Sunday, January 30
Another great business that I have had the pleasure to work with is Images Hair Studio. Owners/Sisters Kelly Shimp and Laura Shovelin are personal friends of mine. In fact, Kelly and I were on the dance team together in high school and we reconnected when I needed to find a new local hair dresser. Kelly contacted me to do a shoot for the salon to update their look on facebook. These girls are so much fun and made my job that day even easier! I have also had the privilege to photograph Kelly's son Dylan, who is the cutest kid ever. And you may remember that Kelly's other siblings, Michelle and Steve, also booked their weddings through us.......so I owe a lot of business to Kelly! Images Hair and Nail Studio is located in Loves Park across from Carlson Ice Arena. You can find them on Facebook
I have had the privilege of connecting with many other women in business. Karmen Bryer, owner of Lillyan Lou, and I have been working together to grow both of our businesses. I take pictures of her items and events and then in return I get some great props for my sessions. It's a WIN WIN! We had originally intended for this shoot to be outside....we even had large props and a location ready......but then the rain ruined our plans. So we made do in Karmen's living room and just did a mini shoot with the kids. Here are just a few of the images from the day showcasing Lillyan Lou items.
Emily is a senior at South Beloit High School. Her brother Thomas is dating my sister Krysta.......so Emily and I could be related some day! I must say she was a little reserved at first......but she warmed up quickly and she can even pull off the "serious" face. I am glad her mom and my sister came along to help with outfit changes/props. We had some weather issues but I think we got some great shots in the end.
Introducing the Bennett sisters, Hannah and Emily, and their cousin McKena. These girls are possibly the cutest things my camera has seen in a long time. I enjoyed how they wanted to try all my props and how they giggled when I made them do silly things! I just love these girls.....and I am so happy I get to spend even more time with them at the dance studio every week. I can't wait until our next session together!
I have met a lot of great families through Rising Stars and the Fowler's are just one of those families. They are so much fun to be around and I had a great time with them at Beckman Mill. They were such good sports......doing pretty much anything I asked of them. Thanks Fowler's for being such great sports......and for being part of my dance family!