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Phil & Kendra

06/16/2011

I don’t think I was ever so excited about shooting a wedding as I was about this one! Strangers at first, but after being there for rehearsal, and having the honor of spending the night before the wedding at a hotel with the bride and bridesmaids (not to mention being loved and welcomed with open arms by the bride’s family!), by the time the Big Day came I was quite excited about documenting it for them.  I was reminded that the main reason I love photography is because I love people and I love how every person is different and how challenging it is to try to capture that. Yay for photography! :)

Phil & Kendra, your testimony/love story is absolutely beautiful and I bless you guys for allowing God to have worked in your lives the way you did. I promise not to gush too much on this so public of a place, but I do want you to know your testimony both challenged and blessed me and it was seen all throughout your day and it still pops out at me every time I look at your pictures! Editing pictures with your happy faces was almost like therapy for me… hmm, is that good or not?? ;)
          Thank you for being such amaaaazing sports. I never saw a couple so comfortable and happy with each other and SO easy to work with!!! Wow. Thank you for the honor of choosing me as your photographer; I hope you will be pleased with the pictures!
I also want to thank my assistant, Matt, for all your help! I know a lot of these shots wouldn’t have been possible without you; thank you for working along with me I hope I didn’t boss you around too much; I’m kinda known for being bossy! ;) It was fun teaching you a bit of what I knew, sharing ideas with you, and watching you work. You definitely have an artistic touch and I hope you can pursue photography some day!
A big thank you is also due to Adam & Sana L. who were not only my chauffeurs but encouragers and adopted uncle & auntie for the weekend! Thank you for your patience with my time schedule and just for being YOU. Love you guys!!
I will only be posting a few on here but CLICK HERE for the link to the pictures on facebook. Because of my lack of internet, it’s faster just uploading them to my album there, though i will always prefer Flickr for any photo uploading!

A Tale Of Two Princesses

10/21/2010

It started out with each of the princesses taking a shower and getting their hair ready to comb. :) Like I said before, I thought *I* was hyper… but you should have heard them giggling. It was so fun! They helped each other get ready while I worked ahead a bit on supper, cuz the lighting is always perfect right at the time i’m usually working on supper. (yes, a very sad fact! there’s been many a day when i have to work HARD on keeping a positive attitude while stuck in the kitchen with the sun sending it’s last and best warm rays outside) After they had combed each other’s hair out, I took them over to my little house and then I had fun dolling them up and they had fun using Sandra’s hair mousse and hair accessories – big stuff, i tell you!
So it started with much dressing up and then the rest… well, i’ll tell it in pictures. :) I admit that since these pictures were all my doing, and i have no parents or clients to please through them, i went and did it all precisely as i wanted them. Vintage, antique film, etc. As much as I love trying to please my subjects, it’s just too much fun doing something all “for myself.” So feel free to leave your comments and critiques. As I’ve always said, I have my unique style which can’t be totally changed but it can be bettered.
Enjoy!

For the rest of the pictures, go to my facebook album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smile for Jesus!

-SPR

1-year-old J [part iv]

08/09/2010

I love antique filters!

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Well that’s all I’ll be posting. I had about 90 images that were keepers and that makes me happy cuz i think i’m getting better at working with manuel focus. Maybe i’ll just skip buying a new lens. It would save me a couple bucks that I could use for college later. . . ;)

God is good all the time!

-SPR

1-year-old J [part iii]

08/09/2010

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The Glick Family.

(quick informal shot and yes it wasn’t focused well. but it was too precious)

1-year-old J [part ii]

08/07/2010

If you would have seen where SPR was standing to get these shots, you might have rolled your eyes. But hey it worked!

well yay for cool lighting (in my opinion) and yay for one of my favorite shots of the day. . .

I realize captions are supposed to go below the pictures, but I keep forgetting about that until i’m done with the post. ha ha.

More later,

-SPR

1-year-old J [part i]

08/05/2010

Ok so I will make one thing clear before I get any more accusations: I have not edited Jacinto’s eyes. God has given amazing eyes and I only look for the perfect lighting in which to bring them out. I have done nothing to the eyes that I haven’t done to the rest of the picture. You’ll notice that his eyes stand out more on some pictures than others; that’s my fault. I’m still learning to work with light.

BTW, Geneva did a great job in choosing his clothes. We wanted to do something different than his 6-month-old shots where everything was blue. And thanks to Geneva’s artistic touch we got it!

First of all are a few pictures of him being prepped up cuz the lighting was perfect there and he was really checking me and Ferdinand out. Later we tried all kinds of different locations and angles. Bless his little heart… he’s at the stage where it’s quite hard to sit still! And I was using manual focus so I had quite a few shots that had to be ditched. But here are a few of the sharpest ones.

Enjoy!

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Is ^that^ CUTE or what?

Part ii coming later.

-SPR

P.S. Flickr’s new layout is confusing to me! I hate changes. :( oh well i’ll have to get used to it cuz i love flickr.

Sneak Peek of Mr. Shnuckums

08/04/2010

I feel so honored! Jacinto’s parents came back for seconds… Jacinto’s 1 year-old pictures. And what fun I had. I can’t wait to edit them all and share them with you.

Thank you, Paul & Geneva, for being such good sports. I love watching your relationship with your son.  I love how you work with him… letting him do his own thing and yet being very involved. :) He adores you guys and I love seeing that! Thank you for allowing me to be your photographer… I have had so much fun!

More coming soon, I hope.

-SPR

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