Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Wilcox Family

Wow what an awesome group! I mean- just look at these images below and you can see how fun and confident all these kids are! We had a great day up at Papago Park- the weather was absolutely perfect and just look at the gorgeous sky.

But nothing is ever perfect- especially with 26 people in a group! And I'm always learning- this time it was... take more pictures!!! I think I took twelve or so and every image had someone blinking- Aack! So I put my photoshop skills to use and now everyone has eyes open and smiles on their faces. :0)

The boys goofing off...

And the girls having some fun!

The whole clan...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Felicia and Hans

This is odd- I always say Hans and Felicia it almost rolls off my tongue by now. But she's the one who gets top billing since she is the mom to be!!!
This is one of the many reasons I love photography- I love watching families grow! I've lived in Arizona most of my life and frequently hear from people I've lost touch with. I was talking with Hans about how often it happens for no good reason- life seems to move so fast sometimes! Felicia is now expecting their first baby and it is so exciting! There were some complications and she was put on bed rest for most of her pregnancy and things are now looking great. :0)

Here is Hans who I met long ago in High School! When we were in college, he asked me to do a shoot for him- he had just grown his hair out...

In time he met Felicia and they asked me to do their engagement shoot. I can't remember if I was pregnant at the time but this was a short hike near Window Rock at Papago Park...

I was invited to their wedding along with my husband and first baby all of 6 months old. (I told you I'd dig one up from your wedding!!!)

And now, still so in love they are expecting their first!!!

The mommy to be...

It's a boy!!! :0)

Friday, November 10, 2006

ShaWing- Susan and Don :0)

I'm such a weirdo when I get all excited! I just knew how happy I'd be with todays shoot even tho I barely had time to look. I gave everyone a hug- Don's dad had this look on his face like oh girl, I don't even know you! hehe

Anywho! The ShaWing is 'cause I got this shot I had in my head right here: I LOVE this one! So fun! :0)

Hmmm.. Maybe I'm just feeling nostalgic. Doesn't this one below have an old photograph look. I love it too!

And here are a few more (just a little bit more traditional!!!) :0)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Breast Cancer Site *Click Here!*

All I hear myself say is I'm so busy- just so busy! So where does my time go? Well, some of it (not enough!!) goes to my very good friend, Renee'. She found out she has breast cancer when her little boy was nearing two months old. Well, down the road a few months and she has just found out that she has done very well with the chemo- her tumors have shrunk and it looks like her surgery is going to be moved up! Houray!!

So here is a link, I've seen it before and you probably have too, but just a second of your time will help to donate at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. Just click on "donating a mammogram" for free (a pink window in the middle).

So I've had the the chance to take photographs of her little one- getting bigger everday! & he is so cute I had to share :0)

Friday, November 03, 2006

New Logo!!!

I'm so excited!!! I just got a new logo and I LOVE it!!!

I was posting on OSP (only the most helpful and friendliest forum for wedding photographers on the whole wide net!) and hoping to get some opinions on a logo I had started with a wonderful photographer and start-up designer, Anna Dobos. While getting opinions on her concept John Magnoski whipped me up something that matched my style and my site. I just fell in love with it! I felt awful because Anna was so dedicated to seeing my design through until I was happy with it. She was absolutely understanding and even complimented on how awesome it looked! She's right. And I would recommend either of them! (Thinking about a new line of work Johnny???) :0)

Here it is in action! :0P (from a summer wedding)