Monday, July 18, 2011

Preggo bellies, a kick-ass music show, and butterflies

Another busy weekend has gone by too fast.  I had the great pleasure of taking my sister's maternity pics.  I have another maternity shoot this weekend so it was awesome to get some practice in.  Her little boy, Ethan, is due September 20th.  We tried a bunch of different poses and outfits but my favorite is the one with the teddy bear.  

I also was very honored to be asked to take some live performance pics for a local band, MC Wrenn & The White Chocolates.  I did their promo shoot and was really excited to do some live ones.  The first band on was Cleo's Apartment and they were exceptional.  Great vocals and killer sound.  Lots of different instruments were used.  MC Wrenn went on after and it was great to see the crowd so amped up.  They were awesome.  If you haven't seen them live already, make sure to check out their Facebook page and look for upcoming shows.  You won't be disappointed.

We also made a trip to Reiman Gardens and spent the morning looking at butterflies and walking around the beautiful garden.  Katie had a blast, as she always does.  The butterflies were a lot more active this time we went.  And Katie stayed far away from the indoor pond.  :)  

Out of the 1000 or more pics I took, these are my favs.  Enjoy :) 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saylorville Dam

Had a fun weekend hanging out with my mom and sisters and Roz and her girls.  They brought Roz's granddaughter, Brilee, and her and Katie had a great time playing with each other.  My mom and the rest of my family attended my sister's 3d ultrasound Saturday morning at Prenatal Vision in West Des Moines.  It was so cool to see little Ethan.  He was kicking, opening his mouth and eyes, and even had the hiccups.  It brought back memories of when we had one for little Katie.

We then went out to Saylorville Dam and watched a guy catch fish with a compound bow.  He actually got one too.  Then we went to the Butterfly Garden by the Visitor's Center and saw some beautiful flowers and butterflies. 

Before my mom took off, they picked up a new puppy; a little dapple Dachshund. 

Here are some of my favs:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!! (a couple days late)

Happy belated 4th of July!!  Had a great past couple weeks here in DSM attending the Arts Festival, 80/35, and a couple parades.  Great friends, great music, and great scenery.  Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th as well!!  Below are some pics from the events.  Enjoy!!