Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Smokin’ hot Senior session { Washington Courthouse, OH Senior Photographer }

And I’m not freakin’ kidding. It was 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Ohio is going through a heat spell and it’s absolutely ridiculous! We were supposed to head out on-location, but due to the heat and the 70% humidity (geezum pete’s…REALLY?!?), we decided to shoot some studio shots today. We’ll try again next week and hope for a break in the weather. Fingers crossed!

Here’s a preview of her studio shots. Gorgeous, isn’t she?


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Photobooth time! { Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographer }

Scott and I built (yes, built) a photo booth for Rick and Shannon’s wedding reception. They wanted the photobooth pictures to be the favors for their guests. Brilliant and fun!

It was a joint effort and I’ll admit, it was built twice. The first time our communication was a bit off. I’m pretty sure the message was intercepted by aliens or something. Regardless, the second time around, Scott and I were on the same page and we were able to get to work.

It stood about 6 1/2 feet tall, was 3 feet wide, and held a 5 foot curtain. Just like a traditional photobooth, you walk in and close the curtain. Here it is!


When you walk in, you are standing in front of a monitor with quirky instructions to look at the camera and smile. Rather pose and really “work it” for the camera. We personalized the instructions with pictures from their destination wedding. Shannon and Rick were the guinea pigs and we left the momento in hopes that other guests would be inspired by their silliness.


When the pictures printed out, one strip was given to the guests and the other was placed into an album. The guests were encouraged to write little snarky comments or advice to the new couple. When the album was completed, it was given to Shannon and Rick. I WISH I had a picture of it. I had already packed my camera away when it was finished. Bummer!!

Here is a sample of the fun strips we printed out that night. My absolute favorite is the second picture in this strip of Shannon and Rick. It is the BEST picture…umm, evah! I know that any married person can relate and is sharing in my laughter.


They get a little silly and fun. But that’s the point! Enjoy!:)2 



Clearly, building a 2 man photobooth screams

“How many people can we cram in here?”. We got 7!!! Too fun!1

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sensitive Soul { Kettering, Ohio Child Photographer }

Miss Evelyn came back to visit me for her 6 month birthday. This petite cutie was very stoic and wasn’t too sure about my silly ways. Mom says she’s a “sensitive soul'”. The first thing she did when she came to my house was cry at the very sight of me. Oh, no! Poor baby girl…:(

Oh, well, no biggie. Mom and Dad just had to jump in for a few shots. You work with what you got, right? I grew on her (a little!) and she even responded to my fart noises with a few smiles through the tears. It’s amazing how funny things can be when Daddy’s holding you! Of course, she smiled up a storm as soon as we put the camera away and it was time to go home. Ha! Next time, Miss E…You’ll have a fun time. I swear!

Enjoy this pretty little girl’s sneak peek!




Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yummy summer newborn { Vandalia, Ohio Newborn Photographer }

You may have noticed that I ran a special for maternity sessions and then no maternity sessions were posted on the blog. Yeah, sorry about that. My mom had emergency bypass surgery and I had to cancel everyone while I was in Florida. Of course, everyone delivered while I was gone. :)

So, what’s that mean? There’s gonna be a slew of newborns! LOL Here’s the first of the newborn sessions, though. Mr. Greyson was probably the easiest baby I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. We went outside and played, then came in for a few more fun ones. He slept for about 90% of the session. He was the kind of baby that newborn photographers dream about. Thanks Sherry and Mark for allowing me to be a part of your first beautiful moments together as a family. I had a great time with you and I hope you enjoy the sneak peek.