Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cydne & Dylan & baby to be

WOW! I just realized this has been sitting in my drafts and was never published... wow... Little Zoe is almost a year old now!!!

Cydne and I recently reconnected through facebook after having attended junior and senior high school together.  What an awesome thing facebook has been in making the world such a smaller place!  I have gotten to reconnect with so many people who I otherwise would have lost contact with until our next reunion at the earliest!

When I saw that Cydne was pregnant I was so overjoyed for her and was so joyful when she said she'd like to have maternity photographs taken!  Cydne is such a beautiful woman, her personality and smile energize me!

Dylan is absolutely adorable. Their nickname for him is Dyl pickle which I think is freakin awesome! I first met him at my Click or Treat event last October when his cutieness scored him a win in the costume contest. He is going to be a heartbreaker for sure!

At the time of this session little miss bun in the oven was still unnamed... they just couldn't come to a decision... I can't wait to hear how they did finally arrive at the name Zoe. And I sure hope to be able to photograph the little bundle of cuteness!

A glowing momma is one of the most beautiful things on the planet.  Thank you Cydne for allowing me to priveledge to photograph you and Dylan. 

 I won't hold it against you that you made my brain start thinking baby! ;)
(Maybe I will now... since I am 3.5 months preggo! Ü HAHA!)

Angie D
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Jessica is pregnant

Jessica was kind enough to be a model for a photography lighting day that was scheduled for my professional photography association.  Here are a few of my favorite images from our "play date".

A beautiful mama to be for sure!

Angie D.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

LaShanda & Deon Wedding

LaShanda & Deon were married in February on a cold and snowy day... but they were brave souls and hopped outside for a quick few photographs to commemorate their union.

Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful and LaShanda's face radiated with her happiness!

It was so obvious that they people they chose as attendants were the ones who should definitely be there.  They were surrounded by love at every turn and also a lot of fun too!

The ceremony was beautiful and perfect!

When the ceremony was concluded we headed to The Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma for their reception.  It was the first time I had ever been there and it was a beautiful venue for a reception.

After toasts and cake cutting LaShanda disappeared and surprised us all by changing her dress.  Shortly after doing so she and Deon participated in a dance off which was a very close competition... In fact, I believe it was officially declared a tie... however, I bet they'd each say they were the winner. ;)

Congratulations Deon & LaShanda! Welcome to the wedded world.  You make it a better place!

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Angie D.

Shevia - Class of 2011

Shevia found me through her friend Layne whose senior portrait was posted on Facebook. It sure is amazing how Facebook connects people. Shevia had changed schools, but was still able to see her friend’s images online. She gave me a call and we were able to get her in under the wire to get her senior photo into the yearbook!

Shevia did a best of both session which means we spent an hour in the studio and then an hour outside at the location of her choice which had to include train tracks per mom’s request. Ü

We had a lot of fun in both locations!

Doesn't Shevia just have the most wonderful smile! Ü 

Congrats Shevia. If I recall your graduation is this Friday... have fun... enjoy this last summer to just be a "kid"... from here on out you will have so many adventures. Embrace them and make them your own.

Angie D.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LaShanda & Deon

LaShanda & Deon contacted me in December about their February wedding… thankfully I was available for their wedding date and we quickly decided on a date for their engagement photos.

Their photo session was supposed to be outdoors, however as most of you know, Tacoma in January… um, yeah, total crap shoot! Thankfully the new studio was up and running and we were able to meet there and get some amazing images of the two of them.

Engagement sessions are always a part of my wedding packages because it allows us the opportunity to work together before the wedding day… get to know each other a little better. WELL… that definitely happened… more than I was expecting! Ü At one point I was trying to show LaShanda how I wanted her to pose and as I was standing up to move out of the way my leg just decided it didn’t want to do what I was asking of it. As I was beginning to fall to the floor my brave hero LaShanda scooped me up to make sure I didn’t. All was fine in the world and I hurried back to start photographing them again… I turned around, put the camera up to my eye and heard…uh, Angie… your shirt… and I looked down to see that my blouse was unbuttoned about ¾ of the way. HAHA… they got to know a little TOOO much about me! Thankfully I am not very shy and I was sporting a good supportive bra! I’m not too sure about the high school senior who was mentoring with me… I may have scarred him for life!

This one just makes me laugh every time I look at it. Lashanda telling Deon about how things were going to be once they were married! Ü

Congratulations you two! Your wedding was beautiful, I can't wait for you to see those images!

Angie D.
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hudson - Class of 2011

This is Hudson... He is quite possibly one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.  This guy just blew me away with his charm. Not in a knock your socks off kind of charm, in an understated, so genuine, wonderful human being kind of charm. 

Photographing senior guys can be pretty tricky sometimes.  A lot of the time they don't really want to have photographs, but they are doing it because mom asked nicely... and how do you say no to mom! But Hudson was present and enjoying himself which made him such a joy to work with.  Not to mention that he's handsome, right!

I am already trying to think up a crazy fun photoshoot to include Hudson in just for fun... Any ideas for me?  I'm thinking something totally different from his signature look... maybe a James Dean, slicked back type look? You feel me?  Those cheek bones are just to die for. 

And I'm probably embarrassing the heck out of him by typing all this... but, seriously man... you are the reason I am a photographer! Your personality is fantastic and it just shines through the camera!!!

Thanks for being a great person! I KNOW you will do great things.

Angie D.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Athena, Jordan & AJ

This session was primarily to get photos for holiday cards, but we intended to get photos of Jordan in his military uniform. Unfortunately with all the hustle and bustle of trying to get a dog to the studio they totally forgot about the uniform photos… so that will be for another day. AJ was such a good girl for her photo debut. She is most obviously the baby in this family and so loved by Athena & Jordan. Didn’t their holiday card turn out adorable!!!

(Yes I am mortified that I am posting this in March!) I wish I could clone myself!!!

Angie D.
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