Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jeff and Christina - Engaged

Christina gave me a call after seeing the engagement images from a previous engagement session on Facebook! I'm excited about their wedding for several reasons: 1) They're beautiful and adorable, 2) very photogenic, 3) getting married in my home area, and 4) they want their wedding to be unlike anyone else's! The wedding itself is at an old mansion in Peoria....when I first heard that, my heart started beating rapidly...old staircases, beautiful woodwork, soft lighting with wood floors....a photographer's dream!!! Top all of those sweet things off with how beautiful and photogenic they are, and it's easy to see why it's a wedding to look forward to!!

Christina and Jeff....such a pleasure getting to know you and your beautiful relationship! Looking forward to May! Kelly

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nolan and Jamie - Engaged

Excuse my lack of comments over the next few days, everyone! I'm working feverishly to get as many sessions from the last few weeks edited and posted for all to enjoy....

And first up we have the beautiful Jamie and Nolan...they are sweet, down-to-earth, and excited that God has brought the two of them together to walk the path of life. And, can I mention again that they're beautiful...both inside and out.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This image from a shoot last Saturday keeps putting a smile on my face.

Oh the love of siblings!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Deters Family

The colors in these first pictures of big sister Emma are simply my faves!!! But, while the pale yellows and olive greens are my faves, nothing beats her cutey-patootey smile!!!

Now to the twins...there mom was SOOOO mean that day! Mean to me! She put them in matching and all! And, then she said that by the end of the shoot I'd know which one was which. And, so now I'm feeling inept, because I walked away and was like, "nope." So, this is Gavin...or Marshall...or maybe Gavin!

Hi, Daddy.

So, after I was feeling really horrible, relatives told me that they still had a hard time telling the boys apart too; so, it made me feel better!

Cutey#1 and Cutey #2.

Or....Smiley #1 and Smiley #2.

Deters Family, thank you so much for allowing me to document your beautiful family!!!
Blessings to you all,

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dan and Leanne - Engaged

Leanne and I first bonded over vacuuming...we both love 'freshly mowed carpet' know, the lines that are in the carpet right after you've vacuumed. Then we bonded over cheap Chinese food. She lives in the quad cities right now, and I lived there for four years of my life. I told her that my friends and I used to get cheap Chinese food at the HyVee grocery store and watch Thursday night TV. She gets the same Chinese with her friends, and they watch Grey's Anatomy.

Leanne's beautiful, smart, and has a great smile. Right when you're on the brink of being intimidated by her, you find out that her idea of make-up is chapstick....and then you fully realize that she's a girl you can sit around with in loungey pants eating cheap Chinese food and watching fun TV. So, it's no wonder that Dan's decided to do just that with Leanne for the rest of his life. He getting the best of all worlds: beauty, brains, laughter, and a girl who's down-to-earth enough to consider chapstick her favorite beauty product. :)

Dan and Leanne, you're beautiful...both of you! But, as smart as you both are, you were VERY wrong about one thing: You take EXCELLENT pictures! The camera loves you both!!!

Congratulations and can't wait until next June!


Can I even tell you how much I love this picture?!!!! One of my all-time favorite engagement pictures!

We took Dan and Leanne's engagement pictures at her family's pond. Her dad has an old pontoon that doesn't work that he loves dearly and his kids make fun of. This picture is for her dad. Leanne said she's sure it'll be up in his office...not because of her, but because of the boat. :)

Hey, hey, good-lookin'!

"We don't take very good pictures." Yep, that's what they told me. They're humble or they lie.

Leeanne's got the prettiest eyes.

And killer fashion.

Is anyone weired out by the fact that I've literally sat, stared, and smiled at this image? That's how much I love this picture. :)


"O" is for "Owen"....and for "Ornery". :)

I'm loving this ornery look! :)

....and this one.

"I'm laughing at my own orneriness, Mom!"


But, you know what, I have my sweet moments too.

Overall, I'm just plain adorable....orneriness and sweetness.