Thursday, May 22, 2014

J'Nessa and Casey's Engagement Portraits

We thoroughly enjoyed this engagement session!  I was pleasantly surprised to find out Casey brought several different colored roses that matched his wedding colors.  Casey let me know beforehand he wanted a sunset portrait so we were hoping for good weather.  It turned out to be a beautiful spring day!  I thought we were going to have to wait a while for the sun to set so I prepared homemade pizza and garlic wheat bread ahead of time so we could enjoy their company while we waited.

I thank God they chose us to be their wedding photographer and we are looking forward to capturing their special day!  I have included some of their favorites for you to enjoy....

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spectacular Waterfall in Junction City, Kansas!!!

Last Wednesday, a photography friend and I trekked to Geary Lake Falls (located south of Junction City) hoping to find water flowing over the dam.  We were not disappointed!  The weather was perfect for photography!  I was glad that I wore my boots as I had to walk through water to take the first five images below.
The waterfall is only active in the spring or after a heavy rain and we were blessed to have a recent rain in the area.
The waterfall spans about 35 feet.
A panoramic of a smaller waterfall a short distance down from the main waterfall.
The image below shows the stream flowing down from the waterfall.
The image below shows the top of the waterfall taken after we climbed back up the hill to the top of the dam.  Talk about getting some exercise!  It was difficult trekking down the woods to the water below as the hill was very steep!
The below image was taken from the northeast area of the lake on top of the dam.  The sky was even more beautiful to the east side of this image.  The redbud trees were past their peak but still added some color to this beautiful scene.  You could hear the waterfall from this location.
We drove to the Geary County State Park and hurried to photograph these geese and ducklings before they swam too far away.  
Below are some cattails that survived the winter at the lake.
The sun was beginning to set as we left the Geary County State Park.

Beautiful tulips in Kansas

Here are my tulip images from my trip with Marjorie.  I have been wanting to go take tulip photos for the last several years but didn't want to go by myself.  I enjoyed sharing this experience with my good friend. We were in tulip heaven!!!  I didn't realize there were so many different colored tulips!  We were privileged to catch most of them at their peak. I've included my favorite tulip images for you to enjoy!


Tulips, etc. by Marjorie

My friend Marjorie accompanied me to photograph tulips in downtown Wamego, Kansas, then we drove to Ted Ensley Garden in Topeka to photograph more tulips.  I was so impressed with the quality of Marjorie images!  They have not been altered except to darken them and enhance the color to match the original scene.  I had no idea what Marjorie was photographing as I was so focused on getting images for myself.  This first image is my favorite that Marjorie took.  She did an awesome job and I have included my favorites for your viewing pleasure.  To view all of her images, they are available on vimeo here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tish's lovely HS senior portraits

I could hardly believe that Tish's first outfit she wore matched so well with the background that I used for my previous client.  Her pose is one that I pulled out of a clothing magazine recently.  Tish's favorite image is the second one listed.  Fortunately Tish's dad came along as he was able to lift Tish up onto the tree limb for one of her outside portraits.  How many seniors get to take portraits in a tree limb?!? :-)

Apostolic Academy's high school senior cap and gown is a beautiful royal blue and gold this year.  We photographed the tassel which is also different than what the seniors have had before.  I added it to the image below where she is holding her cap.

Tish looks absolutely lovely in her portraits and I have include some of her favorites for your viewing pleasure!