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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