Monday, October 25, 2010

Ayla : Quad City Childrens Photographer

My unbelievable gorgeous niece is going to turn 3 in a couple of weeks.
I watched her come into this world and it is a moment that I will never forget.
She is the one and only child that I have been able to witness coming into the world...not even was I there when my own son was born.
I saw her face before her parents and it was one of the most beautiful faces I've ever seen.
It still is.

Oh and her personality is over the top!
There is no other 3 year old like her that I've EVER met!
She is smart, witty, funny, wise, caring, sweet with a little (okay, a lot) of stinker mixed in!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!
I love you more than words can describe.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Great Fall Day: Quad City Family Photographer

This was the very first picture I shot of my wonderful brother and sister-in-law and my gorgeous nieces. With one click of my camera, I knew this was going to be a great morning!

It was a beautiful fall day!

Photographing these beauties is just, plain fun!

I LOVE this series of images!!!
As you know, I am quite partial to a super candid shot and these are possibly in my top 5 favorites of the day!

I will leave you with these 2 images which complete my top 5 favorites of the day!

Are you kidding me?!!!!
I am in love with this one...and my 2 amazing nieces in it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blessed: Quad City Photographer

Photographs have always been my most valued possession.
I think if my house were to catch on fire, aside from my family, the first thing I would grab would be photographs.
As I have been going through and editing several of the images from this weekend, I suddenly just felt so blessed.
What an honor it is to be trusted by all of the lovely families I've photographed. Trusted to capture these memories for them. It's not easy to get yourself and children ready and put together for photographs. Then, on top of that, to act silly and crazy and do all you can to make your little one smile or hold still, to stand in front of the lens trying to flash your most beautiful smile while looking natural and comfortable when the person behind the camera is a complete stranger. It's just not always the most comfortable situation...definitely not something you want to have to go through again because you're not happy with the images you got. So, like I said, it is a true honor to have that trust from my clients to do this for them.

And with are several more of the moments I captured this weekend of all of these lovely families...

How could there be a better job than this?!
I don't believe there is.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Andrew and Family Part 2: Quad City Family Photographer

Remember when I shot Andrew's infant photos?
He was a DOLL then and still is!

And this time, I got to capture not only he and his parents, but many of his extended family too!

Jack reminded me so much of my little one!
He wasn't quick to smile for the camera, so I had to get a little creative.
As you can see, he came around.

Sweet Caroline...


Beauty : Quad City Family Photographer

I can't think of a better way to describe this family inside and out.
Love them.
Tammie is my "cousin-in-law" there such a thing? :)
And I am sorry, but I cannot help but be just a little bit (okay, a lot) jealous of the beauty of the property they live on.
All of these pictures were taken right out behind their house.

They do this thing called the family hug.
I captured it here, and what is the one word that comes to mind when you see this image (aside from LOVE)?

Introducing, Sophia.
Wow, what a beauty!!!

And you have got to be kidding me.
I mean, this little man, Oliver is STUNNING!
If boys could be beautiful (and I think they can!!!), that is how I would describe him!

These two make some seriously beautiful babies!!!

This was a last minute photo session and on the beautiful day that we had today, I cannot think of a more perfect way to capture beauty than with images of this family.
Love you guys!

Knutson Family : Quad City Family Photographer

This weekend I shot photos of a beautiful family that I have the joy of calling dear friends!
I remember when their oldest was only 1...yikes!
It is pretty easy to get great images when my lens is pointing at the Knutsons.

The setting was so "them".
This family loves being outdoors more than almost any other family I know!

And these 2 girls don't complain about getting their photos taken, that's for sure!

LOVE this one of Delaney and Olivia!

I must say, the following 2 are easily my favorite in the bunch of pictures of Delaney and Olivia.
I can't imagine depicting their personalities much more perfectly!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sneak Peek: Quad City Family Photographer

This lovely family was a joy to shoot today.
The weather couldn't have been better and the subjects couldn't have been either!

I can hardly stand it...check out this adorable family!

And oh my goodness, this one was a JOY to spend some time with today!
I stole this beauty away so just the 2 of us could go off and chat while we did her shots.
Such a mature girl for her age!
And I have to say, she was quite the natural in front of the camera. :)

It was so wonderful to meet this beautiful family today and they made my "job" easy peasy!