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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

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I had a really fun time with Joe tonight as we took his senior pictures. We started in the studio with some standard shots for the year book, and then headed to a few of the local haunts to get a couple of outdoor shots. It was really overcast and getting dark fast but we were able to manage. After coming back to the studio we did a few more shots of Joe doing some writing, something that he really enjoys doing. I think they turned out great. Thanks guys, we'll talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mandy & Paul

Tonight I took the engagement pictures for Mandy & Paul and we had a great time. We met at 5:30 and drove to a park so we were cutting it a little close on time, but we were able to get in all of the pictures that we wanted to. These guys were great, and were up for anything. They brought their dog Tucker and even though he was a little excited about being there we were able to get some good shots with him as well. We took some shots all over the park and after the park ranger came by and closed half of the gate we figured we had better call it a night and get out of there. Thanks guys, I'll talk to you soon!
Erik - Inspired Images

Monday, October 8, 2007


After the great wedding that we had on Saturday I took the senior pictures for Michelle. We started early in the morning to avoid some of the heat, and luckily it was a little bit cloudy out. The location couldn't have been any better as we took all of the pictures on Michelle's family's acreage. The leaves are just starting to change and we took full advantage. This just so happened to be nearly in my childhood backyard so I knew of some other locations that we could try as well. Michelle did great and we had a really long session and got a lot of great shots, here are a few.

Thanks again Michelle, I'll talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Matt & Lisa - The Wedding

Who would have guessed that on October 6th the temperatures would be in the 90's, but that's what we had on Saturday. Just like during their engagement session Matt and Lisa were real troopers and we were able to get some great unique shots. The wedding was very nice and simple and very laid back. The reception was at a new venue in Maquoketa and it was beautiful. With a great outdoor area as well as a tent many of the guests enjoyed the night air as it cooled shortly after the sun set. I would like to thank Matt and Lisa for including us in their great day, and wish them the best in the future.

Erik - Inspired Images

Travis Stewart

This was the second half of our session with Travis and we had a great time at East High. We took advantage of the great architecture there as well as the sunlight that followed the tremendous storm from earlier in the afternoon. Travis and I had a good time talking about where he was planning on going to school, as well as how his classes were going during his senior year.
Talk to you guys soon!

Erik - Inspired Images