Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cydne & Dylan & baby to be

WOW! I just realized this has been sitting in my drafts and was never published... wow... Little Zoe is almost a year old now!!!

Cydne and I recently reconnected through facebook after having attended junior and senior high school together.  What an awesome thing facebook has been in making the world such a smaller place!  I have gotten to reconnect with so many people who I otherwise would have lost contact with until our next reunion at the earliest!

When I saw that Cydne was pregnant I was so overjoyed for her and was so joyful when she said she'd like to have maternity photographs taken!  Cydne is such a beautiful woman, her personality and smile energize me!

Dylan is absolutely adorable. Their nickname for him is Dyl pickle which I think is freakin awesome! I first met him at my Click or Treat event last October when his cutieness scored him a win in the costume contest. He is going to be a heartbreaker for sure!

At the time of this session little miss bun in the oven was still unnamed... they just couldn't come to a decision... I can't wait to hear how they did finally arrive at the name Zoe. And I sure hope to be able to photograph the little bundle of cuteness!

A glowing momma is one of the most beautiful things on the planet.  Thank you Cydne for allowing me to priveledge to photograph you and Dylan. 

 I won't hold it against you that you made my brain start thinking baby! ;)
(Maybe I will now... since I am 3.5 months preggo! Ü HAHA!)

Angie D
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Jessica is pregnant

Jessica was kind enough to be a model for a photography lighting day that was scheduled for my professional photography association.  Here are a few of my favorite images from our "play date".

A beautiful mama to be for sure!

Angie D.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

LaShanda & Deon Wedding

LaShanda & Deon were married in February on a cold and snowy day... but they were brave souls and hopped outside for a quick few photographs to commemorate their union.

Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful and LaShanda's face radiated with her happiness!

It was so obvious that they people they chose as attendants were the ones who should definitely be there.  They were surrounded by love at every turn and also a lot of fun too!

The ceremony was beautiful and perfect!

When the ceremony was concluded we headed to The Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma for their reception.  It was the first time I had ever been there and it was a beautiful venue for a reception.

After toasts and cake cutting LaShanda disappeared and surprised us all by changing her dress.  Shortly after doing so she and Deon participated in a dance off which was a very close competition... In fact, I believe it was officially declared a tie... however, I bet they'd each say they were the winner. ;)

Congratulations Deon & LaShanda! Welcome to the wedded world.  You make it a better place!

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Angie D.

Shevia - Class of 2011

Shevia found me through her friend Layne whose senior portrait was posted on Facebook. It sure is amazing how Facebook connects people. Shevia had changed schools, but was still able to see her friend’s images online. She gave me a call and we were able to get her in under the wire to get her senior photo into the yearbook!

Shevia did a best of both session which means we spent an hour in the studio and then an hour outside at the location of her choice which had to include train tracks per mom’s request. Ü

We had a lot of fun in both locations!

Doesn't Shevia just have the most wonderful smile! Ü 

Congrats Shevia. If I recall your graduation is this Friday... have fun... enjoy this last summer to just be a "kid"... from here on out you will have so many adventures. Embrace them and make them your own.

Angie D.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LaShanda & Deon

LaShanda & Deon contacted me in December about their February wedding… thankfully I was available for their wedding date and we quickly decided on a date for their engagement photos.

Their photo session was supposed to be outdoors, however as most of you know, Tacoma in January… um, yeah, total crap shoot! Thankfully the new studio was up and running and we were able to meet there and get some amazing images of the two of them.

Engagement sessions are always a part of my wedding packages because it allows us the opportunity to work together before the wedding day… get to know each other a little better. WELL… that definitely happened… more than I was expecting! Ü At one point I was trying to show LaShanda how I wanted her to pose and as I was standing up to move out of the way my leg just decided it didn’t want to do what I was asking of it. As I was beginning to fall to the floor my brave hero LaShanda scooped me up to make sure I didn’t. All was fine in the world and I hurried back to start photographing them again… I turned around, put the camera up to my eye and heard…uh, Angie… your shirt… and I looked down to see that my blouse was unbuttoned about ¾ of the way. HAHA… they got to know a little TOOO much about me! Thankfully I am not very shy and I was sporting a good supportive bra! I’m not too sure about the high school senior who was mentoring with me… I may have scarred him for life!

