Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Anew Revolution

Anew Revolution
Battle Creek, Michigan
Planet Rock

Scary Stuff

Nate and I work a Haunted House every October with Nate's Best friend Jake. This year I actually brought my camera like I have talked about in the past. Here are a few CREEPY ones...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby on the Way

Jeff and Melissa are having a baby :)

I had to make a house call on this photo shoot. Melissa was put on bed rest and was not able to due an on location shoot or a studio shoot like we had planned. We made a make-shift studio in their kitchen and made it work. We took these photos the night before my husband and I left on vacation in fear that she would not have a baby bump when we got back...but a baby instead.

"Mommy and Daddy, We are ready to meet our new baby brother"
Says Sasha and Mika.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm not on Vacation anymore!

After spending 7 days cruising around the Western Caribbean...it's time to get back to work!

I have 3 photo shoots that I need to edit. I have started with the TerHaar family photo shoot. This shoot was in Muskegon on location at their house on the day before I left for vacation. I'm only about 400 photos in, but I thought that an update would be nice. Here are some that have caught my eye so far! I hope you like them!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Super Busy Update!

I thought that things were going to slow down once fall hit. BUT, we have been on the go, go, go! List of things/stuff/plans for the near and distance future in random order:
  • Finish packing for the cruise
  • Go tanning ( I was going to go a month before we left, but we are down to less than 2 weeks and I have yet to go. )
  • Make a yummy Mexican Fiesta to thank my models!
  • TerHaar Family shoot in November.
  • Cruising the Caribbean November 8-15.
  • Thanksgiving
  • Wrapping Christmas Presents
  • Making Christmas gifts
  • Photo viewing session with Amy.
  • Celebrate 2 wonderful married years with my amazing husband.
  • Planning a trip to Florida...we hope to make it there in February.
  • Clean out the closets
  • Become an Aunt for the first time
  • Turn in our rolled coins for some extra spending money.
  • Baby Chase Photo shoot
  • Jeff and Melissa maternity Photo shoot
  • Editing, editing, editing
  • Updating www.givemeashotphotography.com
  • Finishing the season at the Haunted House. Also, taking photos for them to update their website (these to be posted later) www.hauntpark.com

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Amy and The Pups

Nothing like a nice Fall October Saturday for a photo shoot with friends. Amy and her furkids, Trixie and Buster joined me for some photo fun! This is a spot is in a neighboring town...Kendal, that I've been wanting to shoot at for awhile now. BEAUTIFUL! Next time...Treats!



Monday, October 19, 2009

Handmade Photo Books

Here a few photo books that I made tonight for some clients. Every client gets a book like this that showcases 15 proofs of my choice. Just a few of the photographers favorites.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Emily

I'm about 1/2 way through Baby Emily's 6th month shoot from this past weekend and wanted to post an update. What a cute little nugget! I have to say it was a bit more of a challenge that I had expected, but the results are looking good :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Model Shoot

Special Thanks To Katie and Dustin!

I've been editing photos on and off all day. I've got over 1,000 to get through. But, I thought that I would post some of my favorites from my model shoot this weekend. And I have to say it was hard to choose favorites because there were many grand ones. My models were super and want to thank them for their time and beautiful smiling faces! There will be more to come...

Let me know what you think. Remember, more to come! Stay tuned for updates.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Back up and running! Can't wait for this weekend. Hopefully posting some fantastic new shots in the week(s) to come. Working with friends to model for some practice and more shot to add to my portfolio.

Started to pack for our upcoming vacation for our second year wedding anniversary. Around 40 days and counting.

I have a 'watch list' for Ebay and waiting for Paypal to send us some extra security something (you can tell that I'm up on the high tech lingo) before we will be ordering anything else. After getting our account hacked...just some hassle I really don't want to have to worry about right now. I have 2 or 3 tripods, 2 lens hoods, and 2 muslin backdrops, 2 light sets, and a stand I'm waiting to order. I hope they don't sell out before that thing comes in the mail.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busted, Broken, and Beautiful

It's been over a month since my last update. To tell you the truth, I'm pretty sad about the news I am about to tell you...My favorite camera lens broke :( ! I just ordered a new one and it should be here next week and I can back into the swing of things.
I have a newborn session coming up soon and I'm looking forward to working with the new bundle of joy, Lilly.
Also, sent a photo update to Aaron, my webmaster, for the givemeashotphotography.com and that should be added soon. I am adding 2 new weddings from August and a few portrait shots that I like.
As far as everything else, Nate and I are enjoying the weather and the weekends...Finally! We do not get every many summer weekends to fully enjoy with each other. Due to my full time job be extremely busy in the summer, we sometimes have 4 or more tournaments each weekend and it keeps us super slammed. But, the weather has been great and we have been able to go camping for the first time this year. Although, the weekend we escaped to Ludington to camp it was rather wet, but we still enjoyed the time together!
I look forward to expanding my photography business and appreciate all the people who have passed along a positive word about my work to others. I absolutely love doing this and thank God for blessing me with means and the talent to do so!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rain Rain GO AWAY

This was the first wedding where I was really worried about the weather. I was planning on fun ways to use umbrellas for the outdoor photos and the beach BUT...Rain, Rain Go Away :) We were blessed with clear weather and even the sun made an appearance. I had a great time with the Bride and Groom and look forward to sharing more of the photo memories with them!