Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well 2009 is over in a couple of hours. I am looking forward to 2010 and a whole new year full of fun with friends and clients new and old. Here is a random sampling of some of my sessions from 2009. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December isn't only about Christmas in my house

So in December we are not only excited about celebrating Christmas but we also celebrate my daughter's birthday. She will be turning 12 on the 23rd and this year's theme is Twilight. We are going to have a Twilight inspired photoshoot with her friends. Here is the invite I put together for her.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Avery is 6 months old now!

Avery is already 6 months old. I love seeing my clients grow up right in front of my camera. It is always such a delight to mark their milestones. Avery is still smiley as can be and such a joy. Here are a few from his session.

Are you looking at me?

With the initials other jersey will do!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet Little Gabby

Yesterday Alicia brought little Gabby in for her first session. Alicia happens to be one of our favorite people, she is one of my daughter's dance teachers. We were thrilled to see her get married and twice as thrilled to see her and Keith have a beautiful healthy baby girl. She is already 2 months old! I can't believe it! Here are a few from our session yesterday. Don't ya just wanna kiss her! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kristen and Andy

Yesterday in Cincinnati we had an unseasonably warm and gorgeous day, so how fitting to spend it shooting a wedding. Yesterday Kristen and Andy tied the knot and they did in style to say the least. I started my day with Kristen at her Mom and Dad's home in West Chester. What can I say about this family except they were some of the most gracious and sweet people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their daughter is no different and that made my day and my job even better. Now as you scroll down you will also notice that Kristen happens to be stunningly beautiful. Which also makes my job even better ;) Andy looked quite dashing as well....and both families seemed so thrilled to be adding a new member into their unit. After the ceremony at St. John the Evangelist the party started at the Marriott for cocktails with the reception to follow at the Manor House. The group partied the whole way through and I think that was the most fun I have ever seen guests have at a wedding. Two wonderful families and a wonderful celebration...a perfect day for Kristen and Andy

The flowers were stunning!
The ceremony is over and the couple is ready to celebrate their new life together.

At Sharon Woods for portraits.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

After Dark in Austin

Last month I went to Austin Texas for a photography seminar called AfterDark. We shot every night until about 2am which, of course, is why it is named that. I had a great time and learned a ton. With Austin being the live music capital of the world the models that we were working with were musicians. It was an awesome experience of working and learning from each other. Such an awesome group of photographers were there. Here are a few shots from my time there.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In honor of Veteran's Day.

A couple of months ago, I did a charity session for a wonderful little family. The Dad was being deployed for a tour in Iraq and before he went the Mom contacted me about a family session. I donated my time and met them at Ault Park in Cincinnati to capture a few moments together before he had to leave for duty. This week I will be sending him an album as a gift from Chapelo Photography to show our appreciation for his gift of service to our country. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and as a veteran myself I would like to thank him and all of the men and women that sacrifice everyday for our freedom!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Connor Michael Denning

My nephew is finally here. Connor Michael Denning was born on October 25th and weighed 7lbs 2.9 oz. He came in a week ago for his newborn session. Here is a collage of his session. We tried for over an hour to get him to sleep, but it was a no go. He didn't want to miss anything apparently. Isn't he gorgeous. I am one proud Auntie.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Avery is 3 months old

Avery is 3 months old already! I can't believe it. He has gotten so big and he has his big sister's eyes for sure! Here are a couple from this week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A few of my own...

Today, I decided to take a few portraits of my two kiddos to mark the beginning of the school year. They were good sports at least for a few minutes. ;)

AJ 14 and a Freshman..I still can't believe it!
They really do like each other most of the time.

Bored and waiting for her turn to start. :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

A few from tonight's session

Thought I was due for another senior post. The month of August has been nuts so forgive me for not posting often. Today was Erin's turn for her senior session. I shot her brother's portraits last year and I was thrilled to get to capture Erin's as well. She is a natural to say the least. I had so much fun working with her. After her indoor session it was time to head outside and brave the heat. Not a complaint from her and I think she would have shot with me all night long. I loved working with her and may just bring her back when I am looking for a model to work with. Here is Erin!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Michelle and Steve

This past weekend was the wedding of Michelle and Steve. Both the wedding and the reception were held at the Golden Lamb in downtown Lebanon. Talk about a short commute to work, I think it took me all of 5 minutes to get there! They both seemed completely stress free and nothing seemed to matter except the fact that they were getting married. I loved that about them! Here are a few pics of their day. Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dessine and Andrew

Saturday was the wedding of Dessine and Andrew. The couple was fabulous, the weather was superb, and the whole wedding party was just full of energy and excitement! I won't go on and on about how gorgeous the bride will be able to see that for yourself, but I will say I could not have had a more fun day of shooting! So here is a random sampling of their big day!

Andrew has a habit of working the camera and cracking me up! He was a groomsman in a past wedding I shot and was pleased to see his personality was still just as fun.

This picture I just had to post. Dessine's dad forgot his tux pants....they were delivered before the start of the ceremony..but what kind of photograher would I be if I did not document that. :)

 The happy couple about to enter the reception.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Adam's Senior Session

On Wednesday evening it was Adam's turn for senior portraits. Adam is a senior at Moeller High School and plays football there, so his location of choice was his school.  So we found a few different spots around the school to shoot. One of my favorite spots was at the statue that the players pray at before every game.  Here is a little sampling of Adams session.