Archives for the month of: April, 2016

If you are a female photographer ( not sure how males feel about it), than you love prom. Because every woman (no matter the age) appreciates beautiful gowns and dresses and we all imagine ourselves in them! So being able to photograph these gowns is a little bit like eating chocolate (the European kind, that melts on your tongue). It makes me drool. I could shoot girls in prom dresses and their handsome looking partners all day long. And I did that all day, yesterday.

First I got to photograph young ladies at the Operation Princess Prom  again. And then I got to shoot two beautiful couples at WKU. One of these sweet girls is my niece and  I just think she is so gorgeous. Can’t wait to show you the rest of the pics.

So dress cute, don’t be boring, life is too short to blend in. I am going dress shopping!

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This handsome young man is graduating high school. His mom (a friend of mine) is in denial and called me for last minute pictures, and I smiled. Cause I am there too.

Time flies. Our babies grow and suddenly start school. I am soon not going to have a Kindergartner anymore! My friend is sending her oldest off to college. And it probably seems just like yesterday when he had lost his first tooth.

But it is supposed to be that way and it’s perfect. This young man has clearly a good head on his shoulder. He is smart, works hard and has a plan on where he wants to go in life. Mom and dad have done well.

So, let’s give them roots and wings and treasure every moment in between.

Congrats Sam! I wish you the best on your new journey.

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Today I got to photograph 22 beautiful young women as part of an amazing event called: “Operation, Princess Prom”. Volunteers of Crossland Community Church here in Bowling Green prepared for weeks, collected dresses, made flower corsages, volunteered their time and resources to make many young ladies and their families extremely happy.

Helen Keller said: “Alone we can do so little; TOGETHER we can do so much.”   Without help* these girls may not have been able to attend prom this year. Without help they wouldn’t have had their hair and make-up done professionally. Without help they couldn’t have hired a photographer to freeze this once in a lifetime moment.

It takes a village to raise a child and a community to make a princess. Even though not all of their pictures will be posted here (confidentiality), I can promise you that each girl walked out as a princess today. And many people (including myself) with a satisfied heart and a big smile.

So dance away ,Cinderella.       DSC_7358

*Crossland Community Church serves close to 100 girls this prom season by providing dresses, shoes, restaurant gift cards, make-up and hair services to make this day nothing but wonderful for these young woman in need. So let’s do this again! Be the change you wish to see in this world. Get involved. Volunteer.

“… Love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

 

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Last weekend I got to catch up with these guys. Rina and I have been taking their family pics for years now and I always love getting to see them. You might remember them from here, and I can’t believe how much they have changed. Little baby sister is already a year and all smiles. A great way to start Spring! Thank you for letting me do that and here is your sneak peek!DSC_7096

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