Category: Portraits

Kristina and Ken’s Lovely At-Home Session | Omaha Family Photographer

Kristina and Ken’s Lovely At-Home Session | Omaha Family Photographer

Back in February, Kristina and Ken won a session in my annual Valentine’s Day session giveaway. The giveaway is pretty simple… You just have to tell me about someone you love and why you love them and boom. Entered. I think these guys entered each other. 🙂 I had already shot their engagement photos and their wedding, so I was super thrilled to get to see them again. They decided to do their photos at home which I was super super excited about.

Something magical happens when you’re invited into someone’s home to shoot photos. Everyone is always at ease, happy, excited. We have fun. We laugh. We listen to your music. But the most magical thing of all is that I usually leave with new friends. When you let someone into your home, you let them into your life. The results are always so honest and typically they end up being my favorite sessions.

Like this one. And since we shot these, Kristina and Ken have already been over to my house for dinner with my family! I swear. At-home sessions. An easy way to make some great photographs and make some new friends.

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Stevie Nicks Inspired Styled Shoot | Omaha Portrait Photographer

Stevie Nicks Inspired Styled Shoot | Omaha Portrait Photographer

If you’ve ever met me, it’s no surprise that I love me some Stevie Nicks. When I get dressed in the morning, I look at myself and ask, “Would Stevie wear this?” (Well no, because Stevie probably isn’t shopping at Target and Forever 21 but you know what I’m going for.) She is a rock goddess and I love her. You know who else loves her some Stevie? My talented hair and makeup stylist buddy, Becky Grey. We teamed up for a shoot with the goooorgeous Megan. She takes directions like, “Spin around and dance like you’re at a concert and on drugs,” and she makes them look like real directions.

Model: Megan Jorgenson
Floral crown headhpiece: Becky Grey, www.beckydoeshair.com
Hair and Makeup: Becky Grey, www.beckydoeshair.com
Photographer: Christine McGuigan Photography, www.christinemcguigan.com
Shot at: Bingo Studios, Omaha
Wardrobe: Free People and BeYourself Boutique

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Aaron’s Editorial Portrait Session | Omaha Portrait Photographer

Aaron’s Editorial Portrait Session | Omaha Portrait Photographer

Aaron is a friend of mine who is about to head to L.A. to film a second season of his web series, ReStrung. He’s a musician, writer, actor, comedian, modern day Renaissance man. It’s always a good time hanging out with Aaron.

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Musician, Songwriter John | Omaha Commercial and Portrait Photographer

Musician, Songwriter John | Omaha Commercial and Portrait Photographer

One of my favorite things to do is head shot/portrait sessions for creatives. I have the pleasure of knowing a few musicians around town and it’s always a great time having them in the studio. It’s like a creative punch to the arm.

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Getting Closer | Omaha Portrait Photographer

Getting Closer | Omaha Portrait Photographer

Every year, January and February make up this weird period of reflection on the prior year & planning on how I want to change in the upcoming year. I’ve been looking for inspiration and motivation the last few weeks. I took up two new photography related personal projects that I’m hoping will help. It’s frustrating to feel like you’re in the middle of a flat spot. I’m trying to make the best of this time off by creating things I want to create for myself. I’ve been finding lots of inspiration in the people around me. I’m working on a large project that involves all my family and close friends – I can’t wait to share this project but unfortunately it’s going to take me the entire year to finish so I’m going to have to try to not spill the beans. But spending time with my favorite people and essentially spending the rest of my time at home is reawakening this real interest in giving photos meaning, not just making them pretty.

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

I think my all-encompassing goal for 2014 is to work on getting closer. Physically, emotionally. I want to plan sessions better, work harder to evoke emotions from people. I want to see more people in their homes and places where their passions reside. I can pick up a camera and in ten minutes, snap the most meaningful photos of my son. Why? Because I’m his mom and I love him more than anyone else on the planet. I’m so close to him that taking his photo is effortless. I know it’s impossible to have that with every single person I shoot, but it’s something to work on and work towards.

So here’s to 2014 and a little personal/professional growth.

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Senior Portrait Parties! | Omaha Senior Photographer

Senior Portrait Parties! | Omaha Senior Photographer

We’ve got something super fun and new to announce this morning. I’m teaming up with Jennie Davis Photography and Two Creative Photography to offer Senior Portrait Parties at the studio! This is way more fun than the standard senior portraits. Groups of three seniors come in for hair and makeup, then rotate through three photographers to get TONS of sets, poses and options. The party ends with a group shoot of the BFFS.

Way more fun than the way we did it when I was a senior in high school! I won’t disclose what year that may have been. It will ruin my young, hip online persona.

Each participant pays a session fee of $500 + tax that includes:

  • Hair and Makeup
  • Three Photographers
  • Inside and outside shots on different sets
  • A disc of high resolution images and copyright release
  • 36 wallets
  • 1 8×10 print

Since we have to reserve hair and makeup artists and spots for this are limited, we are asking for a $250 deposit per person at the time of booking to reserve your party’s time slot. Contact me for more information or to reserve your party!

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KORI’S VINTAGE SHOOT | OMAHA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

KORI’S VINTAGE SHOOT | OMAHA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

This vintage maven is Kori. I approached her with the idea for a shoot inspired by E.J. Bellocq. (NSFW) Kori takes all the credit for styling this shoot (she’s wearing her wedding dress!) and making it come to life.

Doesn’t she look just like Bettie Davis?

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