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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Weddings Galore

Its full blown wedding season which means my updates are far and few between because I'm busy having a BLAST shooting weddings of beautiful brides!

Top that off with a bit of homeschooling, a bunch of kids and endless piles of laundry and what do you get? A lonely blog.

So, lonely blog, meet the strangers that have been keeping me away from you... enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Introducing the CRAZY Booth!

I am so excited to introduce to all of my upcoming brides as well as future brides the hottest thing in the wedding industry right now... on site photo booths at your wedding reception!  Not only am I able to introduce this concept to all of my brides but I'm now fully equipped to offer it to you as well!  

I had the privilege of setting up this photo booth at Andy & Leslie's wedding this past month and it was a WILD success. There was a line for the booth almost all night and the pictures we captured are priceless. Its a fabulous way of documenting who was at the reception in a way thats both creative and reflective of everyone's personalities!

Enjoy these pictures from Andy & Leslie's CRAZY BOOTH! and email me at michellehamstraphotography at gmail dot com if you're interested in booking a wedding or adding the crazy booth to a wedding you've already booked! 

Crazy Booth!

Crazy Booth!

Crazy Booth!

Crazy Booth!

I have a very special deal for the first two brides who book this so don't wait!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Little Feet make me happy!


Today is my best friend's wedding... and I'm hoping that I don't go into labor... hehe... but if I do I can't wait to photograph little feet 'til my hearts content!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Landon - blast from the past!

There's nothing better than a chubby baby to light up your day!!  This is a blast from the past but I couldn't help but post it - this little guy is so cute!

Landon 15 blog

landon basket 2 bw blog

landon 1 bw blog

landon 5 blog

Landon 3 bw blog

And talk about expressive! This guy pulled every face in the book. :)

Landon 10 bw blog

Landon 19 blog

And what a champion - handling the snow like a little eskimo. ;)

Landon outside 3 blog

Landon outside 4 bw blog

Landon 22 blog

Thanks for coming to see me Landon!

I'm off to my best friend's wedding so I hope to have some fabulous images of that to bring home... though I'm not the photographer - this time I get to be in the wedding... as a VERY pregnant bridesmaid.    More soon!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Remember that blast from the past session? Well, this was their new addition this year. He is ADORABLE. I live nearby to this family so I get to see him growing to be as handsome as his brothers. :)

Brady hand baby soft blog

Brady basket 5 bw blog

Brady 12 bw blog

Brady 13 bw blog

Brady 5 bw blog

Brady basket 3 bw blog

Brady basket 1 bw blog

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jason & Ashley - blast from the past!

This session is so old I'm not even going to tell you when I took it... but lets just say they're now a family of 5. :)

richards family big sky blog

richards family sky bw blog

reece floor 1 chocolate blog

Richards family brick wall blog

J&A brick wall series 1 blog

reece dads leg blog

richards love bw blog

Richards family garage blog

Richards family 1 bw blog

It was cold!

its cold blog

i saw mommy kissing daddy 2 bw blog

This picture makes me laugh. :)

i saw mommy kissing daddy 1 blog

Richards family white wall bw blog

zack and dad blog


pirates bw blog

brothers leaves bw blog

chasing brothers 1 blog

richards family red tree blog

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bryan & DeAnna

The last from this reunion session... I just couldn't resist getting this cute chubby baby down to his diaper!!

Logan 2 blog

Logan 3 bw blog

logan 4 vintage blog

Bryan & Deanna Family 1 cropped bw blog

Bryan & Deanna vintage blog

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Brian & Kristie

More from the reunion session... as you can see Bryan & JoAnn passed on some good genes. :)
Sidney 1 vintage blog

Payton 1 bw blog

Payton 2 bw blog

Payton wall vintage blog

Smith Family 2 bw blog

Landon 2 blog

Sidney 2 vintage blog