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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bruce & Sherry

On Saturday I took the wedding pictures for two of my close friends Bruce & Sherry. Bruce is also photographer at Keepsake Portraits in Maquoketa, IA, and he actually took Tara’s and my wedding pictures over 5 years ago. He’s been a great friend and mentor to me as I have built up Inspired Images
They planned a mid-December wedding with a Christmas theme and the weather couldn’t have cooperated better. It started snowing early in the morning and continued all day, it put a small damper on the amount of outdoor pictures that we were able to try to get but the ones that we did manage were beautiful.
Their amazing children stood up for them at the wedding making it an even more special and beautiful event. The reception that followed the wedding was such a fun time and decorated following the Christmas theme, and there was even a surprise visit by the big man himself, Santa Clause.
Bruce and Sherry, thank you so much for having Inspired Images at your wedding, we had such a wonderful time and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. We’re both so happy for you guys! We’ll talk to you soon.

Of course I can't resist all of the adorable children at the reception!

Thanks again!

Erik - Inspired Images

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mark, Jill & Brody

Today my cousin Mark and his wife Jill brought over their son Brody for some Christmas pictures. Brody was very cooperative, and we got some really fun shots of him. He's at such a wonderful age, and he's starting to express himself a lot which is fun for Tara and me. Here are a few pictures from our session. Talk to you guys soon!
Erik - Inspired Images

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Samuel & Ella

Some very good friends of ours came over to have some family pictures taken this weekend, and we were able to get some really cute pictures of their children! Samuel & Ella had a great time playing with their wooden blocks. I thought they were so cute in their "grown-up" clothes. Samuel's jacket and Ella's sweater were their parents' as children, so it made the pictures even more special. Here are a few shots from the day. Thanks again guys, we'll talk to you soon!
Erik - Inspired Images

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Jon & Eliza's Engagement

We knew there was a chance that it would be cold when we scheduled the engagement pictures for today but we didn't think there would be snow on the ground and a very cool breeze to deal with as well! Jon & Eliza were troopers though and we were able to go out for a little while, and managed to get some great pictures! Here are a few from our cold shortened session.Thanks again for toughing it out guys! We'll talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Monday, November 19, 2007


Following my indoor session with Michelle I took her good friend Nicole's pictures as well. I had a really fun time with Nicole since we were able to go outside and do a few before it started to get rainy. We drove all over Michelle's parent's acreage and we found some great spots & I think Nicole even had a good time too! Thanks Nicole, here are a few of the pictures that I have finished so far.
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Michelle's 2nd session

I took Michelle's outdoor session a while ago, but since we were home for the wedding on Saturday I was able to take her indoor pictures. I set up my makeshift studio in her parent's home, and it worked out great! Michelle is a multi-sport star at her high school so of course we had to get some shots with all of her gear! Thanks again Michelle, hopefully we'll see you all again soon!
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Todd & Rhonda's wedding

We had another wonderful wedding on Saturday, and with it being our second to last wedding of the year we feel so fortunate to have shared the day with so many wonderful couples. Todd & Rhonda were no exception. They are a couple of the most down to earth fun people to be around. The wedding was really beautiful, and took place in the gorgeous Lutheran Church in Dewitt Iowa.
The party got started following the wedding and what a party it was. Todd & Rhonda were greeted by a very large crowd and it seemed that everyone there was in the dancing mood!

I couldn't help but take a bunch of pictures of the adorable kids that were there as well!

If I don't see you guys before you leave on your honeymoon, I hope that you have a wonderful time! Thanks again, we'll talk to you soon.

Erik- Inspired Images

What a weekend!

Well Tara and I had another crazy weekend where we had to travel back home to Eastern Iowa for a wedding on Saturday and a few sessions on Sunday as well. We had a great time at all of them, and were fortunate to have safe travels back home again on Sunday night. I will have a few pictures to follow as I get them finished.

Erik - Inspired Images

Monday, November 12, 2007

Engagement collages

Check out some of these new collages that I've made from a few of my recent engagement sessions. For the few of you that I didn't include these on your engagement picture website they are of course available to you as well. I'll probably be adding a few more in the next little while so check back often!
Eric & Lainey
Matt & Becky
Ryan & Courtney

Paul & MandyErik - Inspired Images

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Matt & Becky

I had another fun engagement shoot tonight and amazingly enough some more perfect weather! Matt & Becky were really great and we had a lot of fun walking around the park kicking through the freshly fallen leaves. The colors are still really great on the oak trees and we took advatage of the beautiful backdrop. Here are a few pictures from their shoot. Thanks guys, I'll talk to you soon. I hope you have fun at The Bee Movie tomorrow!

Erik - Inspired Images

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eric & Lainey

The temperatures are dropping and we are starting to run out of time to be able to get outdoor pictures in but today turned out to be a nice day. The wind was a little bit tricky at times, but we managed and Lainey was just acting like she was in a model shoot! Eric & Lainey were totally fun and came up with some great ideas too. We just walked around all over downtown and took pictures as we went. Eric and I almost had Lainey talked into going into the Hessen Haus for some pictures while drinking a boot, but we couldn't quite convince her. We finished up the session with some nice indoor pictures as well. Thanks a lot guys, I'm really glad that we could find a time that worked for all of us! I'll talk to you soon!
Erik - Inspired Images

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Matt & Leah

Tonight we had almost perfect weather for a fun engagement session with Matt & Leah. Being fairly new to the area I love to visit new places and try out some new things with couples. Tonight we went to Greenwood Park and it was absolutely gorgeous with the oaks being in full red color. We had a great time walking around and chatting with Matt's father. Here are a few quick shots from the session. Thanks guys, talk to you soon!
Erik - Inspired Images

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ryan & Courtney

Ryan and Courtney are from Kansas City so we had to try to plan a weekend while they were back in the area for their engagement session. We couldn't have asked for a better day on Saturday, even if it was just a little windy. We agreed to meet at Glen Oaks Country Club where Courtney had once worked & it was absolutely beautiful. We jumped in a couple of golf carts and hit several places along the course, Courtney's mother Judy gave me the grand tour and put the brakes on anytime that I saw something that looked good (and there were a lot!). I had a great time talking with everyone and we were able to get some great shots. Thanks so much guys, I can't wait to see you again. Talk to you soon!
Erik - Inspired Images