Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boyce Family

I had the pleasure of taking pictures for the Boyce Family. They wanted to capture little Natasha turning 6 months old and they wanted to also take a couple family pictures. Natasha was so easy going and just could not have been happier. It was super cold outside, but they were troopers and we went out and snapped a couple quick pictures and then hurried back inside into the warmth. Thank you Angie and Nathen for letting me take your pictures! Natasha is a beautiful little girl...good luck with everything! Here are some of my favorites from the day:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There is nothing better than family....

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun! It's one of the few days of the year that I don't have to work....even though I did work the next morning at 3:45 am! But anyways, on Thanksgiving my cousins and I decided we wanted to take some pictures. We opened up our salon, MAL Hair Salon. MAL stands for McKenzie, Amanda and also means bad in Lea designed a logo for us and made a sign, I curled Carly's hair, and McKenzie painted Carly's nails! Then we went outside to take pictures! It was a little cold, but not horrible out. These first ones are of Carly...isn't she just adorable!

Lea was up next for pictures! As I mentioned above, she was "part owner" of our salon. She is here from Germany as a foreign exchange student. She may not be one of my cousins, but she is a lot of fun and fits right in! Thanks Lea for letting me take your pictures!

Lea loves do I....I asked her to stick her shoe out and she laughed at me...this is what I got! :)

Mariah and McKenzie were my last "shoot" for the day. Their Mom wanted a couple pictures to pick from for their Christmas Cards.....we ended up with over 200 pictures! They were super fun and had a great time. I can't wait to take pictures again sometime! Thanks Mariah and McKenzie for letting me take your pictures! Here are some of my favorites from the day!

My favorite!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Project Wedding!

A.Staats Photography is officially on Project Wedding! For those of you who are not familiar with Project Wedding, let me give you a little overview of it....Brides everywhere can use project wedding to help find ideas for everything ranging from bridesmaids dresses to centerpieces to hair styles for their big day. You can find vendors in your local area as well as see what other real brides are doing! It's an amazing site...check it out...

Make sure to search for A.Staats Photography! Here is a badge I received for my first review!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wedding Preview--Ray and Ashley!!!

Ashley and Ray got married on December 31, 2009. It was a beautiful day filled with lots of love! Here is a quick preview of the day... I will post more later! Thank you Ray and Ashley for letting me be part of your big day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Goodbye 2009!

So I just wanted to quickly recap my year in 2009! Thank you to everyone who helped me with my business in 2009! A huge thank you to Chris of La Brisa Photography ( ....thank you so much for all of your Aspiring Photographer Workshops...I started out not knowing if my camera even shot in manual to only shooting in manual.

Also, thank you so much to Kim of Kim Kravitz Photography for helping shoot Jeremy and Krystal's big day and thank you to Kyle of K.Dehn Photography for helping shoot Ashley and Ray's wedding. Thank you to Tj for all of your help and support over the past year....your photography has come a long way since you have started :) Love you Tj.

Here is what I did over the past year:

7 Fun Family and Children Sessions

6 Fantastic Just for Fun Sessions

5 Exciting Engagement and Couples Sessions

4 Extraordinary APWs

3 Super Senior Sessions

2 Amazing Weddings

1 Awesome year of Photography!

Thank you to everyone who booked sessions and let me take their pictures this past year!!! I'm looking forward to taking many more pictures in 2010!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ray and Ashley-Engaged!

I had the pleasure of taking engagement pictures for Ashley and Ray. November 8, 2009 we met at the Wamego City Park to take some pictures. It was a bright and sunny morning, but was beautiful out with all of the fall colors around us. The morning was full of laughs and lots of smiles. I had a lot of fun taking engagement pictures as well as wedding pictures this past week for Ashley and Ray. I will have a preview of the wedding pictures within a couple of days. Thank you Ray and Ashley for letting me take your pictures at such a special time in your lives! Here are some of my favorites from the day!

Monica and Tyler

So, Monica and Tyler wanted to take a couple more engagement pictures in the fall...the colors are just so beautiful with the leaves changing and falling from the trees. We first headed out to the Oregon Trail was a little chilly out and even started to rain a little bit, but it was a great time. We did make a friend a long the we were walking up and around the trail through the trees a dog came down to visit us from the neighboring house....the dog followed us around for a little while and even jumped up on me! I am sure glad the dog jumped on me to get me dirty and not Monica or Tyler! After that, we went to the Wamego City Park. The leaves were just right. It was a great day...I had an amazing time with them! Here are some of my favorites!

Preview of the New...

I have been busy taking pictures whenever the chance is a preview of pictures taken of Mariah and McKenzie, Lea, Carly, Bailey and Taylor, and the Boyce family.

Mariah and McKenzie



Bailey and Taylor

Boyce Family

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