Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Labor Day, Jackie! [wink, wink!]

I did a maternity shoot with my friend Jackie the other day, she's beautiful, glowing, kind, and a wonderful mom. Baby Isaak is due any day now and I'm excited for Jackie to hold her new baby boy. Here's a sneak peak, I'll post some more as soon as I can get the rest of my computer up and going. Johnny's been re-doing it into a dream machine, unfortunately it takes time . . . but he's doing wonderful and we are almost done - THANK-YOU Love of my life, I know you work so hard!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Foutch Coutch Family Album

This is my photographer friend that I told you about in my last post, Missy Katelyn Foutch and her beautiful family, three beautiful girls all lined up in a row - so cute and so much pink, I'm envious ;) Katelyn is doing an amazing impression of the Afghani refugee with the piercing green eyes photographed by Steve McCurry in the 1980's -the one that made the cover of National Geographic and makes me feel like a bloated pop tart . . . I probably shouldn't draw an anecdotal comparison between a refugee and food . . .

I really love this marlbo-esch shot of Katelyn and hubby Brian, you know no one can resist a cowboy, Brain you are a natural.

In this picture I told Lauren to look directly into my camera so I could take a picture of her brain . . . it took a few pictures before her careful staring loosened-up and started to look more natural so I could get the shot I wanted. She was totally into it, I love kids, boys or girls, they love bugs, cupcakes, brains, and farts.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Family Pictures . . . sneak peak

We finally got some family pictures done that I am way excited about! My good friend, Katelyn Foutch shot these pictures with my camera and she did a way awesome job! And it was a very pleasant experience working with another photographer, Kate you ROCK! We actually swapped taking family pictures I took the Foutch's and Kate took ours - one of the perks of photography! And my other good friend Jackie Stafford did my AMAZING hair and let me borrow her her fabulous earrings, Thank-you Jackie!

I only have a few pictures to showcase because Johnny - my AMAZING husband - is re-doing our computer into a fabulous dream machine. And he's accomplishing this in between Law school, our family schedule, and his busy schedule. So my access has been limited . . . hopefully everything will be up and going by next week. THANKS to Johnny! Then I will post all the blogging pics that I'm behind on ;)

I love this collage of Gunner and Johnny!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mentering session with Jenny

So I did another mentering session with Miss Jenny she did great here's a picture of her workin her mad camera skills with Chelsie, our fabulous model!

Just wanted to share a couple of my favorite shots; don't you totally dig how ultra-cool Chelsie is. She really nailed that troubled teenager thing!

And gotta give it up to the sunglow shot, have to have one of those this early in the morning.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

#2 Alaskan Adventure: Deep Sea Halibut Fishing . . . AND . . . Happy Anniversary, 8 yrs!

We spent the morning of our anniversary out in Kachemak Bay deep sea fishing for Halibut. It was awesome! Below: Johnny and Garon, my brother, in the boat.

You'd never be able to tell that Johnny and Garon were horribly seasick, retching their guts up on the first fishing run - I did great, not a bit of sea sicknesses. Johnny actually does pretty good too. The first run out in the boat he pukes everything up and then after that it's like butter; a regular seadog. Even throughout his first initial sea sickness he's impressively functional; all these pictures were taken during that first trip. He'd stop, hand me his pole, turn and puke over the edge, then turn back around and bait another hook. I think he baited more hooks than I did - what a diehard! Halibut fishing is Johnny's favorite type of fishing though and he didn't want to miss out on anything. My poor, poor wretching brother - he pukes the whole time! He stirs the boat, leans over the side, weighs anchor, then curls up in fetal position. And every time at the end of the trip he swears it's his LAST halibut trip and every time I say, "Well it was a pleasure to accompany you on your last halibut fishing trip Garon. I am honored [said with slow meaningful emphasis as I look him in the eye . . . pause . . . then wink]."

Johnny determined to pull in our limit!

My first Halibut of the day! Yippeee!

Here's a shot of Gunner and Jack playing in the sand on the beach after we got back. I LOVE how disgruntled they look, they really did not want to humor mom's 'always taking pictures habit.' Don't they look like miniature versions of grumpy old men. , I LOVE it!