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2011 October

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Oct
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I love being stranded

On 27, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Personal Work | By Valo

I love being stranded, lost or delayed.

Why?

It gives me time to wander, look, and explore in spaces I might not normally be… and create personal work, the stuff that got me into photography.

The last post, the engagement session with Becca and Bill was down in Chicago. Simon and I traveled down via train. After the session, which was awesome, we headed back to the train station, only to find out that we missed the afternoon train and we would have to wait for a couple hours to catch the next one…

Awesome!

I included some of these in Becca and Bill’s post, because I thought it fit in well with their session. Really all of these would have fit in with their session. There isn’t much difference between the work I make for my clients and the work that I make for myself… maybe content, since the main focus of what people hire me to do is usually photographs of them… but I include little snaps of the day and surroundings in most of my sessions as well, I just think it is all part of the story… it is all part of the day.

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In Engagements

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Becca and Bill’s Chicago Engagement Photos

On 26, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Engagements | By Valo

I wear my heart on my sleeve, my true love on the wall… even when the L is worn and broken, the remaining pieces are strong enough to keep us together.

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Becky and Travis – Chicago Engagement Session

On 20, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Engagements | By Valo

The cold wind through the city opens on the empty beach. Empty and peaceful, the seasons are changing… clinging onto the breathe of fall. The air plays on the tips of our fingers and through our hair we feel the stirring peace. Saying goodbye to the beach we make our way back to reality in the midst of the traffic and concrete…

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Katie and Ben’s Secret Island Engagement

On 15, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Engagements | By Valo

Across the waters lay a secret island filled with magic and wonder.
Golden forests full of light.
Blue waters gasping for air.

Time stands still.
Schedules are obsolete.
The minds eye is at ease.

As we wander the island the love grows stronger.
Two souls together at peace.
The colors changes, the ambiance dims.
Fleeting moments.
Silent breathe.
Audible heartbeat.
Waiting for the sun to fall, to rest at last, together in this world.

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Darcie and Matt’s South Shore Park Milwaukee Wedding

On 14, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Weddings | By Valo

You might remember Darcie and Matt from their engagement session here on the old blog…

or the cool stuff I got to make for them here: Guest Book and Save the Date

And now their wedding here…

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2011

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Sara and Kurt’s Madison Engagement

On 03, Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | In Engagements | By Valo

Sara and Kurt got to take a little stay-cation from work… relax, recharge and make some engagement photos! Simon and I jetted off to Madison for the shoot, and while the weather wasn’t looking so good, we risked it as there were not many other days to choose that would work with both of our schedules… so we played in the rain… and the cold. We ran around the Arboretum for a while and then when the rain picked up we headed down to State Street to duck in and under things. We ended up at the Wisconsin Capitol building when the rain and wind really started to pick up… but it held off just enough to finish up the session.
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