Saturday, August 28, 2010

At the park with Logan { Union, OH Child Photographer }

Today, we went to the park with my friend Amanda and her son, Logan. Let me tell you that he has no fear. At 14 months of age, he climbed up a VERY tall slide by himself and would have slid down alone if we would have let him. Fearless! My girls and Mr. Man had a blast playing on the slide and the merry go round. I love taking them to the park. I just wish I had 8 arms in order to keep them all at bay. If I did, I’d do it by myself. But I don’t, so I won’t. I maybe crazy but I’m not insane. :)

Here’s a preview of the fun we had.

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I LURVE the sunflare between her legs. Although, at first glance it does appear that Mr. Logan is peeking up her dress. LOL Especially with the sneaky smile afterwards. Hehee


Last but not least, my favorite picture of the day. I did not ask her to hug him. She took it upon herself to do so after going down the slide. Awww!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guestbook by Lynne Bingham Photography { Dayton, OH Wedding Photographer }

Here is a preview of the guestbook I custom created for Angelika and Matthew using their engagement portraits. What a perfect way to showcase your pictures! The guests will sign in their well wishes and congratulations rather than just jotting their name down. Who really keeps that thing, anyway?! This thing is stunning and I can’t wait to give it to ‘em.

I hope you like it, guys! :)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Angelika and Matthew’s Engagement session { Dayton, OH Wedding Photographer }

My first wedding is next month….in fact, it’s only 23 days away!! Eek! I’m so stinkin’ excited and nervous all at the same time. You’d think I was the one getting married. Hehee. I’m preparing like crazy, making sure I don’t forget something (you know, like a battery!) or do something stupid (you know, like leave my ISO too high and blow all my pictures!). I just don’t wanna make mistakes. I just wanna make it perfect for Angelika and Matthew!!

So, last night we had our engagement session. Angelika and Matthew were a blast to be around! Great sense of humor, playful, good lookin’ couple and totally in love. I love seeing that. :) They made me at ease and I know it helped both of them to see me in action. Now, they know what to expect the day of!

I’m excited to make their guestbook from their engagement session. You’ll be seeing a preview of it sometime later this week. For now, here’s a sneak peek of our session. Angelika and Matthew….you guys are gorgeous together!!! See you soon!

P.S. I absolutely adore the last picture. It’s the exact spot that they are getting married. How perfect is that???


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Heart Faces Beach Fun Photo { Dayton, Ohio Photographer }

When the challenge at I Heart Faces popped up this week, the first thing that came to mind was my recent trip to Aruba. Hot weather, warm breezes, crystal waters, and gorgeous sunsets. This little deserted shack was located on one of the pristine beaches that we visited. It captured me as soon as I saw it. I knew it was the one that I would enter into the challenge.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beautiful family { Oakwood, Ohio Family Photographer }

I could not have asked for an easier family to work with. Little Miss A was a bundle of fun and loved playing dress up. Uhhh…right up my alley! We played with all my props and had a blast. Although, I wish I had pulled out the bug spray a little sooner because we were lunch for some hungry mosquitos! Baby R, however, was not impressed with me. She was a bit curious at first, but then nope….she was done. :) Once she was back in Mommy or Daddy’s arms, all was well with the world. Despite her protests, I was able to capture a few wonderful shots of her as well.

So, here’s the H family. The family that made my job extremely uncomplicated. And fun. I like those shoots. :) Hope you enjoy the preview.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hay! Hay what? :) { Union, OH Engagement Photographer }

Now I work with Mandi but I have never met Jason. Apparently, Mandi didn’t tell Jason that I was a bit crazy. :) He was just a tad shy and slow to warm up. I can only imagine how nervous I would be if someone told me to attack my hubby like horny teenager all the while they’re standing there taking my picture. Hehee. My poor clients. :) He warmed up to me and we were able to get a session full of great shots.

I think they quite enjoyed the little make out session….even if they didn’t wanna admit it to me. For now. :) Here’s a sneak peek! Let me know what you think. :)

Oh, and I absolutely ADORED her clothing choices. She really listened to my advice and chose outfits that suited her and him, showed their personalites, and brought something to the picture besides color. She brought a suitcase of clothes, accessories, jewelry, etc. I was impressed and just a bit giddy. Great job, Mandi!!!


