Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Studio Open House!!!

I am so excited!!!!  Click on the image to make it larger so you can see the details!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Mapes Family

Meet the Mapes Family! Sheri is my hubby's sister and the rest of them all came along with her... a package deal! Ü (A pretty good deal if you ask me!)

This was possibly my fastest session ever! It the end of November and it was sooooo cold!!! And the rain was threatening us... so we just focused and got those photos DONE!

I am lucky to have gained such wonderful family! I actually worked with Rod before I knew Steve... in fact, if Rod hadn't worked at BCP (Brewery City Pizza), who knows if Steve ever would have started working there after coming home from college... and we may have never met. hmmmm... interesting to think about how life could have been different isn't it! I remember Sheri coming in with Royce when he was itty bitty... little did I know at that point that he would be my nephew and now he's driving. (Yes, this is a formal WARNING!) Ü

Rod is possibly the most avid and vocal sports fan I have ever met. I am not 100% sure, but sometimes I think I can hear him from my house! Ü This man loves sports... doesn't really matter what it is... if there is a hoop, or a base or a pin or a ... he's watching.... and yelling at the television.

Sheri and I share a love of scrapbooking which is so awesome because we get to spend time together doing something we both love, laughing and having a great time, but also preserving our family's memories.

Royce is fiercely smart. Too smart for his own good sometimes. He's loyal and passionate and has a fire inside him that will drive him to do great things.

Ryan is witty and charming and sly. He is going to be a heartbreaker (And this would be my formal warning about him! If you have a 12 year old daughter and live in this area... be forewarned! LOL! Ü)

Thanks for a fun session.  I can't wait to see the photos up on the wall after all your planning and decorating are done! Ü  So glad I was lucky enough to become a part of your family.

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Monday, March 15, 2010

Christmas AGAIN!

Yeah, I am WAY behind on my blogging, but hoping to make amends by catching up and then fingers crossed (toes too) I can stay caught up.

I can hardly believe how fast these two are growing up. It's already time to do photographs again for Noah's second birthday. Amazing!

There really isn't a ton to say about these photos... they pretty much speak for themselves... so stinkin adorable! Enjoy!

And here is the holiday card that we created.

Love you guys!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Family Fun in Tacoma

This was a super fun session... a little wild at times with three little ones... but so much fun!  Karla (mom) has been helping me with my office remodel and I am so thankful to have had her help.  I had a bunch of random ideas and she helped me focus and find the way!  I get so overwhelmed when it comes to that stuff...

ANYWAY... all that rambling was the beginning of the thought that Karla has a super great style and beautiful home and from our consultation, I knew that she was very into architecture.  So it was really neat getting to step back and think about cool architecture to use for this family.

You have seen this family before in a sneak peek.  You've also seen that same photo on my most recent promotion.  So, here are a few new photos that you haven't seen before... architecture, love of coffee, and adorable kiddos... soak it up!

Karla was thinking this last photo may just have a place on the mantel... she had some planning and thinking to do on this, which reminds me, did you decide yet?  And the next question is dolly or no dolly? Ü  I can easily take the dolly out in photoshop, but I decided to leave it for the blog because it tells a huge part of this family's story, especially Ellison's story. (Ellison is the sis in this family... hey with two brothers... she's gotta even it out somehow!) 

That poor dolly had a rough day during our photo shoot!  She was used as a toy to toss in the air... she sat on my head for a while, she plays a mean game of peek a boo... Ü  I love that it is in this photo because it so takes me back to that day.

Thanks for a fun filled session!  Your family is adorable!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Alissa's Senior Session

Miss Alissa is a trooper for sure.  She endured a cold day and a sick photographer... as well as a mother and photographer who MADE her smile!  Ü 

When we met for her consultation Alissa was wearing this green sweater which is super fab because it totally makes her green eyes pop... so I said... you should definitely wear this at your session! I am so glad she listened!

I am guessing that Alissa is one of those girls that doesn't realize how absolutely beautiful she is.  She moaned and groaned and said she didn't like to show her teeth when she smiled.  But it is amazing how she goes from being a beautiful girl to absolutely glowing when she lets that smile fly!

As I said, we FORCED Alissa to smile... we'd take one with her closed mouth smile and we'd twist her arm behind her back and ask her to indulge us with those pearly whites. 

So, all this being said... guess which ones were Alissa's favorites?!?!  You guessed it... I am so glad we tortured her to smile, because the majority of her favorites showed her winning grin.

If you were trying to find Alissa you'd probably find her doing homework, hanging with her boyfriend or watching her favorite movie "Up". 

I wish you all the best Alissa... I can't wait to hear your plans for next year and beyond... I know you are destined to be great!  (Just flash that smile... it'll give you an extra edge! Ü)

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mariah's Senior Session

hmm... I could have sworn I already blogged this... but I can't find it, so here we go!

Mariah is one of a kind... a beautiful girl who has her head on straight and has dreams of working in the theatre.  She is artistic and funny and I had so much fun photographing her!

How I met Mariah... Her father married Cari, whom I have know forever, well almost.  I believe Cari and I met when I was around the age of 3.  She was my neighboor and we played outside (back when we didn't have video games to keep us inside), we went on trips to the ocean (the most memorable time of course being when her sister got my mom's car stuck in the sand) and we got a long so well!

I first met Mariah at Cari and Will's wedding, and then again at my wedding, and then again for her senior portraits.  Of course all of these events were spread out over SEVERAL years and it was like re-meeting her every time! 

I absolutely know that Mariah will do great things.  In talking with during her session it was so completely obvious that she is a determined and SMART lady! 

I can't wait to meet you again... to meet the successful woman that I know you will become.

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever