Monday, January 28, 2013

The Unshops

A week and a half ago, I had the opportunity to go to Mount Vernon, OH to meet some great photographers, discuss the ups and downs of business and just take a break from the expectations of society. Of course, all of that included eating mac and cheese while watching The Office by a campfire, playing some hardcore Mario Kart Wii & Super Mario Bros Wii, and beating my bowling average of 80 by 21 points (yeah!!!).

I came back confident in my business and where I'm headed in life. God will always throw curveballs. We just need to learn how to play along.

Thanks to Jeremy and Ashley Kester for hosting such a wonderful event!

Here are some highlights of what went down!

In between playing Mario Kart Wii, Jeremy would show us how to find good light in an indoor space.

Morning campfire talks

Learning how to use off camera flash in a bowling alley.

And of course bowling!

Then we went out and took some photos of each other. Love the friendships I've made. 

And last but not least, learning how to shoot with sunflare! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Couples Portrait | Stephanie and Tony | Wichita, KS

Christmas break was a wonderful time. We spent a whole week back home in Kansas. 32 hours of driving roundtrip. But it was all worth it! Not only did we connect with many of our family and friends that we haven't seen in a year or more, but we were able to capture the love shared between my beautiful cousin, Stephanie, and her boyfriend, Tony.

Stephanie, you define grace, humility and love. I have the deepest respect for you. May everyone your meet feel the love that radiates from your smile and kind words. I love you, cousin.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

And so the blog lives...

I have a mint plant. And no matter how many times I've left its soil to dry out, sucking the life out of its roots and stems, letting the leaves fall crisp and brown, it always comes back to life.

I'm sorry I've neglected my blog for so long. But once again, I have resurrected its barren page. I may be two weeks out from reviving my New Year's resolution to blog more, but it's never too late.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Michigan Photographer | Nicole Haley

I love the photography industry. I don't know how many times I'll say this, but the community is great!

One photographer with whom I am particularly grateful to have crossed paths is Nicole Haley. Not only have I been fortunate enough to work as her assistant photographer for at least 14 weddings to date, but I have learned a great deal about Michigan, photography, and life in general.

To my great surprise, I found this in the mail! Honestly, she kills me with her kindness and generosity. :) Thank you, Nicole!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas in Kansas

We're coming home for Christmas!!

With that being said, I am happy to announce that I have set aside some time to do either a mini session or a full session for you and your family or friends!

I'll be staying in Wichita for the most part, but if any of my friends in the Kansas City area would like to book a session, I can set up a session when we're on our way back to Michigan.

To book a session, go to the website, find a time slot that works with you, click on "Contact" and let me know which session and what time you would like.

Here's a rundown of the details. Click on the photo below to go to the website!

These sessions are good for a couple, a newborn, all of your children together, a simple family session or even a group of friends having a good time! Whatever the occasion, I would love to be there for you!

As you know from my previous post, I just booked my first wedding with a date set the first week of March. What you may not know is that I just switched from Nikon to Canon, so I don't quite have the gear I used to. All of the proceeds from these Christmas photo sessions will go to funding equipment for the wedding.

Be sure to tell your friends and loved ones! They may want a photo session too!

What's a post without a photo? Remember this cutie? Here he is at 9 months old! Can't wait to see all the adorable babies back in Kansas!