Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mandy and Matt

So it's been awhile since I have posted some of my work. I thought I would share a couple of photos from a great wedding I did in Oct. I hope you enjoy the pictures of this sweet couple. :-)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bambi Cantrell Workshop!

I wanted to share this very exciting news with everybody! Bambi Cantrell is coming to the midwest to teach a workshop. We are honored to have her here in Springfield Missouri. The dates are March 9th-11th. It is a full 3 day workshop and her first one for 2009! Please visit her website at www.cantrellportrait.com for
all the info.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Cover of Metropolitan Bride!! Image shot by Bambi Cantrell

Here it is!!! We are so excited, this has been just an amazing experience! The Magazines will be on the shelves in Barnes and Noble in Springfield tomorrow. I am thrilled to share this cover image with you, it is something I have been wanting to do since the day we decided it was the cover. Thank you to everybody who was involved in the creation of this bridal magazine, it has been an incredible journey.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jennifer and Nick!

Here are a few pics from Jennifer and Nick's engagement session, Nick plays arena football so we had to go to a football field to pull in the personal touch...Jennifer's idea :-) I loved this session and had so much fun shooting it!

Thanks Guys!


The Magazine print started TODAY!!!!!

Here is a sneak peek of the magazine! It was an awesome morning going to the printers and seeing our first page come off the press. It looked Beautiful!!!! We were all so excited, it was like this whole office got to see their baby for the first time. What a great way to go into the holidays, very thankful!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hey Check out this Trash the dress Video!

Here is another video filmed by Brandon Goodwin of a Trash The Dress session.

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to our wonderful Trash The Dress couple Doug and Mandon.

Check out Goodwin Films.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I am on Facebook now!

I thought I would let you all know that I now FINALLY have a facebook page :-) SO feel free to look me up!

I also have SOOOOO much I want to blog, so hang in there with me and I will try to get some stuff up this next week!

I will also be sharing the front cover of our Bridal Mag with you soon...It's beautiful!!! Thanks to Bambi Cantrell!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Check out this wedding video from Hye Jin and Ashish's wedding

I photographed an amazing wedding in Seattle this past August. It was SOOOOO much fun so I thought I would share a couple of teaser video's from Reel Thing Entertainment who shot all the video for this incredible event. This wedding was two full days of fun!


Day 1
Day 2

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Check out the Photography Network!

“From the hearts and minds of 3 top photographers – Denis Reggie,
Bambi Cantrell and Joe Buissink -- comes a new upstart broadcast network for photography lovers of every stripe: The Photography Network (www.thephotographynetwork.tv). This venture (akin to HGTV or the Food Network) will focus on providing 24/7/365 TV broadcast quality “webisodes” to entertain, inspire and educate viewers on the inner workings of some of the world’s top photography talents, studios, schools and galleries. In addition to watching fun and “edu-taining” programs of all types, viewers will be able to showcase their best images, network with other impassioned photographers, compete in contests, and interact with knowledgeable experts.

Some would say it’s about time, huh?!!

The beta launch is scheduled for December and the full network
launch in February ’09. To sign up to be a part of the private beta launch in December go to www.photographynetwork.tv.

So how amazing does this sound?! I'm hooked already! Just wanted to share this with all my photo friends out there, we are blessed enough to have Bambi as one of our close friends so she wanted us to all be a part of the beta launch :-)


Friday, October 24, 2008

Sarah and Brent!

Here are some more pictures from my Iowa wedding. We had so much fun while we were there! Sarah's family could not have been kinder to us than they were. This was a group of people who were HUGE Nebraska Husker fans so needless to say they knew how to celebrate a great occasion. Sarah had the video slide show we produce of wedding day photos at her reception, so below are some images that were on the slide show. I hope you enjoy the pictures below of this beautiful couple!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Dawn, Kyla, and Whitney's Corny Adventure...Welcome to Iowa folks!

Kyla and her corn!

Me (dawn),Kyla and Whitney...in the corn field.

Check out this house and their halloween decorations...UNREAL! It's in Good Hope IL. We had to stop and take pictures!

Our welcome gift bag! Those snacks are long gone! ;-)

Some rehearsal pictures with our wonderful couple, Brent and Sarah!

Kyla & Adam, he is one of our past grooms who we LOVE! Also thanks to his wonderful wife Shanna refering us we ended up with this awesome wedding :-)

A couple more of Sarah and Brent!

So we put the tires to the pavement at about 5:30 yesterday evening to photograph a wedding in Iowa. Thursday night was lots of laughs, giggles, and pretty much a five hour non stop business meeting, all blended into one. We made it as far as Quincy, IL our first night, which I only got this far by stopping for my trusty bag of sour gummy worms. Once we checked into the hotel, it took me all of five minutes to fall asleep, and Whitney and Kyla soon realized they were talking to what might have well been a dead person. When we got up in the morning we headed to the nearest Starbuck's, and today is when the corny adventure really started. After seeing nothing but fields of corn, we decided we had to stop and take a picture of us in front of a corn field. Kyla and Whitney could not stop laughing after Kyla decided we needed to take an ear of corn home with us as a souvenir. We finally made it to Davenport, IA (the home of John Deer) and are so thrilled to be shooting the wedding of our amazing couple Sarah and Brent.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bambi Cantrell's Visit!

Here are a couple of images of Bambi working and Jennifer and David's wedding. Bambi had come into Springfield to shoot the cover of our premier issue of our new bridal magazine (it will be out in Dec). This just happen to work out for my bride and groom on the day she came in. I was planning on Bambi going back to the house for some rest after a long flight, but she came to my wedding and worked all day with me! Jennifer and David were thrilled and had so much fun with her. Bambi has been my mentor for several years now and to have her come here and work one of my weddings along side of me was such an honor. I have looked through Jennifer and Davids images and they are AWESOME!!!! Bambi did an amazing job! How many Springfield brides can say their wedding was shoot by one of the top 10 photographers in the world?! Thanks for everything Bambi!