Friday, April 20, 2012

Bridget & Pat : DeKalb, IL Engagement Session

I seriously heart Pat and Bridget.  They're the kind of people everyone wants to be friends with:  sincere, laid back, and CRAZY fun!!!  Spending time with them this past weekend got me so excited for their wedding this August!!

Bridget and Pat spend a lot of time together outdoors hiking and camping, so it only made sense to have their session in the woods!  I love when couples choose locations that reflect not only their personalities, but who they are as a couple.

This is what happens when I ask for a serious face. ;)

They still totally rocked it!

My favorite!!!

The gun show was in town, and I had front row seats.  ;)

Another one of my faves!!!

Happy Friday, ya'll!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lucas Weekly : Week 53 - Birthday Week + Birthday Party!! {2/20/12-2/24/12}

Well, another crazy photo project has come to an end!!!  Even though this past year wasn't as intense as taking a picture a day like his first year of life, Lucas Weekly seemed to be much more difficult to keep up with!  I'm not sure if it's because I didn't have the daily routine of taking a picture, the fact that my business took off, or getting pregnant halfway through the year, but it seemed like more of a challenge to remember.  Seth saved my butt so many times, especially at the beginning of my pregnancy!!

My plan for when after the baby comes is to do a 365 project like I did with Lucas.  If things end up getting crazy, I may end up doing only one picture a week, but hopefully I'll be able to keep up!!  I more than likely won't be posting many 365 pictures here just because it's too much work for me right now to edit and get pictures ready for a blog, and I obviously had a hard enough time keeping up with posting weekly pictures in a timely fashion! :) I'll be posting the pictures over on my Facebook Page, so if you haven't liked it yet and want to keep up with the pictures, head on over there!!

And now, onto the LAST week of pictures from Lucas Weekly!!  The official picture was from a few days before his Birthday.  I love what a ham he's become!!!
Taken 2/20/12
50mm f/1.6 1/100 sec ISO 250

You'll notice a couple of things from these next pictures from his Birthday on February 24th: 1. He got a big boy Birthday haircut!!  and 2. He has a nice bruise above his mouth.  He fell off of a bench onto our tile floor just TWO DAYS before his Birthday and cut the inside of his mouth. :(  If I've learned anything from being a photographer, it's that kids always get visibly injured either right before a Birthday, or right before a photo session.  Lucas is no exception!

That night, opening his gifts from mom and dad!

We bought him a little baby doll to help explain that we're going to have a new little baby in the house.  He was excited for about 5 minutes, before he threw the doll on the ground. ;)

We had his party the Saturday after his Birthday.  It's always such a blessing to have our friends and family over!  There was much merriment, and much food! :)

These breakfast mufffins that I found on Pinterest were a HUGE hit!!


Nutella crescent rolls!!  YUM!!!!!!!

He wasn't quite sure how to handle everyone singing to him. 

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has followed along this year!!!  I truly appreciate all of the encouragement and support!!!!  Click here to see all of the Lucas Weekly pictures!!

Now it's time to enjoy these next few weeks off before our life changes once again. :) 

Friday, April 06, 2012

Lucas Weekly : Week 52 {2/13/12-2/19/12}

It's never too early to start showing him the ropes!!
Taken 2/16/12
85mm f/2.0 1/80 sec ISO 1250

A couple more cute ones from the week. :)

Seth wanted to do some experimenting with on camera flash.  He got some pretty cool (and cute!) stuff!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Lucas Weekly : Week 51 {2/6/12-2/12/12}

I can't believe how much Lucas has changed over the past year!!  He was so small and baby-ish at the beginning of Lucas Weekly, and now he's such a big boy!  My little Snoopy!!

Taken 2/10/12
24mm f/2.8 1/60 sec ISO 2500

Isn't his hair the best in this picture??

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Lucas Weekly : Week 49 + 50 {1/23/12-2/5/12}

Well, unfortunately, I missed another week. :(  And so close to the end, too!!  I'm going to blame it on the baby brain. ;)  This week's picture is really from week 50, but I'm calling it "49 + 50" to make myself feel better.  

Taken 2/5/12
85mm f/2.2 1/400 sec ISO 160

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Lucas Weekly : Week 48 {1/16/12-1/22/12}

Back in January we watched cute little Gracie for a friend for about a week.  It was interesting seeing Lucas interact with her since he doesn't spend a whole lot of time around dogs.  They were both very cautious of each other for a few days, but eventually they warmed up to one another.  One morning, we found Lucas reading Goodnight Moon to Gracie while she just sat there and listened.  It was so sweet!!

Taken 1/20/12
50mm f/2.0 1/90 sec ISO 320