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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hello there-- I’ve been waiting for you!!! You know who you are and are true to yourself, you are a liver-of-life, a collector of moments, a person who appreciates great photography and its ability to press the pause button on life’s most incredible moments.

    You want a photographer who is able to handle all aspects of wedding photography with ease, capturing: candid, romantic emotion; flattering, beautiful portraits; breathtaking scenery & architecture; the joy and energy out on the dance floor and all those sweet wedding details that you have been working on for months in an artful, creative way.

    I have great news for you—I’ve got you covered!!!

    My work is creative & thoughtful. My goal is to share your unique love story. I get to know your interests & personalities in order to capture them forever in beautiful, personal, artful photographs that tell your story. I invest my time helping you become comfortable in front of my camera & find the most flattering lighting and angles for you and your surroundings.

    If this sounds good to you, and you’d like to reach out to me to find out more, please connect here.

Winter Wedding at Sayre Mansion: Linda & Chris

Elegant, timeless, and intimate—this winter wedding at Sayre Mansion was a perfect fit for Linda and Chris.   They wanted a private affair with a vintage feel and it came together beautifully.  I am known for using vibrant color, but as I processed these images I was drawn most to the chocolate-toned black and white, and the way it was able to capture the overall feeling of their wedding day.  Enjoy!

Linda dressed in the amazing conservatory.  I can only imagine what it must be like to see the stars from here at night.

Laughing with her cousin

Reading a card from Linda in the library

A little Eagles Spirit

Here is the moment…

A romantic dinner for two

Cutting the cake

The romantic getaway 😉

amydaleFebruary 8, 2011 - 10:41 am

beautiful, darlin’! 😀

Debbie NewcombeFebruary 8, 2011 - 2:55 pm

You captured this wedding so beautifully…I absolutely love the septia tone photos!!

Ashley CarsonFebruary 20, 2011 - 9:18 pm

I LOVE your photography. Amazing!

Rated in the top 5% of Wedding Photographers Nation-wide!!!

Wow!  What an honor!  We are proud recipients of the Wedding Wire “Bride’s Choice Award.”

Wedding Wire is a nation-wide directory of wedding vendors– a “Yellow Pages” of wedding professionals across the country.   Couples visit wedding wire to find vendors and read their reviews and ratings.  They eventually write reviews and rate their own vendors.

Vendors with enough reviews and perfect average review score (5 stars) are entered into the running for the brides choice award.  Then, brides across the nation are surveyed to choose their favorite vendors.  Wedding wire gives “Brides Choice Awards” to vendors rated in the top 5% nation-wide.

We are very pleased to be given this honor and are grateful to all of the brides who wrote glowing reviews and voted for us– thank you!!!

Wolfe Family Photos: Winter at Laurel Lake

Meet the Wolfe family:  4 teens, 2 dogs, 2 parents and a whole lot of cool.

This family portrait session was Mr. Wolfe’s Christmas gift to the Mrs.  They wanted me to capture the candid, fun nature of their family and have the photo shoot before the oldest girls returned to school.  Since capturing the outdoors was a must, I mentioned the 30 degree temp– while my equipment could handle it and I would love it, I wanted to make sure they would be OK.  Not only were they OK, they chose an awesome frozen lake as their location and gathered up their tent, bike, marshmallows, card games, doggie-jackets and more, meeting me in great spirits and ready to have some fun.  Wolfe family, I hope these shots show off what an awesome family you really are.

Laurel lake

Teen Wolves, hehe 

Camping!

Zoom in on the shot above– little coat wearing dogs are in Tia’s basket.

Apples to Apples

A portrait of each:

All together now

A little more formal

Photo-booth style

The frozen lake is discovered!

Scarf limbo is invented

Some Wolfe family spirit

and they lived happily ever after

Robyn WolfeJanuary 26, 2011 - 10:03 am

These portraits honestly captured the heart of our family. Our energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, humor, personality, and passion all shine in every image. I love that we not only recreated some of our happiest memories, we also created new one’s while we were there. This was the best gift I’ve ever gotten and will treasure it for the rest of my life. Thank you so much!

Back to my roots: Nature Photography

I love the outdoors.  Before I fell head over heels for weddings, I spent my time photographing nature.  Most of which was found on favorite trails or in my own backyard garden.  Basic exposing and composing of mostly inanimate objects gave me a firm foundation and some pretty cool experiences.

Some of my early photography won awards…

others sold well in galleries…

Several found homes on my walls

One thing that surprised judges, gallery visitors, and photographers alike: these were all taken with a point and shoot camera (canon power shot).

This leads to a pretty big question: Why do I own such expensive equipment now if I can get good results with a camera that cost 1% of my current set-up and is way easier to carry?  Here is the answer:  to capture great images on a point and shoot, everything has to be perfect, to get consistently great photos on demand in any lighting condition and producing photos that look exquisite even when substantially enlarged, you need to invest in gear that allows maximum control and captures extremely high quality images as well as invest the time into learning how to use it.

To answer a question I hear asked even more, “I see a good photo: is the photographer good or is it just a person who bought a good camera?” I can tell you the simple answer, which I’m sure you already know– a great camera certainly helps, but in the end, it is the photographer.

Kate KoberJanuary 26, 2011 - 11:29 am

Wow Lisa! I can’t believe that these were all taken with a point and shoot! How did you get such amazing detail? I’m still working on learning how to use my new SLR, and am saving up for a good macros lens…just in an effort to get shots similar to these! I must tell you that your photography is a true inspiration 🙂

lisaJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Thanks 🙂 The Canon power shot can capture great detail if the conditions are right and you know how to use the settings you have creatively to get the exposure you want. Try shooting on an overcast day without a particular subject in mind, just look for beauty and capture it. You will get much more detailed and reliable results with a SLR, I started with the 60mm macro and was just amazed with the results.

DVD cases: customized, sturdy and ready to use!

I like quality.  I take pride in providing excellent products and services– my DVD cases are no exception.  My clients are able to have the best of both worlds: they can quickly and simply purchase gorgeous prints from the top-notch lab that I work with AND obtain a DVD containing the high-res digital negatives.  Most of my clients choose both.  They use the high quality prints for display, framing and gifts while using their disc copies as keepsakes, for scrapbooks, to design holiday cards– the sky’s the limit.

This especially adorable DVD example happened to be in my office as I am in the process of preparing his family’s prints and disc for shipping.

The cover is customized with an image of the session.  It features the one and only Jaxson mischievously shaking a tree limb.

The leaves continue to shake onto the back of the case where they are met with my stamp of approval.

The CD itself is even etched with an image from the session (Keeping with the theme, Jaxson is IN a tree, haha)

and the words “print release” so you won’t have to worry about bringing extra papers if you choose to take it to a local lab.

The case is solid and closes magnetically– customized-quality and functionality.  I’m happy to be offering these to all of you.  Enjoy!

Ashley MorrisonJanuary 18, 2011 - 5:10 am

That DVD case is so incredibly cool! I love that it gives a taste of what’s to come when the DVD is popped in for viewing! 🙂

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