Thursday, June 30, 2011

The "G" kids

This fun set of siblings belongs to the "G" family.  This photoshoot was to celebrate "C"s big 5th birthday!  Of course we had to take a few with her big brother too.  He wouldn't have allowed us to leave him out.  Good thing he didn't because we got some great shots of him.  Thanks for a fun afternoon C & N.  I had a great time :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

baby "m"

Baby "m"...what a cutie pie.  We had such a great time with this new little family and were so happy to be able to capture these first images of their sweet baby girl.  We hope you are continuing to adjust to life at home with "m" was a pleasure to meet you all!
-Sonja & Jen

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sharing the spotlight.

We've been bad about blogging our sessions lately, not for lack of work...for the lack of a break from shooting.  That's the part that we really love and it is wonderful to be out there capturing some great families. This week is going to be boot-camp for our cameras!
First up...the "T,D,F" family.  Father's day weekend we had a great shoot with this "X chromosome" heavy family (there is another little lady on her way in few months to add to this sweet bunch of girls). 
 This photo of the 3 girls together was of their own doing :)  They lined up the chairs (with a little help from the dad's) for themselves and created their own photo.  Scroll down to see behind the scenes of this set up...I think it's comical :)

Next up....the "V" family and cute little 1 year old "S".  He was full of smiles for his session and boy was he a fast crawler.  Watch out once this one gets the hang of walking!  This is on of our favorite  locations and they even added some fun paper lanterns in the alley way.  Kind of felt like we were in another part of the world. 

 Seriously sweet!  Happy birthday little man :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


"L" is one of our seniors who just graduated!  So a big CONGRATS goes out to her!  We headed down to one of our favorite spots for her shoot and had a beautiful day...a little warm and humid so we all had a nice glow to us by the end!  She was a natural in front of the camera and we couldn't get enough of her gorgeous eyes and beautiful smile!  We hope you have a great summer before you head off to college in the fall!  Thanks for letting us capture this fun time in your life!  
-Jen & Sonja

Friday, June 10, 2011

One lucky little guy

This little guy is sure lucky to have joined such a great family.  Not to mention the "toys" his Grandpa has.   We had so much fun with little "N".  He slept like a dream for his entire session!  I had literally been dreaming about photographing him using his Grandpa's amazing Camaro for months so it was so exciting to see it come to life...and that he cooperated for it!  I'm now already planning his next sessions in my head using the cars :)  My other favorite part about this session is that photographing newborns in the summer means we can head outside.  Have your babies in the summer people!
Now sit back and relax.  Introducing "N" for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Some good friends of mine just recently had their 3rd baby...and 3rd girl!  I see lots of tea parties, princess dress up, house playing and doll dressing in their future (if it isn't present already!) :)  I made a quick trip to Iowa to see them and to meet their cutest addition...isn't she just a doll?!  I just will never get enough of these new babies!  Good to see you "H" family!  Glad we could capture these for you!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

We have a problem...

Well actually we have a few problems.  Our first problem...we don't have a clue how to actually sit in front of the camera (without bursting into fits of laughter)!  We've been talking about going out to take a few head-shots of ourselves for our website but after seeing a blog post by another photographer, decided to take it a little further.  We realized we needed to experience what you go through as clients. From being posed in funny positions that you can only dream look incredibly awkward (but really look great through a lens), and having a huge lens stuck in your face.  Oh and let's not even get started on the finding clothes to wear for a shoot part...that could be classified as problem #2.
Part of the reason for this day out was also so we could try out a new lens and location.  Which brings me to our third problem....WE ARE IN LOVE WITH THIS LENS!  It wouldn't be such a problem if it went on sale...for about 90% off.  We are equally in love with the location and look forward to taking clients there!
The last problem, is that I'm (Jen) writing this post without Sonja knowing.  So, I guess it's not a problem...yet.  If she hates all the photos I chose of her...then, we have a problem folks.  Especially since it is her birthday today!  Would you join me in sending her a few birthday greetings?!?!  Let me tell you she is an incredible friend, mother and a wonderful business partner.  And her knitting skills, that's for a whole other post :)
Okay, so here it goes.

Problemo numero cinco. I just discovered where all my new wrinkles are coming from!  Guess I'm going to have to figure out how to shoot with my left eye open :)  
Hope you enjoyed our little adventure.  We sure did.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

G & C once again...

If you don't remember these cuties from the last year, allow me to remind you!  "G" and "C" always provide a good time when doing their shoot...from their infectious giggles, to their playful spirits, we have a blast when taking their pictures!  And since "G" is turning 4 years old on Sunday (I know because we happen to share a birthday!), we needed some updated big boy pictures.  And we can't leave miss "C" out, so she got a few too! Thanks for a fun session yet again, kiddos!  We always love capturing you in your prime!
-Sonja & Jen