Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One In A Million: Ashlea

Today my baby sister Ashlea graduated from high school and she'll be 18 in three days.
I remember her as a two-year-old, with a head of blonde fuzz and brown eyes so big and lovely.

A few things about my fifth little sister:

1. She is a songbird.  
Ever since I can remember, she's come home from school singing some show tune or opera at the top of her lungs.  Lucky for us that her voice is uncommonly beautiful.
In fact...
She was the sterling scholar in music this year.  Yay Ashlea!

2. She, like me, has this internal duality that manifests as a colorful butterfly on one hand, and a scatterbrained slob on the other.  I've always found this exacerbating quality endearing in Ashlea.  Somehow, it's responsible for that glow, that glorious light that burns inside her.

3. She's brilliant.
No, really.  One of the smartest women I've ever failed to debate with.  Ash values education, graduating with high honors and the ability to out-smart, out-talk, and out-opinionate just about anyone who is naive enough to argue with her. 
She's considering politics.
Watch out.

4. I love her.
I have six other sisters and two brothers that I also love, which creates endless problems when I try to spend time with them all and get to know them individually. Ashlea doesn't reach out as much as some of my siblings, and I'm afraid that I spend less time with her because of it. But it doesn't mean that I don't love her like a crazy person, and it doesn't mean that I don't ache to be close to this wonderful girl.

To me, Ashlea is 
sunshine and butterflies,
butter-yellow and turquoise sky,
melody and passion,
fire and ash,
a whirlwind of
excited, purposeful, frenzied energy
and soft pink smiles.
She is bashful in her beauty
and careful with her love.
Soaring on wings of delight, 
 her big brown eyes
quietly ask acceptance
while her songs, loud and sure,
allow my heart to beat in tune with hers.

Happy graduation and birthday little sis!



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sexy Miss Candice: Boudoir Photography - Katie

Candice is one of those clients that a photographer like me (Katie) loves. From the moment we first spoke on the phone and she started telling me her ideas we immediately connected and got all giddy about her shoot. She wanted something dramatic, fun, sexy, and more in the style of old fashioned pinups. We both loved the idea of doing the shoot with a humongous prop, like... an... airplane! Yes! Perfect! She was a natural in front of the camera and her style seriously made that airplane look good. 

 Thanks Dayci and Mike for all your help with this one!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Beautiful Day for Pictures


I met this lovely woman and her equally lovely daughter at the dentist a few weeks ago, and we got to talking about photography.  I was surprised and excited to get a call a few weeks later to take some shots of the two of them here in St. George.  Lucky for us, the rain let up minutes before we started shooting, giving us mellow light and a touch of breeze.  What a happy day for pictures!
xoxo Katie

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lumiquest & K Hulett Photography

We have been sponsored by Lumiquest for the past year.  A company who makes the best lighting products that will fold flat and travel with us as we photograph our weddings all over the world.  I can not recommend their products enough.
They recetly asked us to do a photo for their advertising campaign, so here's what we came up with~

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maternity Photographs--Tracy

Tracy was up for trying some fun stuff... so I had her dress up like a Grecian Goddess!  We had a good time and I LOVE how her photographs look.  With her beautiful eyes and pregnant glow, her pictures radiate warmth and love.