Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kristi & Philip | Sneak Peek : Mount Morris, IL Wedding

Kristi and Philip have been married for a little over a week, and their wedding was a great way for me to kick off the wedding season!  I can't wait to share the rest, but for now, here's a little preview of what's to come. :)  

Kristi and Phil, hope you guys had an amazing/relaxing/crazy awesome honeymoon!!!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

June Mini Sessions Are Here!!!

Mini sessions are here for the month of June only!!!  A mini session is a great way to get a few beautiful pictures of your family, children, or you and your special someone for half the price of a full session.

The Mini Session includes:

-20 minutes at 1 location
-password protected gallery with 8-10 images
-1 free gift print (8X12 or smaller)
-30% off of any prints
-disc of creatively edited images (8-10)  with printing rights


Session times are limited and are first come first serve, so please contact me at chrissydemingphotography@gmail.com as soon as possible if you are interested in setting up a session!! 

Weekend Availability  (unavailable if crossed out)

June 10th : Morning  Evening
June 11th:  Morning  Evening
June 12th:  Morning  Evening

June 17th:  Morning  Evening
June 18th:  Morning  Evening
June 19th:  Morning  Evening

June 24th:  Morning  Evening
June 25th:  Morning  Evening
June 26th:  Morning  Evening

Weekday Availability

Please email to inquire  chrissydemingphotography@gmail.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lucas Weekly : Week 12 {5/9/11-5/15/11}

I love that Lucas is getting to the age where he's really starting to develop his personality and become his own person. He can be so crazy sometimes, and he's always cracking me and Seth up.  One of his favorite things to do right now is to play catch, especially with Seth.  He has surprisingly good accuracy, and most of the time he actually gets it to who he intends to throw it to!  I thought it would be fun to try and capture one of his favorite pastimes for Lucas Weekly.

Taken 5/15/11

Another thing that has been cracking me up lately is how he eats bananas.  Once it goes into his mouth, it doesn't come out, but slowly disappears until it's all gone.

This picture just doesn't do it justice, so I thought it would be fun to share this little video of him.  It's kind of long (a little over 4 minutes), but you can randomly skip through to get the idea.  

Isn't he silly???

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jake & Kristin : DeKalb, IL Prom Shoot

Some of you might remember when Jake graced my blog last fall for his senior pictures.  Well, he's back!  And this time he brought reinforcements in the form of his beautiful girlfriend, Kristin, who drove all the way out here from Ohio to go to DeKalb High School's prom with him.  The two of them braved the chilly drizzle last weekend for some pre-prom pictures at The Ellwood House here in DeKalb before heading off to the dance.  They were seriously SO cute, and the rain certainly didn't seem dampen their mood one bit.  

Getting in a bit of practice before the dance.

love, Love, LOVE her corsage!!!!

*Sigh* Young love. :)

Hope you two had a great time!  And congrats to Jake for making the Senior Prom Court! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brandon : DeKalb, IL Senior Session

Brandon was eight when I met him.  EIGHT!  And now, 10 years later, he's all grown-up and graduating from high school. I guess that means I'm old. ;)

Brandon will be graduating from DeKalb High School in just a couple of weeks!  In the fall, he's headed off to Columbia College to study film, and someday hopes to be working for a company like Pixar doing animation.  How fun/awesome/exciting is that???

Congrats and good luck, Brandon!!!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Lucas Weekly : Week 11 {5/2/11-5/8/11}

I got a new toy last week (24mm 1.4, yeah baby!!) and what do you think the first thing to grace the lens was? You guessed it!  I have no idea what I'm going to do when Lucas gets older and refuses to let me take his picture.  Have another baby, I guess. ;)

The picture for week 11 of Lucas Weekly was actually taken by Seth.  If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times:  This is why I force Seth to second shoot weddings with me.
Taken 5/5/11

Here was my perspective.  I think we can all agree that Seth's is the better picture.  Although, I think I should get bonus points for including his bulging bicep.

Another cute shot from Seth.  I might just hand this whole project over to him! 

As a side note, this past week has been crazy awesome!  After this weekend I'll have 4 new sessions to share with you all, so stay tuned and have a great weekend!!  


Lucas Weekly : Week 10 {4/25/11-5/1/11}

What do you think?  Do I have a future mathematician on my hands?? :)  (That's right, I still rock the TI-86 from high school!  I'm going to go graph a parabola right now.  Just kidding.  I don't remember how).

Taken 4/30/11

Friday, May 06, 2011

Bond Syndrome

Is anyone else REALLY excited about how warm it's supposed to be today here in Illinois???  60's, BAY-BEE!  I'm planning on spending some serious time outdoors with my little man!  UH-YAY-YUH!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have heard about my recent gardening woes.  If you missed it, here's the story. I attempted to start all of my veggies and herbs from seed, but preeeeety much all of them have died.  Apparently you can't just throw seeds into soil and wish them to grow. :) I must have planted about 15 different things, and only my lavender and green pepper have survived so far.  I'm expecting the green pepper to meet its end soon, but the lavender's going strong!  I also planted pansies that seem to be doing well, so we'll see (fingers crossed!)!

UPDATE:  Everything died.  :(

Anyways, all of this has caused me to give up my secret dream of being a farmer (and also swallow my pride a bit) and just buy the pregrown plants.  This may not seem like a big deal to some of you guys, but I'm a "go all out" kind of person.  If I can't see something through from start to finish, I don't even want to do it, so this is a big step for me.  I call it my "Bond Syndrome" after the time I decided to watch all of the Bond movies just because I heard Casino Royale was good.  You think I'm joking, but I'm not.  In my mind, in order to watch Casino Royale, I had to be familiar with the entire history of James Bond.  It didn't matter to me that each of the movies are self-contained and nothing carries over.  It was just something I had to do. Seth forced me to stop after watching Diamonds are Forever (which for my fellow non-Bond watchers is the 7th out of 22 Bond movies...that's right, 22.  What the heck was I thinking??). I was hating and making fun of every movie I'd watched up to that point (except Goldfinger, which I actually enjoyed), and Seth lovingly pointed out that I was crazy and wasting my time.  I still haven't decided if it's because I'm sick of James Bond, or because I wasn't able to finish all of the movies leading up to it, but I never did see Casino Royale.  Let's just pretend it was the former. :)

So my wanting to start a garden completely from seed is just a result of my Bond Syndrome.  If you really wanted to peel the onion, I'm sure you could link it to some sort of fear of failure, but I don't think I'm ready to go there just yet.  For now I'll settle with knowing that it's okay to let some things go.  I guess you could say I'm...growing.

And because a photography blog wouldn't be a photography blog without a photo, here's a recent one of Lucas.  I love this picture because it's one of those rare moments where I actually think he looks like me. :) This is actually a photo Seth took of Lucas while I was out one day.  I love it! (If you're wondering what the blurry yellow thing is, it's a bubble wand)

Lucas Weekly post either later tonight or tomorrow!!!  Happy Friday!!