Monday, February 25, 2013

Kelsee and Vince are Getting Hitched

These two have been in my life almost longer than they haven't. I like when I can say that about people. :) Vince went to elementary school with my little sister, where they formed a definite brother/sister relationship. They were competitive. Then my sister met Kelsee through softball where they formed a sister/sister relationship. They were competitive. :) Maybe Sam is the competitive link in the situation, but anyway.... Somehow Kelsee and Vince met along the way and now Sam's two competitive non-blood siblings are getting married. It has been an honor to watch their relationship grow. I know Kelsee was waiting for that ring and I'm pretty sure Vince was worth the wait. They have many, many happy years ahead of them and they have such a beautiful, supportive family to add to those memories. Good luck guys! We are all so excited to see what kind of goodness you add to the world.

And this was my first session up here in BEAUTIFUL El Dorado County. Guys, it is A-MA-ZING! Oh man, these locations rock. They rock so hard. :) 

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Photo Challenge

I've decided to join Paint the Moon's photo challenge this year and am loving the motivation to get my "big camera" out and photograph the kids. It's a lifestyle challenge and it has been so much fun capturing our everyday moments that make up our life. Lifestyle photography is something that I am really passionate about. I think it's important to document those mundane, normal moments because one day you will look back and realize, "that was our life." I am excited to start offering "At Home with...." sessions when I finally get to open my doors to El Dorado County.

Anyway, here's weeks 3-5 of the challenge. I joined a little late in the game.

Week 3: I Wish I Could Freeze Time
The Husband came home from a long shift at work and all he wanted to do was take a nap with his little girl. Be still my heart.

Week 4: A Different Perspective
This is a normal perspective, but not one that I would usually photograph. I'm sure glad I documented it though because I will miss this little face looking up at me soon enough. This picture was chosen to be featured in Week 4's roundup! I was so excited to see my sweet little girl's face among other great photographer's pictures. What an honor.  You can check it out here:

Week 5: Finding the Light
I love this picture of our sweetie. She loves to hang out by our (very dirty) slider and yell at her reflection. This day she happened to have a wood block in her hand. She cracks me up. 
I guess this week's needs to be of our boy. Poor guy must be feeling left out. He's so much harder to catch. :)

The D Family

I love when my passion reunites me with old friends. This shoot is an example of just that and I loved getting together with Cory, his beautiful wife, Lora, and their adorable, fire ball son, Braedyn. Cory was a part of many of my Sundays growing up and it sure was special seeing the love he shares with his son. It reminded me of the love he received from his Dad; a man that shaped my own father's life. So, as you can guess, I really love these images and I hope that Cory and Lora love them even more. Thanks guys for hanging out with me for a little bit. It was a blast!