Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Photo Post Week 26 {Nebraska Photographer}

We have been pretty busy this week. In between editing my latest wedding, I still have the day to day activities and to add to the fun, we had Vacation Bible School.

I was really excited to have my son participate in VBS this year. I remember going as a young child, and looked forward to every day. I want my son to experience these things. Also, he is going on 3, we need to get him used to organized activities ;-)

We had three mornings of VBS, and each day was fun. My son LOVED the music time, and would stay in the circle the whole time dancing and singing with all the other children. He would sit for a little bit for craft time, though would want to get up and play shortly after we started.

He did decorate his backpack very well, and still continues at home!

Overall, I am so glad we did went. He surprised me each day by having his good and bad moments, more the third day as the activity caught up to him. I got to chat with the other moms, which I always enjoy. And he was exposed to organization. All good things preparing him (and me) for when he is off to school.

Definitely looking forward to next year!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Color Blog Monthly Challenge {Nebraska Photographer}

Here we are again! It's that time of the month. A little recap as we are now halfway through our color challenge!

A group of fellow photographers and I got together and decided to challenge ourselves. Each month we have a different color or colors that we have to photograph. The subject can be anything as long as the photo revolves around that month's color.

June is "pastel", any color, light and dreamy.

Wow. This one was hard for me. I did, however, look through some of the latest branding photos~ BAM! The light WAS dreamy that day, and I did get some light and airy shots.
The first shot is of some cowboys waiting their turn to wrestle (they are watching the action in the next shot). One of them is mine ;-) 

A little excitement ensued when a calf had to be caught after being let loose. He came running from behind me, so this is the best shot I could get. As I said, the guys were watching this when I took their photo!

In both of these photos I love the color of the green grass (though we need more rain desperately!) and the lightness of the sky. This is my life, and I love it!!

Please continue to the next photographer Lynn Puzzo to see what she has come up with this month. Leave us comments if you wish, we don't ever complain about that!! :-D

July is Red, White and/or Blue~ I have an idea for this one! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

~C~ Wedding June 9, 2012 {Fort Collins, CO Wedding Photography}

I met this beautiful couple last November for their engagement shoot. They had asked me to shoot their wedding at  the Sunset Event Center in Fort Collins, CO. I knew the moment I met them, that we were a match. They were laid back and easy to laugh with.

Little did I know, we would me moving from Colorado to Nebraska in the coming months. Nevertheless, I wanted to capture their special day and made a commitment to them. I made it work. I traveled (when am I opposed to that?!) and got to be there for their big day!!

Beautiful sweet ceremony

Our attempt at recreating Reservoir Dogs
The Rat Pack

The guys came with these ideas!! I LOVED that!!!
This was the bride's idea~ Bear Hunter Ninja!
What a hoot!

I loved when ~T~ said, "You and your ideas, Kyleen", yes I have lots! hehe

Who says you aren't sassy, ~J~?!

And so it begins!

I loved the colors at this wedding .Very Summer.

Thank you again, to Dawn of Sunset Event Center for referring me to this wonderful couple! I look forward to seeing them again in the future! Congratulations T&J!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Photo Post Week(s) 24 & 25 {Nebraska Photographer}

I am REALLY going to try to be better about my Friday posts. It's been crazy busy lately, but I really do need to be better about posting SOMETHING at the correct time!

My first photo is from our trip back to MN last week. We had such a good time with the family and got to see some of M's old friends at a wedding. It was the first time he saw me at work as I was the photographer at the wedding. It was fun, and all went well! We took some family photos while home since this was the first time all three grandchildren were together. We will get more in October, but this was a very special moment for all of us.

O grandparents and all the grandchildren

My second photo is from today. It was the last branding of the season and I couldn't have asked for better light. Seriously of all the brandings I have been to and taken photos, this one had the BEST light!! I looked behind us and saw this horse. Perfectly content waiting for his rider. No bridle or halter, not even grazing. Just perfectly still. Oh how I love these animals!!


Stay tuned for my color challenge blog post this week! Also, I hope to have my June 9th wedding blogged later next week too!!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Friday Photo Post Week 23 {Nebraska Photographer}

Yes, I do know it's not Friday! I have been extremely busy recently but wanted to catch up the blog a bit. I will more then likely not post this week's Friday post until Sunday because I have a wedding this Friday in Minnesota.

So, this week's photo is of my son and his dog. I never get tired of taking their picture. I rented a 22-70mm 2.8 L lens for the weddings I am shooting and tested it out with these two.

This to me is the best view. My son LOVES to take walks down our driveway. Has even made it to the end and back (it's a mile round trip) but it helps him sleep! The thing is, we have to watch for snakes. We have had a couple in our yard recently. Both have been bull snakes, but one was 5' long!!! YUCK! Ah Summertime!

Here is to warm weather, the hope of more rain, and busy busy weekends! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Daycare Spring Photos {Nebraska Children's Portrait Photographer}

I recently borrowed an idea from a fellow photographer. In order to get my name out there in the area, I contacted all the babysitters in Valentine, NE. I dropped off fliers, kept in touch, and kept track of how much interest there would be for discounted portraits.

I had five interested families! I had a blast Thursday morning hanging out with these kiddos!

Little ~G~ wasn't too happy all morning, but we managed to get some pretty cute shots!
Little ~H~ smiled even through his ear infection!
I worked really hard to get ~D~ to smile, and it was so worth it!
Such sweet sisters ~A&A~
I love the look ~T~ is giving her brother ~J~!
~S~ didn't know whether to laugh or cry!

 I hope to see these children again along with their families!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Photo Post Weeks 21 & 22 {Nebraska Photographer}

Yes, I missed last week, again! So making up for it with two photos this week.

This weekend will be my last weekend for the month of June that I am free. Busy and I LOVE it! Hoping to be able to have some family time this weekend.

Ok, so last week we branded a small bunch of calves. It ended up being a chilly rainy (we need it!) morning, but fun nonetheless. I even got in there and wrestled some calves! In each place we have worked, they have branded differently. Here in the Sandhills, they wrestle every calf, verses using snares like in Colorado. It can be hard work, but it makes things go so much faster. Plus, it's fun!

My Photo for week 21 is of M and my son. My son loves to look at all the calves gathered in the pen. You can see it on his face, he just wants to go play with them!

For week 22 I have chosen a photo of my friend's son. Last weekend was Circle C Days in Cody, NE. It's pretty much the biggest thing that happens in our small town, and it's been going on for 50 years! They have all sorts of events, and next year you will see our family out there!!! :-D

Next week I will post some sample photos from the lens I rented for the first two weddings of the season! REALLY looking forward to it!!!

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