3.13.13 Kaitlyn’s Bachelorette Party.

April 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last month, I was hired to shoot Kaitlyn Johnson’s (now Mooney!) bachelorette party as a surprise to the bride-to-be by her maid of honor Amy. My friend Jeannie and I had already been hired previously to shoot Katie’s wedding, so when Amy requested I shoot the bachelorette party as well, I happily agreed. I’ve shot for Katie’s photography studio (The Rock Studio) in the past, and was thrilled to be able to photograph Katie on her own wedding day, as well as the festivities she was going to share with her closest lady friends on the day prior. She’s clearly a very talented photographer, and I was excited to be able to give her what she gives to her clients on a regular basis: beautiful memories of the happiest times in her life! :)

The girls all had a blast at the party, and Amy constantly surprised Katie with games to play throughout the evening. If you doubt the fun I say they all had, well, just take a look at the photos. I think they communicate the good times pretty accurately. ;)

The Year of 2012 Pt 2: The places I saw.

February 12, 2013 | Post a Comment

Guess who’s back again!? Oh yeah, this lady is on a roll. Been on a roll in the field of photography thus far this year as well, WHICH ONLY MEANS MORE BLOG POSTS FOR YOU ALL TO FEAST YOUR EYEBALLS UPON SOON (hopefully)! ;)

So, to preface this post, I feel inclined to ask: Are you someone who enjoys looking at places you might not have visited yet? Do you like to look at pretty things? Do you like to go outside? If you said yes to all three of those questions, then first and foremost, let me congratulate you on being an awesome individual. We could be friends, undoubtedly. Second, you’ll very much enjoy the second half of my Year of 2012 blog post, as it highlights all of the places I had the opportunity to travel to last year. :) I went to a lot of different places, and met a lot of really, really fantastic people.

Anyways, now that I’ve rambled a little bit, I want to show you the things that I’ve seen. Brace yourselves, a) it’s going to be a big post again, and b) these places are beautiful. Contact your local travel agent immediately. Or just go outside. ;)

February 11th, 2012: The Grand Canyon, Arizona.

February 13th, 2012: Crystal Cove, California.

May 18th, 2012: Ipswich, Massachusetts.

July 8th, 2012: Pleasanton, California.

September 7th, 2012: Big Bear, California.

September 30th, 2012: Coronado, California.

October 9th-11th, 2012: Yosemite, California.

October 12th-13th, 2012: Big Sur, California.

October 14th, 2012: Highway 1, South.

October 17th, 2012: Joshua Tree, California.

October 30th, 2012: Big Bear, California.

December 4th-7th, 2012: Out and about in Virginia.

If you enjoyed these photos, and now feel a strong inclination to decorate your home with them, all the images in this post (plus a few bonus photos) can be purchased as prints (or canvases, or coffee mugs, or stickers, etc.) here:


The Year of 2012 pt 1: Weddings and people I’ve photographed.

January 12, 2013 | 4 Comments

As I guiltily let the weeks slip by without posting any of my new work during the last few months of 2012, I resolved (as cliché as it sounds) not only to start posting my work more frequently again, but to also pick up my camera every once in awhile just for fun. It’s easy to let things/life catch up with you and forget what you like to do, and sometimes why you even enjoyed it in the beginning. At the end of last year, I forgot almost entirely how much fun I have photographing nature and its sheer enormity, amiable strangers, friends making silly faces, lovers in their own universe together, animals playing, miscellaneous family trinkets, and well, pretty much everything.

It has been awhile since I’ve posted, and things may be a little different from here on out, but I think that’s a good thing. :) Today I would like to show you all of the people I’ve had the extreme opportunity to work with in the year 2012 (it’s gonna be a big post, so brace yourselves…). You’re all amazing, every single one of you (even the people whose photos may not make it into the post tonight; I probably miss you terribly [ESPECIALLY those of you I've met and haven't photographed yet]). You guys have kept me going, and give me the courage to continue. So thank you. Here’s to 2013 and all the opportunities this new year may offer us. <3

Ok, cut to the photos now, Lady McTalksALot. 2012 Weddings and people I’ve photographed:

January 6th, 2012 : John and Junie’s photo booth.

January 25th, 2012 : Lish’s family portraits.

March 17th, 2012 : Joe and Jeannie’s wedding.

March 19th, 2012 : Olivia’s six month portraits.

