Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rilynn's 6 months!

This is WAY late and I am way behind on blogging but a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a very good friends daughters 6 month pictures, and boy did we have a blast! Rilynn is an absolute joy to photograph and just lit up the studio with her adorable laugh and smile! We had so much fun dressing little Rilynn up like the princess she is! It is so great to have such amazing friends and classmates that trust me with the biggest task of capturing their children's milestones on camera! Its the little things like that that make my job so much more rewarding! Well onto the cuties images! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New clients, new memories!

It's been an amazing start to 2010, with amazing new changes with my business look and pricing, and some amazing new clients. I recently had the Strode Family into the studio for some family and children's portraits. With 3 children under the age of 3, and LOTS of toys around, the kids of course were very distracted and did not care for the camera, as most seem to be at that age. We worked around it and did manage to get some great images for the family. I loved when mom even got into one of my pettiskirts to attempt to get her daughter to do the same! It was so fun to see her twirling around, convincing her daughter that she was a princess. Most attempts failed, but we did have a great time! Thanks to the Strode family for making the trip to the studio! Enjoy your images!

My second session was one of my classmates, and her sister's family. Ethan was 2 weeks old, and not so sleepy even after TONS of feedings. We started off the session with some AMAZING mommy and baby shots! Karen you looked absolutely stunning with little Ethan! He is so precious! It was tons of fun, even with the nature-calls accident by Ethan! That was priceless! You win the award for the most amazing mom that day for sure! After some tears, and many more feedings, we FINALLY got the shot her sister Heather was wanting. Heather is about 8 months into her pregnancy, and she wanted a shot with Ethan on her belly. We got it, after much patience, and we even managed to get some daddy and baby shots, and a family shot (even though the little guy had had more then enough pictures for the day) Thanks again to all of you for coming into the studio! Enjoy your images!

Maryjan & Scott; February 6th, Rural David City/Columbus

Wow, what an amazing wedding year this is already becoming! Saturday I got to spend the day with an amazing couple that are so absolutely sweet and caring! Maryjan & Scott had an amazing snow-filled wedding planned, and it went off perfectly! The night before we had a night dusting of snow, that left the ground perfectly covered for a gorgeous wedding day. I started off at Maryjan's house, with the girls and their hair. It was great getting to know all the girls, and I really enjoyed how much fun everyone had. Maryjan, you handled all your stress in stride, and everything went great! I loved your hair, and your dress was perfect!! Plus the bridesmaid's dresses were stunning and you girls looked gorgeous in them! This was my first time shooting at this amazing country church, one that I have gone to once before, so this was very exciting for me! We got some great images, and everyone had a blast! The wedding went off beautifully, and so did the reception. Everything was gorgeous. All the emotional moments made it all the more better. Scott, your speech to MJ was simply stunning, and I had goosebumps the whole time. I think that that is something every couple should do, and I commend you for having the guts to shed a tear in front of your guests! Congrats to both of you, and thanks so much for being such an amazingly stunning couple! Enjoy your new life's together and have a happy honeymoon this spring!! Thanks again to both of you and enjoy your images!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wedding Contest Winner Announced!

I am proud to announce the winner of my first ever Wedding Photography Giveaway!

Congrats to Christina Larsen & Aaron Wilson

Christina and Aaron will be united in marriage on July 9th, 2010 in Columbus. Here is the touching story that was sent in along with their picture.

"We met through a mutual friend in June 2004 at a party. Aaron and I had a long distance relationship (5 hours apart) for the first two years of our relationship. Then we lived in the same town and went to college together in Wayne. I then found out I was pregnant and we moved in together. Aaron proposed when I was about 4 months into the pregnancy. Wedding planning was put on hold and the baby became our priority. Our daughter was born January 13, 2009 and we love her dearly! Then we started trying to get the wedding planning on a roll when my father became very ill in March 2009. He was in and out of nursing homes and hospitals until his death in June 2009. We were so busy trying to care for him and each other as a family, wedding planning again got put on hold. It was even harder to think about planning such a happy event in my life after someone I loved so much had passed away. We are finally trying to get back into the swing of things with wedding planning, but as it draws closer it seems harder and harder to get everything done. I was just recently told about this opportunity for the photography services contest. With the passing of my father money is tighter than ever and my dream wedding is being cut down to the minimum. This opportunity to receive the wedding photography services would help our budget tremendously and help get us closer to the wedding of our dreams."

Congrats you two and I look forward to working with you later this year!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On the way to a WHOLE new business design!

Yes that's right! I am well on my way to a new design, logo, and look for New World Designs! I am VERY excited to reveal it to you all, once it is all finished of course! I am still in the process of the pricing and wedding package changes, but I can guarantee you will all LOVE the new wedding packages! There is so much more offered now, so you and your families will love them! If your checking the website often you may see the color changes going into play! So that's the only sneak peak you get right now until it is all said and done! A BIG thanks to Amberly Austad (a previous wedding client) for the amazing new logo!
Also be sure to check out the 2011 wedding specials! 2010 is VERY full for me so only 2011 weddings qualify! Thanks again to everyone for their support! Lots of love!