Monday, November 3, 2014

Growing up fast!

Look at these cuties!  It does not seem possible that we have been photographing this family since Brennan was a wee baby almost 8 years ago.  We have watched them grow and develop sweet personalities over the years.  It is so heartwarming to us to see their relationships as siblings blossom and grow.  We can't wait to see what the future holds for them!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Congratulations, Melissa!!

Melissa was recently named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America 2014 International Photographic Competition.  Melissa’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, February 1-3, 2015.  This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of 45 eminent jurors form across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries.  Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18%) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.  The Loan Collection images will be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events.  Miroslavich was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection.  In 2014, she was named one of only 104 Silver Medalists.

About PPA:

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers.  Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869.  It assists more than 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success.  See how PPA helps photographers be more at

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kaitlin--Class of 2015

Kaitlin's portrait session was a special one not only because she's a lovely young woman but because Kaitlin's Mom, Kyla, is Melissa's dear friend from college.  We had a great time photographing Kaitlin indoors and out--she was so sweet and easy to work with and afterwards Melissa and Kyla got a chance to catch up with one another.  We're so glad they made the trip from Rochester!  It was a wonderful day all the way around.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sisterly Fun

What could be more fun than a portrait session on a beautiful summer day with two darling sisters!  Maren and Kylie are old friends of ours and it's always been fun to capture images of them as they grow.  This time we even caught Kylie without a couple of teeth!  Their pretty blue dresses and the vivid green fields perfectly capture the spirit of Summer and their playful and sweet personalities perfectly capture the spirit of Sisterhood.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Walk in the Park

This lovely family came to us through the Royal Oaks Elementary School Silent Auction.  We created their portraits in the park on a beautiful Summer day and totally enjoyed the session.  Jack and Sidney are such a sweet brother and sister, and we think these images really capture the love and fun in this family!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coltrane and his gang

We've been creating portraits for this cute family for, well, forever and it's been so much fun to see the kids grow and change.  Even their sweet dog Coltrane got in on the fun! In this session we did both colorful outdoor images and lovely indoor images. They have a beautiful stone fireplace and the colors in the indoor portraits coordinated with their room perfectly.  The kids' Mom, Jana, loved the portrait above her fireplace and was nice enough to send us a snapshot of it in its new "home"and we think the final result is perfect!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Emily Returns...

You may remember lovely Emily when she was here (as our Senior Rep for Hill Murray) in the Spring:
Well, she came back for her "real" session and we captured even more beautiful images.  Even her darling dog Lula got to be part of the portraits. Obviously being photogenic runs in the family!

P.S.  If you are currently a junior (graduating in 2016) and would be interested in applying for our Senior Rep program please give us a call.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sisters in Summertime

We had a lot of fun capturing images of these two pretty sisters on a perfect--but windy!-- summer day.  Though the balloons didn't always cooperate, the girls did a great job and their Mom was so happy with their lovely outdoor portraits. I could go on and on, but we'll let these beautiful summer images speak for themselves. : )

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fields of Fun

We've been photographing this sweet family though the years and it was fun to have them back for outdoor images!   This was a special session to celebrate dad Kevin's Birthday and playful black lab Kenzie was included too.  The portrait of Kenzie was a special gift for Kevin's Birthday. We think these beautiful images perfectly capture the fun and love in this cute family!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

What are little boys made of?  These three adorable gentlemen would be made of fun and sweetness and laughter.  We've been capturing images of these three charmers since they were babies.  They are so cute together and yet each has their own distinct personality (check out "fierce" Ben in the image above). : )   We had a great summer session with this cute family!