Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Alyssa's Senior Session

Alyssa will be graduating this year from Curtis High School and she is a senior model for me. Her first session was in August and the weather was perfect! Some leaves had already started turning, so we were even able to get a couple fall looking shots then which was great because the second time I photographed Alyssa was after the leaves had almost all fallen to the ground. It was cold, but she toughed it out and looked beautiful doing it!

Alyssa might possibly be the smiley-est girl on the planet. I was only able to convince her to go for the serious look a couple of times... and it was difficult to get her to do it. Then when she saw the photos... it just wasn't her. Don't even try to be in a bad mood around Alyssa cause she'll make you smile!

Good luck getting time with Alyssa tho... she is one super busy girl! She is in Honor Society, is involved with University Place Council and UP Parks. She will be in Track in the spring, and currently she is participating in Dance Blast which is a super cool collection of different types of dance routines performed by different groups of students. If you are interested in attending, send me a message and I will get you the info!

WAY back in the day ;) when I was a senior in High School, I actually participated in dance blast. It was something that my English teacher put together, not really a dance, but it was a choreographed fan section at a football game. I've got photographs somewhere, but when I went looking I couldn't find them. Probably better for everyone! LOL! (But I was super excited because something that stumped me last night when I tried to find it magically appeared today in my search for photographs!!! Made my day, can you tell!??!?!)

Anyway, there I go getting way off track again... but that's me! Ü I'm a little excitable!

Without further ado... here's Miss Alyssa!

Downtown Tacoma.  There was construction going on and the whole street was torn up.  That was an adventure!

One of Alyssa's Favorite photos!

Lighting up the outdoors with her smile!

The express yourself Tiles that I created for and with Alyssa.  Think it tunred out pretty awesome! See my first design and post about Tiles here.

Thanks Alyssa for  two fun sessions!

Angie D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BFF Session

Heather and Cynthia attend Curtis High School and they are best friends. I had such a great time photographing them. It was so fun to see them laugh and be silly. Girlfriends are such an important part of life… they are there for you to cry to, laugh with, and tell you when you’re making a bad decision. What would we do without girlfriends?

We met at Point Defiance and hit up a few different locations there. I absolutely love the photo of Cynthia with the ferry in the background. It is SO Washington! Ü These two girls were fun to photograph and fun to laugh with. I see bright futures for them both.

Heather was recently involved in National American Miss competing for Miss Junior Washington. She was a finalist, placed above average in all of her competitions and received very good feedback from all of the judges. She won a trophy and received 3 ribbons for Casual Wear, Actress, and Photogenic. Congratulations Heather!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Family of five

Another busy bee session where I definitely got a work out! The Tinney Family is full of energy! I was so pleased that I actually did get a few photos where they all were in the same photograph. Ü

The Tinney kiddos are adorable. When I first met them in their home for the consultation I was given a full tour and inventory of the toy closet! I got to see costumes and check out their Spiderman and princess themed bedrooms. Austin took me by the hand every 5-10 minutes and would say Angie, c’mere… Angie I want to show you this, Angie… it was so cute and sooo the reason that I love meeting people before the session. And cutie patootie Kaylie came right over to me as soon as I sat down on the couch and snuggled with me while I talked with Amy (mom). It makes me smile to think about it. Snuggles are one of the simplest and most wonderful pleasures on Earth!!!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sophia's Family

I bet you can’t guess who’s in charge here… I’m placing my bets on Miss Sophia! She is so absolutely adorable. Her little blonde pony tail bouncing up and down as she’d run around in circles…well for as long as she left it in any way! We had two goals on this beautiful summer day: a family portrait and a three generations portrait. I definitely got my exercise in!

We’d take a few photos and then Sophia would grow restless and we’d play tag… first she’d try to get me (and of course she’d win!) and then I’d try to get her, when I would succeed I’d place her back in the photo in the perfect spot, run back to my prime location to get the photo and then we’d do it all over again! I’m letting the cat out of the bag here (that’s such a weird phrase) and telling a little secret. I refuse to grow up. I love playing kids games. In fact just the other day I played hide & seek with hubby… he didn’t know we were playing until he came looking for me and couldn’t find me… my heart raced and I giggled under my breath as I hid in the bathtub… my point is that I just love photographing little ones because I get to play all those fun games. Ü

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever
NEVER Grow up!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Afternoon Wedding

Randi & John were married in Downtown Steilacoom on a Monday afternoon. If I recall the story correctly, the reason they chose to be married on a week day was because it was her grandparent’s anniversary. I assisted a new photographer friend Monica with this wedding. It was a beautiful day for a wedding.

After the wedding everyone headed to Randi & John’s house in Steilacoom to celebrate their union. Randi is a security guard and John is a police officer, so it was absolutely perfect that they found this cake topper!

They were such a fun couple to be around.  Their energy and happiness was completely contagious. 

So thankful to be a part of another beautiful wedding!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2 year old Annabelle

Little miss Annabelle, how quickly you have grown. 2 already and so full of spunk. Curls like Shirley Temple and even the dimple to go with it. Seriously though, how did 2 years pass already? Seems like just yesterday I was at your home photographing your tiny little toes.

We photographed this session at Grandma Jo and Grandpa Rick’s house because you were living there while your new house was being built. I absolutely LOVE the photo of you playing peek a boo from behind the tree. Your blissful giggle brings a smile to my face! The way you hopped and skipped on the sidewalk reminds me of playing outside with friends on warm summer days. Oh the carefree days of youth.

