Tuesday, June 23, 2009

E-Session Downtown with Mel & Adam

A long, long time ago in a land far, far away when Volkel Image was just beginning I photographed Mel & Adam's "couple" session with their new puppy Hemi. They were technically our first "engagement" session in the sense that it was practice for our first official engagement session- although Adam was quick to point out over and over that it was just a "couple" session. I've worked with Adam for several years and like to think that in a small way I got these two back together when I convinced Adam to call his then "ex-girlfriend Mel" to bring us Taco Bell for lunch. The rest is history. They are now getting married next month and we couldn't be happier for them! For their "real engagements" we took them downtown. They were such great sports and did whatever I asked- even climb up and hang off a train. I love the photo through the grate that perfectly made the shape of a heart around them. Here's a few of my favorites.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Leonard Family Photos

A couple weekends ago we met up with our friends Jennifer, Nick and their adorable daughter Lexi. Lexi was born in January and we'd been looking forward to meeting her since we heard the news that they were expecting last summer. It's crazy to think 2 years ago at this time they were planning their wedding and now they have a little girl to complete their family. At first Lexi wasn't quite sure what to think of us and the big camera pointing her direction but she quickly got used to us and we got so many great photos with her and the entire family. They have such a good looking family! We took the photos at their house which makes things so much easier for babies instead of bringing them somewhere they don't know and feel uncomfortable. We even got some smiles out of her! We are so happy for Nick & Jennifer and grateful for the opportunity to take these photos for them. Here are a few images we shot from the day.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kari & Sterling's Wedding at Black Bear Golf Club

About 2 weeks ago Kari & Sterling were married at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker. Their ceremony was beautiful even with the wind being a bit of a nuisance. We got so many great shots of them following the ceremony in a field just to the side of the ceremony site. It was as if we were out in the middle of nowhere! We've known Kari for a few years now and she was just one of those people that you feel as if you've known forever even though you just met. No surprise her family was the same way. We've had the opportunity to photograph both her sister's and brother's weddings since then and were so excited when Kari said she was engaged and it was her turn to walk down the aisle! We are so happy for her and Sterling! Although I do wish there were more siblings in Kari's family- we just love getting to work with them!

Stephanie of Hummel Studios came along to photograph the wedding as well. She had several great ideas for photos and we loved having her there. Wedding photography is something new for her and Kari and Sterling were the perfect couple for her to test out what photographing a wedding is like. We're hoping she'll come along for several more weddings this summer!

Here's a few images we shot throughout the day including one of all the siblings together that we've photographed over the last few years- Erin & John, Kari & Sterling and Stephanie & Dave.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Senior Rock Star Tour June 10th Video

Here are some video clips we put together from the first Senior Rock Star Tour last week. The tour was awesome and we had such a great time with all the seniors who came along for the ride. It's unlike any senior photo session out there- it's an experience that shouldn't be missed. Here's an idea of what our day was like. Check it out! www.seniorrockstar.com

Friday, June 12, 2009

Washington Park E-Session with Tamia & Adam

I was excited when Tamia suggested Washington Park for her and Adam's engagement session last Friday. I had taken proposal photos there last year and had wanted to go back ever since for engagement pictures. These two were referred to us by Erin & Jared who were married in January and we are so glad we got to meet them! They definitely make one good looking couple wouldn't you say? They brought along their cute little doggy who was so good the entire time I couldn't believe it- I almost wanted to take her home with me! We had a great time with all three of them and got some beautiful shots. The guys who ran the rental for the boats and bikes were so nice to allow us to use the bikes for some really fun pictures. Tamia and Adam are getting married in Mexico next summer and we wish them the best!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hanako & Eddie's Wedding at Shadows Ranch

Sorry I know I'm a little behind on posting so this week I've got a lot to show everyone from weddings, engagements, and family pictures to our 1st Senior Rock Star Event (that was awesome by the way). Going back a couple weeks was Hanako & Eddie's wedding up at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown. Of course it started to rain right before the ceremony as we were taking photos of Hanako and the girls and it didn't look like we'd be able to hold the ceremony outside. However, the rain stopped just in time for her to walk down the aisle with both her parents at her side. This was the first time I'd had the chance to photograph up at Shadows Ranch and it was beautiful! We got some awesome light for our pictures following the ceremony and some sweet sun flare. Their wedding was so much fun! During their reception I was laughing so hard I could hardly take photos as Eddie did a little dance for Hanako before he removed the garter- the video of the entire dance I'm sure will be hilarious- can you so YouTube?!?!