Scott and Jessie's Story of our Love Post 3

Posted by posted by Kindra Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at

We found this cool alley in Valley Junction with a lot of good photo opportunities. Since it was November, they had lined the trees, with Christmas lights so it set a very romantic mood.

The Christmas lights and fire escape were great backgrounds. We probably could've spent half their session in this alley easily.

A moonlit walk down the alley. Thanks Jessie and Scott being so flexible with the bad weather and never complaining how cold it was. Hopefully it'll be much nicer weather for your Spring session. We're really looking forward to your next session. I think you've come up with a lot of great locations.

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Scott and Jessie's Story Of Our Love Post 2

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Another cute family photo from the dog park. We can't wait to see how much little Tuck has grown when we photograph him again in the Spring for their Iowa City part of their session.

I love Jessie's expression in this. You can tell how much she loves Scott in this one.

This one was taken in Valley Junction at a nice shop. Another cute, snuggly one of them. I love how relaxed Scott and Jessie are with each other.

Check back soon for some more portraits on Jessie and Scott!

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Jessie and Scott's Story of our Love Session Post 1

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You'll probably remember a couple of months ago that we posted a sneak preview from Jessie and Scott's Fall Story of our Love session. With all the busyness with the holidays, we didn't get a chance to meet with them until last weekend so here are some of the best from their session. Scott and Jessie love drinking coffee together so this was taken in a coffee shop. I love the expressions of them gazing at each other.

Here's a photo of Jessie with Tuck and Callie while Scott went to fetch another collar for Callie. It was snowing while we were at the dog park but you'd never know it was that cold by the expression on Jessie's face.

I love this one.

Here is Scott and Jessie's favorite photo of the day because it shows their family. They decided when they announce their engagements in the papers that they're going to use this one. We have a dog named Buddy so we love sharing cute pet stories with them.

We will be posting more portraits from their session within the next week so keep checking back!

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Charlotte's Grins and Giggles Christmas Session

Posted by posted by Kindra Monday, January 26, 2009 at

Around Christmas time, Charlotte's family invited us over to take some photos of Charlotte in her Christmas dress with their decorations. We had a lot of fun watching Charlotte explore the presents.

I love this photo of her. She has so many different expressions.

Here is Sarah holding her arms as she stands. It'll be exciting to see her walk soon.

This is so precious. She almost looks like she is praying here.

This is Kevin and mine's favorite photo from the session. We think we might enter this photo in a children's contest our photography lab is having coming up.

We're looking forward to photographing Charlotte's first birthday in March. I'm sure she'll make a lot of adorable expressions throughout the day and be doing even more things than she did when we photographed her in December.

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Save Ashlyn!

Posted by posted by Kevin Barber Friday, January 23, 2009 at

Kindra and I are both sporting our "Save Ashlyn" shirts today. You may remember Ashlyn's senior portraits we posted last summer.

Late in the summer Ashlyn found out she had leukemia and has been going through chemo for the past few months and is now in remission.

Today Ashlyn is having a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Hayley (what a hero of a sister!) We are wearing our "Save Ashlyn" t-shirts in support; what's really cool is that there is a Facebook group that Ashlyn's family started to gather photographs of everyone wearing their "Save Ashlyn" shirts.

T-Shirts were designed and printed by Smash in Des Moines and I understand that they donated the graphic for the family to use. (Of course, its a spoof of the famous water tower in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.)

Update (1/23 3:30 pm - via Facebook): Danny says the transplant is complete. All went well with Ashlyn. Hayley had a pretty rough go but is slowly getting better. Hayley is a HERO!

One year worth of images give some amazing videos

Posted by posted by Kevin Barber Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at

I just had to share this video I found from another blog of a time-lapse scene. One thing I thought was really interesting about this is that each image is a HDR image (I've blogged about HDR many times in the past, so I won't put up a link right now).

One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

Visit the original at Eirik Solheim's blog for more information and a few other videos.