In the next few weeks, I hope to update this website and give it a new look. Hopefully some awesome goodness will be here soon. In the meantime, please follow my Facebook page for new session sneak peeks and news!
I am going to be extending my hours and days available for summer! I’m excited to be able to offer sessions on weeknights starting in June and starting now, will offer either morning or evening sessions on weekends.
Let’s make 2013 a great year!
(photo featuring Courtney, who really, really wanted to float. I mean, who wouldn’t!?)
It started as a holiday visit and about a month and a half in, we decided it would just be wrong to send Chris back on that plane to Austria. So we put together a small ceremony in literally 2 weeks! He has brought so much happiness to my life and my family. He just fits here. So, now we will begin the immigration process to get permission for him to stay and work. When that’s all final, I look forward to what he will bring to this business also, with his massive expertise in photoshop and design.
Feel free to call me Mrs. Hilgert now.
The Peters family was a new family I met this year and I’m so glad I did. They were a bit nervous, not having really done photos before. And I think that is just perfect because then it’s like a fresh clean slate for me as a photographer. I always want people to relax and have fun. Everyone who knows my work knows I’m not about stiff, formal stuff and you can only get those relaxed smiles by being relaxed. You can’t fake that. When you come to a shoot, you have to throw all your expectations out the window and see what the time together brings. It’s a wonderful thing when we’re all on the same page. And Polly and Aric were more than willing to let me do my thing. They were just so cute, here are a few of my favorite shots from our time together.
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Can I just say that I am so so so excited to be shooting this family’s wedding this summer?! It’s like a dream come true. Brooke and Chauncey came to me a couple years ago for the first time and I have been in love with them ever since. We just connected right away. I’m certain that if we lived closer, we’d be hanging out, listening to awesome music and drinking coffee and stuff. I had just a terrific fall season of family sessions, and this was one of my favorites. Excuse me while I post way too many photos now…
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Whenever I sit down to update my blog, I am usually doing a whole batch of sessions. It’s then that I feel like a broken record, but I can’t help it! The Caylor family is yet another totally awesome group of people I am a better person for knowing. I love when clients become friends and I love it when we’ve worked together almost the entire time I’ve been doing this and the shoot becomes just a huge playtime for Carrie. And then I end up with SO many usable images, but that’s another story entirely. Here’s a look at the Caylor’s 2012 photo session.
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The Stanley’s are one of the jewels that I know I will hear from every time they need photos of their growing family. And I’m so thankful for that. They are fun, quirky, positive and just a joy to shoot. Always willing to do something crazy and fun. This year the girls had SO many ideas. I love that. I let them direct, I take their suggested shots and in between I get some real gold because everyone was having fun. Here’s a peek at their photos.
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