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Senior High School Student: Nicholas Reinheimer

I’ve known the Reinheimer family for 11 years. I had the pleasure of taking Nick’s Senior Photos. I always think it’s fun to keep some memories to look back on in questionnaires.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

From Nick:

I’m a senior at Rock Ridge High School.

Favorite Subject: Welding

Accomplishments: Carrying on traditions my Papa left

College Plans/Future Goals: Marine Core-MOS: Metal Working

Activities: Welding, Shooting, Having a good time with friends

Dream Job: Cattle Rancher in Texas

Hobbies: Wood/Metal Working, Video Gaming

Unusual Talent: Can do free hand drawings

Favorite Fictional Character: Jax from Sons of Anarchy

Favorite Place You’ve Ever Been: New Orleans

Favorite Band/Artist/Song: Guns N’Roses, Sweet Child o Mine

3 Things I Can’t Live Without: Open Road, My Best Friend, Freedom

My Friends Would Describe Me As: Straight Forward Free Spirit

High School Memories: Putting a chair in the bed of my friends pick up truck, while we sat on it he did burn outs in a senior parking lot.

My Favorite Part of Senior Pictures: The pictures were taken on our family farm that i’ll have years to come even if the place is sold later in life the photos speak the memories we had on the farm.

Krys – Boudoir Client

Recently I had a session with a very lovely new client. She told me about some struggles she had with health issues and weight loss. She wanted to see herself the way others did, and a way to feel beautiful. I said have no worries, you came to the right place! We had a fantastic time and her images came out absolutely gorgeous!!!! I had the privilege to get an interview from her as well as her product reveal. Check out below for the insight!

Photo A Day Social Experiment

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Just started a #PhotoADay social experiment to see how easy it is to meet new people and take a simple portrait. Brittany and her son teamed up to do a Facebook Live video with Portrait Photography. Don’t mind the cameraman….he’s only 8!!!! The video includes some snippets from the Facebook Live videos with their accompanying portraits. Thanks to our brave models that gladly participated in this social experiment! And I hope you like your portraits!

Stay tuned for more!!!

Models:

Tyler and Makayla
Logan Caviola

Locations:
Neighbor’s Pool
Davenport, IA Skatepark

Click on the images to enlarge.

Trial Experiment

I’m thinking of attempting a portrait a day experiment where me and my camera will go to random spots around the Quad Cities and I will do at least one portraiture a day. Feature at least one person. I would want to gain a little info about each random person I meet and blog about them. I’m pretty excited about this experiment but I want to know what you guys think of it first!

What are some things I should have to make this trail experiment legitimate (in the eyes of the public)? I’m already bringing my pro equipment (obviously), business cards, and modeling waivers (special contracts that allow the use of images taken for professional usage). So if a random professional photographer came up to you and asked if you would like your portrait taken with the above stuff, and to be featured in a blog on their website/social media with the answers to some interesting facts about themselves like below, how would you react?

“How would you like people to see you/What would you like to be remembered for? Example: as kind, as a rebel, as a professional, as an athlete, as an artist, etc.”

“What has been/is your favorite part of life?”

“How do you define beauty? What is beautiful to you?”

“If you could do anything with your life without being confined by time, money, etc, what would you do?”

Let me know about your reactions in the comments below or even answer the questions above and attach a portrait of yourself!

Engagement of a lifetime!

Hey fans!

Meet Jay and Kristin! I had the INSANE privilege of photographing (while my husband video recorded) their surprise engagement! Watch the magic unfold HERE!!! And a video at the end!!!

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Jay contacted me a few weeks ago to do their engagement session… With a twist! He plotted the ENTIRE day and even sent me a MAP! LOL

What started off as a normal day for them, walking and taking some simple photos in Vander Veer Botanical Park.

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Turned into the surprise of a lifetime for them…

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While the mini coopers grabbed her attention, He reached into his pocket to grab her ring…

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And PROPOSED!!!

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And OF COURSE she said YES!!!!

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It was an ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL MOMENT!!!

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Meet the mini cooper group that made their magic happen!

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Congratulations Jay and Kristin! Thank you soooo much for letting us be a part of your magical day! I wish you both the BEST of LOVE!!!

NOW… Watch the magic happen!!!

Blogging: An important lesson

Hey fans!

Sooo today I have learned an important lesson about blogging.

BLOG ABOUT EVERY SESSION YOU DO as a photographer.

I’ve been blogging I think almost as long as I’ve owned my own Photography business.

One thing I never used to do, blog about the sessions I did.

I had held steady with roughly 2-3 Followers of my blog. But now that I have blogged about each of my sessions, my followers are also on a steady increase. Which also means more traffic to my website and social media, which will in turn eventually turn into profits with more exposure as people will finally see these and book.

Thanks to the increased exposure, people are noticing what I have out there.

And I can’t explain how good that makes me feel!

So a lesson learned… Blog about your sessions!

People want to know how well you get to know your clients!

Meet the Scott Girls

Hey Everyone!

I recently did a session with one of my longest clients! I had the chance to photograph the gorgeous Heather Scott, her Beautiful Daughters, and furbabies!

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I may be a little biased on feelings toward the Scott Girls as Heather is my sister and her daughters are my nieces.

However, I have been photographing their family since 2008!

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Heather is quite the wonder-woman as she works a full time job, a second part time job, goes to school, and is still able to manage a full schedule with her daughters and Dogs.

Her daughters are into Monster High, dance, and looking fashionably ADORABLE!

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Their family is totally into the Dallas Cowboys and football, Netflix, and anything they can do together.

Thanks for letting me take your photos again! Love you ladies!

Meet Andrew and Alyssia Fuller!

How they met:

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They met on FaceBook!!! They had been messaging back and forth for a YEAR before their first date. They met at Steak and Shake where Alyssia was a waitress for their first date. Alyssia insisted on being his waitress for the evening. She even remembered what he had to eat and drink! When I was there listening to their story about how they met, they both could have lit up the room talking about each other! I have never seen a young couple so happy and in love. They had been High School sweethearts off and on and finally found each other again this July, and everything has just fallen perfectly into place for them!

Their shared interest:

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While their greatest interest is each other- they also enjoy mudding, Trucks, Quads, fast cars and anything that goes “Vrrroooom;” they bond over horses (and animals in general),  working on vehicles, music, bonfires, hoodies and art.

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Tying the Knot:

Yesterday I had the incredible experience to be their Wedding Photographer in Cameron, IL where they used Andrew’s family farm for their gorgeous outdoor wedding. I wish you both the best of luck in all that you do and a happy future together!

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