An All Black and White Georgia Portrait Session

Continuing along with the blog posts from our September traveling extravaganza, brings us to our next stop: Georgia!

As soon as the plane touched down, I hopped into Eva’s car and drove straight to her house where she squeezed in a quick portrait session before her husband left to catch a plane of his own!  I photographed this gorgeous family for the first time five years ago:

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This time, Eva requested an all black and white session, which is a little different for me.  I’m always on the hunt for amazing color, and approaching a session knowing it will be solely black and white stretched me in a way that surprised me.  Here are the highlights from our time together!

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In addition to being the mom to her beautiful girls, Eva is a creative genius in her own right.  She is the owner and mastermind behind Belle of the Ball Events, and the creative engine behind the gorgeous event that was Coy and Kylie’s wedding.  After we wrapped up her family session, I had to grab a few photos of Eva in her home office:

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  • October 10, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Eva - Jane… you’re so talented!! We’re overjoyed with these images you artfully captured. We LOVE you!!!ReplyCancel

Tropical Babymoon Maternity Portraits

I have some gorgeous tropical babymoon maternity portraits to share with you today!  I’m getting caught up on blogging the sessions from my September traveling extravaganza.  After we left Bend, we went up to Whidbey Island in Washington for a couple of days of r&r with some close friends.  I managed to get my camera out on our first night there.  When I did, I realized I hadn’t had my big camera out to photograph anything personal and non-client-related in years.  Sometimes a beautiful sunset, great friends, and a bottle of wine is enough of a push.

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After Whidbey Island, Josh and I parted ways.  He flew west to Maui.  I flew east to Florida.  And met up with this pretty lady and her husband for another beach house weekend on the other side of the country:

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And then I hopped to yet another beach house to meet up with four other photographers.  It was our annual girls’ week in Rosemary Beach to soak up some sun, laugh a lot, and hash out a lot of business.  We did all that on the roof.  And at the beach.  And over dinner and drinks and fondue desserts.  Having recently moved to Maui, I needed a complete overhaul of my business plan.  These girls are such a life saver for me both personally and professionally.  A peek at our trip through the eyes of Instagram:

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A favorite film photo by the amazing Mandy Johnson:

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On our last evening together, the five of us went out into the gorgeous neighborhood of Rosemary Beach, cameras in hand.  We took head shots.  And we did a little photo shoot with Joy and her pregnant belly.  I finished photographing her on the beach just as the last bit of sun disappeared.  After all, every woman needs some tropical maternity portraits on a white sand beach with the most beautiful turquoise water!

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  • October 9, 2014 - 5:01 am

    Nora - Was so fun to see you both at Whidbey! Beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

Family Portraits on the Deschutes River Trail

I first photographed the DeBels in 2009 when Emme was a newborn, making their little family a brand new foursome (long before taking their recent family portraits on the Deschutes River Trail).  My camera has been on them a handful of times since, and these kids have grown in front of it.  At one session, Wyatt serenaded me and asked me out for ice cream afterwards.  (He’s going to be a heartbreaker, I just know it!)

Josh and I were in Bend for a whirlwind weekend a couple weeks ago, and we met the DeBels along the river for a quick morning session before driving to the airport to fly out again.  It was the beginning of our whirlwind month of September traveling, and this was the perfect way to end the first stop on our itinerary.  After all, photographing clients that are now good friends is always more fun.

Here’s a peek at our time together.

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Nick + Whitney: A Pronghorn Wedding

We had the absolute pleasure of traveling back to Oregon from Maui this month to photograph Nick and Whitney’s Pronghorn wedding.   Although the bride and groom met at the University of Oregon and are hard core Oregon fans, Josh and I managed to set the rivalry aside for the day.  We had so much fun photographing their big day!  Here’s a peek at the highlights!

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Maui Family Photography on a Non-Hurricane Weekend

I’m excited to share some Maui family photography on a non-hurricane weekend with you this morning!  They were photographed on the weekend of the would-be hurricanes.  There was a flurry of activity as preparers emptied grocery store shelves of water and other disaster-ready necessities.  I had a portrait session scheduled, and we decided to just wait and see what would happen.

Hurricane Iselle was, for the most part, a nonevent on Maui.  But there were some clouds rolling through, and they ended up providing the perfect backdrop for our beach session.  It was so beautiful, in fact, that I overshot the session.  By a lot.  Double what I typically do.

The Cehs were visiting from Arizona.  Simona had a couple of health scares in the last few years, and it was the perfect excuse for some family portraits.  To celebrate life.  And this stage.  And to finally get some family photos that they never had taken professionally before.

I was so happy to create the portraits for them.  Here’s a peek at our evening together.  Happy Monday!

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  • August 25, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    Simona - We are loving every thing about this!!! Again, thank you so much for your talent, your time and living in Maui. ;-) ReplyCancel