January 10, 2011

Babyfest 2011.

My best friend Nicole and my close friend Jamie Ronning had babies less then 24 hours apart...I would call this a Babyfest...so I had the opportunity to take photos of both babies in one weekend! Lucky me! I was amazed at how good they were even when only wearing a diaper...they worked the camera for sure! Here are a few of my faves. enjoy.

First up: Gabriel Dylan Fuller. Born November 16, 2010 @ 11:14pm.

Next up: Matthias David Ronning. Born November 15, 2010 @ 11:41pm. (I'm pretty sure that's the right time!)

January 1, 2011

Surprise Engagement.

A new year brings fresh opportunities and new beginnings. I had the opportunity of helping my new friend Nate start his year off right...by proposing to his girlfriend Melissa on New Year's Eve! Melissa had been wanting to visit the Pittock Mansion for quite sometime and she had also been wanting couple pictures of her and Nate. She had no idea that she would get all of that and then some in one day!
Nate told her they were going to the Keith Sweat concert and that she needed to dress nice...but instead he brought her to the Pittock Mansion where they met up with me. That's when she found out they were going to take some couple pictures. We strolled around the mansion and took a few pics...

After enduring the freezing temperatures outside we went back inside to look around a bit more. Nate gave me the signal he was ready and we started to walk back up the main stairs of the mansion. We were going to take "one last picture" on the platform between staircases so I went to the top to get a bird's eye view. I gave him the thumbs up and that's when he got down on his knee and asked her to marry him...She said YES! The last few people in the mansion were clapping and cheering and you can see by the photos Nate was so happy and Melissa was SO surprised!! Congratulations Nate and Melissa!