Back to the basics (kinda) { Dayton, Ohio Photographer }

When I first started out, I took pictures of anything and anyone. Most times I needed things that didn’t move. Since my children wouldn’t cooperate with that requirement, I often photographed friends, family, and co-workers. And when they were annoyed, I photographed flowers. They’re pretty forgiving. They sit still. And they don’t care how many pictures you take.

With my new handy dandy 50mm f/1.2, I decided to go back to the basics and head out to my flower garden (which I have regretfully ignored for most of the summer). I only had a few minutes to play before my shoot so I took just 5 pictures. They were beautiful on their own, but couldn’t resist editing some and give them some artistic flair.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Siblings’ Surprise Gift { Bellefontaine, Ohio Child Photographer }

Some lucky Mommy is gonna get a great gift from her kiddos. Thanks to her sister and Mom, this crew secretly came to Dayton for a photo shoot. Quite a long trek from Bellefontaine! Mr. A wasn’t too keen on the whole idea and all but refused to smile. However, after a few corny jokes and a tickling sister, I was able to get some smirks. Once I told him that we’d be done a lot quicker if he smiled, I actually got teeth! LOL

‘Tweens. They don’t know how easy they have it.

Enjoy the preview!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love Epiphanie! { Dayton, Ohio Photographer }

Oh yes, Lola….you are gorgeous! Sleek and sexy. Seriously stylish. Sweet and sassy. And all mine. In case you’re not in the know, this is my new camera bag. The Lola (in black) by Epiphanie. Isn’t she fantabulous?!? Water resistant, adjustable velcro panels, tons of padding, removable cross body strap, exterior and interior pockets. And the best part is the HOT PINK interior. Ooh la la!

I quickly outgrew the “bright blue and black $50 Best Buy, mesh pockets, zipper pop-top” camera bag that I bought 2 years ago. Alas, I’m frugal and a camera bag did not seem like a necessary purchase. That is, until I started collecting camera bodies and lenses. Who knew that one camera and one lens would not be enough for me? :)

I realized that I was in fact due for an upgrade. When I started researching, I knew that I needed something in a neutral color, but definitely made a statement. A camera bag that looks like a purse but is still functional? Umm, genius. 

Yes, you can say it. I’m going to look very saavy at the wedding next month.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

The bouncer at Cox { Dayton, Ohio Family Photographer }

We had a great time the other evening, even after we were thrown out of our initial venue.  Leave it to me to get tossed out on my tush at a photo shoot! Seriously, who does that?! LOL

Thankfully they were pretty easy going and took me at my word that downtown would be a much better fit. I just love this family. They have the look, the attitude, and all the fun. They were open to anything and it made my job easy. :) I hope they like the preview.

Thanks for fantabulous time! Oh and Ryan, the last picture…love it. I told you it was going on my blog. LOL


My favorite shot of the night.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Another Fix-it Friday from I Heart Faces { Dayton, Ohio Photographer }

No time for chatting today. I gotta work tonight *sigh* so I had a few minutes to edit after putting the munchkins down for a nap. Now I’m hoping to do the same. Want info? Show me some love and I’ll be happy to post it. Later. :)



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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Full of spunk { Springboro, Ohio Child Photographer }

Oh, to be 5 years old again. No worries in the world except maybe what time your parents make you go to bed. But any other time, you can take a nap (even when you don’t want it!), you can eat Wendy’s and think you’re getting a special treat, and you can play at the park ‘til you wear out the grown-ups. And at the end of the day, you don’t have to worry about going to work or paying the bills. Just playing.

Miss T. had all the energy and spunk in the world and I am not kidding you when I tell you that she wore me out. Literally made me run up stairs to get pictures, climbing on the play yard at the park, and chasing after her just to get a smile. And did you know, I had to pull out the invisibility card?? She really made me work for it.

Here’s the fruits of my labor. A sneak peek. Thanks Miss T. I hope you have a happy birthday, today.