{James <3’s Kelli} Engagement Photos

Here are some of my favorite shots from my photo shoot for my friends James and Kelli. We went to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, this is the same place that he asked her to marry him, so it seemed fitting, also the scenery is just so beautiful.

I had a lot of fun on this shoot, I have known James for years so already having a rapport with him helps, since its usually harder to get the guy to look sincere in photos. I took about 300 photos through out this whole process because I wanted to make sure that I had captured the right expressions. I think this is very important when taking photos of people. I want to make sure that they are truly represented and they look like themselves. I know that this is something I would want, therefore I carry that same ideal through my work.

I had a lot of fun with artist touches in Photo Shop as well. I think that it enhances a photo and makes it a little more unique. Which is also something I try to accomplish because everyone knows I don’t do anything plain or basic.  I like to make sure that the photos are up to art quality and can look just as good as a painting.

I can’t wait for this wedding and I hope they love their photos as much as I do. ❤

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A Very Holi Party

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing my friends party of year, at Chateau Fremont. This is a celebration that Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color — in some areas, a geyser of color. They call their celebration the festival of Holi, and Hindus across India and throughout the world share prayer, camaraderie, special food, and a general sense of mischief as they douse each other in dyes and colored water. It was a blast, I loved all of the colors and all the fun! Here are some of my top photo’s. If you would like to check the rest out they are on my art Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/alittlestarlette

{My Boys}

Here are a couple of shots from two different photo shoots that I did recently. On the left is Brenton, we went to Lake Calhoun and wondered around, I love the lake and the shadow of the city in the background. On the right is Reece, I took him to the Stone Arch Bridge. I love the urban look that we got with his pictures. These two boys are pretty special to me and I am glad that they let me use them as my beginner models. ❤

I really am enjoying the whole photographer process, since for so many years I have been the one stuck behind the computer. It’s nice to get out into the world and behind the camera.

I hope that I can grow this little en devour of mine into something that I can be successful at and possibly make money too.  It would be the best life to be able to work for myself and be an amazing feeling to be able to do that for myself. This is something that every artistic person dreams about for their life. I just need to keep working at it, harder and harder, everyday and the possibilities are endless.