Slipped my mind.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I love photography. I really truly do. I even won county fair blue ribbons for some of my pictures over the years, okay, 5 years ago. But it almost goes without saying that photography is important to me. For that reason, I duped my hubs into an agreement. Every year, we arrange a photo session.

Last year, our first year to act on our agreement, our photo session fell into our laps, literally. Our videographer and subsquently turned friend Rachel {maydaygirl} was the recipient of an adoption fundraiser put on by her talented sister and sister in law of Moments in Time. It was the first of it's kind to my knowledge, as they offered family portraits for a donation to Joey and Rachel's adoption funds {btw the adoption agency fell through, but Rachel is 25 weeks pregnant!}. Here are a few of my favorite shots from last year:





This year . . . I had a doozy of a time finding a photographer! First of all, some photographers prices are outrageous. Second of all, well, it was mainly my first of all! $400 for portraits for 30 minutes? No thank you.

Thus I was beyond ecstatic to stumble across Erica of Studio 188 Friday night, while Tony and I were being losers. :) Her talent is obvious, but I'm extremely compelled by her use of light and the overall giddiness felt in the majority of her pictures.

We've had a flurry of emails go out, the gorgeous location used in the below pictures decided on, and a date set for September 21st. We'll be bringing Allie along as well yikes. All for $150.





Obviously it is no longer spring, but I have no doubt I will be blown away by Erica's work of our shoot!

27 comments:

Leslie G said...

Ooh! I like her style! Too bad you don't live near me, I'd take you guys' pictures!!

Dunc said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I was not a fan of our wedding photographer, and we've vowed to have a professional photo session in a couple of years for our 5-year anniversary......what a great idea!

Sea Squared said...

You & Tony are very photogenic - I love all your pics. I would love to do a session with Chris & Tik as well!

Andrea said...

I can't wait to see them! As a big fan of photography, I fully support this agreement :)

etxwife said...

looks like she's great! Can't wait to see them. This has reminded me that M and I need to get some new ones done. :)

Madeline said...

omg omg omg!!! So excited for you!! And I think it is sooooo awesome that you guys do this for yourselves :)

Joi said...

You guys take great pics! And it looks like you will continue to get great work from the pics you posted of your new photog!

mrs.leah.maria said...

leslie: I'd totally take you up on that!

dunc: why wait? :)

chris: you should. seriously.

andrea: you didn't offer, but I'd ask you to take our pics as well if you were closer!

etxwife: no time like the present!

madeline: it's things like this why I don't wear nicer clothes lol.

joi: you're too kind.

Wanderluster said...

what a fun idea! Looks like the new photographer will be awesome.

Rebecca said...

I read a comment you left on Ashley's blog. I just wanted to say hi and I love the photographs!

Megan said...

Wow... adorable!! I cant wait to see yours!!!

Jenn said...

I think that's a great idea!!! Can't wait to see the new photographs!!!

abby said...

what an awesome idea! and a good find on the photographer :)

Kristal said...

You and Tony are too freaking cute!! And I love the photog you picked - I can't wait to see pics from your shoot!

Brittany Iverson said...

Thanks for coming by! Good luck!

Brittany Iverson said...

Thanks for coming by! Good luck!

Brittany Iverson said...

Thanks for coming by! Good luck!

AmberDenae said...

Beautiful pictures of you and your husband! I also love the others, I'm sure yours will turn out amazing!

Yeah, I've had my wisdom teeth a while too but recently the pain has just been unbearable that I can't take it anymore. As much as I hate the dentist and all that stuff I just want them gone and the pain to be gone.

I've actually never had surgery or been put to sleep for any procedure and that really freaks me out for some reason. I dunno why.

Well, I'll let you know how it goes- everyone keeps telling me "it's not that bad"- I sure hope they're right!

hopeful #1 said...

I could look at pictures all day. Someday I would love to take pictures like this... we'll see.

Can't wait to see how your pictures turn out this time!

G+D said...

Oh wow! Those pictures are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing how these ones turn out!

eliesa said...

Thanks for the comment! I love Erica! She is a great friend - and an even more fabulous photographer!

eliesa said...

Thanks for the comment! I love Erica! She is a great friend - and an even more fabulous photographer!

Amy Rae Photography said...

I love reading your blog!! Your are so cute! Love the idea of taking pictures every year, maybe I should do that..it would sure take some convincing! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We went out last night for ours to 112 Eatery and then Dairy Queen for desert! HEHE! Bye!

Ashley said...

SO cute!!!!

Katherine K said...

That is a great idea!! I would never be able to convince Travis of that (unless I was paying for it out of my own personal spending $). Your pics from last year are way cute too! Definitely post your new ones once you get them.

kari said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out! I loved the ones you got last year.

kari said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out! I loved the ones you got last year.

 

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