Monday, October 28, 2013

Ingram Family | Richmond, KY | 10.28.13

Let me just start by saying ... Larkyn, you are growing up way tooooo fast.  We remember our first occasion to do pictures was your very first day of kindergarten. Seems like just yesterday!

This year, the Ingram family is celebrating...

... and we are too!  So thankful for the Lord's presence and provision in Mrs. LaDonna's life.

Larkyn designated her own backyard and specifically her birthday willow tree  (planted by her dad on her b'day several years ago) for their session backdrop.  The light coming through the leaves ... gorgeous!

A favorite!

Look who's got some AT.TI.TUDE!  :)

We always have a place for you in Texas, Ingram family!  :)

Much love,
Jill & Kay

Friday, October 25, 2013

Weston | an assignment | 10.25.13

I recently had the opportunity to be back with my good friends at IPS in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Towards the end of the week, Derks, our instructor, gave us an assignment - find an image from another photographer, and interpret it in our own way.  I scrolled through dozens of images, till one caught my eye.  It was a shot of a groom preparing for his wedding day - sitting in a doorway.  So I grabbed Weston as my model, and set off to find a way to reinvent the image I'd found.  

This was our result. 

"What lies before us
 and what lies behind us 
are small matters compared 
to what lies within us."
                                Thomas Edison


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Patrick & Shannon | a Proposal! | Richmond, KY | 10.23.13

Back in the spring, Patrick asked me if I thought we could plan a surprise photo session for his girlfriend (and my old suitemate!), Shannon.  Kay and I are avid fans of all things surprise, so we circled the dates we were scheduled to be in Kentucky.  As the time approached, Patrick said:
"I've decided I would really like 
to propose during the photoshoot, 
if you think that's okay."  

Our response?  ... "ABSOLUTELY YES!"

The morning of the photoshoot, I was a nervous/crazed wreck.  We were playing it off as though the photoshoot was Shannon's reallllly early morning surprise.  So I jumped out of the car and we squealed and laughed and hugged each other.  (I think I squealed just a little bit louder... but I knew what was coming later on.)

Did I mention this session started at sunrise?  Oh how we have dearly missed this view...

Patrick kept his cool pretty well... though Shannon did comment:  "Why are you so giggly this morning!?"

It was so much fun to share our favorite spots with Patrick & Shannon!

All morning long I anxiously awaited our signal for Patrick to pop the question.  Then suddenly, it was time.  I was shaking.  And there he went, down on one knee, telling Shannon how much he loved her and asking her if she would marry him.  WHAAAAA!!!

Shannon:  "Is this really real life!?"

Victory!  :)

A surprise breakfast picnic to celebrate - with sparkling grape juice and doughnuts.  :)

Patrick and Shannon, we had a blast being part of such a special day.  (We're glad we don't have to keep it a secret anymore!)   :)  We pray that the Lord continues to lead and guide you as you prepare for marriage!  Love you guys!

Jill & Kay

Monday, October 21, 2013

Evan | Senior | Lexington, KY | 10.10.13

We always enjoy second opportunities with families that we meet.  So we couldn't have been more excited to do senior portraits for Evan, having photographed his older brother, Trent, a few years ago.  We were not surprised that both Evan's dad and mom were along as well - photoshoots are a family affair for the Mattinglys, and a lot of fun!

We'll open with our most "rebellious" shot.  :)  Evan was on the wrong side of the railing and the nice security guard had to tell us to stay on the right side of the rails.  But we got a great shot before our rebellion was recognized!  :)

At Transylvania University's campus on a beautiful evening.  Great idea Mrs. Marsha!

And finally, an absolute favorite from our evening!

Hopeful that we will be back in Kentucky in 3 yrs. for Mattingly Senior #3! :)  Have a great senior year, Evan!

Jill and Kay