Thursday, February 21, 2008

Apel Fam

This family is so special to me. I feel like I've practically been there for every stage in their lives (almost:).

I first knew Charlie through church. He was a single lad at the time.......a very popular single lad.

And then along came precious Kirby. She made her way into our hearts and has stayed in mine since I first met her.

I was blessed beyond words to be able to take this couple's engagement pictures. They were my first ever engagement session and took the risk of letting me experiment (thanks guys!) . They made 'the pose' famous. The pose that I shot of them on the railroad tracks with the rr centered and them off to the side with Kirby looking lovingly down at Charlie, has been requested by many couples. And what I really can't believe is that I shot all their e-session with film- 3 whole rolls to be exact! Praise you Jesus for digital.

And then I was super stoke to be able to take Kirby's bridal portraits. She was a stunning bride as you can imagine.

I was at their beautiful wedding when they said 'I do' and here they are.......parents! They are amazing parents.

See, I told you I've been there for a lot of stuff with this couple.

Asher is their adorable 1 year old. He was all boy at the park picking up every leaf, rock, and stick insight. We caught a lot of him in action.

This goes along with my philosophy of taking pictures of kiddos- especially 1 year olds! Find something that they enjoy and let them roam. It is so difficult to get a picture of a new walker when you restrict them to a studio. I say,"Let them play!"

Here are some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy!


Sarah Shalley said...

Apels...ya'll are sooo cute! I love these pictures. Lyns is awesome. I think my fave is the one of your feet and legs with Asher holding your hands. Love ya!

Kirby said...


I did not have a good feeling about these...thinking that we could never outdo our "pose" (that was actually candid!) and our redo wedding shoot...but I love them!

Really and truly...I love them...these are so precious to me! How can I ever repay you? I wish I had such a gift that I could bless you with! You are so incredible!!!!!!

Brandon said...


we love your photography, and we love you!! I am so amazed to see your photographic ventures while being a mother of two adorable little! Keep them coming!

Bethan (even though I am logged in as Brandon!)

Anonymous said... will always be the master. I love these photos of our sweet friends. You did an amazing job! I mean, you had beautiful subjects so how could they not be good right? like you said..they created the "pose". Matt still hates that we have that same pic hanging in our living room haha..but you made us look too good in that same pose, we had to choose that one. You Rock!

Hendrick Family said...

I love these people!

Jennifer Bacak said...

I know your talent, because you made my family look so good, but could the sweet Apels ever look bad? Seriously! They are like a catalog family.
Equally as beautiful on the inside too. I love you Apels!
Lynsey, as always, brilliant.