Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Portrait Giveaway

It is a new day in a new year and I am having a new portrait giveaway! I will be giving away two free sessions to two lucky winners. First place will win a 30 minute session with a disc of images. Second place will win a 30 minute session with one free 8x10 print. Follow the entry instructions below for your chance to win. Make sure to answer the question, like Darla Peters Photography on Facebook, leave a blog comment and share this giveaway on FB for extra entries.

Free sessions must take place in the Kansas City metro area. They can be used by you or gifted to a friend but they must be used before April 30, 2013.

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Christmas Cutie

For Christmas, like every year, I traveled out of town and gathered with family.  This time, though, we only spent one day and I only brought one bag of camera gear.  It just goes to show that your setup does not have to be fancy and you do not have to have a lot of props.  I enjoy some fun stuff in my photos but simple is good too.  These photos were all shot with one speed light and my camera.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Love Story

I am a complete sap when it comes to love stories and this wedding was one of the best love stories I have ever photographed.  I am not sure how I got so lucky but I am so glad that I was able to be there for this wonderful occasion.

Tom and Gretchen were high school sweethearts.  They went to church together and went to the prom together.  Life took them in separate directions for many years...  They tied the knot last week in an intimate ceremony in the church that they attended together as kids with only themselves, the pastor, a photographer :) and his 98-year-old mother.  During the entire ceremony, I couldn't help but think that I was witnessing a real life Hallmark movie.  The heart-felt personal vows, the small details and the open sharing of wonderful memories....*sigh*  I will admit that I am still smiling as I remember that day.  Most people think that a wedding needs to be all glitz and glam but don't forget the important things.  All you need is each other, the love of family and friends and a good photographer. ;-)

Monday, December 3, 2012

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season for holiday photos!  Twinkling lights, candy canes, santa and even a reindeer... ;)