Posted on April 17, 2013
These two are so fun and sweet!
I had an absolute blast shooting their engagement session
even though it was much colder than what we were initially prepared for.
Their wedding is going to be so much fun!
Enjoy the sneak peek into their session.
Posted on July 28, 2012
John and I are really lucky.
We have an awesome group of friends.
And I have no shame in conning those friends to come
to our house in order for me to try out new things!
Posted on March 15, 2012
These two lovely people were the winners of my wedding giveaway.
I feel so lucky because they are seriously two of the nicest, sweetest people ever.
He is soft spoken and his love for her is apparent in his every move.
She is more out going and looks at him with this utter adoration that makes me smile.
And this last one just might be one of my fave photos to date. I just got done telling John that I want a canvas of it to hang in my non-existent studio.
Posted on April 18, 2011
After our original session date was canceled due to stormy weather craziness, I gave Arissa and Davey two options for the reschedule. One of the options was for 6:45 in the morning so we’d be able to take advantage of some yummy sunrise light. Not a lot of people would be okay with such an early morning session, but I’m so glad that they did! It wasn’t supposed to be such a COLD morning, but we made the best of it and got some gorgeous images.
Posted on April 14, 2011
I recently had the extreme pleasure of spending an evening with the winners of my Love is in the Air contest. It was incredibly fun and I enjoyed myself so much! There were snake attacks, beautiful locations, gorgeous images, sweet kiddos, hilarious connections, and good times. Julie and Ty are two of the most easy going people I’ve ever met as well as being super nice. I swear I get to photograph the most amazing people. It’s such a great bonus!
When they asked me if I would mind traveling to a little known studio outside of Fayetteville where they got married, I was very intrigued. I had only heard of Terra Studios one other time and I have been living in Northwest Arkansas for the majority of my life. I wish I had known about it sooner and I can’t wait to take my kids there. So much art and whimsy! It’s just amazing and something completely appealing to me. (Points for both of my last couples coming up with ideas that just sing to me!!)
I didn’t even try to narrow these down. I just grabbed a bunch of my faves. Grab a drink, sit back, and Enjoy!!
See, Julie is an incredibly talented artist. (here’s her facebook page) That’s some of her art. Gorgeous, yes?
A Terra Studios specialty! Bluebirds of Happiness.
Awesome thing about the above photo: I snapped a few test shots to make sure that I got their faces in the shard I wanted. Later on that evening, I was looking through my LCD at some of the photos and came across this one:
At first glance, I thought it was just a weird, squished Julie, but then I noticed in a bottom shard that her mouth was parted. Then I realized that it was Julie and Ty MERGED together into one freaky combined face. How cool is that?!!
Okay. I’m done. I just couldn’t stop sharing!!
Julie, Ty. You guys are awesome. Thank you SO much!
Posted on October 10, 2010
Today is 10.10.10. Sounds like a great time to do a contest to me! What should we do? I’ve been thinking of what I should do all week and tossed around so many ideas. Some were funny and some were lame. But after much debate, I’ve decided to do a contest with ten prizes! Sound exciting? I think so!
(Three winners) $10 off your session fee
(Two winners) 10% off your next order
a 10 image accordion mini album
10 free 5x7s
10×10 mounted print
10×10 stand out
A session with Raining Light Photography with ten digital images!!
all prizes with the exception of the grand prize require a booked session
Sessions must take place in NWA or else traveling fees will apply
prizes are non-transferable and can not be exchanged for their monetary value
What do you have to do to enter?
Leave a comment on the blog! What kind of comment? Any comment! Tell me what kind of session you would want, how your day has been, what is your favorite season, anything!
The contest will be open for the next ten days and then I will use random.org to randomly pick blog comments for each of the prizes. Sound good? Awesome! Start commenting! Tell your friends. Have fun and good luck.
And because every post deserves a photo, here is a little gem from Laine’s family session.
Posted on August 15, 2010
Last week I had the time of my life. Sure, there are other moments that are placed higher on the scale of Best Times Ever, like getting married and having my kiddos, but man o’ man did last weekend score high.
You see, some of my closest, dearest, best friends were met online. We came together in a photography forum many years ago and have grown together. Shared together. Discussed ideas, critiqued work, told stories, grown into a family. These girls are so special to me, they know more about me than some of my ‘real life’ friends, and the closest one is five hours away. Last year we decided that we were going to get together for a weekend of shooting, talking, bonding, and discussing business. Two condos were rented a gorgeous beach in North Carolina. A handful of us had meet before last weekend, but the majority had not. You know those friendships that can pick up right where you left off no matter the time span? That’s how it was for us. It was like we had always been able to talk face to face instead of through forums, texts, emails, IMs, and facebook. And now it doesn’t seem fair that we have to wait until next year to see each other in person again. It’ll be well worth the wait.
Our host, the fabulous Dana Jackson, managed to schedule four different time slots of sessions with multiple subjects while we were there. We did maternity, a hot couple, newborns, families, siblings, and seniors. It was simply amazing. There was little sleep, lots of learning, and so much talk.
Here are a few of the images from the ‘hot couple’ session. Amanda and I lead the majority of this session since we do more couples than some of the other girls. The couple’s goal was to have ‘something hot for the bedroom’ and I think we got it!!
They are such a gorgeous couple.
Now, since they said they wanted something hot, and we were on the beach, what else could we do but get them on the waterline?
Um, meow. These next two are totally hot.
It’s been really interesting to look through my friends’ versions of all the sessions that we did. I love being able to see the same scene through their eyes. I wish it could happen every day!
Part 2? Seniors!
Posted on May 6, 2010
The other day I put a call out on Twitter that I had found a lovely field of flowers and said that the first ones to contact me could come and play with me! This fantastic family volunteered. Yay!
This little guy will be one in less than two weeks!
I think he is pretty happy about it.
A few of the family shots.
And a few of mom and dad!
Beautiful lady, right?
Posted on March 28, 2010
I know that they’ve been patiently waiting for this sneak peek. And I’m so excited to share it! They are such an adorable couple and the light was just perfect this night. I’m sure Corey thinks I’m the BIGGEST nut he’s ever met, but I do think it was worth it, right?
I want to say more, but I’m running out the door. I’ll come back and edit this when I get back! Got to go and pick up John!
ETA: This couple is so sweet. Staci admitted that she was nervous for these photos, but it doesn’t look like it at all, does it? She’s gorgeous and the camera loves her. And poor Corey. I don’t think he thought he would be dancing in fields or laying on the ground when he came along for this session. Well, that’s what happened! And I’m so glad that they did because I’m in love with these photos.
See? Aren’t they gorgeous? And you guys should see her wedding dress. It fits perfectly with their venue. I can’t wait for this wedding!!
Posted on September 17, 2009
I was in love with these trees. I’m rather clueless when it comes to fruit bearing trees, but someone said they were crab apples? Whatever they were, I adored them.
Hah. I’m not sure if Will knows that I took this photo of him getting ready.
A kiss good luck as he gives her away.
You may kiss your bride!
Just might be my fave photo of the day.
I had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Michele and Will this weekend at the Shrimpman’s Yacht Club. It was such a fun day. Despite a threat of rain, the weather was perfect and everything went so well.
Congratulations, you guys, and I wish you the best of luck in your new life together!