Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jennifer + Jake...Engagement Portraits

Yesterday's engagement session was just a little sweeter and a little more special than usual...because Jennifer is actually my cousin! Well, a cousin by marriage. So does that make Jake my future step-cousin-in-law? haha
Somantics aside, I have known Jennifer since we were little kids and it is so wonderful that she has found LOVE and even more wonderful that I get to capture this special time for them. So let's get to my favorite images from their session!

VOTE for your favorite in the COMMENTS section below. Jennifer and Jake will receive an 8x10 of the most popular image!

We started at the Uptown where they will hold their reception in November to celebrate their newlywed status...

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Jennifer's smile is usually accompanied by a really cute giggle. I can hear it now...

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I absolutely love shooting on the street, there is always so much life and movement.

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Sweet...

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So LOVED Jennifer's shoes...

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Rebels! Breaking two of three rules...

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This one makes me happy. :-)

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There is nothing more romantic than a construction site. Am I right? haha ;-)

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When I sat Jake on the ground, he couldn't keep his hands off Jennifer's legs! Loved it. She does have some fantastic legs. ;-)

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An odd shot, I'll admit. But I enjoy odd...

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I went a little crazy at this fence, but the light was SWEET!

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Warm... :-)

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We made a quick pit-stop. Mission Pet Mart is owned by Jake's aunt and uncle, and we couldn't resist this mural. Jake actually helped paint the wall...the blue base. Jake's aunt is responsible for the amazing animals.

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I watched the fishies swim while Jennifer and Jake could slip into something a little more comfortable...

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Our final destination...

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Jake took Jennifer to a Pizza Shoppe for their first date, which is a source of great amusement for many family and friends. So we had to stop for some pizza and capture some images where it all began. Love amongst the pizza and "pink stuff"...

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Aren't they an adorable couple? :-)

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Thanks for the pizza and a fun session. And CONGRATULATIONS again on your engagement. I can't wait for the BIG DAY in November! :-)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Little Miss Social

One more kid post to keep the family happy. Evey and I headed outside last night to wait for the boys so we could leave to go to dinner. (Doesn't that seem strange? The girls waiting for the boys to get ready?) So I grabbed the camera to play with while we waited. A little boy on a bike kept riding back and forth in front of our house...and every time he went past he got a loud "HI!" repeated several times and a bunch of very enthusiastic waving from little Evey.

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Then she gave him her "shocked and awed face" though I'm not sure why. Maybe he did a cool trick while I wasn't looking. ;-)

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Then Maddox appeared ready to go so I grabbed a couple of quick shots of the two of them.

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Big Shoes to Fill

I came across a few pictures I took the other day that made me laugh. Little Evey came shuffling into the room wearing my shoes. It would have been cute no matter what, but the fact that she was only wearing a pajama top and her diaper sweetened the deal. Those pudgy little adorable legs!

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And I spoke too soon on ending the battle of the bows/barettes. This is Evey's general appearance at this point, with a bunch of hair hanging down in her face. That would drive me crazy, but she takes out anything I put in place to help with the situation. So I guess she likes it that way. :-)

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Keara...Anytime Portraits

Keara decided it was time for some new portraits since she hadn't had any pictures taken since her senior year of high school. Keara and I both share a love of frogs and photography. The frog thing is probably pretty random for both of us, I don't know. ;-) Keara is an aspiring photographer...currently in school majoring in business (SMART!) with a minor in photography.

Let's get to those pics...here are some of my favorites from our time together yesterday...

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Proof that I'm really funny... ;-) jk

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We found some tall grass with itty bitty yellow flowers. Very neat. So I snagged a pretty picture of Keara investigating...

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(Keara...it is called goosefoot! I knew it was goose-something. ;-)

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Nature girl...

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I so LOVE this! Too funny.

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Nice sunset...

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Sneaking up on the pretty deer... ;-)

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Thanks Keara! Hope you enjoyed some ice cream and a nice rest. ;-)