I look forward to watching you grow up into a beautiful woman.

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Four Generations

Meet Debra, Bruce, Grandma, Sarah and Lilly. Deb’s reason for the photo session was to get a 4 generations portrait.

Our Session was in Grandma’s back yard because of how much time they had all spent there. Sarah especially has fond memories from her childhood.

Lilly was soooo 2. Ü   Her attention span was short and once I brought out the typewriter there was no bringing her back. She played with that typewriter for probably about 40 minutes. It was too cute! It was great getting a glimpse into the family dynamics and into what a special part of all of their lives Lilly is.

Thank you for sharing your family with me!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Zack and Jen's wedding

I was a second photographer at this wedding for my photographer friend Resa. Zack and Jen met at work and are just too cute together. I was happy to be a part of their special day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Caitlin's Second Session

Caitlin is making her second appearance on my blog, but this time she incorporated her boyfriend Jordan.

Caitlin is a senior at Lakes and is so totally tough chick and beautiful to boot! She is down to earth and responsible, but so much fun to be around.

She and Jordan have been dating for 3 years and make a great team according to her mom. If you are looking for them you can bet that they will either be at a soccer game or a football game, they have got a lot of school spirit!  (I even got to see Caitlin all dressed up for homecoming Spirit day) 

Oh I miss the fun of spirit days and homecoming and all that went with school.  I was kind of a school spirit geek!  I vividly remember Jr High Spirit days... keep in mind this was the 90's... Imagine: White keds (OF COURSE it had to start with the keds) red Scrunched Socks, white scrunched socks, red leggings, white tshirt, red & white scrunchies in the hair.  Oh man, I was too cool.  HAHA!  I even had a reverse outfit that started with red Keds.  YEAH BABY!

I digress... Caitlin, thank you so much for being so much fun to photograph.  It's been a lot of fun getting to know you!  Looking forward to photographing you in the future!  Dare I say your wedding to Jordan! ;)

Angie D

Remember Today ~ Forever

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Senior Rep Session Numero Dos! Nicholas

This is the second time you have met Nick on my blog. Nick is a senior rep for me this year at Curtis Senior High and each of my senior reps receive two sessions.

This time Nick and I met in Lakewood to incorporate some fabulous fall leaves. After that we headed to Steilacoom and finished our session there. Nick is a great supporter of Viking Football. He impressed me with his awesome skills of painting the Viks logo on his car window. On the other window was the Seahawks logo. Being a Curtis grad and lover of all sports Seattle, I was actually pretty geeked about it.

Thanks for two wonderfully photogenic sessions and for being an awesome rep!  Keep up the referrals and you could earn yourself some serious moolah this spring!

Angie D

Remember Today ~ Forever

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cute New Product

I just received this cute little display last week and I am so excited about it!  Ü  I am definitely not a product photographer, so please don't judge too hard on the photography here!  Haha!

I am not even sure what I am going to call these yet... I am thinking maybe "Express yourself Collection".  If you've got an idea, share it with me!

These are 4 inches wide by 10 inches tall and are completely customizeable!  They are backed with a hard backing so they can stand on their own.  Place them on a shelf, or you could adhere them directly to the wall (with say double sticky tape)... can't wait to see how people display them!

The creative possibilities are endless.  The sample shown here is a senior who will be graduating this year.  Other options that come to mind are "Family", "Love", "Enjoy", "Together", "Bliss" (Oooh that just came to me... and how cute would it be to do wedding photos with the word Bliss!) or your name, kids name or your family's last name!

I am so excited to be offering this new product!  Can't wait to see how creative you all get with yours! Ü

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, November 19, 2009

And the winners are..... drum roll please!

# 3 (Trenton) is the First Place winner with 38 votes!

Second place is .... A TIE! Between #11 (Tori) and #5 (Dylan) who each received 34 votes!

I will be contacting all of the winners to verify their choice of prizes. 

Congratulations to you all!!!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever~!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sneak Peek for Karla

Normally I don't do sneak peeks, but it's been a month since Karla & Will's family session.  The day after their session I left for vacation.  When I came back I was sick and then she was sick... and so on.  So, just a little look at the love I was able to witness and photograph at their session!


Angie D

Remember Today ~ Forever

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Click Or Treat - Costume Contest

I thank a wonderful photographer friend of mine for the idea to do a Costume photo day.  These turned out sooooo cute!!!!!  I had a ton of fun with these kiddos.  I also owe a big thanks to my friend Sabrina.  Sabrina is the owner of Scrap That which is a new scrapbook store in Tacoma. She very graciously let me use her crop space for the photos AND gave away a free scrapbook layout to all the cuties that visited in costume on Saturday.

So, here are the rules for the Costume Contest... you can only vote for one kiddo, the first number you list is your vote.  I seriously don't know how you are going to choose though! Ü  If you chose to use the anonymous tab for leaving your comment, please leave your name.  Please only one vote per person.  Voting will end on 11-17-09.

Two places will be awarded.  Obviously first place chooses their prize first.
  • $100 gift certificate to be used towards a future session with Angie D Photography
  • An evening of scrapbooking for up to 12 people at Scrap That  ($120 value)
I am planning on doing this again next year and I can't wait. I've got even bigger and better plans.  Ü  A BIG thanks to all of you parents who brought your adorable munchkins to be photographed. 

Enough chit chat... here are the contestants: