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Archive for June 9, 2011

Jill & Brent : Engagement Portrait Session

When you are engaged, it is such a special time. It has this fleeting quality to it. You have set a wedding date, there is a time limit on how long you get to use that special word, Fiancée, for your loved one.
I remember using the word, fiancée. It felt so fancy, maybe even a touch pretentious, to use it. It was almost a little embarrassing to say because it was telling the other person something very intimate… that you’ve chosen this person to commit to for the rest of your life … you hadn’t done it yet and it was exciting and scary all at the same time to admit that you’re taking this huge leap of faith.
And so, I always relish the engagement sessions. I guess I will always be a hopeless romantic. And I always say, engagement sessions have all the romance of the wedding without all the stress of the wedding day.
I loved working with Jill and Brent. Jill, is, I must say, totally adorable. She loves, loves, loves my photography already and I just met her in person for the first time at the session… so she had me at the word “Hello.”
As for Brent, it took a little bit longer for me to get my “read” on him, but after watching him with Jill I can definitely see how they were made for each other.

I am excited to share these portraits also because I got to use my new porch, officially, for the first time. What do you think?

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Studio Improvements : Good to have friends

I’m so thankful for my friends. They are always there for me when I need a hand. And you probably remember the shoveling I did a month or two ago… trying to make a walk-way. I put that on hold while I waited patiently for my husband to have the tractor home because he insisted he could do it and it would be much easier.
Well, it seemed like everyone needed the tractor and they all had higher priority than I did! LOL! Good thing we are friends with Dave and Dawn Clausen who have a skid-loader that they very generously brought down and helped me finally move a significant amount of grass and dirt.
Dave and Dawn are long-time friends and Collin’s God-parents. They had me photograph their daughter’s wedding and are always happy to have us stop by and visit. Dave can always talk Andy into relaxing and having a drink. Which, believe me, isn’t that easy to do!
So, back to business.

Dave worked his magic while we watched from under the porch. Collin sure got a kick out of the commotion. I was so relieved to have it finally dug out so I could get started on my landscaping. (I think this might be one of those “be careful what you wish for moments” LOL! We will see!)
P.S. Collin was so cute, hanging on to Ruby for dear life in the one picture. He was afraid she might get run over. Awww. So sweet.

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