Monday, July 21, 2014

Frank & Katherine | Engagement

I've been sitting on pins and needles waiting to share this beautiful session ever since it ended! :-) It threatened rain and I was pretty sure we'd have to cancel it, but that morning I checked the forecast and it was only a 30% chance of rain until 2pm. We'd planned to meet at 5:30, but by then it was supposed to storm. Frank & Katherine were so flexible and willing to move the shoot up to 12:30 and risk that 30% winning out. It worked in our favor because we had beautiful cloud cover and we had the entire Klehm Arboretum to ourselves!

I love these pictures so much! Katherine & Frank, you two are one incredibly good looking couple. :-) Enjoy some favorites... or rather, a lot of favorites!

So much beauty!

This second set is my favorite - love how their outfits compliment the beautiful garden so perfectly!!

Katherine, you are stunning! And so happy. :-)

Friday, July 18, 2014

We got a kitten... | Personal

Well... barely getting this post up in time. :-) I was driving nearly all day today, so I do have an excuse. Just popping in to share the extreme cuteness of our new KITTEN!!! He's supposed to be an outdoor kitty, given that my sister and dad are extremely allergic, but he has been spending a fair amount of time being cuddled indoors. :-) He is nameless right now, but we're working on it.

I only have phone snaps ready at the moment, so you'll have to wait for some "real" pictures at a later time. Which I am sure you will wait for with baited breath. ;-P It's ok, I know not everyone is cat crazy like me. I will, however, consider you a heartless wretch if some part of you doesn't melt the tinsiest bit over this:

Monday, July 14, 2014

1950's Polka Dot Photoshoot

There's always loads of fun to be had when we get together with Lily & Gretel, and our last visit together was no exception! We did our share of work, but on their last day here we decided to do an all-out 1950's day. We had done a similar thing several years ago, but decided it was high time to reprise the experience - and improve on it. 3 years later we have improved our hair, makeup, styling, and photography skills. :-) This time around we had a bit more of a theme too - all of us had polka dot dresses, with varying sizes of polka dots.

Our first stop was Steak & Shake for lunch. We walked into the restaurant and every. single. person turned and stared at us with gaping mouths. We've never experienced a reaction quite like that before when we have gone out dressed up together. Generally we get some smiles and some little girls pointing, but never have we had all heads turned our way with completely blank expressions. :-) We were starting to think maybe this wasn't such a great idea, but we were hungry so we went ahead and got burgers. By that time I think everyone adjusted and so when we got shakes, we moved up to the bar to take a couple of pictures.

Complete with chef photobomber. :-)

After our fun lunch, we headed out to recreate some 1950's poses. We found some old photos and ads from the 50's on Pinterest, and did our best to copy the poses as exactly as we could. I think we amused some bystanders across the river. :-) I think the copies could be more exact, but they're pretty good for having to put the camera on timer and run back and forth (in heels!)!

Original photo via Pinterest.

Original photo via Pinterest.

Original photo via Pinterest.

Original photo via Pinterest.

After exhausting ourselves with running around, we called it quits and went over to Cruise Night which was just starting. We walked around and admired the old cars; it was Pontiac Night so there was a variety of cars. Come to find out, later this summer they'll have 50's night, as well as Model A/T night and Pre-WWII night! We'll have to go back!
Several car owners wanted to take our picture with their cars. In general we were treated like celebrities, which was kinda fun. :-)

We saw this darling yellow number rolling in and immediately pointed it out - and then it drove by and we recognized a gentleman from our church inside it! His friend owns the car and he was along for the ride. 

All in all it was a smashing afternoon. We're all excited for next time already!

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