Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Leilani's Baptism Dec 27 2009

We had the honor of photographing Leilani's baptism on Sunday. Here are a few photos from the ceremony. You can view more photos on our website:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The wedding of Kristine and John

You can view more photos from their wedding on our website
Kristine was such a beautiful bride!! Kind of like Jackie O.
And you know how I love the Black and White and color, well their wedding gave me LOTS of opportunity for it...
Look at these lovely ladies...the RED is just stunning!

Just look at the two of them -- so happy!. I would bet that Kristine's jaw hurt the next day because once she walked down the aisle she never stopped smiling all day!

The rock garden at the Heritage was a perfect place for their wedding ceremony. The beauty of the place! I do believe that the rock garden had the natural beauty of the Fibonacci spiral and abided by the golden ratio! John surprised Kristine first by having one of her bridesmaid give her a card right before the wedding and then again by having a bagpiper step onto the balcony and play just a she started walking down the pathway leading to the rock garden.
Check out their video here. You are welcome to download and share it, post it, etc. -- please just pass along our name as the photographer.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Website Photograph SALE

Wow -- our first ever WEBSITE sale!
We know that you LOVE your photographs -- now is the time to make those online purchases -- save on photographs, gifts, canvases, framed photographs, even digital downloads from your photo session. Go to our website and pick out those favorite for yourself or for a gift.

Save 10% until the New Year Coupon Code: 6LJe4TuWj0

Have too many favorites? Can't decide? Save 20% off all orders over $200. Coupon Code: X9Ye5IKY0i

These coupons can be used over and over again by you, by friends, by family until they expire.
Please note that the discount does not apply to shipping charges. Sale applies only to orders placed through the website, not orders placed directly with us.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Glennie's Best of Show -- Lisa's Osprey

My photograph of this Osprey with a flounder, taken in Connecticut, won Best in Show at the Glennies! I knew that the chicks were hungry and could see the male fishing but when he started flying into the nest with this big round "disc"in his talons it took me a moment to figure out that it was a flounder. Getting it back home and inter the computer I could see that the flounder's mouth is open too!

Veronica sneak peak

Remember little Veronica? We photographed her six months ago when she was ooh soo tiny

We put her back into the same teacup that engulfed her just a short time ago and what a difference! They change sooo much at this age!

We took sooo many photographs of Veronica in all sorts of outfits and with all sorts of props and with all sorts of expressions. I had just too many favorites! Her are a few. You can see many more photographs of her on our website:

We just loved this next series! Tom was getting a kick out of her "expression" as her parents were kissing over her head!

This next series is some our our "digital darkroom" fun images...

I love the collages. They enable you to either tell a story or just display more photographs.
Besides, studies have shown that children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging than those who don’t, according to a top psychologisists. For example Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, says that photography in the home makes children feel valued and gives them a rich understanding of where they come from. Professor Beattie, who has regularly appeared on GMTV, Richard & Judy and The Lorraine Kelly Show, said: “We cannot underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging. They cement us into our networks." “For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them.” “When children grow up surrounded by photographs, it gives them a richer understanding of where they come from, which helps with confidence. I have done a lot of research into how important it is to be reminded of the past, and photographs are a brilliant way of doing that. “Until recently, people often thought of photographs as almost trivial, but actually they are an incredibly important way of connecting with our sense of self, with each other and with times gone by.”

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday cards

You still have plenty of time to order to order holiday cards!

Click here to view 77 different templates to choose from to choose your 4x8 holiday cards. All 77 templates can also be vertical as well as as they are displayed horizontally. They are $35 for 25 cards, including envelopes and custom wording. We can turn these 4x8s cards around pretty quickly.

We do also offer press printed 4.5x 5, 5x5 and 5x7 folded holiday cards -- just ask us and we can help you design a unique card to send out.

I just had to share this card with you -- isn't she precious!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hazel and Dave

Tom had a LOT of fun photographing Hazel and Dave! They both were very involved in the process and I think Dave gave Tom some useful feedback too. I know that Tom would love to have them back in the studio for more photos.

You can view more photos from their session on our website:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Leilani at 9 months old

Remember little Leilani?

We photographed her in her mommy's belly:
At 4 weeks old
At 8 weeks old
At 3 months old
and then they moved to Oklahoma (Daddy is in the Army)

Well, here she is at 9 months old -- soooo cute -- and already walking!

I just LOVE the black and white and color!

Isn't this the most precious thing!

We are going to put this next one up in our studio -- one of my all time favorite images!

I cannot decide between the color and the Black and white -- love them both.

Such a cute little thing...

OK, gotta try her with the teacup

An artistic version
She was not thrilled about being put IN the teacup!

I am going to take some from this next series of her in the bucket and do some of my digital magic with it and put her in other scenes -- stayed tuned for some of those!

Just happened to grab this. It reminds me of those lawn ornaments.

Just too cute!

She will be coming back in around Christmas for more photos -- look for her in a purple velvet dress and in a Santa suit!