Monday, January 28, 2008

Ben and Shelly : Engagement

Last weekend I had the wonderful privilege of working with a fantastic couple... Ben and Shelly!

The weather was nice to us and decided to warm up! Ben, Shelly, Larissa and I traveled all across Lee's Summit and Kansas City to take some great shots!

Ben is a pilot, so we got to go out to a hanger and take photos in a plane! It was so much fun. I can't wait 'till I get to do their wedding in March!

Here are some of my favorite shots of the day...

Larissa snapped this first shot! Love it.

Here's the plane!!!!

I had fun playing around with textures... and came up with this blend of retro and vintage...

So there's just a few of my favorites! Ben and Shelly are so great, fun, easy going and were very willing to do and try anything! I'm really excited and can't wait to be with them in Dallas TX for their wedding day!

Thanks Ben and Shelly!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Updates / Photos !

Wow, things are already booking up for spring!
If you are interested in a June weekend wedding, there's only a couple more openings for that month... *sigh* love is in the air!

For weddings, the latest addition to... Larissa!

Larissa is a freshmen at Longview College. You'll be seeing her tag along and shooting with me at most of my weddings and events!

We did a mutual photo session ( I just made that term up) where we both took photos of each other! It was really fun!

Here's some shots from our day...

That's all for now. Getting ready for a wild and crazy weekend!



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Christmas Like NO OTHER!

OK! So the Christmas post I promised is finally here!
I LOVE Christmas! I am so thankful for so many things... especially a wonderful family... Thanks to all my out of town family too! I love you!

We had such a wonderful Christmas. My alarm went off at 6:30 am. I think we hit snooz e a couple of times... but finally Paul and I finally got out of bed and started loading all the gifts into the car (well, PAUL loaded all the gifts in the car), makeing several trips... until we were ready to head over to my parents house 20 mins away!

We were so excited! I'm not going to lie! How could you not be? A Lohman Family Christmas... is a Christmas like NO OTHER! ... I'm not sure if it's the generous ammounts of gifts waiting to be received... or the generous amounts of gifts waiting to be given. Probably both! Either way, it's so wonderful to spend a whole day giving, loving, playing... with the ones you love the most.

Most people put their gifts under the tree... but ... we kind of ran out of room!... and rooms!

We literally have piles... no, 4ft mountains! - of gifts. It was so fun to see the looks on everyones faces gawking around the room!

My mom got all the guys in the family Shocking Laser Tag that actually shocks you! It hurts! No cheating in THAT game! The box actually says "This is not a toy. For ages 12-55. Not reccommended for those with heart problems or high blood pressure." CRAZY!

I got Paul this rock'n helicopter that flies great! It is sooo cool... it flies really smooth and has great control!

To: Mom
From: Dad


Here is paul acting like a super model and rock'n his new video chair! It has speakers and other cool features that video guy types are really into.

Then we had a fantabulous Christmas Dinner! Check out these fancy place settings! Go Mom!

So there's a small, wee, tiny glimpse into a Lohman Family Christmas.
I have truly been blessed with such an amazing family. God bless us, one and all! Merry Christmas!

(yes, I realize it is January now)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Visionaire Studios Website Launch!

The new website is finally here!

Please Welcome,!

According to the web tech people at the wonderful bludomain, the site will be "propagating" for the next 72 hours which means it will be off line sometimes while it is "going around the world" (whatever THAT means!) I'm not very technically in tune when it comes to web knowledge I guess.

But yes, I am so very excited! I've been working on it since September, and it's finally done. *sigh!*

Anyways, more posts coming soon with more pics!

- Claire

Thursday, January 3, 2008

2007 Was an amazing year. A year of discovery, love, passion, ... it was amazing.

Here are just a few highlights of 07 for me:

1. I got married to the love of my life, Paul Benjamin Ryser on June 2, 2007
2. I graduated in May 07 with a BSBA, Marketing, from the University of Central Missouri
3. I graduated the same day as my husband (then, fiance!) and we got to walk together!!! He graduated Cum Laud (spelling?)
4. Spending a wonderful summer with Paul with NO HOME WORK!
5. Shooting my first wedding on July 7th, 2007!
6. Discovering my love of all things photography!
7. Buying a prime lens (Thank you lens, for supersharp, high contrasted images, fast focusing, and less editing time!)
8. Starting this blog!
9. Building my new website, with the amazing bludomain !
10. Spending the holidays with the ones I love the most: Paul, Mom, Dad, Emily, James, Molly, Aaron, Larissa, Adam, Evan, Mitch, Katie, Mom and Dad Ryser, Tim, Karin, Haley, Alexander, Chris, and Deb! (My immediate family!) Yes, I have a large family! It is wonderful!

I promise, photos are soon coming!

Until then, enjoy the brand new 2008!