April, Head Shots and Portraits

My roommate April is graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois this semester, so I was happy to take a few portraits so she could post an updated photo on her social media sites. She is a great godly woman and it’s been a pleasure to live with her this semester. Good luck April! I’ll be rooting for you from California.

>>Lanie

lanielouisephotography@yahoo.com

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Photo Ministry in Washington D.C.

While studying in D.C., it was one of my goals to serve the community with my gifts. I volunteered at the local crisis pregnancy center, which gave me the idea to offer free photo sessions to families who usually can’t afford to pay for nice, professional portraits. A few of my friends tagged along and the day turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I couldn’t stop laughing behind the camera! [Yes, my friends did make fun of me … ] I became aware of the blessings I take for granted — even the simple fact that I can go out and take nice photos with my friends. So, enjoy these images! I am so happy to share them with you.

>>Lanie

lanielouisephotography@yahoo.com

And here’s a bit of a look behind the scenes (for those of you who don’t know, that’s me in the striped dress):

*Behind-the-scenes photos taken by my friend Jacob Bechtol

Sara and Casey — Engaged!

This engagement session was so fun — I spent the afternoon driving around with these two and taking photos all over D.C.! Sara is one of my roommates; her and Casey got engaged at the tail end of last year. They’re both from Kentucky but I might be able to fly out from California to capture their wedding in the summer of 2014. Love these two!

>>Lanie

lanielouisephotography@yahoo.com

Rose and Douglas are expecting!

Rose happens to be one of my professors at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C. So, like Abigail, I felt so blessed when she asked me to do a maternity session with her and her husband Douglas. This was my first maternity session (and theirs, too!), so it will be memorable, of course!

>>Lanie

lanielouisephotography@yahoo.com

Jacob Bechtol

Jacob Bechtol

Jacob, an ever-so-dapper friend of mine, ventured out into the D.C. storm with me. He asked me to take some photos of him for a blog post he wanted to write about men’s fashion. I guess you know you love photography when you’ll go out in rain or shine!

See more images from this shoot here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494601073930282.1073741826.178985548825171&type=1