes an on location photo session, 4x6 proofs and an 11x14 enlargement. The certificates are good until the end of 2010.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Nicola and Pinot

My great friend, Nicola Marsh, was in Flagstaff for less than 24 hours this past weekend. She brought her dog, Pinot, whom she rescued from the Second Chance Center over a year ago. Pinot is a total princess now, a far cry from her life before Nicola. It's hard to keep up with Nicola! She's usually training for some great adventure, from going on an expedition to Everest, running a marathon in Antarctica, to hiking across the state of Hawaii. It makes the rest of us seem a little lazy:) She's on her way to TX for a Occupational Therapy job for three months. I miss you already Nicola!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jennell & Mark

Jennell and Mark eloped in Flagstaff last month and I was honored to be there for them. They were staying at the England House, which is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast downtown. After everyone got ready, we went up to Buffalo Park where we got some great images. You can check out their slideshow here. Here are a few of my favorites! Congrats!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gone but not forgotten-Ken Lamppa

Last night, Grant's cousin, Ken Lamppa lost his battle to cancer. For those of you who were at my wedding, Ken sang my favorite John Denver song, "For You", during the ceremony. Most of you probably didn't know, but that song was VERY important to me. My mom, who passed away in 1984, and I used to sing John Denver songs together when I was a little girl, so it was extremely sentimental to me. I had given up hope to find someone to sing it when Ken graciously volunteered to come from Minnesota to perform it. It turned out, Ken was one of the most accomplished singers that I've ever heard. There are many things that I remember on that day...the sun peaking through the clouds as we read our vows, the look on my husband's face, my dads tears, and the beauty of Ken's voice when he sang that song for us. I'll never forgot that moment. Adieu our dear cousin; thanks for making such a difference in our lives!

(Photo courtesy of Cameron Clark Photography)

Monday, December 1, 2008

More Holiday Cards!

Check out these new designs!

Bronze Award from the International Aperture Awards!

I was recently awarded a Bronze Award for this image in the International Aperture competition. Photographers from all over the world submitted images and I'm very honored!

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Lambson Family

Meet the Lambson Family: Hans, Casi, Ryker and Dax. They were so much fun to work with! I think Ryker, the oldest boy, had about 100 different expressions and gave me a sampling of just about all of them! This session is going to be really hard to edit; everytime I pull up a new photo one of the boys is doing something cute! Ryker was super excited that he was going to get ice cream after the shoot and would do anything for ice cream! I just fell in love with these sweet little boys. Check out their slideshow here. Thanks for the great afternoon guys!

This door is on the north facing side of the train station downtown. I love the green doors!

One of Ryker's many cute faces:)

Ryker is a great big brother to Dax!

Little Dax! This baby just kept smiling all morning! Love the drool waterfall:)

Seriously, is Ryker a cutie or what? Watch out women 20 years from now!

Here Ryker was telling me about how he was going to eat 11 scoops of ice cream! Wow!

Mom, Casi, and Dad, Hans:

I love it when families just start being families...even if it means your little brother starts pulling out your hair!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Madalynn's First Birthday

Meet Mad (short for Madalynn). She's just turned one and is possibly one of the most beautiful little girls I've ever laid eyes on. Her smile was infectious and I found myself giggling just looking at her. Since I lost my own mom when I was a kid, I've got a big soft spot for mother-daughter sessions. I want this little girl to look back on these photos 50 years from now and know just how much her mother adored her. Thanks for giving me this opportunity Amie! And happy birthday Mad!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Leslie and Cy's Engagement Session

Leslie and Cy are getting married next August and after this engagement session, I can't wait to be a part of the big day! We did this shoot at Pine Canyon golf course, where every turn offers another amazing view. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day!

I love this wall's texture and colors at the club house at Pine Canyon!

Cy proposed to Leslie on the 13th hole. What better place to do engagement photos? Here's one of Leslie pretending to swoon!

Love this angle!

Many of you already know that I'm a SUCKER for puppies. Check out the new addition to their family! She was adopted at the "Howl-o-ween" event at Second Chance Center here in Flagstaff.
Leslie has amazing amber colored eyes!

Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to the wedding in August!