17 November 2014

Claire | 2015 Red Bud High School Senior

This weekend was eventful. A weekend of ups and downs. I had the first set of my mini sessions scheduled and the annual Blue/White night at Steeleville High School. I made it through one day of mini sessions and the Blue/white game and didn't start to feel well at all. Needless to say, I ended up pretty sick and had to cancel day 2 of mini sessions. I felt horrible and I was in bed all day yesterday I'm actually home from work today even but my fever is finally gone and I'm resting up and I wanted to get Claire's senior session blogged.

Claire's senior session took place about 2 weeks ago and we discussed a bunch of different locations for her pictures to be taken at. She wanted a country setting that was unique. Maeystown came up and she and her mom loved that idea! So that's where we went. It's such a charming little town with so many options. The people who live there are so nice and some have even gave me permission to shoot right in their backyards.

I had such a blast meeting Claire and her family and had so much fun shooting her senior pictures. Claire, I hope you love your pictures just as much as I do and enjoy the remainder of your senior year. It'll go by fast!!!!

14 November 2014

Aaron + Annie | Murray, KY Engagement Shoot, Murray State University

When I first started my business, one of my main concerns was going to the same locations for my sessions and not finding any new spots after a while. I don't want all my clients to repeat locations and I certainly don't want to get burnt out shooting the same backgrounds all the time. I try to mix it up as much as possible but when the chance for a whole new place comes around, it's like Christmas for a photographer.

That's exactly how I felt when Aaron and Annie told me they wanted their engagement session down in Murray, KY. I was super excited. Murray is where they met and where they just bought the cutest little house. Annie is my best friend's cousin and I've actually known Annie for a little while now. She was in a wedding I shot in the past and I know some of her family. So on the day of their session, that was my first time meeting Aaron. I had heard great things about Aaron. That he was funny, entertaining and just a great personality in general. Well, all of those things turned out to be true. Aaron was so funny! There were times that I seriously laughed so hard I was crying. You'll see what I mean below. Aaron told me I could post the picture so I'm in the clear LOL. It just shows his personality and I love it. Annie is quite the hoot too but I don't have any pictures to prove that (you're all good Annie).

I cannot wait for you all to see these pictures! I'm so in love with them. Murray's campus is so beautiful and made the perfect backdrop for Aaron and Annie's session. I cannot wait till next year when they get married because I'll be making the trip back down to Murray for it too!

Happy Friday!!!! Enjoy the weekend.

This is the Shoe Tree on Murray State University's campus. It's by the Pogue Library. Nobody knows when exactly the tradition began, but if a couple meets on campus, fall in love and then marry, it's good luck to nail a shoe from each partner on to the tree.

Probably my ultimate favorite spot was the Lovett Auditorium. It was were they wanted to have their wedding but it just didn't work out for certain reasons. They were able to get a key to it for their engagement pictures at least which was perfect!

I tell Aaron to get romantic and softly touch Annie's check for a kiss and I get this in return! LOL Seriously, so darn funny!

But then the next shot was this... ahhh!! He can be funny but he is romantic too :-)

Annie, you're gorgeous! You're going to be a beautiful bride!

We ended the session with a few shots in front of their new home. So darn cute! What a great shot to get and great idea. I can just see little kids running around in that yard!

13 November 2014

Zach S | 2015 Trico High School Senior

I can usually tell in the first 5 minutes of a session how that session is going to go. I'd like to say I can read people well. Maybe it's because I'm a "people person" or maybe it's just because I'm lucky. Clients seem to be pretty comfortable around me and we always have a good time. When I met Zach, I knew I was in for a fun time and great company. And I'm pretty sure his mother was way more excited than he was for his senior pictures. He really only wanted to wear a few things. He wanted to be himself which is always the key with my seniors. I don't style them myself. I make suggestions but my main suggestion is to wear clothes and look how you normally look on a daily basis. I want my clients to look back 10 years from now and think "Yep, that was me! That was my personality."

Zach is full of personality and I'm pretty sure he was making me laugh more than taking pictures. His mom even commented on how funny we were and that was she was wondering if we were actually getting pictures taken at all LOL. Sometimes you just get carried away, you know.

We ended Zach's session by putting him with his dirt bike. That's his baby. He's in his garage with his 2 bikes most of the tim if he's not actually racing them. In fact, he was in the garage with his bike when I pulled up to his house! He loves racing and we were able to incorporate the racing element into his pictures.

I seriously had the best time that day and I'm so excited to show you my favorites from his session.