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Friday, January 13

Shutterfest 2016 - Day 1 - After Hours

Day one after hours, I do believe was my favorite shoot. I absolutely loved getting to work with these beautiful and talented young ladies. Their beauty and skill made my job as a photographer seem effortless. I also did some experimenting with off camera flash on this shoot, I am very happy with the results! 

Veronica was super fun to work with and such a pleasure to talk with. She also has a passion for photography so getting to "talk shop" with her was so much fun. Her beauty radiated through every interaction with her during our shoot!

I had the pleasure of working with Sydney last year as well as this year. She did a wonderful job helping me create my vision for her.

Ashleigh was another beautiful dancer that I had the pleasure of working with this year. I am super pleased with the images I was able to capture of her beauty. I look at these images and see such strength in her beauty, I am absolutely in love with them.

These three beautiful ladies made my night so much fun and so easy! Also if it were not for fellow photographer Phil Wood setting up and coordinating this shoot none of this would have been possible.

A huge THANK YOU! to everyone
who helped make this night the lovely evening that it was!

Monday, January 9

Shutterfest 2016 - Day 1 - Lunch break

The great thing about Shutterfest is that, even on your "down" time, you can still find things to shoot.  This afternoon I had the pleasure of photographing Madison Kae Scroggin. Brian DeMint and his wife, Dena, stylized this shoot. I was also able to play/test with lighting equipment from one of the vendors at Shutterfest. This was a great way to spend the remainder of the lunch break!

Saturday, January 7

Shutterfest 2016 - Day 1 - Studio Kids with Lori Nordstrom

The first session of Shutterfest 2016 was the Studio Kids class with Lori Nordstrom. I absolutely love Lori and her classes have always run so smoothly. I have had the pleasure of attending one or more classes with her every year of SF and am thrilled when I get to glean information from her. In this year's class we travelled between five stations and photographed a different child and set up at each station. These kids were so much fun and such a pleasure to work with, I loved every minute of it. Below are the images I loved best from our time together.

While this was an indoor set up, I hope to translate what I learned to my outdoor set ups as well. This especially makes sense as I am mainly an on location photographer. If you love working with kids and get the chance to attend Shutterfest, Lori's classes are the best.

Wednesday, September 28

The Vuckovich Five

This is without a doubt one of my fastest sessions! I came back from Shutterfest with ideas of grandeur, only to have the weather not cooperate. I came home to weather colder than it was when I left. I'm still thankful for my troopers who braved the cold long enough to get some more practice of off camera flash in. I'm very happy with how these came out.

Monday, September 26

The {S} Siblings

Weather was definitely chillier than I expected but I still had a lot of fun with these two kiddos! My friends are the best for letting me try out new ideas and techniques. Testing out off camera flash to help counteract/offset the sun.

I think I have a great start.

*Disclaimer - These railroad tracks are a part of the historical village in my city. They are a closed set of tracks and a part of the county park system. I would never put anyone in danger.

Monday, September 12

Katelynn turned 9 months old

This past winter, this little one turned nine months old!
She had some mixed emotions about her photo shoot!

Crawling was a definite skill she acquired and she made this studio set up a bit more difficult to manage but I definitely think we made it work!

We also took the opportunity to go out and play in the snow! Our winter was an oddity this time around, as we would get hit hard with weather but then a day or so later you wouldn't believe it had even happened.