Monday, September 29, 2008

I Heart KC

I think I may have mentioned before that I have decorated my dining room with photographs I have taken around Kansas City. I recently added a couple and it got me going through my KC pics...so I thought I would share some of my favorites that are currently displayed...for those of you who don't make it to my dining room very often. ;-)

If forced to choose - this is probably my favorite...

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Not in the dining room since it is so similar,but I still really like it...

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Plus a few more recent door pics to add to the door collection...

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I shot this same door before...but this version does have a different look to it. ;-) So I will include it again...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cupcakes and Peekaboo

I had to share a couple of pictures of goofy Maddox enjoying a chocolate cupcake at Barnes & Noble recently. Clearly the sugar had already hit the bloodstream. :-)

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And here is my sweet little Evey entertaining me in the truck by playing peekaboo. :-)

Where's Evey? (she doesn't usually get hidden very well)

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There she is!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Us...Family Portraits

You read that correctly! For once, I got a chance to be on the other side of the camera.

So here's the deal...John Michael & Dalisa Cooper (the amazing artists of altf photography) recently started the Pay-It-Forward Project. The basic idea is that we, as photographers, are noticeably missing from our family portraits. So when they toured the U.S. for their very altf tour (that I attended in August), they took the time to photograph some photographer's families along the way...roadside portraits. Each of those photographers in turn must now photograph another family, and so forth, and so on. Cool right?!

You can follow the project at Roadside Families.com!

Anyways - we were lucky enough to have our pictures taken by a local photographer here in KC that I really admire...the uber talented Jason Domingues. He posted a little sneak peek on his blog - so I wanted to post his images here as well to share with you all! These are our first ever family portraits with all four of us - plus pictures of ME with the kids. Wild! :-)

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I'm thrilled and can't thank Jason enough!

So, now it is my turn...
If you are a photographer in need of family portraits with YOU in them - I am offering you a free portrait session with yours truly. However, you must be willing to pay-it-forward! Just get in touch with me...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Anna & Daryl...Wedding

While there were no tornadoes for Anna & Daryl's wedding...it was STILL RAINING! So if it is true that rain on your wedding day is good luck, this weekend's couples are very very lucky indeed!

Beautiful Anna...

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Checkin' out her man...

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Anna's bouquet included some Stargazer Lilies...one of my favorite flowers!

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Handsome Daryl...

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Anna & Daryl's son, Carson, is just plain adorable. I could have just followed him around all day taking a ton of cute pictures.

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Carson with sweet sweet (yes, double sweet) flower girl, McKenzi...

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I was taking some pictures with Anna and saw everyone laughing at something behind me...

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Playing around at the reception...

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Anna & Daryl included Carson in the first dance - awwww...

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I went to get a picture of the lucky lady who caught the bouquet with the lucky gentleman who caught the garter...and found them full on smooching! I'd say they quite definitely will be next... ;-)

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Anna seemed to have a good time dancing with Daryl's father, John...
P.S. I love John's smile. :-)

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Congratulations Anna & Daryl!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Amy & Ed...Wedding

Yesterday was the big day for Amy & Ed! Amy & Ed's wedding was certainly one to remember...but I'll get to that a little later. ;-)

First - here is Amy looking gorgeous as she puts on her jewelry...

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Amy's Cinderella shoes...they looked like glass slippers!

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I loved that you could see the screws...wild!

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Bridesmaid Addie watching as Amy gets dressed...

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Beautiful necklace...

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Some portraits of the stunning bride...

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A little supermodel hair moment...I love those!

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Handsome groom...

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Seeing each other for the first time...
(I love it when couples choose to see each other beforehand - it's a really cool, emotional, and intimate moment when it's just the two of them. Well, plus me and an assistant, so I suppose that would be the four of us. ;-)

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So...here's where things got quite interesting. It has been raining FOREVER and was raining on and off all day. We were taking the family portraits in the church and kept hearing sirens. I include this next picture - not as one of my favorites - but as the very last picture I took before we all had to head to the basement for cover!

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We were at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park - and apparently there was a tornado touch down nearby. And now Gary Lezak will be a part of Amy & Ed's wedding album! ;-)

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So we finished up taking pictures down in the basement. That's a first for me. I love this one of Amy's parents - Mary & Randy - they are just so cute together...

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Luckily the storm blew over and the ceremony remained on schedule.

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This post is getting long - I'd better pick up the pace! :-)
Getting hitched...

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Husband and wife!

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We headed over to the Lodge at the Ironwoods for the reception...

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Black & white...my favorite "colors"! I loved the cake. :-)

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Everyone was enjoying the tunes - thanks to Cruzin Music. I have to share a picture of Ed's parents I snagged while they were on the dance floor. Phyllis & Cletus will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary tomorrow! Congratulations!

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Great toasts from Amy's father Randy, maid of honor Brenda, and best man Dante...

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Enjoying the toasts...

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Ring shot...

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CONGRATULATIONS Amy & Ed! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day. You both are so kind and so much fun. Have a blast in Maui! :-)