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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Abby and Mike | Bearpath Wedding Photographer

Just a quick sneak peek of a few of my favorites from Abby and Mike's recent wedding. This is my favorite dress shot of all time!
Books. These two are no stranger to books, she is a law professor and he is an astrophysicist.

The gorgeous Abby. If you know her, she is not a typical girly girl, but MAN... she made a gorgeous bride!

I love sneaking the bride and groom out during dinner!
More to come! Congratulations Abby and Mike!

Monday, May 30, 2011

My baby is 9!

It's official. I am the mother of a 9 year old! I keep thinking, if the next 9 years goes by as fast as the first, it will feel like he's graduating from high school tomorrow! Owen celebrated with his friends at the park and we had a kickball party! The weather held up nicely and all the kids had a blast.
Owen's great grandmother turns 90 and she and Owen share a birthday week, just 5 days apart. I surprised her with her own cake. Nine and ninety!
Just a week after he decided to have a kickball party, I found this t-shirt at crewcuts!
Oliver loved running the bases.

It was so great spending the weekend with my family. I am already dreaming of our next family vacation. If only there was a job to get paid taking family vacations... :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Chandra and Patrick | Engaged!

Chandra and Patrick chose Minnehaha Falls for the location of their engagement photos. It's only fitting since they live near there and Patrick proposed at Gooseberry Falls. We had a perfect MN spring night. Chandra and Patrick will be tying the knot in just a few short months!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Websites! | Sneak Peek

I've been busy with lots of new updates and I just wanted to share a sneak peek of what I've been cooking up. There is still some work to be done but the fundamentals are in place! Next up is a new online ordering site and a new wedding site.

New senior site! I have been SO excited to launch this and the timing is perfect because senior season is just starting up. I worked really hard to portray "my style" and I can hardly wait to start shooting some of these sessions!

New family/kids site! I am still working on loading galleries into this site. It is tough narrowing down years worth of images down to just a few dozen!

Cutey Booty! | Product

I picked up these cute britches for Oliver at a boutique in downtown Charleston. This isn't my "official" shoot in them, but I had to take them out for a test drive when we got back! I have something else in mind but I need the weather to cooperate!
These originated in Charleston but you don't have to go there to buy them! Click here. I loved the white boxers, the material is so luxurious, but ultimately I fell in love with the britches.
It has become increasingly difficult to capture these busy Wagner boys!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

South Carolina!

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary in South Carolina last week. What an amazing time! I finally took a minute to upload and look through my photos. Charleston is one of the coolest cities, I highly recommend a visit! Myrtle Beach wasn't for us, but it was quiet and relaxing. We had horrible beach weather but it warmed up quite nicely when we got into Charleston. Surprisingly, I didn't take too many photos since I was on vacation but it was hard not to in Charleston! My only regret was not bringing my full-frame camera body because my widest lens just wasn't wide enough for the amazing buildings but narrow streets. It was impossible to get the shots I wanted. We stayed right in the heart of the French Quarter and I only wish I could take all my clients there for their sessions. It was a photographer's HEAVEN!

This sums up Myrtle quite well. Gaudy seafood restaurants and dozens and dozens of beach shops!

This was a very cool bridge in Charleston and it kills me that I didn't nail the shot and have perfect symmetrical lines, but we were in a moving car and I had one shot at it. I still like it!
This is the feel of Charleston. LOOOOOOOVE.
These incredible women can be found weaving intricate sea grass baskets. What an amazing talent!
Bike taxis are so awesome! I wish we would have went on one. This was King Street which is blocks and blocks of retail shops and boutiques.

While we were there we had a photography session with Amelia + Dan, local photographers I found on the internet! I can't wait to see them!

I am already daydreaming about my next vacation! I could get used to doing this regularly. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Carnival Sessions!

I'm so excited to announce these! I have always wanted to do some fun fair type family sessions and I found a local fair next month! These sessions will be semi-posed with some fun family shots but mainly lifestyle type photos using fair food, games, and rides as "props." If you'd like more information about the fair, check out their website.

As always, contact me with any questions! The fair hours that day are 10 am- 11 pm. In the event of rain, we will attempt to reschedule for Sunday, June 19th. Times may differ as the fair is only open from 10 am- 5 pm that day. Let's hope for awesome weather!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Birthday Surprise

I got a call from a husband wanting to surprise his wife with a family photo session for her birthday. I thought that was the sweetest surprise and was happy to be involved!

You have such a beautiful family, it was so great to work with you!