Monday, February 28, 2011

The Almond Blossom Festival Winner(s)...

This weekend was such a fabulous weekend! I loved getting to meet so many new friends and see some familiar faces and share our photography with others! I am a local photographer here in Ripon and I specialize in on-site natural light photography. Which means that we get out of the studio and enjoy the world around us. My goal is to capture you and your family in a natural, relaxed and unique setting... I also like to have a little fun as we shoot! I enjoy shooting little ones, families, couples, weddings, high school seniors, and our most recent collection is our Dental Photography Collection.There are a couple of ways that you can stay up with us- 1) You found our blog - Yay! (which is the best way to see our sneak peeks, latest news, personal updates and specials) you can simply click the "follow" button to receive updates from us. Our Blog "followers" also receive a free 8x10 of your choice with every paid photo shoot too. 2) Find us on Facebook or 3) Our client website- which has our complete portfolio. (

If you missed our weekend special - you're not totally out of luck...
Almond Blossom Festival Blog Special
1-2 hours of Capture and Creation time
1-2 locations
multiple outfit changes
40-60 digital proofs
online gallery to view, share and order prints
*and CD filled with your high resolution digital proofs and print rights to them

(This special is a $75 dollar savings and a $25 deposit required to secure special pricing and must be received by March 7th)

Thanks to all who stopped by to say hi... check us out and enter in our drawing! I had a little help picking the winners from a completely impartial assistant :) And the winner is...

Dana Corbin
Dana won a photography session which includes a cd filled with her digital proofs
(value of $250)

We also picked a few others to receive $50 off one of our Lifestyle Portrait Collections (which include - Little ones, families, high school seniors, and engagement sessions)

Rebecca Van Gronigen
Annette Wehby
Anthony Wegner
Alyssa Feebeck
Nicholas and Lynsey Viss
and Chase Mahan

Congrats to our winners! Please email me to set up your photo shoot and have some fun... Can't wait to work with you all!
(prizes will expire by May 28th if not redeemed by then)

Kori Heuvel
Recollect Photography
Capturing your moments to remember!

A big Thank you to my hubby- Thank you so much for building a wonderful booth... (without you this weekend would not have been as great as it was!) Thanks for weathering the crazy weather with me! I enjoyed our shoulder to shoulder time - I love you more everyday!

A little Shout out to our parents too- Thank you so much for watching our little ones this weekend and investing in them so that we could invest in our business. We appreciate your help, love and support!!!

This was the first time she had ever ridden a pony before... Her pony's name was Princess and she loved it!

And then all of a sudden it was like she became even more of a big girl as she didn't need my hand anymore...

Friday, February 25, 2011

My little Sunshine... on a rainy day

"Sunshine... Sunshine... Sunshine... Sunshine... away" - Those are often the little words that I hear coming from Rhian in the car or as we tuck her into bed. We are slowly adding the rest of the words to the song... but either way she is the little sunshine of my day and I am so thankful for the recent blessing of being a stay at home momma in order to just be able to be in more of those moments with her. I never really thought of myself as the "stay at home" type but I have experienced more joy and peace than ever. So I wanted to share my little sunshine with you and hope she brightens your day... like she does mine!

Her cute little outfit is from one of my favorite children's designers Matilda Jane... They sell their clothing through fun in-home trunk shows and Matilda Jane is releasing the Second Spring Release in March... Sooooo We are going to have a trunk show at our house March 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in more information... feel free to email me! You're invited... and bring a friend! I also want you to enjoy your MJC as much as I do so I am also going to be giving a free sitting fee to anyone who purchases a treat from the show. If you can't make it in person... orders can be placed over the phone or email as well! Want to see more MJC or put your wishlist together for the trunk show? Click on this link...

We were playing a little game of "peek-a-boo" and I think she was laughing at me because I wasn't very hidden... I am not sure who makes who laugh more...

To say that Rhian loves her pockets is an understatement!!! She is enthralled with filling them and is overjoyed when she makes the discovery that there is something in them...

I know this last photo isn't excatly "professional" quality... but it still touches my heart. Did I mention that it had actually started to rain at this point so I was trying to snap the photo as fast as I could... I never imagined that Rhian would love Ryder so much... and even though she only recently actually called him by his name. She just covers him in kisses all the time and she is so aware of where he is and how he is doing. She is such a good big sister. The other thing that equally touches my heart is how he responds to her... All he has to do is see her face or hear her voice and he just lights up with a huge grin. I hope that they are super close as they get older! Although that may mean they might gang up on me... Uh oh!

Precious in Pink...

I was so excited when I got the message from Melissa that she wanted me to capture her little girls. Melissa and I were friends in high school and played basketball together... One of my favorite parts about photography is that it allows me to reconnect with old friends in a new way... It makes my heart happy!!!

Melissa took advantage of our Almond Blossom Special and two great ways to stay up our news, our latest photo shoots and our specials is to follow our blog or "like" us on facebook.

It was so adorable how these two sisters adored each other!!! Such a good big sister!

Just look at how she so daintily plays with her little dress... I love the wonder and joy in her sweet little face!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jake and Tristin... Will you?

Love was in the air... as we captured these two love birds.

I just love how snuggled up they are! There was such a cute excitement in their eyes for each other... I love it!

We went to a couple of unique locations that I had never used before... so they were absolutely just for Jake and Tristin. I typically shoot the engagement sessions by myself so it was a treat to have my hubby (also our second shooter for events) there... A couple of the photos below are ones that he added to the collection and I love his perspective and creative eye! We had such a great time with them and we can't wait to capture their incredibly special Wedding Day next September!

There was this beautiful tree that had these limbs that drooped to the ground creating this little nook to hide away in... a moment for them to get all wrapped up in each other and forget that we were even there capturing them.