Monday, April 30, 2012

T.V. land or bust!

 Nadine and Nate booked with me in September 2011.  The plan was to have a spectacular wedding, as most brides' dreams are.    About 2 months ago, I found out that their wedding was selected to be on TLC's (The Learning Channel) show, Four Weddings.  This is where 4 brides in the same area (like the valley) all attend and rate each other's weddings.  The winner wins an amazing surprise destination honeymoon.  So sometime this summer (will let you know when I know the date) this wedding and perhaps yours truly will be on t.v!  I have no idea about the other weddings, but this one was outstanding so they may take home the prize!  There were 7 video cameras taping the ceremony, plus Andrew and I shooting stills.  But 9 cameras were no problem to our bride since Nadine is great in front of the camera because she is on the morning news show on Channel 5 here in Phoenix.  Congrats to Nadine and Nathan.  They were both so sweet and fun to work with! 

It was at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.  The videographers (local) were the Story is told.-- super nice husband and wife team, great team players!  The gorgeous flowers were by Rita of Rita's Floral Designs.  Nadine's hair and makeup were done and kept fresh all day by Heather Brown Peterson of Pure Radiance Bridal.  Click on any image to see it larger.

 I am a shoe gal, and these made me so very happy!
 This belt was somehow classy and bling at the same time, perfect!
 Flawless makeup applied by Heather at Pure Radiance, and hair styling, too!
 Below is the bride's elegant bouquet.  I usually like bouquet's with color (photographers like bright colors), BUT I loved this one-- Rita's Floral Design rocks!
 I am guessing 7 feet tall for this cake's height?  Photos made of sugar all around from top to bottom.  And the spotlights all around were a great touch!
 Here is the Channel 5 Morning Newteam and spouses.
 They know how to have fun!
So cute as they watch 'THEIR' fireworks!
As they look at eachother, it is almost as if they forget about the fireworks...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photography Tips, free!

Don't forget-- for all kinds of photography tips, check out my Facebook page at .  Articles about mandatory croplines on prints, filters for lenses, how to shoot indoor flash photography, and much more!  Make sure to click on Like on the top of the page while you are there, and the photography tips will post to your FB (daily or every other day.)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Miss B

These are Miss B's senior pics.  We went out a week ago and had fun at Park West Shopping Center.  We started out just after sunrise.  She will be off to college soon to study aeronautical engineering.  Yep, she is super smart and also a cutie!  She was a great model too- she changed expressions and poses quickly when asked- that makes for an easier and faster shoot which means better pictures!  So here are the hightlights from her senior session.

 On the following three, my bracket was causing funky shadows on the wall.  The sunlight was coming from behind me, aimed at Miss B.  I thought the funky shadows were cool, so I kept angled so that I continued to create the art on the wall.

 The next two are my favorites from the shoot.