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- Amber

Cabin Fever

February 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We haven't had any snow since the blizzard a few weeks ago, yet the kids and I have all come down with a case of cabin fever! The stomach bug has been making the rounds in this house and while I wanted to stay close to a bathroom ;)  so, I figured it was time to update some wall art for the kids rooms with their toys! My daughter isn't really into the little action figures like my son is, even the princess ones, she likes big dolls she can feed and and rock which makes this project a little more challenging for me. A few hours later, here's what we have!


Sick day

February 02, 2016  •  2 Comments

Almost all of the photos I have of my children are taken with my iPhone. It's just easier, I always have it on me, I don't need to worry about wrangling them when I'm on my own while slinging a very expensive camera around my shoulder. Today, my daughter was sent home with goopy eyes. After a quick trip to the Dr. and the all clear I asked her if she'd like to do a photo shoot with me, and she responded with a very excited YES! Then trotted off to her room to pick out her outfit. It was 50 degrees with plenty of snow still on the ground...I lucked out. She is not a fancy dress and twirl kind of girl, so we found just the right style for her, put on her pink snowy boots and trecked off for some fun in front of the lens. 

First shot of the day!

Preview of the teenage years

And my favorite snowball fighter


Finding a new favorite secret spot

November 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This past weekend I took my family cilents, and also good friends, out for their fall photo session. I took them to my favorite secret, hidden gem of a spot with lots of fences, fields, a bridge, a creek for throwing stones, a barn, you name it, it's there, and it used to be all mine. This time, however, my favorite secret spot had no fewer than 6 photographers there with lots and lots of families walking around looking for their "it" shot. I silently cursed them all, made the rounds to my usual spots, and then, right at the end found a not-so hidden-but-on-the-other-side-of-the-parking lot path leading up a hill with lots of tall grass and blue sky with big puffy white clouds...BINGO! I'm thankful for the kids' patience and the Mom's choice of comfortable shoes. i love these images and am so thankful I got to deliver for this amazing family.


#katilo

October 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had a beach wedding, 6 years ago. There is a very special soft spot in my heart for shooting beach weddings and this one was no exception.

This bride and groom were clearly there to have a great time and party with their friends and family. They were both so laid back and genuinely, ridiculously happy to be getting married that day. Not only do i have a soft spot for beach weddings, but orange is my favorite color and to see the groomsmen in their blue shirts, with the groom himself in rad orange pants, well it touched me. The bride arrived at the venue via school bus and an ice cream truck arrived after dinner.

Oh yeah, and thanks to a time crunch, a reverse first look.

 

It was specta

Oh yea, also, this shoot is home of the best bridal party photo bomb, ever.

Because at the end of the day, isn't this what it's all about?

 


It's that time of year again!

October 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I'm usually ahead of the game when it comes time to do photos for my own Christmas cards to send out. This year, I'm a little stumped as to what I'm doing, so I'm looking back on last years' session for some inspiration!

This was by far my favorite photo as it so captured the two of them and their relationship at the time, alas it didn't make the cut for the card.

This one is hanging big on my wall. Their faces lent itself to a black & white and with that change it fits well year-round.

Oh the bribes I used to get my son into that sweater!

Happy Holidays, everyone. Holiday sessions are starting now!

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