Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bentz Family | Summer

It's often said that it's harder to photograph people you know...that the expectations get misunderstood, that the relationship gets messy. I've thought and thought on this and keep coming back to well...not agreeing with this. I LOVE to take pictures of people that I know! In fact I wish I could take the time to become friends with each of my clients before ever taking their picture. It helps me approach their session from a more organic (excuse the use of such a trendy word) and well rounded mindset. The only hard part of this scenario is that I kinda hate to charge them! But...this here is a that I really should make some money from so that I can keep doing what I love. So, I charge and I'm consistently refreshed and energized by spending time with people with a camera in my hand. 

The pictures below are of a family that I grew up around, my sisters' best summer stories took place where we took these pictures, a wood manufacturing company in Lake of the Ozark, Missouri. Hanging out with them, getting to watch 'EB' as a mom and her parents as grandparents was such a privilege. Bentz Family, what a gift it is to know you.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hannah: Entrepreneur

Whoever said head shots had to be boring? I'm loving how Hannah's skin tones look with the backgrounds we chose! This beautiful, hardworking momma just got the LEAD in Into The Woods at The Shane Center for the Arts in Livingston, Montana. Congratulations Hannah! If you're even half as great as you were in Boeing Boeing it'll be a hit!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Grace Dyk: Fine Artist

What a privilege to work with Grace Dyk! Have you ever tried to watercolor? Grace does it beautifully! She also works with oils and acrylics to create beautiful rural paintings. I am loving working with artists like Grace to capture process photos and head shots. The thought of my photos promoting their business of art is so gratifying for me. Check out Grace at Artist's Gallery located in The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in downtown Bozeman, Montana.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Blessing Fine Art

I have to admit that when I met these two super talented folks I was crazy intimidated! I had seen their paintings online and my fears and insecurities told me that if they found out I called myself an artist they would laugh at me. Boy, was I wrong! Not only are they kind, encouraging, unassuming, down to earth people, but they are also committed to helping developing artists in the state of Montana through the Montana Artrepreneur Program

I enjoyed every second of this photo shoot with Michael and Meagan and have been swooning over these images ever since!

Check out Blessing Fine Art's gorgeous one of a kind paintings here!