Thursday, August 26, 2010

I "Dew"

Meet John & Judy Dew-

Judy called me up inquiring about wedding portraits… but this would be no ordinary wedding session.

You see, the newlyweds had been married recently in Las Vegas, however when the photographer went to upload the photographs there was a power surge and the memory card was wiped clean. So no wedding photos. What an absolutely frustrating experience, I can only imagine how hard it must have been for them... because I was devastated for her!

Judy wanted to recreate their wedding portraits, so we scheduled a session, she got her hair professionally styled and rented a tux for John.

We started the session in the studio and then headed to a nearby park. I love that we did a combination of both indoor and outdoor because the difference between indoor and outdoor is SO completely well...different… and I love them all for different reasons!

It has been great getting to know you two and great photographing you.  And since we are practically neighbors, I look forward to seeing you often, even if it is just in line at the grocery store! Ü


Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Monday, August 23, 2010


This blog post has been a long time coming (AND will be a long post)! Back in April I was contacted by Click! Cable Network to photograph their “upcoming” advertising campaign. I had never photographed for such a large format before, but figured I’d give it a go. Working with Click! was wonderful. They are a great company with many great employees that were a pleasure to work with.

I was tasked with photographing 4 sessions. Two separate couples, one family, and one single man.

It was really interesting photographing these sessions as I am used to using my surroundings and props to finish off the photograph, but in these photos props were not wanted and the background was plain white as they were going to be removed from the background anyway. Talk about changing my creative working grounds!

The first session was with Margo and Sam. They are just the sweetest couple! They were excited to be able to have copies of the photograph to share with their family when they celebrate their upcoming anniversary.

The second session was with Patricia and Thane. These two are local business owners! Patricia at Embellish salon and Thane at Sattelite coffee. So if you thought you recognized them from somewhere, now you know! And if you haven’t already, make sure to go and visit them for a haircut and a tasty beverage!

The third session was with Ty. He was so much fun to photograph. With his great spirit and a lot of attitude, I felt like I had known Ty for years after. After about 5 minutes we were already exchanging jokes and sarcastic banter. It was wonderful! Ü

The final session was with the Gordon Family. When they arrived at the studio the kids were bundles of energy so we let them run around and check out their surroundings. I photographed them wherever they wanted, which involved jumping on the bed and lots of giggling. This got them comfortable with me and the camera… after about 5-10 minutes of playing we moved on to taking family photos. I was so impressed with how great the kids were. Generally with little ones it can be tricky to get them both on a great day. I could just tell what a great family they were in the short time we spent together. I sure hope to be able to photograph them again someday!

All of the billboards are now up. I’ve seen all four, but have only gotten 2 photographs (shown below). Would love to hear if there is a billboard near you!  These were taken with my point and shoot... so don't judge too much on the photography skills! ;)

What a neat experience!  I've definitely met some new and wonderful people! Ü

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kelly, Ryan and Sophie came to visit me at the studio for their second family photo. 

Kelly is a photographer friend of mine and was so cute about asking me to photograph them. I was absolutely happy to take their portraits!

Little miss Sophie is just too cute.  I was so excited to be able to use these wings!!! For two years after I had them made for me, every newborn baby I photographed was a BOY! Ü  Thanks miss Sophie for being an adorable model!

Thank you Kelly for a fun session, a great friendship and that you are always there to give me good advice! I am so glad I have met you and that we always seem to be on the same page! Ü I am a lucky girl!

Congratulations again on your beautiful little girl!  She is definitely worth all of the waiting you two did! Ü

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rodger & Maricar

Rodger and I are in a networking group together which meets every week called the Business Breakfast club. Rodger needed photos for his new business cards. His business Renasaince Chiropractic was making a change to focus on family and everyone in the office was having their photograph taken with their spouses and families.

We met in downtown Tacoma and walked and talked and took our time getting some great photos of Rodger & Maricar together.

It is always great getting to know a business associate better on a personal level. 
Thanks for choosing me to photograph you for your business cards! I can't wait until you've settled on a home and I can help you choose your favorite portrait to display on your wall!  Until then, good luck on your search!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Briana & Jerrod are Engaged

Meet Bri and Jerrod. They are engaged and will be getting married this September.

I met the wonderful couple through Jerrod's parents Dennis and Gwen whom I know through the car club that I belong to. Dennis is a wonderful and witty man who you definitely want to know if you have the opportunity and Gwen is so sweet... her laugh just makes you smile any time you hear it. Thankfully the apple didn't fall far from the tree and their son Jerrod is also an absolute pleasure to be around.

Obviously the charm worked on Bri and still continues to do so! The two are so obviously happy and just being with them will make your day brighter!

Our session was on the 5th of July, the eve of summer finally arriving in the Pacific Northwest. The sun was shining and the weather couldn't have been more perfect to celebrate their love!

We met in downtown Sumner at the train station and took a few photographs there before realizing that  someone *removing name to protect the accused* had locked their keys in their car! Ü So after a quick detour to collect a second set of keys we continued on for more smiles and sunshine!

I absolutely love this connection between the two of them!

Ah summer in Washington... there is no other place I'd rather be than a nice warm Washington day. It makes the other 310 days of the year worth the wait! Ü

Thanks you guys for a wonderful evening. I can't wait to photograph your union and to share in such a special day with you.

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever