Tuesday, July 27, 2010

07.27.10 - Maier Family Shoot

Last week I did family portraits for Pastor J and his family. We went to Betts park and here's what we got!

JIM baker

Saturday, July 24, 2010

07.24.10 - Leman/Eloge Wedding

On July 3rd I had the privilege to second shoot Josh and Hannah's beautiful wedding. The main photographer was Pranee Loffer a friend of mine who was in my photo school in 2008. You can see the complete collection in three parts on her blog.
[part 1] [part2] [part 3]

Here's just a few of my favorite shots from the day.

Congrats to Josh and Hannah!

JIM baker

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

07.21.10 - the rest of the trip

Ashlynn Mary Koenig - 1 month

So we left Memphis and headed straight to Atlanta to visit Jess' sister, her husband and their brand new baby girl! This was Aunt Jess' second time seeing her brand new niece but my first. She's ADORABLE!

Then we headed over to Hilton Head to visit my parents. My sister Jeannie was also visiting with her daughter, we grabbed lunchand hit the road to Ft Lauderdale FL. We listened to a time share presentation so that we could get our "free cruise" and boarded the boat to the Bahamas with my parents.

our cruise ship was called the "Bahamas Celebration"

We went on a snorkel tour in the Bahamas and Jess took this EPIC pic with the G11 and the wp-dc34 underwater casing. I was trying my best not to drown. I wish I still had the snorkel I bought in Hawaii, it actually WORKED. It started storming just as we left the dock in our boat, and by the time we got out to the reef it cleared up but the water was still choppy. My mask was leaking so I was just having a hard time doing anything. I handed the camera to Jess and she got some great pics.

The cruise was fine, being in Grand Bahama for such a short period of time was strange. I would have liked to see a bit more of the island before we had to get on the boat.

After we docked back in Ft Lauderdale, we drove back to Hilton Head. Then I headed to my oldest sister Jennifer's house in Candler, NC. There I got to spend some time with my sister and my 2 neices and nephew.

Sammie, Scott and Eryka

my oldest sister Jennifer.

So all in all 2 weeks, 4000+/- miles through 13 states, 2 countries, using 2 cars, and a ship. And great times with family and friends.

JIM baker

Thursday, July 8, 2010

07.08.10 - memphis

Me, Jess, Krista, Jeanette, and Mark

Settlers of Catan!!

Jeanette and Mark with the shirt we got for the baby on the way.

It's our last night in Memphis and we've had a great time. We're staying in Krista's home. Krista was in our School of Biblical Studies in Kona. You can check out her blog here.

Mark is another YWAM friend of mine that was in my DTS in Nashville. He and his wife Jeanette are living here in Memphis for a couple of more weeks before moving back to Louisville. They are expecting in December. You can check out their blog here.

I found Settlers of Catan at the Barnes and Noble. Matt and Lisa Stanton turned us onto this awesome board game. Mark came over this morning before work to play a game. We've played six games in the two days we've had it. I had to go out and buy the expansion pack today so that six people could play instead of four.

Next stop Atlanta.

JIM baker

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

07.07.10 - the RAINWATERS!

Please meet Seth and Jamie Rainwater :)

(this one is my favorite of the shoot)

Jess and I are on vacation traveling all over the place hanging out with friends and family.

Our first stop was Indianapolis, Indiana to visit our friends Seth and Jamie Rainwater.

They are photographers as well, you can check out their blog here. I actually shot the Rainwater's wedding four years ago.

We had an awesome short but very meaningful visit with them, it was really refreshing to see how well they are doing and the awesome things they are involved with and the dreams they have for the future.

JIM baker

Friday, July 2, 2010

07.02.10 - hello July... and hello James family!

Please meet the James family.

The 3 kids.

Paiton and Tate.

Paul and Lori wanted to get in on the action too.

Dad and the kids.

Daddy and daughter. (my fav of the shoot)

Kaleb with his dad.

Tate and his mom eating ice cream. (I LOVE Tate's ice cream eating face.)

Siblings sharing

And lastly Mom with her boys.

Wow... July already. Jess and I had a blast spending the last day of June with the James' family. They contacted me when I was offering the deal you shouldn't refuse which helped us get to Africa at the beginning of the year.

The James' saw my work while getting their haircut at the Erretts. I did a family shoot for the Erretts before I even started this blog. You can check out their pics here.

When we started the shoot, Paul said that they were going for half as good as the Erretts and if we got that they would be happy. I think we did at least half as good huh? ;)

We started out at Celeron Park which is seeming to be my go to spot now for photos. To get their kids to smile they kept talking about getting ice cream after the shoot. So when we wrapped up the posed pics, I asked if we could tag along and take some ice cream candids . We went to the Ice Cream Shack in Lakewood. We snapped some pics and they graciously bought Jess an ice cream cone too! They offered me one as well, but holding an ice cream cone and taking pictures is a bit difficult.

Tomorrow I'm second shooting a wedding with Pranee Loffer of THIS beautiful couple.

Then Jess and I are hitting the road for a couple weeks. I'll try and post as often as I can.

JIM baker