This one just makes me laugh every time I look at it. Lashanda telling Deon about how things were going to be once they were married! Ü

Congratulations you two! Your wedding was beautiful, I can't wait for you to see those images!

Angie D.
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hudson - Class of 2011

This is Hudson... He is quite possibly one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.  This guy just blew me away with his charm. Not in a knock your socks off kind of charm, in an understated, so genuine, wonderful human being kind of charm. 

Photographing senior guys can be pretty tricky sometimes.  A lot of the time they don't really want to have photographs, but they are doing it because mom asked nicely... and how do you say no to mom! But Hudson was present and enjoying himself which made him such a joy to work with.  Not to mention that he's handsome, right!

I am already trying to think up a crazy fun photoshoot to include Hudson in just for fun... Any ideas for me?  I'm thinking something totally different from his signature look... maybe a James Dean, slicked back type look? You feel me?  Those cheek bones are just to die for. 

And I'm probably embarrassing the heck out of him by typing all this... but, seriously man... you are the reason I am a photographer! Your personality is fantastic and it just shines through the camera!!!

Thanks for being a great person! I KNOW you will do great things.

Angie D.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Athena, Jordan & AJ

This session was primarily to get photos for holiday cards, but we intended to get photos of Jordan in his military uniform. Unfortunately with all the hustle and bustle of trying to get a dog to the studio they totally forgot about the uniform photos… so that will be for another day. AJ was such a good girl for her photo debut. She is most obviously the baby in this family and so loved by Athena & Jordan. Didn’t their holiday card turn out adorable!!!

(Yes I am mortified that I am posting this in March!) I wish I could clone myself!!!

Angie D.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Holiday Mini Sessions

In November I offered holiday mini sessions to clients to use the portraits for gifts and cards. Here is a spotlight on four families who attended…

The Chittendens:

You may recognize these kiddos since I photographed them a couple of years ago out at fort Steilacoom park in Lakewood. Those photos are hanging in the Chittenden’s chiropractic office. This time around we were thinking gifts and we were able to get some great photos of Andrew, Aleis and Matthew! These two boys are absolutely the definition of boy! Rough and tumble, want nothing to do with having their photograph taken… so when I am able to get them to smile at the same time… I kind of feel like I just won a small battle! Ü

The Riggs:

I just recently photographed Layne for her senior portraits and it was a blast. I was very excited when I found out that the Riggs family was going to come in for their family portraits. At this session I had the pleasure of meeting Layne’s brother Evan and sister in law Erika who were married earlier this year. (Congratulations again to you two!) And of course the trickiest family member was the dog... who apparently likes to eat, well whatever he can get his chompers on! I was informed that this dog had recently eaten a whole glove and they were able to unfortunately confirm that a few days later when his stomach decided it was done with the glove! That is just so funny to me.

The Pohwats:

I met Corina and Jared at one of my husband’s work parties a couple of years ago. Ever since then Corina has been telling me how much she wanted to have family photos taken… so I was so glad when she told me that the holiday mini session was going to work out for them! With two little ones it’s always a challenge to make sure everyone is looking at the camera and happy… but we did it and got such cute images of this family! Little Cecilia is so cute with her little teeth just coming in. Too squishy and adorable for words. And Mr. Andrew… at such an independent stage… he was going to let us know where to stand and how to pose. It was pretty awesome! I definitely learned that 30 minutes is pushing it with two little ones... they just take a little extra time. Ü

The Jacobsons:

Momma Forest and I were connected through my mother who works with Forest and also has done some crafty projects for her. We were hoping that we’d be able to get a family photo including daddy, but he had to work… (we’ll get that another time though)… so we were able to capture momma with her kiddos and then some of the kiddos separately. These two were just too cute. I absolutely adore the photo of them lying on their tummies! CJ is such a loving older brother and it’s just so cute to watch see how he looks at his baby sister Isabel.

