Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Valentine's Day Wedding - Julie & Doug - Salish Lodge - WA

This is Julie... she and I met through a wonderful photographer friend named Kelly.  Kelly was an invited guest at their wedding and was also like 12 months pregnant *ready to pop at any moment* and therefore Julie hired me to capture the events of their special day!

The day of the the consultation Julie brought her twin sister with her because her then fiance was watching football and couldn't be torn from the television! ;) Tip to wives to be... don't schedule a consultation when sports are on that your fiance can't walk away from!!! Ü 

So because of  FOOTBALL (said with the sarcasm and frustration of a football widow) I didn't even get the chance to meet Doug until the wedding day.  But I felt like I could have known him forever.  Julie and Doug are just the sweetest and coolest couple.

The wedding was at the Salish Lodge which I had never been to.  It was a BEAUTIFUL location for a wedding.  The weather was not wonderful, so we didn't get to do any photographs near the waterfall, but thankfully it did clear up enough to snap a few outdoor portraits!

I am thinking back fondly of this day and remembering that it was so beautiful that I ditched my flash stand at the door and decided to go with the reflector for fill light.  I laugh as I think about the fact that I forgot to remove my transmitter to my flash and realized after about 20 minutes that even at the other end of the parking lot I was still firing my flash... poor valet guys probably felt like they were the victim of paparazzi! Ü

I have been inspired to take a creative photograph of the wedding rings that isn't the "traditional shot" by one of my fellow photogs.  She does absolutely non traditional ring photographs and I LOVE them. I for one think, why would you want a photo JUST like everyone else... Your wedding, your rings, you're unique... let's do something fun and different.  I take that attitude into every wedding I shoot!  Of course if you want the traditional shots, I'll get those too... but I'll be thinking in the back of my mind how I can add a different touch or an additional photograph that is unique to you!

Thank you for including me as a part of your special day!  I am looking forward to creating your wedding album and remembering all the wonderful moments of your day!

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Express Yourself Tiles - Ali - 2010

This is the 4th set of tiles I have created and I think they are stinkin adorable!  Just had to share! 

Ali was so fun to photograph!!! Ü  I won't tell her story tho until I blog her photos! Ü

Happy Thursday!  Seniors Rock!!!

Angie D.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet adorable Baby Theo

Meet Baby Theo. 
If you are a fan (or like me... or whatever they'll call it this week) on Facebook you've already seen this little cutie when I did a sneak peek for mom & dad. 

Theodore was born on 1/18/10 and was photographed at the ripe old age of 22 days.

Although he wasn't very happy with the fact that we kept putting him down and posing him to our own ideas instead of his... he still did very well and was definitely a photogenic babe!

Newborn sessions are best done around the two week mark, and generally take about 2.5-3 hours because they need to eat, be snuggled and have time to get comfy. 

Conveniently, there is a coffee shop just across the street from my studio, so when it just so happened that Mr Theodore was having a day where he needed lots of snuggling and loving, dad was able to run across the street to get some beverages and lunch while we waited for the star of the show to settle in.

This was my first newborn session at the studio and I think it went amazingly well!  I can't believe how many different options I thought of for photographing him... so many that I couldn't even get to them all!

Thank you so much for the pleasure of  photographing your new family.

I can't wait to watch him grow!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever