Geneva’s gift…

(are you ladies listening?  Gift ideas follow…)

  Geneva wanted to do something very special for her boyfriend, so she contacted us about doing a calendar shoot. we sat down and brainstormed some ideas for the session and we put our heads together to find all the props and the locations and the wardrobe. This was going to be a birthday present that her boyfriend would not soon forget…

Tasteful images both in the studio and on location along with some very thoughtful props combined to make a spectacular calendar  that John will cherish for a long time.


these are the 12 months from the calendar just as they were printed.  Had to keep my mouth shut for a while as John’s birthday wasn’t for a few months from the shoot, but I asked Geneva to let me know what he thought of it when he finally got it, and she wrote this…

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful Birthday gift that you gave John.  I got a picture of him with his eyes popping out of his head as he took a glance at the picture on the cover.  It was so great, He didn’t even know they were my boobs!!! 🙂   His first question was, “who’s boobs are those?, they are AWESOME!!!”  My response, “Mine Duh”  He loved the calendar and thought every picture was super sexy and tasteful!!!  you and Angel did an amazing job, you can go ahead and post all pictures.  I think they are all appropriate.

Thanks again!  Can’t wait to do it again!!


maybe I get that picture that she mentioned and posted here as well one day!

Kelly and Aaron’s wedding!

  Kelly and Aaron got married at her parents home in Troutville, Virginia.  The wedding was in the middle of June, typically the most beautiful time of year for weddings. Having the wedding outside always introduces a bit of nervousness in brides, this day was no different. They were calling for thunderstorms that afternoon right around the time of the wedding, and everyone kept the bride from finding this out, their was a media blackout for the bride! As the storm rolled in her mother and sister and all her bridesmaids sequestered her to the master bedroom with the blinds closed some music on and lots of good cheer. I cannot say enough about what these girls did for Kelly, she had no idea the downpour that was going on!

  We got some extra time during the day to photograph the flowers and the rings as we waited on the rain to pass…
  what an absolutely beautiful bride (some of you may remember her from this post )016  along with mom this is the team of girls that helped make Kelly’s wedding day so special (well Aaron helped as well, but these ladies were there to make sure Kelly had nothing to worry about)042050
stunning isn’t she…065and what a handsome fellow this guy is…084as usual the guys had a good time and worried about nothing, cause that’s how we roll…096after a short delay, and the rain cleared family and friends helped dry off all the chairs and we got things underway. This is the first time Aaron has seen his bride on this day what a beautiful smile!158the storm created soft light for the whole wedding ceremony, and some absolutely unbelievable skies!177278I think it may have been impossible to take a bad picture of these two!289at the rehearsal during the first dance the happiness poured out of them like the rain had from the clouds earlier…334it is looks like these that you cherish forever, the love in both of their eyes is undeniable…340and a beautiful and tasty cake…379510
we had an amazing time with two amazing families and tons of friends!

( to see their engagement session click here )

Miguel Angel

  do you see that? Up there in the title. This little guy was named after Angel and I, how cool is that? Okay, so maybe his father’s name, and his grandfather’s name had something to do with. But that won’t keep us from claiming that he was named after his favorite photographers.

  We had Miguel and his mommy in the studio the same day as Brendan (Kelly and Miguel had been here before to do maternity pictures a few months back), we had so much fun photographing this little guy, we kept trying to get him to disclose his eyes for a little bit so that we could get some traditional newborn pics. But he was way too interested in what was going on around him, we were all trying to be so quiet to get him to lull into sleep but he would have no part of that!


  So after a while we figured out that he may need a little more noise than we typically create so we put an iPod on the stereo and pretty soon he fell right asleep. We learn something every time we do one of these shoots!


Mommies love these little detail shots, their babies don’t stay so small forever!


  Don’t forget to contact us for your maternity and newborn session, we have a package deal if you do them both! Be sure to plan on your maternity session during your eighth month, and the babies newborn session within their first two weeks!