Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hayes + Minks = Love! + Volken's Engagement Gallery Posted!

It's April, its really April's so hard to believe that were already into month 4 of 2011, but I am sooo ready for warmer weather, weddings, and a summer of Mini Vacations and fun.

Here is a sneak peek of my latest Engagement Session that was with Travis & Teaya.  They were so much fun - non-stop laughter (which I love) they made my part easy last Sunday.  I knew it would be a fun session as I know Travis back from when I lived in Iowa City - congratulations on finding someone that seems to complete you.  I loved the way I caught him looking at her and their love for each other.  Their wedding is just right around the corner and I look forward to capturing every detail of it. Enjoy the sneak peek.....there are plenty more on the way! 

Also the Volkens Engagement Session is posted in the gallery on my website check out a few of my favorites from their session!

and finally a picture of Miss Sophia Kay - 9 Months.  Here I am a photographer not getting nearly enough pictures of my own kiddos....I've done a few sessions the last week, so they will be up shortly.

Look for a new price list to be updated by tomorrow....including Senior Session info & a Watch Me Grow - 1 Year Baby Plan. 

Thanks for following!  Happy April Fools Day - Make all of your pranks fun! :)


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Changes...Changes...Changes! & All for the better!

I thought it was time that I fill everyone in on Mikala Photography, there is a ton of change in the works and all for the better....tons of specials, new pricing, new product....oh & I have I mentioned a few key items like my studio is complete + I am doing Photography FULL TIME now!

Who knew that it would be less than 6 months after I got my first professional camera that this would happen, but I am beyond thankful.  This means that I am doing Photography full time but also a full time wife and mother, which is the perfect mix for me.  Many of you know that my husband had a pretty scary accident just two weeks ago today and that really got us thinking and praying and deciding what we should do as a family. Thank you for everyone who got on their knees and prayed for us, called or just thought of us, and for everyone who stepped up to help out with the kids - we are so thankful to you.  We decided this path to allow me to be available for my family but also for my clients and I could not be happier with our choice.  I have believed for a very long time that I am destined to do something great and make people happy in doing so & I feel beyond blessed that this is my gift to give back.

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a couple in love just gazing at each other, excited for their upcoming wedding, a new mother and the way she adores her brand new child, or the children that run free outside just giddy to be playing and not even noticing that I am capturing their every move, because to me....they are the boss that day.  I have truly found something that I find passion in and makes my heart so happy.  I love that every session I still learn something & hope that never changes. for all of you who follow Mikala Photography and are all of my clients, thank you.  Please spread the word that we are still doing the referral program, so for every referral that you send me you get a free 8x10 (no limit).  

I'm also looking for Class of 2012 Seniors to be on my Senior Ads.  So if you know of any, send them my way - Mikala Photography's facebook page & they just have to let me know they are a senior (or parent/friend) interested in a session, which will get them entered in to win a completely free session, free wallets/prints, etc & be the model Representative for their school, + every referral will earn them FREE wallets, prints, friend sessions, etc! Over a $500 Value!  I'm excited for my summer with all of the Senior Sessions and Weddings already booked.

Contact me directly to set up a session 319-269-2480,, or directly on my facebook page - Mikala Photography. 

Happy Wednesday - make it a great day!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Volkens + Peters = Love.......Sneak Peek!

Here is an Engagement session that I had last Wednesday Afternoon, it was a Beautiful afternoon + this couple was fun which is always a total bonus!  I love all of the people I get to meet doing Photography!

Enjoy the sneak peek, there are plenty more coming!

A huge blog is on the way with a lot of updates, exciting news and Spring specials!  Watch for it!!!!!!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sweet Penelope has arrived! Check out her gallery!

Sweet little Penelope Aster has arrived and what a lil doll she is + I just LOVE her name!  She was born on February 25th weighing a little over 8 lbs and a head full of black hair.  Before I even met her I knew I was gonna just love her little sweetness....& I did. 

She already has daddy wrapped around her tiny little fingers and her mommy just adores her.  One of my favorite pictures below captures just that of the 3 of them.  There is nothing more that I love than watching a family grow and am looking forward to seeing that happen with this family. 

Thank you for letting me capture a little part of that - this is a couple I def love working with and looking forward to our next session. 

I love the statement Justin made to me too as he was complimenting that I do a good job (thank you!!) after I said I truly enjoy doing Photography and it just makes me happy, I've heard it before but it was just nice to hear, he said - "If you find something you love to do, you won't work a day in your life" ....It's so true and music to my ears - I found that 'thing' I'm supposed to do with my life!!!!!   So for everyone who has trusted me and fully supported me with this path, thank you for allowing me to create a little piece of your story with a photo, I hope you're able to cherish them for the rest of your lives!!

Super huge thanks to my hubby for helping me set up the rest of my studio & all the help with my new desk, computer, chairs & all of the other stuff, especially your constant research - You rock & I appreciate you more than I can even express........ I love that you constantly encourage, believe and push me, you have allowed me to be an overall better person because of it!