Archive for June, 2008

Please vote for your favorite “fresh face.” The winner will receive a free session, a free 11X14 print, and a $40 gift card to Old Navy to pick out a new outfit for the shoot.

Voting will end on July 8th at Midnight.

Please be fair and only vote once per person 🙂

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This little girl was such a doll!!! I photographed her parents wedding this last year. It’s amazing how time flies by so quickly. They are such a beautiful couple and it shows with their gorgeous daughter. I did an in-home session with this little gal. She was quite expressive for only being three months. After we thought we’d finished her session, she fell asleep on her mama. Normally I only get sleeping shots with tiny newborns, but she was more than cooperative for us.

It always seems to work that way.. just when I think I’m done with a session, THAT is when I get the best photographs. Of all the different things I do with photography, I think babies and kids are my favorite to photograph. It’s their sweet innocence that gets me every time….

This last Saturday, June 21 2008, I photographed the wedding for the Dunlaps in Longview at the brand new First Baptist Church. My Sister-in-law Natalie Schneibel also photographed with me. She and I do weddings and events together. She is a very experienced and skilled photographer. We’ve been working together for the last year.

This was the very first wedding that took place in the church so it was a very special day for many reasons. I used to attend Longview First Baptist when I was in Junior High and High School. Seeing Pastor Kevin White brought back so many memories. It’s so nice to see them grow as a church family. Even though I now attend Grace Bible Fellowship in Kelso, I still miss a lot of the folks I used to go to church with there. Jennilee and Aaron have decided to make Longview First Baptist their home church.

I’ve been friends with Jennilee since we were little kids so it was natural for Jennilee to pick Lemon Drops Photography as her wedding photographer. We played softball together for years. I remember having slumber parties with the team. Two of my other good friends were bridesmaids. I felt like I was at a reunion. I think I had as much fun as they did, if not more.

The Kelso senior high school classmates now reside in longview with their two dogs. I personally am hoping they decide to expand their family soon with kids, but that’s purely for selfish reasons. I can’t wait until we get baby Dunlaps!!!

They are such a wonderful couple. I was honored to photograph their special day.

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This little beauty made me want to have another little girl!

If her parents didn’t love her so much, I’d have taken her home with me 😉

She was full of so much personality. I think we got at least thirty different faces out of her. She made my job really easy. I could have photographed her all day. She was a complete doll!!

So here’s a quick preview for her mom and dad….

Announcing my June 2008 Fresh Faces Contest!!!

I am now accepting entries for this year’s contest. This contest is all about finding my new cover model!!!

The winner of this contest will receive a free session, a free 11X14 print, and a $40 gift card to Old Navy to pick out a new outfit for the shoot.

To enter, please email a photo of your child to

Children entered can be any age from 1 day old to 14 years old. Photos entered must be from the last two months. Please only black and white or colored images.

All entries must be received by June 30th. Voting will start on July 1st and will run for one week. The voting will be public.

So email all your friends and family with cute kids and get them to enter the contest!!!!

The “fine” print:

Children who are entered must not have been photographed by Lemondrops Photography in the last six calendar months. You can enter one photo per child for each child in your family. Only non-professional photos will be accepted. By entering, you are agreeing that you have permission to use the photograph. Lemondrops Photography takes no responsibility for copyrighted images submitted to the contest. Lemondrops Photography reserves the right to disqualify or deny an entry at their discretion. The child entered can be from anywhere, but must be willing to travel within a thirty mile radius of Longview, WA. A signed model release will be required to receive prize. The purpose of this contest is to find a “fresh face” for use in promotional and marketing materials.