Monday, May 16, 2011

New Blog Address

5.16.11

Well it finally happened....the new blog has officially launched and will be packed full of photography goodness. Please update your feeders and bookmarks and head on over to the new blog:

www.LeilaniTucker.com/blog

This site will still be available here but it will no longer be updated.

Thank you.

New Blog Address

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Royal Treatment

4.1.11

And so it begins. A relaxing day where beauty is queen. I have been looking forward to this all week. About once every three months I give myself ONE day where I act like a girl. I go all out and give myself the royal treatment: a haircut and style, most definitely a massage, and without a doubt a manicure and a pedicure.

I like to think of it as my rewarding myself for being such a hard worker ;)

Now here's the kicker.

My stylist decided to switch things up a bit. Yes she's a bit fashion forward, but I think this is a little too fashion forward for me. Take a look at this picture she took of me and honestly tell me what you think.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Perfectly Trained

3.30.11

I have always had wacky ideas for training animals. You see I am 100 percent convinced I can train a cow to play fetch. I know, I know, it's a great idea. Believe me, I tell myself this over and over but everyone thinks I’m crazy or laughs in my face--I don't know which one is worse.

So two years ago when we first got Dozer, I was bound and determined to train him in a way that I have never done before. I wanted him to ring a bell so he would tell us when he needed to go outside. Everyone laughed at me and said “Good Luck” because there was no way Dozer was ever going to do that--Oh and they just so happened to mention the cow playing fetch idea just to add salt to the wound.

So out of spite and pure drive I had to prove them wrong. I worked with Dozer day and night and it was proving to be pretty difficult. Until.It.Happened. He started to ring the bell and everyone was amazed—including myself. Dozer is now the bell-ringing champion and all I need now is a pasture, a frisbee, and a cow ;)

Dozer's Bell

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Poke The Box

3.30.11

I have had a nice break recently and I’ve actually enjoyed some personal time to do the things I haven’t done in a while. Case and point—reading for personal pleasure. I don’t necessarily think I had cabin fever but I certainly felt drained and unmotivated to get my booty in gear to make some changes.

So I decided to pick up a little book about getting things done and starting new projects. It has been a great help in getting me motivated. I have been working on getting a new website and blog now for somewhere in the neighborhood of five months now. I’m so excited to say that within the next few weeks—I’m keeping my fingers crossed—I might me able to launch it.

So here’s to Seth Godin and his motivational ways. Thank you.


Poke the box

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shamus' Senior Session

3.29.11

When I got the call about Shamus’ session, I knew it was going to be amazing. Shamus is an athlete and is involved in a variety of sports. We headed to the new football field that Vestaburg built, then we then headed inside the gym and took some basketball images, and finally we headed downtown.

I couldn’t believe how well everything went and especially how photogenic he is. It’s so hard to not post more images but here’s a sample of his session:


Shamus' Senior Session


Shamus' Senior Session


Shamus' Senior Session


Shamus' Senior Session


Shamus' Senior Session


Shamus' Senior Session

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Duck Duck + Goose

3.28.11

Saturday was an entirely different day altogether. A day I will forever remember because I just couldn’t say no.

After a day of shopping and eating, we decided to make a pit stop at our local farm supply store. Why is beyond me but this leads me to introduce you to our new members: Duck Duck (the yellow one) and Goose (the black one).

These are the impulse buys I mentioned on facebook. Duck impulse buys. In all my years I’ve purchased some pretty random stuff; however, I never thought we would purchase ducks. Their cute little chirps, their adorable waddles, and the way they look at you saying, “take me home” .....now how could we say no.

Duck Duck & Goose
Look at Goose being all diva in front of the camera.
Duck Duck & Goose
I just LOVE Duck Duck's face in this picture. He's probably thinking, "Whhhaaaattt!"
Duck Duck & Goose

Duck Duck & Goose
Duck Duck is the older, wiser, and protective duck.
Duck Duck & Goose
I will leave you with my favorite pic of the day :)
Duck Duck & Goose
Luckily our intentions are clear and we purchased them as a gift for Todd's parents. They have several private ponds which will make Duck Duck and Goose the happiest ducks in the world. Until then, they are just hanging out soaking up their time in front of the camera :)

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Cody's Senior Session

3.25.11

Cody’s session was unique because I was not only photographing Cody, but his best friend at the same time. Although this was my first attempt shooting a dual senior session, working with such fantastic, easygoing guys made it pretty easy for me.

We had to reschedule a couple different times because he was in the middle of his wresting season—and a black eye would not be fun to fix in photoshop :) So even though there was snow on the ground, Cody pulled through.

Here are some images during his session:

Cody's Senior Session


Cody's Senior Session


Cody's Senior Session





Cody's Senior Session


Cody's Senior Session

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Sassano Family

3.24.11

Photographing families has quickly become one of my favorite categories and luckily I had a good practice last fall. I agree sometimes it can be difficult and challenging—having everyone looking at the camera and smiling, but there was no challenge with the Sassano family.

They are such a beautiful family and I could not believe how quick their session flowed from one move to the next. I could have posted every single image of their session but as much as I’d like to, I had to choose just a few. Here are my favorites:
Sassano Family Session


Sassano Family Session


Sassano Family Session


Sassano Family Session


Sassano Family Session


Sassano Family Session

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fawn's Senior Session

3.21.11

When I first spoke with Fawn, her voice was so soft and sincere. She talked with such poise and sweetness, it was so refreshing to hear. I could tell she was a little nervous, but when we started getting into the zone, Fawn came out of her shell.

We met in Mt. Pleasant and she was one of my few seniors who opted out of a studio session. I love it when my seniors focus their session outdoors because the possibilities are endless. Fawn was also my first senior from Chippewa Hills High School.

Here are just a few of my favorites from Fawn’s session:


Fawn's Senior Session


Fawn's Senior Session


Fawn's Senior Session


Fawn's Senior Session



Fawn's Senior Session

Fawn's Senior Session
 

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