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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A New Haircut

Here are a few shots of Kaden after his new haircut. Apparently he didn't sit still, so they ended up buzzing his hair. Keith and Angel wanted some pictures of his new look, and we got pictures of them as well. The hats and the train kept him entertained long enough to get a few shots of him before he was done. Look forward to some still life shots with the lighting set up we have!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Family Photo Shoot Part 2: The family of course!

Here are some single shots of the girls and a family shot from last Monday's get together with Luke's brother and family. We had a ton of shots to choose from, and these are our favourites. We are hoping to do another shoot tomorrow for friends of ours, so hopefully that works out well and we can post those later in the week. We are actively working on building a portfolio, and then we will start searching for clients. Stay tuned!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Family Photo Shoot Part 1: Maternity

Luke's brother and his family came over at the beginning of the week for a family photo shoot. They are expecting their fourth child later next month, so we did some maternity photographs as well. Now we just need that baby out, so we can do some newborn shots!! The rest of the family photos will be up later, we still have some editing to do. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Gear!

So, I'm excited! I've been wanting to get a better camera for awhile now, but I've been hesitant to sink the money into any of the new Sony stuff since they bought out Minolta's camera business. I was relieved to hear that after the buyout, they pledged to keep up the backwards compatibility with all of the Maxxum series hardware, but I still wasn't impressed with the alpha series, until now. They released the alpha 700 some time ago, but I was never in the position to buy one, UNTIL NOW!!! I picked up my new a700 this afternoon in Columbus, and have been messing with it ever since. All I have to say is; AWESOME! Now I just need a photo shoot to really run it through the paces. I just finished one a few days ago of my brother's family, but those are with the 5D. Look for some shots in the next few days.

Monday, November 3, 2008


In early summer, Luke took some photos of his sister's band NightSchool. This picture is used on their webpage, and was recently featured in their advertisement in the magazine Today's Bride: The Akron Edition. Luke is now a published photographer!!

The Nightime Sky

The first picture was taken Halloween night as the sun was setting. The sky had a gorgeous fall colour, and the moon was paired with Venus that night. The second shot was taken earlier in the month with Luke's new 500mm lense. It's like a miniature telescope!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Babysitting Photo Shoot

Meet Kendra, a little girl I babysit on occasion for a best friend of mine. We still have the studio lights set up in the dining room, so we took the opportunity to take a couple pictures of someone who wasn't family for once. She loves peek-a-boo and the bright flashes. Now we are contemplating looking for more backgrounds, so hopefully we will get more test shots soon with some new looks.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Lighting Test Shots

Here are some test shots with the new lighting kit we just purchased. We played around with the backgrounds and lighting positions. Our dog Athena posed for us, and we also put our girls in their Halloween costumes for a few shots. We are looking forward to using the lighting kit a lot more, especially since it's getting cold and dreary here in Ohio now.

Charles Mill Dam and a Leaf Pile

The first picture is from Charles Mill Dam on our way home from Malabar Farms last weekend. When we got home, we raked a pile of leaves and let the girls have some fun. The last two pictures I actually took. It's rare for me to get good photos :) We've played with the new lighting kit last night and today, so look forward to some test shots with the new lights!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Malabar Farms Visit 2

On Sunday, October 19th, we took another trip down to Malabar Farms to take a look at the fall colours. We met up with Luke's brother Jeremy and his family. It seems the peak for fall foliage was already over, but the girls had a good time meeting up with their cousins. We still have more pictures from the day to edit and post, as we had a busy day once we left from the farms, so look forward to those soon. We are also anticipating a new lighting kit to arrive tomorrow, although Luke will be out of town on business for a couple of days, so it will be a few extra days before we can start playing with that. In the meantime, enjoy the shots thus far!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brandywine Falls

Here are a couple shots of Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We drove up after Walsh Farms to check out the fall scenary. The last shot is of our girls sitting on the rock ledge on the way down to the falls. We had an exciting Sunday this weekend, so check back soon for more pictures of some fall fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Walsh Farms

Here are a few shots from last Sunday at Walsh Farms. We met up with friends and their son Kaden. They picked out pumpkins and ran through the straw-bale maze. The weather was amazing for being October. Everyone had a blast!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Backyard Fun

Here are a few shots taken in the backyard over the weekend. Notice our future photographer. Alexis loves mommy's little camera. We also had some fun at Walsh Farms and Brandywine Falls on Sunday. Look forward to those pictures in the coming days.