Sunday, December 27, 2009

Contest & Christmas Eve photo shoot

Two exciting things to share.

1) I need your help with something this week!!

I have entered a contest to "study" with an AMAZING photographer for the next 12 months. Here is a bit of info about the contest:

The SOAR! Scholarship is going to help three women take their dream of building a photography business come true. On January 8th, we will announce the three winners. The recipients will be mentored by industry leaders as well as Me Ra Koh’s business coaches from Wisdom Connection.

But SOAR! is not for the faint of heart. The winners will be required to document their year long journey on the SOAR! website through blog posts, videos, images, teleconferences and more. In turn, the next 12 months will change their lives.

Here's how:

go to:

Go to page 17 or 18 or 19 (depends on what internet browser you use) of the videos. Find my video, you'll see me in a bright pink shirt, I am video number 19 out of over 200.

Click on the video

Hover your mouse over my video (which will now be on the right side because you just clicked on it) as you hover you'll see a green thumbs up, click on it to vote for me, then leave a comment about why you think I should win!

Thank you for all of your encouragement and help!
**(You can vote as many times as you want, so feel free to vote often and send this onto anyone else too.)**

2)Christmas eve morning Matt and I had an amazing time with a very special family! Jenna and I have been best friends since junior high, and we were honored to be asked by her family to do pictures this morning. Although the weather wasn't amazing, we definitely made do and had a blast too! We died laughing as it was quite a challenge at some points to get all 13 people looking the right direction.

Shan and Bonita are the sweetest couple ever! They are so much fun and as you can probably see, they definitely made us laugh. We had a great morning spending time and documenting some special moments with everyone. We can't wait to see everyone again in March, maybe we can get some spring shots in? =)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Catch up- The last one!

Here is my last family to play catch up with, and then we'll be up to date with this new blog, yeah!

Matt and I took pictures for a daughter and her family, of a friend that I work with. We rushed to get the last drops of daylight that we could outside, and then headed in for the rest of the pictures. Katie, Jared and Finn were a delight to work with. They were so laid back and Jared was hilarious. I'll save him some laughs and not post all of the funny poses that he showed me while Katie ran in to change Finn. Enjoy this adorable family!

Grandma Laurie & Finn

Monday, December 14, 2009

Playing Catch Up Part V

Last weekend Matt and I got to take pictures of a very adorbale family at GBPAC at UNI. Luke and Becky have two very cute boys, Boaz and Cainan. I loved taking these pictures. We had such a great time watching Boaz interact with his new baby brother. I also had so much fun going and taking Cainan's baby pictures, just him and the couch. Too cute. Here are a few of my favorites.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Playing Catch Up Part IV - UNI Family Photo Shoot

I've never laughed so hard or so much while taking pictures before. Scott, Maggie, Jake & Allie were hilarious! We met at UNI and had so much fun walking around campus taking pictures. Here are a few of my favorites, thanks for making us laugh guys!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Playing Catch Up Part III

Matt and I were privileged enough to take some of our close friend's maternity pictures. We had a ton of fun! Jackee and Shane were so great to take pictures of and they were SO cooperative with all of the crazy things we asked them to do. Here are just a few of my favorites from the shoot. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Playing Catch Up Part II

Matt and I got to take family pictures for some good friends of ours a few weeks ago, we had so much fun! Dan and Jenny are so in love with their two little girls and it definitely shows. Hannah is quite an energetic girl, and Mia is such a laid back sweet baby. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Dan, Jenni, Hannah (18 months) & Mia (6 weeks).

Hannah holding Jenni's wedding ring to help keep her happy. I love this picture!