Friday, October 28, 2011

~Kirsten : Senior Portraits~

I am beyond excited to share this post with you!!  I recently had my first opportunity to do senior portraits, and I am SO happy with how they turned out.

The subject of these photographs, the lovely Kirsten, made my job incredibly easy.  As you will see below, she is just gorgeous, with amazing eyes and a beautiful smile.  And after spending just a couple hours with her, I could tell that Kirsten is just as beautiful on the inside.  She was so fun to work with, and I truly enjoyed every minute of our session.  She was a trooper wouldn't know it from the pictures, but it was actually quite COLD that day!  I'm so glad we shot when we did though, as we were able to capture some great fall colors.  

Below are a few of my favorite images.  It was really hard to narrow these down...I seriously could not take a bad picture of Kirsten.  ;)  Enjoy!

absolutely beautiful : kirsten

smiling or serious...either way she looks amazing!

a little attitude :)

i wasn't sure if we'd get many fall colors, as our session was early in the season.
then we walked onto this bridge, and we hit the jackpot!

such a great smile

aren't her eyes just amazing!?

i always appreciate a little comic relief from the sidelines.
kirsten's mom, lisa, did an awesome job getting kirsten to laugh :)

couldn't forget about the varsity jacket!

hands-down, absolute, top favorite.  gorgeous!!

Kirsten and Lisa...thank you SO much for choosing me to capture these images.  I had so much fun, and I hope you did too!  Enjoy your photos!!  ~Denise

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

~Anna & Rebecca : Child Photography ~

Allow me to introduce two cuties:  Anna and Rebecca!  They are sisters, age 3 and 6, and we had a super fun photo session a few weeks ago.  The fall colors were just starting, yet there were still lots of flowers left from summer.  AND... we even had some fun playing in the creek.  A very well-rounded photo session.  :)  

Below are a few of my favorite images.  Enjoy!

anna!  age 3

such a cutie

big sister, rebecca, age 6.

beautiful little lady

sisters :)

rebecca made my job SO easy.  she was a great little model.

anna was a little trickier to catch (as 3 year olds often are!).  but when she stopped for a second,
i was able to capture some beautiful images, like this one!

playing in the creek.

the flowers in the background remind me of a Monet painting.


beautiful sisters.

a top favorite!  sisterly love.  :)

A huge thanks to Rebecca, Anna, and their parents, Wendy & Robert, for a fun photo session.  I hope you love your images...I sure had fun capturing them!!  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

~Laura & Chase : Wedding Photography (Part Two!!)~

As promised, here is the second part of Laura & Chase's wedding day!  The shots below are some of my favorites of the bridal party, bride/groom portraits and the reception.  Enjoy!

And, if you missed Part One, you can view it here!

Laura & Chase : Just Married!

the whole gang

very skilled jumpers  :)

love this one

this is what happiness looks like.  


couldn't get enough of laura's shoes!  so fabulous!

laura was stunning that day.

as we were wrapping up portraits, laura & chase walked into this amazing sunshine.  and the next few shots happened...

 these are among my top favorites from the day!

onto the reception...

first dance.

the reception was a blast...the dance floor was packed!

i wanted to end with this image (one of sarah's many amazing shots).  i just love the feel in this one.

As always, thanks to everyone for checking out my blog.  There will be more wedding posts in the near future, as I am shooting TWO weddings in October!!  

Congratulations, once again, to Laura & Chase!  Your wedding was so beautiful and fun, and it was a pleasure getting to know you guys.  I wish you all the best!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

~Laura & Chase : Wedding Photography (Part One!!)~

This past July, I had the honor of documenting Chase & Laura's wedding in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  It was a gorgeous (and very toasty!!) summer day.

Chase & Laura are probably the most adorable couple I have ever met.  They are SO nice and fun to be around.  They are also incredibly laid back, which made shooting their wedding an absolute pleasure. Seriously...I love these two!

I am so excited to finally share some photos from their big day.  I decided to break this up into two posts, because I simply could not narrow things down!

I also want to mention that the wonderful Sarah Barthlow helped me on this shoot...a big thanks to Sarah for all the amazing shots she captured.

With no further delay, please enjoy Part One from Chase & Laura's wedding day.  More to come in just a couple days!

the day started at First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan

the lovely invitation, which Laura created herself!

the groom

getting ready

Chase and his groomsmen

the bride's FABULOUS shoes.


beautiful Laura

Laura and her ladies

just before the ceremony

these fans came in handy as it was quite a scorcher that day!

Laura's three brothers were ushers.

note the use of fans  :)

it was a beautiful ceremony

it's official!

exiting the church as husband & wife

Mr. & Mrs.

Congratulations to Laura & Chase!  It was so much fun photographing your wedding day.  I hope you love the photos, and stay tuned for more!!  The next post will include fun with the bridal party, bride & groom portraits, and the reception.

Thanks, everyone, for looking.