March 24th, 2012 : Ali’s 21st birthday party.

April 28th, 2012 : Gabriel and Ellie’s wedding.

May 19th, 2012 : Tyler and Joanna’s wedding.

July 4th, 2012 : Tom and Kelly’s wedding.

July 7th, 2012 : JD and Nicole’s wedding.

July 21st, 2012 : Joanna and Kristen’s wedding.

August 4th, 2012 : Steve and Megan’s wedding.

August 11th, 2012 : Phillip and Lizeri’s wedding.

August 22nd, 2012 : Genaro’s 20 year serving portrait.

September 22nd, 2012 : Arles and Milargro’s wedding.

November 17th, 2012 : Jeff and Ariel’s wedding.

November 19th, 2012 : Portraits in the park with Jeannie.

December 9th, 2012 : Cooke family portraits.

Stay tuned for 2012 : Places I’ve been. I love you all, and thank you for changing my life for the better. :)

Olivia is 6 months old!

September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

This blog post is long overdue, I know. Apologies. Things have been a bit on the busy side in Dannee-Land. :) I’ll talk less in this post and photo more.

Here are some color altered photos of the adorable baby Olivia when she was six months old (which was about six months ago…). I hope you all enjoy!

Spring Training.

July 10, 2012 | Post a Comment

Today I will be sharing with you the photos I took while in Arizona with the Feltens (minus Lindsay :( ) at Spring Training. Personally, watching any sport on TV makes me want to go into another room and escape. Live games are a completely different story. It’s exciting to be there, and it’s hard to resist becoming a part of the crowd by cheering your favorite team on (I like to pick the underdogs and root them on loudly). Also, most stadiums have good beer. ;)

Chasing the Sunset.

June 26, 2012 | Post a Comment

So here’s a short, quick, beachy post from when Seth and I visited Crystal Cove to capture the sunset about a million days ago. I figure the photos are appropriate with the hottest days of summer approaching us all slowly but surely. Also, many of you may be familiar with my obsession with sunsets and the sky, so this post may be for me just a little bit as well. ;)

Now, who wants to go have a bonfire at the beach with me? :)

Grand Canyon Adventure Time.

June 24, 2012 | Post a Comment

It’s been awhile again. :( This post is ONLY about 5 months overdue…

BUT! I’m excited! I’ve been working on my photos from the Grand Canyon adventure we all took at the beginning of February for the past few days, and the photos turned out like a magical candy-land of natural beauty. Does that make sense at all? See for yourself, I suppose. ;)

The snowstorm approaches…

This was the first time I’ve ever been in a snowstorm. Soooo exciting! Then we had to run from it, haha.

The Lishes 2012!

February 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Greetings, friends! So I have some photos of the Lishes at Irvine Regional Park to share with you all today. I had never been to this particular park before this shoot, so being able to wander around and explore the area was a ton of fun. Unfortunately, I almost got hit by a miniature train while doing so. Nevertheless, I made it out alive and went on to get a bunch of great photos of Kevin, Bridget, Jack and Conor. It’s always such a treat being able to work with my wonderful cousins and their adorable kids. :) Here are my favorites from the day.

I don’t know if you guys know this, but when peacocks squawk, they sound like a woman shouting “HELP!” very loudly. These guys roam the park freely, so when we first started hearing them screaming it was a little bit alarming..

On top of peacocks, there also happens to be a little zoo in the middle of the park, so we went in to visit the animals. Goats sorta creep me out, so I kept my distance from our rectangle-pupiled friends…except to take a photo or two.


From the Holidays.

January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Here are some photos from the holidays! Christmas and New Year’s to be exact. Unfortunately, with all the craziness that the holidays are known for, I didn’t end up taking an incredible amount of images.. I am happy with what I did get, though! Hope you guys like them too. :)

Everyone is a little sleepy at first on Christmas morning. ;)

San Francisco views. <3

Thank you again for letting us stay at your place for New Year’s and everything else you did for us, Lindsay! <3

A Big Bear Thanksgiving, 2011.

January 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hi again, everyone!  So I know it’s been a couple of months now since Thanksgiving quickly came and then passed again.  I’ve finally gotten around to posting a short but sweet blog post of another year of Felten-family-fun at the cabin in Big Bear!  This year introduced sledding to the mix, along with lots and lots of time to play pool.  It was definitely a good trip. :)