Whatever It Takes....to get THE SHOT!

Ok, so I LOVE taking photos and I'll do just about anything to get THE SHOT.  Here are a couple 'behind the scenes' shots that show my interaction with one of my couples.  The funny thing is that my couples hardly ever remember what it took to get THE SHOT and they're not supposed to.  It's all about staying in their zone and being ready to make magic happen. All pics are SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) and have not been edited in any way.

  It was around 20 degrees outside so you know this ground was BRICK COLD

It was around 20 degrees outside so you know this ground was BRICK COLD

  Yes, it appears that I did a lot of ground work for this shoot.

Yes, it appears that I did a lot of ground work for this shoot.

It's your Birthday | Arielle Noelle is here!

I get to photograph so many people in various capacities and with those opportunities, I am granted the approval to post their stories and experience here on the blog.  With that said, I am ELATED to be able to present to you the latest addition to my family.  Arielle Noelle McDonald was born on July 6th, 2013.  She tipped the scales at 9.5 lbs and 19 3/4".  She is so beautiful and I am so proud to be able to present her first photos to you all.

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My beautiful wife on Ari's birthday.  You won't find a more beautiful mother and baby combo.  She looks simply radiant and YES, she's make-up free.

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Why do people insist on spelling McDonald with the first 'D' in lowercase? I mean c'mon people, let's get it together....I'm sorry, back to the pics :D

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Yes, I hold her with joy and admiration because GOD is amazing.  I feel so blessed to be able to add another beautiful soul to my family. 

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"All dressed up and ready for my mommy and daddy to take me home."  

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Mela Shania's Prom Night

Another year, another one of my beautiful young ladies that went out and painted the town red....or at least purple and blue.  I had the pleasure of documenting Mela's pre-prom session and watched her as she went on to have a blast with her girls.  Here are just a few of my favs from our shoot.  Enjoy 

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Little lady's big night

On the afternoon of June 23, 2011, I had the privilege of cataloging a beautiful young lady as she prepared for her evenings prom. She looked fabulous and I'm not saying that just because she's my daughter. We took many shots that day (over 350 in fact) but I'll share with you just a few of why my eyes got a little teary as I watched my baby girl transform into a beautiful young lady...right before my eyes.

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