Monday, February 26, 2007

Baby Chloe's pre-surgery photos session

Yesterday I met with a family and did an in home session. They have a beautiful baby that was born with a cleft pallet. She will be going in to have her surgery in March, and they wanted to remember her just as she was when she came into this world. As you can see from the pictures below Chloe has a very loving brother Cody, and sister Kristena. I hope to be photographing all of Chloe's progress over time, so please check back with us to see how she is doing. In the meantime please keep Chloe in your prayers as she under goes a major surgical procedure in March. Thanks to Kelly and Alissa for sharing your family with me!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Chris and Korrinne's Engagement Session

Yesterday I had so much fun going out with Chris and Korrinne. We held off on doing the session on Monday due to 46mph winds! I'm so glad we did, when you have hair as great as these two you need to show it off ;-)
Our session started by Korrinne's button falling off of her Jacket before we ever got started. So she went to Staxx clothing store downtown. They were kind enough to loan her a needle and thread, and Chris being quite the man saved the day by sewing it back on for her! Chris you gained some serious points with me on that one! We walked around looked for great light and found it. These two are so in love I hardly had to work. We ended the session at the mudhouse with a cappuccino for me and a big chocolate chip cookie for Korrinne and Chris to share while going over wedding day plans. I cannot wait for the wedding to get here these two are going to be amazing!
Thank you so much Korrinne and Chris!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Finley Bertoldi

I was given the privilege of spending time with Finley and Jessica Bertoldi yesterday! Finley is a month old and as you can see from the photos loves to be snuggled up with mom. Jessica's house has tons of windows so we had a lot of fun going from room to room getting beautiful natural light. We had a fun afternoon and I look forward to doing pictures of Finley on a monthly basis since he is the newest member of our Baby Club.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kris & Anna Benson Vow Renewal

Dawn received a very welcome phone call from a photographer friend out of Los Angeles Scott Robert. He asked if she would like to be a part of his team along with the Bay Area's Michael Muramoto in the Kris and Anna Benson vow renewal. The wedding was held in Atlata, GA Februray 3-5. The couple Anna and Kris Benson, who is a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles were amazing and fun to work with. Dawn had an awesome time hanging out with Scott and Mike and photographing all of the festivities. One of Dawn's favorite moments was meeting fashion photographer Ian Scott who as you can see in the photos below had his trusty camera in hand at all times.

Posted by Kyla

Monday, February 19, 2007

Special Projects

Thought we might share some special projects Kyla has been working on recently. Kyla loves it when she can take a break from retouching weddings and let her creative side out!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Peyton Brown

Yesterday I had the honor of photographing the new baby girl of Greg and Debbie Brown. She was just as sweet & happy as she could be! It was so much fun seeing Debbie ( an old friend) in the new role of mommy. Greg seemed to be fitting into the daddy role just like an old pro. Peyton was beautiful and talk about hair! She had tons of it! Probably the first time I've photographed a week old newborn that the parents had to brush her hair. Thanks Greg and Debbie! I had a wonderful time with your family.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Melissa & Bud Thomas

Melissa Conrad and Bud Thomas tied the knot on October 28, 2007. We just finished retouching thier photos and wanted to share some. Bud and Melissa picked a package that included an engagment session, a bridal session and full wedding coverage! So by the time we got to their wedding we were good friends!

The special thing about Bud and Melissa's wedding was that Jeremy Lawson from Big Smile Studios photographed the bridal session and wedding alongside Dawn. We just think it's wonderful that two photographers can be such great friends and can come together to produce awesome images.

Bud and Melissa were married at Elfindale Chapel! The girls were able to get dressed in a room at the Elfindale Mansion, a bed and breakfast adjacent to the Chapel, which made for some great getting ready pictures. After Bud and Melissa had their private moment when they were able to see each other for the first time the whole wedding party loaded up in a limo and headed to Downtown Springfield for a photo shoot at Level 2 Lounge. A bottle of wine and a few hundred pictures later we were ready to get these two married.

After a beautiful ceremony everyone made their way to Bass Pro for a party in the White River Room! Great food, energizing music, lots of dancing and favors of Julie's Chewies made it a night to never forget! Congrats Bud and Melissa!

Posted by Kyla

Monday, February 12, 2007

Dawn Shields Photography

Welcome to our blog!
Well, we finally decided to produce a blog to allow everyone to get to know us better. As the year goes on we will be featuring our recent weddings and let you know what's new with Dawn Shields Photography.