Thursday, August 21, 2008

Peighton Isabella Hope

When mom, Jenn, called me to do this newborn shoot, I was very excited! I had done Jenn's maternity photos back in April and I was looking forward to meeting this little girl. Peighton Isabella Hope arrived on August 13th weighing 7 lbs, 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches. She was such a beauty! She was a little over a week old when I met her and she stayed awake for our entire photo shoot! Her mom told me she slept for hours after I left. I think being a Super-Model wore her out! Welcome to the world little Peighton!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Flagstaff Wedding

I got to help out Jamelle with a wedding this past weekend in Flagstaff. It's always awesome to work with other photographers! Hellen and Keith were married downtown at the Federated Methodist Church. It's a beautiful old church established in 1906. Hellen and Keith opted to see one another before the ceremony so we arranged for a private meeting for them. It still captures the amazing looks on each of the faces of the couple.

I love this one of Keith as Hellen and her bridesmaid are sneaking out of the side door of the church.

Here's Hellen when Keith was told to turn around and look at her:

After the ceremony the minister blessed the rings. Here's a bird's eye view of the blessing. I thought this was really special.

Here are some photos of the couple after the ceremony. We walked over to the Flagstaff Library lawn. It turned out really pretty!

I really like the intentional lens flare photos.

I LOVED Keith's MINI! I would really like to have one oneday!

There wasn't a shortage of cute kids there either! I love these two little girls and they really liked being in front of the camera!

Finally, here's one of the happy couple outside the church. Congrats guys!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A little glamour in Flagstaff

Where Teva, cruiser bikes and Patagonia rule, people of Flagstaff hardly ever get dressed up. Well, I think everyone needs a little glamor in their life, right? At the same time, I needed, desperately, to learn how to use my new, nifty pocket wizards and a video light. My friends, Kim (Wedding Planner and Interior Designer) and Angie (Massage Therapist and mom to Nathan Jr), were kind enough to help me out. It was also fun just to goof around with the girls too! Thank you, thank you, thank you guys! I was hoping to give them both some images that were, as Kim would say, "just fabulous". This post also announces my new BIG images on the blog and a new look overall! Kim and Angie, you guys are the best and I hope you like them!

I love the warm light of a video light! We had all the lights in the room turned off and just this warm light flowing over Angie.

Pocket Wizards are awesome! However, I was VERY close to giving all three of them to our dog as a chew toy until last night! Turns out all I needed was a little patience and some friends with me cheering me on. I love this photo of Kim; she looks so urban!

We were joking after the session that this looked like an ad for a spa!

Kim keeps telling me that she's going to refuse to wear a veil when she gets married. She looks beautiful so she better just plan on it!

The green background was perfect for Angie's complexion. She has a beautiful profile!

Kim's a pro at modeling! She stared into the light for me for a long time! I hope she can see today:)

I love it when Kim flashes a natural smile!

Thanks again to Kim and Angie! You guys are the best for helping me out!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sarah and Ashley, Prescott AZ

I love a good love story. I think it's what keeps me falling in love over and over again with every couple that I meet. Sarah and Ashley are no exception. Sarah and Ashley met two years ago as they were each traveling around the world. Sarah lives in Portland, Maine and Ashley lived in Australia. And two years later, they found themselves walking down an aisle in Prescott, AZ. It really doesn't get much more romantic than that. Here is a sampling of some of their images from Saturday. Sign up here to receive information when all of their images are ready for viewing!

Sarah's mother made her dress. It was so wonderful! The lace on the bodice was from a gown of her grandmother's.

Sarah brought this cowboy hat all the way from Maine and the hair clip was made by Ashley's sister who couldn't make it from Australia.

Sarah had a lot of her friends from medical school come to the wedding. It was so amazing to feel how much they cared for her and how happy everyone was for her!

Sarah's friends and family kept commenting on how happy and beautiful she looked and I couldn't agree more!

Ashley and the groomsmen, Ben and Derek, were great about photographs.

Even though you can't tell, it was raining in the below photo. I think the guys must have thought I was a little crazy for standing out in the rain with a plastic bag over my camera!

Here's one of the Aussie's enjoying some of America's most popular beer!

Ashley's parents, Annette and Brian, came all the way from Australia. I LOVED listening to all of the Aussie's talking!

Here's a photo of Mike, Sarah's stepdad, who was the officiant for the wedding. He said some beautiful things about marriage that had everyone laughing and crying at the same time!

The ceremony was a photographers dream! The sun was setting behind the couple and was casting a beautiful glow behind them. This photo was right after Ashley said "I do" and Sarah let out a cute giggle!

I always love the first kiss photo. It's always one of my favorites.

Sarah's mom, aside from making the wedding dress, also made this beautiful cake!

Here's Sarah and her mom, Candace, in the receiving line. Candace was so sweet to work with and went all out for this wedding.

There were a lot of touching speeches at the reception, but I'll always remember this one from Sarah's sister, Phoebe. It was so heartfelt that I almost started to cry!

And finally, the happy couple!

Thank you so much, Sarah and Ashley, for letting me part of your day! I'll never be able to hear the Scarlett O'Hara "Oh Ashley!!" without thinking of you both and your wonderful spirits!