Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Aaaaaand I'm back up and running...

My business email address and website are back!  If you are waiting for an email response from me and you sent your message last week, please re-send it to me.  I am afraid some messages disappeared into that internet black hole.

Thanks for understanding!

Here are some pics, just for fun, of some weddings I shot last weekend...

Website & email are still down :(

Unbelievably, my website & email address are still not back up & running...apparently this has been going on for over a week. My website company said they noticed my name servers neded to be updated and tried to let me know by email but it got bounced back to them...um, duh?

Soooo, my apologies if you have been trying to view your images or send me an inquiry. It should be up tomorrow (fingers crossed).  In the meantime, you can email me at {Kelly.vanderploeg@yahoo.com} or send me a Facebook message or call me @ 630-253-2939.

Thank you so much for your patience!!!  I look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ying & Yang

Sometimes when I shoot an engagement session, I feel like the third wheel...like I am on a date with a couple and I am the little sister tagging along.  Usually these couples are super into each other and I get to take a voyeuristic mini peek into what their relationship is like and see the real "them."  I love it.

I have known Chris since college...the partying, good time boy, always with a smile on his face type of guy...but it wasn't until I shot his proposal to Ashley and now their engagement session, that I really saw the other side of him.  The one that is into canning his homemade salsa, changing his own brakes, and whittling "hopas" (how do you spell that??) out of wood ;)  But the one thing that stands out to me the most is how much he is in love with Ashley.  She has made him a changed man.  She is his "ying" to his "yang."  Of that, I am sure.

This was one of those really warm May evenings that gets you super excited for summer around the corner.  I also cant wait for their October wedding in Lake Geneva.  Thanks you guys for getting me out on the town in the big city for such a fun night.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Introducing: (Reel Life) Sessions

Finally, I am so excited to announce a joint project between me, {Kelly Vanderploeg Photography}, and a former groom of mine, and good friend, Bill Roberts of {FilmsByBerts}.

We are teaming up to offer a fun new alternative and put a spin on your classic photo sessions..."{Reel Life} Sessions" will include video footage of your session as well as my photos from your session in video/slideshow format and put to music of your choice.  The videos can be shared via your phone, email and Facebook so all your friends and family near and far can view your family, high school senior session, maternity, newborn...whatever the occasion may be.  Events, parties, engagement and wedding collections are available too!

Do your kids never sit still for a camera (like mine?) and is it hard to even get eye contact for a photo?  With these new sessions, it doesn't matter.  Bill captures your family being yourselves and doing something you enjoy...

This is truly a timeless treasure that you will love watching over and over again.  You can commission Bill for just a video session or you can book us both for the whole unique experience.  We are working on several weddings together this summer and I am anxious to see the final products.  I hope you are as excited about these as we are :)  Email me at {kelly@kellyvanderploegphotography.com} or Bill at {wcroberts81@yahoo.com} for more info and availability.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A small snippit...

I am not trying to draw this out...but here are a few peeks at the new project we are working on...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

happy birthday Fayenetta!!!

A happy 21st birthday to my BFF and partner in crime!!!! 

An announcement...Coming soon!

So just before I gear up for this year's wedding season, I thought I should finally share my final wedding from last season...

Michelle & Bill are one of those couples who draw you in and make you want to get to know them better.  I loved working with them so much and I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Bill on a new project and collaboration which I can not wait to share.  Stay tuned...an exciting announcement coming soon!

I want to give a quick shout out to the ladies at Toast & Jam...if you are looking for a super fun DJ who is not cheesy or dorky, look no further.  These ladies take the cake...

Can't wait to kick off the 2013 wedding season!