Category Archives: Photography

Whitney and RW Wedding Preview

I just thought this was a totally fitting image for a preview. So here you have it, a preview. I cannot wait to get through these images…Whitney and RW had a beautiful wedding at the Wilder Mansion, they planned some amazing details, and threw a great party! Look for more to come. (and don’t they do a good job smiling with their eyes…?!)

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Maggie Fortson - October 4, 2011 - 4:24 pm


The Francis Family Preview

About a week ago I was in the DC area working with one of my design clients and I had the privilege of photographing the Francis family! This family has become dear friends of Cheyenne and I, and we are trying to make it a bit of a tradition to do a photo session and custom Christmas cards each year. (I’ll have a post soon featuring previous Christmas cards that I have designed…) Their two children are so much fun! Between tiredness and fading daylight we squeezed in enough time for a quick “mini” session. Enjoy a small preview!

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Molly and Steve Engagement Preview

The weatherman tried to scare us out of this engagement session, but we kept our “play it by ear” positive attitudes and ended up with a beautiful day. Molly and Steve drove out from Chicago for the perfect orchard setting with the beginning of the fall colors showing on the trees. We were thankful that the rain turned into drizzle, and then ended, making way for the sunshine. In between getting some great shots I also had to get some insight on proper comma usage in writing. I jokingly expressed my nervousness of my emails being read by two people who really know their grammar (ie. Molly and Steve)!  Enjoy this preview of their engagement session…and I am looking forward to celebrating with Molly and Steve on November 5th!

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The Shackelfords

Meet the Shackelfords…neighbors extraordinaire! I remember the first winter that we had moved in and Nathan came across the street while I was shoveling and introduced himself. The longer we talked, the more things we realized that we had in common. Art. Photography. Missionary kids. California. Daughters the same age. So, needless to say, it’s fun to live across the street from each other. As I mentioned in the teaser post…I did get a little nervous photographing such a creative family. We had a blast, can’t you tell!? There were pocket knives, knitting needles, bunting, stilts…oh, and all the well loved (and worn) special friends/lovies that the kids have grown up with. So have a look at the images that we got of this amazing family…I know that you will be smiling by the time you finish looking.

Gretchen - September 21, 2011 - 7:50 pm

Wonderful! Love the ones with the lovies!!

Barbara - September 21, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Amazing and wonderful! I love the individual ones of the kids!!

Andrea - September 22, 2011 - 4:02 am

Gorgeous family, gorgeous pictures!

Maggie Fortson - September 22, 2011 - 7:02 am

Wow! These are fantastic!!