May 13, 2012

amy + will | fredricktown, ohio engagement photography

Amy and Will are an amazing couple. Just spend 5 minutes with them and you will be bale to tell that they were made for each other. Luckily I got to spend way more then 5 minutes with them at their engagement session and got to document their undying love for one another. All engagement sessions start out a little awkward because people aren't used to having a camera in their face documenting every detail about them, but then it wares off and everyone relaxes. Amy and Will were so cute at their session because they were inseparable and completely into each other. There love and happiness was infectious. I don't think I have smiled that much at an engagement session ever. They giggled, kissed, hugged, laughed, snuggled, eskimo kissed, or and did I mention giggle cause there was a lot of it. It was wonderful feeling being around Amy and Will and I personally think it would be impossible not to be happy just by being near these two together. I can't say enough good things about Amy and Will and I can't wait to document their wedding day!

May 12, 2012

casey + scott | marion, ohio engagement photography

The first thing I noticed about Casey & Scott is how much they make each other laugh and smile. They were comfortable being goofy with me and dustin around which was awesome. They are such a sweet couple. I got to hear more about Casey's wedding plans and ideas and I am already excited for their wedding day in September. I don't want to give away too many ideas because I want it to be a surprise but their wedding is going o be very unique and I can't wait to document their wedding day. It is also neat because Dustin went to school with Casey so he will get to see lots of his high school class mates at their wedding.

May 9, 2012

iphone-o-graphs of the day

So I know I have not posted an iphone-o-graph entry for quite some time now, but I am finally ready to post again. I took a long time deciding if I wanted to even continue this project, and after thinking long and hard about it, I decided I did want to continue this project. I knew I needed to change the design of it because I was very unhappy with my last design but I felt like I didn't know how to approach a new design without it being too similar to the first design. So without drawing things out even further the good news is that I have created a new layout and I am really happy with it.

I went back to doing more of a collage arrangement because that is how I really want it to be showcased. I don't want each image to be as separated as they were in my last posts. I felt that 7 images collaged together was just very flat and uninteresting. I really wanted the whole collage of images to speak as one crazy piece. Then when it was looked at more closely you would see all the individual images had there own story to tell.

Life can be very chaotic, and a lot of time it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So I wanted to lay my images out in a way that would reflect that. There are certain moments in your life that stick out more than others and a bunch of little things that happen and no one really sees or maybe they see and don't  understand. All of those things even the little things are what make us who we are and what represents our lives. I find myself at the age of 24 still discovering who I am. I think this is why this project is so important to me, because it's not necessarily to show you who I am, it's to show me who I am. And to remind myself years from now who I was at a certain point in time, and see what has changed and what has remained the same. Once I embraced that this project was for me and no one else, I knew I had to keep this project going. I no longer cared if my design wasn't going to make sense to other people because this project is for me, and I am the only person I need to please. This is truly a new way of thinking for me, and it is extremely refreshing.

All that being said I do want to share my project with anyone who has an interest in discovering more about me, and my life. This particular collage represents the last three months of my life. Some days are represented with more than one picture, while some only have one picture to represent that day. I feel that is appropriate for me because sometimes I couldn't settle on just one image for that day because each image was equally important to me. So here is my new design and cheers to a new outlook on life!

May 8, 2012

happy birthday duncan!

So anyone who knows me knows that I have a weimaraner and that I love him with all my heart! I think Dustin even gets jealous sometimes haha. We got him a few weeks before we got married last year and it is so hard to believe that he is officially a year old today! I remember asking the breeder about weimaraners, because I wasn't too familiar with the breed. And his exact words were  "I call them my velcro dogs" At the time I thought awesome thats exactly what I want! I want a dog that wants to be with me as much as I want to be with him. I really had no idea what that really meant until Duncan became part of the family. He follows me everywhere, and I mean everywhere. And honestly I do love it! I will admit that at times it would be nice to be able to go to the bathroom by myself though... haha! I am so used to having him by my side that I am not sure I would be able to function without him now though. He is really the best dog, and I am so happy that he is a part of our lives. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN!!! We love you!

May 2, 2012


Hello all! So obviously I have not been blogging lately. I will be posting things soon though and updating my iphone-o-graphs layout. I haven't been happy with them so I have been working on a layout and since I wasn't completely happy with them I am waiting to post any until I am finished with the new layout. I have still been taking my photographs every day though! :) Here is one of my baby Duncan who is gonna be 1 year old next week!! I can't believe it! Oh and can you tell he hates it when I am on the computer? haha

Quote of the day: "Don't LOSE your REAL SELF in search for ACCEPTANCE by OTHERS." I am not sure of the original origin of this quote, it was sent to me by my mother-in-law today and  loved it!