I’ll meet you two at the Capital

A quick post of a beautiful couple I photographed a couple weeks ago. It turned out to be a pretty nice day but boy was it a warm one! We had planned on doing photos outside at the Capital in Lincoln but it was getting to be unbearable. We went inside to cool off and made use of the long hallways flanked by tall windows that provided *perfect* lighting.
The bride looked so elegant in her pink gown. Even her veil was a light shade of pink.





I’m just finishing up proofing this session. Can’t wait to give the proof book to the family.
I got some great outdoor shots that day.The scenery was so bright and colorful.
And the couple . . . they were so much fun to watch “being in love”.

June 30, 2007 - 10:24 am

Sarah - that second one is just gorgeous. wow! gorgeous couple, too! 🙂 so are you interested in doing more wedding photography, dear? i know someone who is getting married soon.. and she was saying how she liked your photos that you did for me, and liked how you’re also a graphic designer [she is too] — let me know! 🙂

July 1, 2007 - 12:03 am

Kerri - Do all the gorgeous people in the world flock to you??? Beautiful pictures, too , as always (sigh). Wow.

July 1, 2007 - 10:39 pm

Melissa - Cara, I thought I would check out your new photos and I am just amazed!! I am getting teary-eyed as I write this. You are so talented that I don’t think you realize how good you are. The pictures are so beautiful. When I looked at them I saw a very creative and professional feel! I wish I could have had you take all of our wedding photos. If I was someone searching for a photographer I would definately choose you and expect to pay top dollar! You are so awesome! Love ya!

That’s Sarah with a Mae

. . . and Sarah with a Mae needed some “I’ve recently graduated college” pictures. I couldn’t wait to take these photos. Not only is she my best friend’s younger sister and extremely beautiful and fun but, she just graduated with a degree in Graphic Design! Nothing better in my book. This is just one of the many things we have in common. A quirky sense of humor, a passion for art and photography, and an uncanny ability to quote the movie “elf” are just a few others.

Without further ado,









We set off through town tonight looking for fun and different places to “snap some shots”. It sure was hot out but we still had a great time. And oh yes girls, those are old lockers you’re looking at. It was like a locker graveyard. They were on their side, upside down, doors ripped off, etc. I was on a trek to find some unusual backgrounds and I hit the jackpot. I kept joking with Sarah that we’d need tetanus shots by the time we got out of climbing through that jumbled up mess of ripped out lockers.

And my main goal tomorrow is to call and find out if they are, shall we say “available”. I want a locker or two to use as a funky storage piece in my house. Sarah and I used a couple locker door fronts for some other pictures that I didn’t post. I’d love to have them as photo props!

June 27, 2007 - 8:57 am

Sarah - oh my goodness, cara! i LOVE them. so much. you worked so hard on those tonight. they turned out so great. 🙂 & the most important thing, was we had so much fun!! i love ya! 🙂

June 27, 2007 - 9:43 am

Sarah - & looking at these again — i love the brown border on some of these! oh cara, you know me so well. me&mybrown. haha. 🙂

June 27, 2007 - 2:02 pm

Kerri - Any why, again, are you working a second job? (This is now your first) You seem to have people knocking not at your door, but down your door!

You go girl! Congratulations on your success! Gorgeous work.

June 28, 2007 - 11:01 pm

Amanda Willey - Okay first off, CONGRATS! This is totally cool!
Second… HELLO, locker graveyard???? Where is this heaven of lovely lockers? HOOK ME UP!!!

My Dad Rocks . . .

So I’ve decided to separate my photography from my regular blog. *This* will where I’ll post recent sessions, new things I’ve learned, or just photography experiments I’ve conducted on the weekends.

Now, to relate to the title “my dad rocks”. These photos are of a session I did a couple weeks ago as a Father’s day gift. I was trying to think of something different to outfit my adorable subject in when I decided to browse Target.com. That’s where I found this funky little tank that states the great daddy phrase in pink glitter.




I love the interaction between mommy and daughter in these photos. Totally comfortable and fun, just the way it should be . . .

June 26, 2007 - 7:24 am

Sarah - love this new blog, dear! i love the new logo, too. so proud of you!

June 26, 2007 - 3:30 pm

Kerri - Way to go! All your hard work will soon be keeping you “too busy to go to work.” Can’t wait to hear you announce that! Good Luck to you!

(Darling photos by the way!)