This spring we met up with the Ruecker family for a fun photo session at Kiwanis park. I am so pleased to call the Rueckers our friends. Kyle and Courtenay are warm, generous, funny people and they've passed all these traits on to their amazing children. These folks are expecting an addition to the family this spring. We are so thrilled for their happy news and can't wait to meet the new little one. Congratulations Ruecker family!
This January I had the pleasure of meeting the newest member of this family, sweet baby Molly. Newborns typically require some behind the scenes soothing before we get them settled in the posing basket. Molly, however, snuggled right up with mom and dad and didn't make a peep when we changed her outfit and posed her. I can honestly say this is the fist time I've photographed a newborn who didn't cry once. 2017, you're already full of surprises. I like it. I'd like to thank you guys for a fantastic photo shoot. I hope you have a wonderful year.
Stef decided to celebrate her leap year birthday with a fun pin-up inspired cake smash. Naturally we had to include some wine for the celebratory occasion. Really isn't that all any one wants on their birthday? Cake and wine...yum! We also took advantage of the great weather and got some super cute photos of her boys and husband, Todd. The Wakefields have been loyal clients since I started my photography business and it's always a pleasure to catch up with them and see their growing family. Happy Birthday Stef!!
I am so excited for my friends, Lindsay and Alex. They are expecting the newest member of the family, who is currently only known as "Rotini", to arrive around February 20th. I met Lindsay through Roller Derby. During our photoshoot, Lindsay confessed how much she has missed playing and can't wait to get back on her skates once baby arrives. Good thing PBDC makes onesies because little Rotini is going to have a busy summer cheering for mom at her derby bouts. Lindsay and Alex also have two adorable Beagles who seem to be excited to be big sisters very soon. I am very excited for baby to arrive. Congratulations Lindsay and Alex! You guys are going to be wonderful parents.
This summer I had the pleasure of helping Jessica create a wedding gift that her fiancee, Ashleigh, would never forget. I always adore doing boudoir shoots, but they feel extra exciting when we do the shoot in secret. I'm sure anyone who has ever planned a surprise for a loved one can relate to this feeling. Even if the “purpose” of the shoot is to create a gift for a partner, I think the person doing the shoot gets a lot out of it too. Boudoir is all about honoring the best parts of yourself, inside and out. It's empowering to celebrate what you're all about. I think in most cases, the person receiving the photos already knew how awesome their partner is, but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate the beautiful, artistic expression of their partner's love. There's nothing more powerful than saying, “I'm pretty awesome, and I'm all yours!”
I just want to take a second to thank Jessica for bringing her all to the shoot and trusting in my efforts. As you can see, she is a gorgeous lady who does a damn fine job in front of the camera. Keep shining, my friend :)