Friday, December 28, 2012

The Malinoski's Surprise

S. & A. Malinoski have just moved to the area where I live, and they let me on a secret they just found out, and I had the GREAT honor to know it and photograph for it. They were probably the most comfortable couple I have ever photographed. Whether it was an act or not, even the guy was truly helpful in capturing them in their great love for one another. Here are just some of my favorites from their photo session:








Yes! This is their secret. They are expecting their first baby, and that is a photograph of their lil' Life.

Congratulations to the fullest!

Always,
Des'ola

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

USS Hartford Homecoming

Last month I had the great privilege to photograph some reunion moments. These moments are from USS Hartford's Homecoming after six long months deployed and away from their loved ones. I have been away from my *now husband!* for months at a time, but I can only imagine being away from someone you love more than yourself for half a year. I'll be experiencing this in the near future. In wonderful news, I'm glad to share these photographs with you. Enjoy some of my favorites from the homecoming, and congratulations to the families of the USS Hartford. A great welcome home to you.








Never take for granted the time you have with the ones you love. Ever.

Always,
Des'ola

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tim & Jeanette Zapfe's Wedding


On October 13, 2012, I had the extreme honor of flying to my fiance's home state to photograph one of his friend's (since high school!) wedding. I truly got to experience Wisconsin's beautiful Fall colors that weekend, and I was truly grateful my mom could be there to see WI and be my photo assistant. The forecast called for storms, but we were very fortunate after the ceremony there was a time we got to photograph outside. Here are just some of my favorites from the wedding.





























Jeanette, I thank you again for choosing me to photograph your special day. I hope to photograph the beautiful couple that you and Tim are in the future. Congratulations again to the fullest.

Always,
Des'ola

Thursday, November 8, 2012

William W.

I've had the privilege to photograph William in the womb, just a few weeks old, and now! His outfit for this photo shoot has to be in my top 5 favorite baby outfits. He was a trooper in the cold, and here are just a few of my favorites from our shoot.




Thanks again, Stephanie, for giving me the honor to photograph your handsome lil' man!

Always,
Des'ola

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Stefon Wedding

On September 15th, Nina & Josh along with their son, Mason, gathered family and friends to see them dressed in their best to get married. This would be the first wedding my fiance assisted me, and I hope there are many more in the future he will assist me with because he was a rockstar as a photographer's assistant. The Stefon's wedding was at the Speilman Farms in Baltic, Connecticut. Here are some of my favorites from their union!!:









I loved capturing his smile when he saw his son and
future wife walking down the aisle.




I love this portrait of Josh & Nina. Beautiful,
and I am happy I got the photograph I wanted where you
can see both of their wedding bands!

Father & son Chucks.


Brothers and their Chucks. 

Definitely one of my top 10 moments I have photographed at a wedding.
Mason loved using his mom's wedding dress as a hiding spot!

I love this kiss they shared.
Plus, this cake tasted just as great as it looks!

Nina, I thank you for giving me the privilege to photograph yours and Josh's gorgeous wedding. It was a wonderful experience, and I wish y'all many seasons of love and happiness.

Always,

Des'ola