Monday, October 11, 2010

Miranda - Mount Tahoma High School Class of 2011

This is Miranda. She will be graduating at the end of this school year. Miranda found me through Stephanie who is one of my senior reps at Lakes high school.  They know each other through Dance.

When we got together for Miranda’s consultation and were browsing thru my portfolio, Miranda’s mom realized that she knew my family! In my portfolio was a photograph of my cousins Katie and Ryan. Stephanie (aka mom) recognized them as the grandchildren of her best friend. How cool is that. It really is such a small world.

Miranda had two different sessions, one outdoors and one indoors. She brought friends to each session, which is a great way to commemorate a friendship.
Our first session was held at a park in University Place. Miranda wanted to go somewhere unique from her classmates. I love photographing at this park, so I was glad she chose this location.

We had a lot of fun here… all except for the small panic that was created when we almost stepped in a fire ant hill… phew… that was a close call!

The second session was held at the studio and it was H.O.T.!!!! My studio is in downtown Tacoma and is in an older warehouse style building. Of course our appointment was on one of the hottest days we have had this summer and we were feeling the pain! But even while battling brutal temps, Miss Miranda still managed to be amazing!

It was a pleasure to meet you and to photograph you!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Friday, October 8, 2010

We are family

Kelly, Ed, Kaitlin, and Emily met me out on a beautiful summer morning in downtown T-town for their family portraits.  We actually were ambushed by the sun...what a wonderful surprise... although it was a tad bit frustrating because we planned our session around the fact that it was going to be overcast and did it in the a little later in the morning than we should have since Kelly really wanted to incorporate Tacoma architecture!  The problem is that the sun was so bright it causes squinting and hot spots and dark shadows and all kinds of trickiness for a photographer.  BUT... we dealt with it and I think we got some pretty amazing images.

 I met Kelly just after the new year... she owns Massage at the Ritz in Lakewood and I went in and bought a couple of gift certificates due to a special she was promoting.  (This would be a gentle nudge and reminder miss Kel that if you had a website I would be able to promote it! ;)  Kelly is an amazing massage therapist and I am so thankful that I have met her and her family because now she has also become a friend!

When I had my open house Kelly brought in her family to meet me and to check out my new studio.  It was a great opportunity to meet her girls who pretend to be shy... but now I know it's all just an act!

I just L O V E the way so many of these images came out!

Thanks to you all for being wonderful to be with and to photograph!!!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lisa + Scott = Love Birds

I assisted my photographer friend Carla with this beautiful wedding. Carla met Lisa on an airplane YEARS ago. They connected immediately. Lisa had recently been diagnosed with cancer and told her story to Carla. At the time Lisa and Scott had only been dating for a short time and she was worried that cancer would cut their relationship short... as I understand it, she even told Scott that she would understand if he moved on to someone healthy that could spend a whole lifetime with him. 

As I said years passed and Carla receives a phone call from this woman she met on the airplane so many years ago. She had saved Carla's card and she was getting married!!! So very exciting! And the cancer was in remission! How awesome!

What a beautiful couple and wedding. It's too bad the weather was crummy. It held out for a about 15 minutes so we could get out and do a few outdoor pics... but it was too bad it wasn't better because the venue was gorgeous!

Thanks Carla for letting me help you with this one. It was an honor! Ü

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever