Friday, August 24, 2012

Class of 2013

I was so happy that my first Class of 2013 Senior was this handsome young man.
I was surprised to learn he didn't like having his picture taken growing up.
We met at the golf course for the shoot, and discussed sports a bit.
Golf is too slow for this young man, although he assured me he deflect a golf ball quickly if one happened to fly by.
You see the true love of his life is hockey, and from all accounts he's quite good. 
He even humored me in holding the stick just so, even if it's not how they normally do it.

The location was gorgeous, and he was great about battling the elements (and bugs) and crazy photographers that wobbled on a chair above his head to get a shot.

I even discovered Iowa has a hockey team!
I love it when I learn new things during a session!
Be on the look-out for the next great thing in hockey!  I have the feeling this young man is going far!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fab Family of Five

The other weekend I had the opportunity to explore a small historical home and arboretum with a fun family of five.
I have a soft spot for Cocker Spaniels, and was so happy that these two gorgeous pups could join in on the fun.

I also have a soft spot for cute little baby toes, and this 1-year old pretty much stole the show.
She is so close to walking on her own that I was surprised she didn't just take off and go during the shoot. 

She had the sweetest expressions!  In fact, I took more pictures on this day than I have on any other shoot thus far.
The red velvet cake created quite a few raspberries! Perhaps it's an acquired taste?
Even the dogs hammed it up!  Doesn't it look like he's smiling?
Maybe he still had a bit of left over peanut butter treat stuck to the roof of his mouth?
Or perhaps he was wondering if he might be able to sneak a taste some of that yummy red velvet cake!
Thanks guys for the fun day!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Day with the Girls

I have been so busy editing photos lately I haven't had a chance to share them with you!  So I'm afraid you'll be getting a few updates this week. Starting with three wonderfully fun women.  Two of which are sisters.

This sister is visiting from Croatia, she makes the best burek ever! (It's a flaky, buttery pastry with meat or cheese.)  It was absolutely delicious!  She doesn't speak much English and except for a few food terms am completely clueless when it comes to Croatian, but we got along swimmingly.
This is her sister, who lives in the states now. They were such a kick! It felt like I knew them forever even though we just met. In fact, I may be dusting off my cowboy boots and going out dancing soon, as I've been invited to join them in some fun.
I also was able to take some pictures of their dear friend, who has a sweetheart overseas. She wants to surprise him with some pictures.I just loved her smile and cute dress, I'm sure her new beau will too.

Thanks girls for the great day!