Thursday, March 8, 2012

...been awhile...

It has been awhile since I've posted on here!! For that, I apologize.  Just a quick note to update you.  katiejames photography has a new phone number!  Very exciting, I know.  Copy it.  Paste it.  Save it.  Now.  ;-)


Also, I will be in the Chicago area the weekend of Easter (April 6-9).  If you are interested - or know anyone interested - in a portrait session, let me know!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Valentine's Day is all about love.  Love of spouses, love of sweethearts, love of partners, love of parents, love of teachers, and for children, "love" for other kids in your class.

I have attended many, many weddings and my favorite "love" quote comes from the Bible.  Most specifically 1 Corinthians 13...I know many of you have read it, heard, or maybe even have it memorized, but I believe that it bears repeating.  I'm mixing it up a bit here and using the Message's version:

"...No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.
   Love never dies."

As a wedding photographer, children's photographer, and family photographer, I have had the opportunity to shoot a lot of images that portray love.  Here are "few" of my favorites (there ended up being "quite" a few!!!):

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

This is a very late post, but if you're like me, you've put off your Valentine's Day gift hunting!!  I've perused a few other blogs and scanned the internet to try to come up with a list of gifts for the "Him" in your life for Valentine's Day!!

I'd love to hear your best and worst Valentine's gifts ever!  Just post them in the Comments section.  ;-)

1.  Rent his favorite car for the day...don't forget the rental insurance!
2.   Glow-in-the-Dark Corn Hole
3.  Beer of the Month Club!
4.  Red Neck Wine Glass - DIY - glue a candle holder to a Ball Jar...and voila!
5. Premium Poker Set
6.  For you married folks - a print to make him seriously LOL!!
7.  T-Shirt of the Month Club
8.  Hot Rod Heated Travel Mug
9.  Licensed NFL Grill Cover
10.  A pocket knife

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jessica & Cory

Jessica and Cory DeShaw got married last fall in Keokuk, Iowa.  Jessica was a beautiful bride - her hair, dress, flowers -all was just amazing!  And Cory's wedding gift for Jessica was one of the most creative I've ever seen!

We had an absolutely gorgeous day to shoot and we took advantage of Rand Park on the good ol' Mississippi!