The Story of Us

The Story of Us

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WTF?

This power outage totally sets my picture editing ability back! Why does it have to happen when I am super busy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Can I get a Break?!

Okay seriously it has been non-stop busy! A busy week at work (still an adjustment getting up every morning really early!) and then I have been editing pics like crazy! I have lots of pics to put up, like personal stuff, pics from Chicago and the AirZoo and lots of other stuff. But for now here's a few pictures of Samantha (the ballerina) who I put up her gorgeous picture on the railroad... well I am working on her final prints so here is a few to show....











Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet ... Stratton Kent

Meet Stratton.... The most adorable baby boy ever! Seriously he was a breeze to shoot, just laid there and slept and didn't make a sound. So good! This is also Natalie's baby brother, whom pictures have been up here a lot since I babysit for her.
Check back for lots more pictures of Stratton :)








Sunday, September 20, 2009

ChIcago!!

So an update from the windy city :) So the trip starts on thursday... (which backtracking I took some baby pictures of Stratton Kent on Thursday! I am sooo excited to put some up and start editing! He was seriously the most perfect baby ever! Check back soon for some pictures!) So back to thursday, I drove to Grand Rapids to take some pictures of baby Stratton and then back to Muskegon. Then we head off for Chicago and about ten minutes in I realize I forgot the IPass so we turn around and go back! Already running late to meet my dad in Kalamazoo and then I can't even begin to tell you how many constructions zones we went through! So ridiculous! At midnight it should not be that bad! AHHH! So we arrive in Wheaton at about 2:00 a.m.. And Ben and I both had long, wake up early, work all day kinda of days, so needless to say we are exhausted! So Friday I wake up 6 (remember going to bed after 2) to take the kids to school, then come back get my dad and drive him 30 minutes away to the meeting place to go to my brothers, then back to the house for like 30 then go back and pick up the kids from school (they only had a half day). So by the time we get back from that, i'm running on less than 4 hours of sleep. Soooo tired, so finally got to lay down for a few hours and sleep! Then woke up and went to Jamba Juice.... I was soooo excited. I may not be able to live in a city but I do love having way more food choices!! I love Jamba Juice! Then get this.... way old school and we go take the kids to their high school football game :) I loved it haha. Not small town high school games, like big town games, and the smell of hot dogs and cider and cheerleaders and spirit costumes and horrible bands. Haha sooo great! Made me feel so young and old at the same time haha.
This morning we woke up and went downtown and went to the aquarium :) Sooo fun I love it. The last time we went they had the big whale exhibit shut down and this time it was open and we saw a show! The Beluga whales.... I had never seen them their white with round heads! They are sooo funny looking but yet so remarkably cute at the same time! And they looked so happy I loved it. After that we headed into downtown and ate Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory and got Chicago style pizza and then headed back to the house and played (yes played not watched) Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? hehe I won in a major comeback :)
So yes, so far a very good weekend so far and I will post some pictures but since I failed to bring my cardreader so I can't get the pictures off my camera till I get home. Also kinda upset about this, I didn't bring my big camera at all today just the little one, which I totally should of! I am so mad, but anyways so the pictures aren't as great as I would of liked but hey better than nothing right?!
Well movie time so I will post again when I get back :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Facebook!!!

Oh yeah.... I just started a business page on facebook! So please become my fan and you will get updates alot! Thanks again for all the support! It has only been a few hours and I already have like 8O fans! That is soooo awesome!! If you are not on facebook or would just like me to email you when there are updates or new pictures posted... please let me know your email and I will add it to a group! Just make a comment on the bottom and type it in!
Thank you!!!!!! I Love you!!!

BUSY!!!

Okay so the past few days have been sooo busy. Like non-stop. I feel like there is soo much to do and never enough time! I have been editing like crazy and then getting ready to go to Chicago for the weekend tomorrow and wanting to do so much there but know there's not enough time to do all that either. So yeah, I will post soon, but prolly not till after the weekend because I am leaving tomorrow, although I will have some downtime so maybe I'll get lots of work done and post lots over the weekend! Hopefully :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thomas and Mandi... Sneak Peek!

Thomas and Mandi.... So I know its a little late, but here are a few pictures from their August 29, wedding! Check back very very soon for lots more!


Do you remember this famous classic sailor dipping the nurse picture? Well we tried to re-create it, except only as a sailor dipping bride picture!!!





Friday, September 11, 2009

Beautiful Day!

So nothing really special today. It was my first day of waking up before the sun! Seriously, I walked downstairs and was like "Whoa its so dark!" So yeah it was my first new day of work and I have to be there a little before 7, so yeah definitely a change from sleeping in during the summer. But it went really well and smooth, although can't go without a little bit of drama. Just strange people.... but anyways so on my break, Reggie, Ben and I went to the beach for a few hours. It was really fun and relaxing and finally warmed back up enough for us to go! Fricken Cold weather needs to stay away!!! Reggie was really interesting, he's always been a really really good dog. But whenever we go to the beach he wants to play fetch in the water like constantly, but today he was being so independent and sat there and rolled around in the sand and dug like 5 holes and then would just go swimming (without his ball) and literally like swim laps. Just back and forth like 50 yards and so in like 4feet deep water, it was sooo funny. I thought he was looking for something, but nope just swimming back and forth haha. Finally after like 20 minutes I would think hed get tired so I called him in and then he'd play in the sand for a little then go swim again! Haha I love his new found independence! I claim that it's just cuz he turned 2 this weekend so apparently hes matured some. So yeah just one of those days where I'm really happy and feel really blessed with everything I have in my life and it just couldn't get any better than 80 degree beach weather in September!


