Saturday, May 28, 2011

Braeden's 1 Year Photobook

There are a few jobs within our business that only one of us do, and designing photobooks is one of those jobs.  There is just something about the process that makes Kay crazy, so the task falls to me.  (Although secretly, I don't mind - I rather enjoy them.)  Hopefully you've had the opportunity to see an example of the type of photobooks we offer.  If not... I just finished up a book for one of my favorite little fella's one-year session - and it was just too cute not to share!

The front cover:

A few of my favorite page layouts...

The picture on the far right of this last layout gets me every time... Braeden, you are such a funny little boy!

And we are SO excited about the fact that, come September, Braeden is going to be a big brother! :)

jill <><

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Walls Wedding [sneak peek!] | 5.21.11

Congratulations to Dillon & Jody Walls - married yesterday at Hopewell Farms in Versailles!  Here's a tiny sneak peek to tide you over for a bit...

We love you, Jody and Dillon!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Justin & Ashton | 5.14.10

Ask us what the weather has been for the last four weeks on Tuesday nights and we can tell you! All we have to do is measure it by Justin and Ashton’s Engagement Session. In three words or less ... wind and/or rain ... we’ve hit it every single time! You would not know from these though what wind gusts we had on that first try!

In the meantime, we had a chance to consider the challenge of tall guys and short girls ... Mom even googled it. No help. We were on our own. [Side note: Even on this day, it rained thirty minutes before the session and the wind picked up!] We were determined it was now or never!

Not only does Justin have a contagious S.M.I.L.E. but a laugh to go along with it. Made us laugh to hear him laugh! He has so much fun no matter the surroundings. The evidence!

He’s from Prestonsburg, she’s from Paintsville. They met during high school while working at McDonald’s in Paintsville. Through Ashton’s encouragement, Justin came to EKU and is working on a degree in Sports Management. A favorite black and white!

When we started anticipating pictures for this engagement session, they naturally wanted to make sure we had some on campus. Remember awhile back we mentioned how you can pass things and never really notice them?  Ashton is going to be an English teacher. Of all things, is this historic one-room schoolhouse on campus [hidden because it’s on the other side of the street] not just the perfect place for some pictures. And beautiful color choices, guys!

I would say session accomplished and just in time for your end-of-May wedding!

Last one!

 "But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."
I Corinthians 13:13


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Michelle | Senior | 5.12.11

It was about 4 yrs. ago that I met Michelle!! The girl is nothing short of hilarious! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and being a part of her life. One of my favorite things to do every year is go with our youth group to camp for a week. We spend a lot of time learning and serving, but there is also pretty much non-stop laughter once we enter our rooms! [Michelle, we’ll miss you on our trip to New Orleans since you will be in Panama.] Okay, might as well just begin with a favorite.

We are excited for Michelle’s acceptance to Morehead State University this fall.
So thankful for the direction and certainty God has given in this final choice!

Nothing more fun than friends being together for pictures! Now for an action shot ...

Michelle cracks us up, when she gets to laughing ... and then can no longer be serious.

When we first made plans to do some pictures of Michelle, her mom said that she wanted to make sure we had a few at the front of their house. So we’ll end with where we actually began ... home.

"Home is where your story begins."

And one final one...Mom's turn behind the camera.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Christine | Graduate | 5.3.11

Mention Christine and the one word that immediately comes to mind is laughter!  We did a lot of it Friday evening and had such an enjoyable time!  There seemed to be a sense of "seeing the light at the end of the
tunnel" as students entered the weekend before finals. 


Christine is an English Literature major who thoroughly enjoys editing. 
Really, Christine!? You've got to be kidding.  You really like editing!

It's funny, but when we're out and about, we don't really pay attention to who is passing by.  Eventually, though we will hear things like ... I saw you all out doing pictures the other night.  It was just shortly after taking these that a text came in to three of our four telephones. It's nice to be noticed!

"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.
Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up,
He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living,
Part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone."
                                                                                                                                             Ephesians 1:11, 12 (The Message)

No better place to have pictures than where you've just spent the last four years.
Glad you wanted to try for these on campus, Christine.

Really like this black and white!

A favorite last one.  The drop in temperature for the evening was just
right so that Christine could try out her newly purchased EKU sweatshirt!

You're almost graduated!