Angie D.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Susan is getting married

Congratulations to my good friend Susan who will be getting married to Perry this August. 

It was so much fun to watch her try on dresses and get into full on bridal bliss! This day we attended the Brides against breast cancer wedding dress fundraiser and tried our best to find something that would work.
   Well we didn’t find THE dress, but we got a lot of ideas about what styles Susan liked and what she envisioned herself looking like as she walked down the aisle. I can’t wait to be there as you say I do to your groom and to celebrate your love to him.
All the best to you for all of the happy years to come.

Angie D
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fung Family

Fung Family – WOW, I am so behind on blogging it so isn’t funny. I normally tell people it will be up in a month or two, but sheesh, 7 months…. *blush*

I met the Fung family at a Mariner’s game that my husband Steve’s work organized. The girls were soooo adorable and I of course had to snuggle little Hailey because she was just too friggen adorable for words! Gotta love baby snuggles… yum! Anyway we got to talking with Cassie & Ray and the topic came up that I was a photographer… they were so excited because they had just been talking about doing family photographs. SWEET! Gotta love meeting someone and being able to help them take care of a to do item as wonderful as portraits! Ü

Within a week of meeting I set up the appointment for the Fung family and met them up in Bothell at the Country Village. I’d wanted to photograph there… toooooo cute for words. Well found out the hard way that there is a photographer with rights to the property there so I got a little letter that asked me not to return… oh well… I got to fulfill my wish of photographing there and we got some absolutely adorable shots! Ü

Ray & Cassie ordered framed storyboards to go in their home.  Here are the two they ordered of the girls:

Ok, seriously, could these girls BE any more adorable? I just love my job!!!

Angie D.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Briana & Jerrod

What an absolutely beautiful day for a wedding! It had rained all week and then the sun came out for a gorgeous wedding day! You just never can tell what it’s going to do here in Washington… but thankfully for Briana & Jerrod’s day it was fantastic weather.

I had a little fun playing with some different light set ups for their wedding photos and I just love how these formals came out.

Love when a bride has fun with her shoes.  It says so much about her personality and adds a fun little touch that says boo ya, I'm the bride and I'm making a statement!!! 

Your wedding and reception were such a blast. If it weren’t for the fact that I was totally exhausted from a long day, I think I just might have stayed to shake a leg on the dance floor! Ü

Too cute, Briana and Jerrod used their homemade BBQ Sauce as a favor for their wedding guests.  Each family got to leave with a bottle.  Love!

Congratulations you two, to many many years of wedded bliss!

Angie D.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Landry Family

Jan & Rick are the most wonderful people and I was just ecstatic to be able to photograph their family. We met the Landrys in our car club and have served on the board with them, enjoyed game nights and just feel like they are part of our extended family.

It was so cool to be able to meet their daughter Jana, her husband Travis and their son Colton.

Colton was definitely the star of the day. He loves the beach, so it was an obvious choice to go to Owen's Beach at Point Defiance Park. The beach there is great for photographs.

This was the favorite family portrait of the day. It was used for their holiday cards and is also now hanging in the Landry’s home as well. Decorating with portraits is such a beautiful way to honor those we love and have them near us all day every day.

I just love the interaction here between grandparents and grandson. So absolutely priceless. I know that they will treasure this photograph all of their days and that Colton will treasure it too as he grows.

Thanks to you all for a wonderful session and then a great time visiting at the Antique Sandwich Company afterwards.  It was a fantastic day to create memories!!!

Angie D.
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