Really enjoying this song today!

Currently Listening to:
Gloriana: Gloriana
Over Me Now ~
You said you were over me. You just stood there
And watched me Falling apart.
You didn't care What it did to me
You never even Thought twice
About breaking my heart
Didn't you get what you wanted?
Isn't she everything
You said I wasn't?

Are you over me now?
Tell me how does it feel
To be the one left without,
To lose something so real?
Now that your world's crashing down
Are you over me now?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beach Day Pics :)

So I know it has been awhile but if you can remember I told you about the day that we spent on the beach with Ben and his brother, sister and niece (Morgan) and Nephew (Will)....
Yeah well finally heres a few pics!
Sorry it's been a little crazy lately! I started my new job today and it went really well. Today was one of those days where your life may be crazy and hectic and non-stop busy, but I still realized how truly blessed and happy my life is.... and I wouldn't trade if for anything!


Will driving :) Don't worry not on his own!



Morgan finally giving me a smile :)



The first ride out...



I Love, love this picture of Ben and Morgan



Ben and the kids in the pool



She may not be looking at me but at least I got a smile!!



Haha I love this..... I so wish I knew what Morgan was thinking here with that face!



Ben carrying his sister after he nearly broke her foot!



I wanted a real smile, not a cheesy smile!!!



The boys!



The kids and I




Ben and I :)



The kids having fun



So cute :)




Currently Listening to:
Colbie Caillat: Breakthrough
Fallin' For You ~
I've been spending all my..time
Just thinking about ya
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for you
I've been waiting all my life
and now i found ya
I dont know what to do
I think I'm falling for you...
I'm falling for you...








Monday, September 7, 2009

Sneak Peek! Zachary Ganton

So on Thursday I shot another senior, Zach. Once again it was a different shoot because he was a dirt bike rider! I love trying out new things. So heres one of my favs... Check back later for more to come!


Another one....

So its been another one of those crazy busy weeks and I just want time to relax! Ahh no can do, I start the new job in 2 days! So nervous, i hope it doesn't take all my time! Anyways so lots of stories to tell and pis to post and comments to make, but too overwhelmed to write about it all now. Sooooo I will write soon, just gotta get some more editing and organizing done soon!

Happy Labor Day :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Deb's Wedding (The Photographers Version)

So here are some more pics of Deb's Wedding.... From my photographers viewpoint! Actually some are taken by Ben who is doing an amazing at his lessons (by me) haha... So hope you enjoy!



Deb and Jake's First Dance



Hazel, Deb's Niece/flowergirl



Maverick, Deb's nephew/ring bearer



Joya, Deb's niece/flowergirl



The Cake



The flowergirls....



Bubbles!!



Walking down the aisle
(Ben's photo)
Great job! I Love it!



Mr. and Mrs. Lentscher!
(Another amazing job by Ben)



Gywn, Deb's niece/flowergirl



The girls shoes :) SOOO cute!

Deb's Wedding Pics!!!!

Here's some snapshots of my friends and I at the reception... mostly Ben and I haha but whatever! It was an awesome night!

Marissa, April and I



Ben and I






The Maranatha Gang



YAY DEB!!!



Deb and I







My Boys





So we found a big fountain!

Deb's Wedding Pics!!!

A few pics from Deb's Bachelorette Party!





So it has been a few...

Yes I know I lied again! I'm sorry! It has been one of those crazy weeks. It took me a few days to recover after Deb's wedding. So awesome and then I had a senior last week as well. Which was awesome! Loved it. I have a new obsession with photographing ballerinas. Then on Wednesday, Bens brother, sister and her two kids came over for the beach day which was a blast and apparently the last warm day of the summer. We lucked out and I am really upset about this cold weather! My house is freezing all the time, it sucks. Right now I am wearing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, socks and then like slipper socks on top! Its crazy and I am so mad summers gone already, what is up with that? Anyways on with the story, then on Friday we left in the morning and I took Ben to the AirZoo (it was a surprise) in Kalamazoo. For those of you who don't know its basically just a historic WWWII airplane museum, but my grandma and cousins had been and they said it was fun. Plus it is free admisson all summer, so I wasn't really sure what to expect, but they have like 3-d rides and like space training and jetpilot rides where you can control it all and so it was pretty fun. Then on to Jackson for a Wedding on Saturday. So Friday night after the AirZoo we went to Olive Garden for the never-ending pasta bowl specials and then I took Ben to the Jackson Cascade Falls. (He has a love for Musical Fountains) Since we go to the Grand Haven one here a lot, I thought it would be cool to show him the other one! Then back up here after the wedding Saturday night and spent the day with my family here on Sunday and then on Monday (yesterday) we went with my Grandma and parents for a drive up the coast to Whitehall, Montague, Silver Lake and Pentwater.
SO yeah a busy week to say the least, and now I will post some pics and tell you more about everything in detail!



Currently Listening to:
BackStreet Boys: Never Gone
Rush Over Me ~
Cause you're all the air in my atmosphere
Finally I feel complete cause
You are rushed over me
It's not enough just holding on
Before I met you I was lost
Now that you're standing here
I don't want you to go

know that your love keeps me alive