Archive for October, 2011

Brianne and Bryan

Hi to all! I hope everyone had an amazing October weekend…only one more left until November (=YIKES!). We finished our 2011 wedding season on the highest note possible. THRILLED! Wedding photos from that wedding to come soon.

First, meet one of our 2012 wedding couples! Aren’t they just gorgeous!? Can’t even imagine what a beautiful bride Brianne is going to be…seriously.

Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session:

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We had a fabulous time shooting downtown. We were able to cover a little bit of park, a little bit of river, a little bit of train tracks, a little bit of sweet red Mustang (that’s the groom’s!), a little bit of art museum and a little bit of urban-ness all within a couple blocks.

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How cute are these pics…

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I absolutely LOVED photographing these two lovebirds and cannot wait for their beautiful wedding next June. Yay!

Brianne and Bryan, thanks for having us take your engagement photos and be a part of your wedding day! Everything is going to be lovvvvellyyyyy! xoxo!

Much love,
Ann

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Scott and Stacy’s Wedding of Fabulousness

We are so blessed to have photographed the gorgeous wedding and reception of Scott and Stacy. It was a beautiful day at the Isle of Capri…full of amazing wedding details and lots of love and laughter.

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So impressed with the dancing skills of these two lovebirds!
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We see lots of Father/Daughter dances but I have to admit I got a little a lot teary eyed at this one. Stacy’s dad is such a nice person and is so truly happy for her and Scott. And then the song. And the fabulous uplighting in the ballroom. Everything was just too sweet:
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Iowa Davenport Bettendorf Quad Cities Wedding Photography

I personally love the “How Long Have you Been Married Dance?” And as a side note, I love these photos of Stacy’s parents (see last two):
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And the tears came back (just a little bit!) again when I took these shots of what 67 years of marriage looks like…so sweet. *Sigh*
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Everyone that attended knows how awesome the dance (and “Beach Front Avenue!!”) was, so I’ll let some of my favorite dance shots do the talking:
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Iowa Davenport Bettendorf Quad Cities Wedding Photography

Thank you SO SO SO MUCH to Scott, Stacy and both sets of parents for allowing us to be part of your perfect wedding day! Many hugs and congrats to you!

Ann & Kurt

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More George :)

My little friend George is 1! Such a doll!

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He’s just the cutest, sweetest little guy. I absolutely love seeing him.

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He’s been coming to see me every three months this year, so I’m very happy to report that he is really getting the Ann Steward Photography modeling look down..

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Megan and Dennis, thanks so much for bringing your little guy to visit me again. Can’t wait to see him at 18 months!

I had to post this family pic…love his little face in this one:

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Hope George is all set for Halloween! I’ll be watching FB for pics of his cute little costume.

Much love,
Ann

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Baby Lauryn <3

Who doesn’t just LOVVVVE the super-sweetness of this little doll baby!?

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Miss Lauryn gave the world quite a scare when she arrived a few months early. But as you can see, she is living the dream now as a very much loved, snuggly and happy little gal. Sooo cute!

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We actually took these photos on her due date even though she was three months old. She was such a good girl but made sure to let me know she would wear any hat in my collection but would only sleep in one pose! Too funny!

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Many congrats to Kari and Mitch on their new little princess! So happy for you!! Thanks so much for bringing her to the studio for her newborn photos! xoxo!

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Much love,
Ann

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Miss Ava is 1!

Look at this sweet birthday princess!

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If a more darling and delicious party outfit ever was, I do not know of it…

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Absolutely LOVVVVE this little gal and her mama. We have so much fun when they come to visit.

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Happy Birthday, Little Miss Ava!! <3Thanks soooo much for coming to see me again at the farm!! Hope you are enjoying playing in all the fall leaves. <3 xoxo!

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Much lovvve,
Ann

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Happy Fall!

HOLA BLOG-LAND!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic start to Fall 2011. Yes, I am still alive and yes, I’m still shooting lots and lots! So sorry I’ve been Facebooking and blogging not lots and lots. I have a hard time FB’g and blogging while editing awaits. Not sure why…blogging doesn’t take me too long since I type about 2,767 words per minute. The good news is, if I ever WHEN I get caught up, I’ll have about 75 adorable sessions and five weddings of fabulousness to blog. Yay!

I’m ever-so-thankful for the beautiful weather as of late. It’s been awwwwwesome for my fall children/family sessions and especially all of our recent WEDDINGS. PLEASSSSSSE STAY UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER 23RD!! Our last wedding of the year is October 22 and we have majorrrr plans for outdoor photos. Dreading the looming demise of the warm afternoons and evenings. Ugh.

Farm fam is rocking through the harvest. It seems to be going bueno so far but as s*xy as the tractors and combines are, it’ll be nice to have my husband back in the house once in awhile. Seriously.

No worries, I haven’t converted to the barefoot/preggo farm wife; more like adorable fall flats and cute (is there such thing?) maternity jeans. Although Kurt did make me cook a roast the other day. Waaaahhh!! I’m still being all Zsa Zsa and creating farm havoc. Whoops. Thursday, my M.I.L. had me drive her out to the tractor. I’ve done this before but this time it was seriously like a ten minute drive through their random corn fields. I’m like, “Do you own all of this? I feel like we’ve gone really far.” She laughed but I was completely serious. So I ask her, “What if I get lost on the way back?” She like, “What?! You won’t get lost.”

Normally I’m not one to freak out for being lost (IN A CITY!!!) but in the case of blue sky above me and corn maze all around me, I admit I was getting a little concerned after the tenth (or so…) dead end. Even Will was laughing and shaking his head wondering where we were going. Uhhhh…20 minutes later, I’m frantically texting Kurt a photo of a tree saying, “Do you recognize this tree? Let me know ASAP!!!!!”

He’s all, “Oh yah, that’s the Linden tree.” As if it’s some type of landmark I’m supposed to know? We know no “Linden’s.” They like to call farms they’ve bought over the years by their original owners that we don’t even know anymore. For example, “Go behind the bin site, turn right on the water way, turn left at the bean field, go straight past the Stanlick farm, until you get to the Linden tree. Just meet us there.” These are all directions through fields where nothing is marked, there are no houses or buildings and everything looks the same. I don’t know any Stanlick’s either, btw.

All’s well that ends well. Husb called and gave me detailed directions (when you see the bean field ahead and picked corn on the left with standing corn on the right, turn left. Etc. Ha!) and informed me even Belle knows her way back from the tree. I confirmed this with her after school. Yikes. Oh well, I’m just trying to keep it real out here ;-)

Miss everyone muchhhhhoooo. Chat sooooon! xoxo!

Ann

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