Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{Thankful Thursday} EARLY! :)

I'm heading out of town so I wanted to blog my Thankful Thursday for once, not belated but EARLY! Ha.

That's a switch-up!

Thankful this week for:

  • A new dishwasher that kicks butt washing dishes so I don't have to.
  • Awesome sessions this week!
  • Studio is coming along and is almost finished!!
  • And drumroll.... A TRIP TO NASHVILLE, TN is ON the AGENDA. Like tomorrow. :)

Headed to Nashville, TN area to photograph a wedding this weekend. Soooooo excited because it's not just anyone that I'm headed there for.. it's my lovey friend, Jamie.

Jamie and I met my freshman year of college. She was a Senior. I made her take the top bunk. Can you believe that non-sense? What was I thinking? She became a very dear friend that year... and that was 16 years ago. It was here that I also met my dear friend Martha. 

We've followed each other through the many years, keeping track, planning girl's trips usually in Chi-town. I've never lost track of them though sometimes months pass. We always manage to pick up right where we left off. Sign of a good friendship. It's as if no time passes at all, when in fact it does.

We are flying out tomorrow. Heading there a day early to soak in the 80 and 70 degree temps of beautiful, sunny Nashville. Not to mention some alone time with Adrian. Niiiiiice. 

Did I mention I'm smiling as I type?


So excited for you and John, James. Love you and Marth to pieces and am STOKED that I get to hang out with you loveys this weekend. And... not to mention I have the honor and privilege of photographing one of the most amazing, important, remembered days in your life. I promise I will try not to cry too much so everything is nice and.. most importantly... in focus.

A few pix below of our last Chi-town trip. Jamie and I on the left. All three of us divas on the right.
And below, a reflection shot from our hotel. No matter where we go or what we do, fun is to be had.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{Chris, Adam & Nicholas | Family Session}

Great family. Chris is a fellow photographer in Niles. She owns Nico Studios. She knows how sessions go so it was a rather laid back - easy going session. Nicholas is a sweet kid who like any other kid enjoyed playing and just being a kid. He found some pretty spectacular sticks that looked like toy guns. I can't say enough about how much Chris loves both of these guys - was so evident and you can tell she just adores them both. I also can't say enough about how much I loved Chris' purple hair! Not to mention she has some really beautiful, colorful tattoos that i liked as well, especially the one on her foot with her son's name. Did you notice the diva shoes? It doesn't get more diva than that. LOVED them too! Thanks guys for choosing me to take your family photos, I hope you enjoyed the session.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{Amber | Senior Pix Session}

I really enjoyed getting to meet Amber and photographing her. She's a fun girl, beautiful girl. I have to say she has the most amazing green eyes. She loves zebra print which I thought was cool. I am all about people knowing what they like and knowing their style! :) It was super windy the day we shot but her long gorgeous hair looked amazing in the wind so she weathered AND rocked it like a champ! Thanks Amber for allowing me to shoot your senior pix. Had a great time and that was one of THE most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen on New Buffalo Beach. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

{Katie | Senior Pix Session}

Katie is a sweetheart. And just adorably beautiful. She was up for any ideas I had and she liked my rustic sessions so that's what we did! She was a great sport and I was quite pleased with her photos. And lastly, I must say - not only is she gorgeous, but she has hair that could be in a Pantene commercial. This girl might have the most gorgeous hair like ever. Thanks Katie for booking your Senior Pix with me! I really enjoyed meeting you. :)