Wedding Day In LFK| Trina Baker Photography

About a month ago I met with Lucas and Steph to talk about photographing their wedding. They were so obviously enamored with each other. So in love. I was excited for them an couldn't wait to document their day. We were met with a beautiful, sunny and crisp Kansas Autumn day. A rarity in November for sure. The trees around Danforth Chapel were brimming with color. It was the perfect backdrop for their photos. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their day.



Friday Five

Today we are going to get to know Angela Haugland one of my fellow team mates from fPOEInspired by nature and architecture, Angela has a unique vision that focuses on vintage themes and translates through all of her images.

When/Why did you start taking photos?

I started taking photos when I was in high school, I had borrowed an old Canon AE-1 film camera from my grandparents to take a photography class in school, and instantly fell in love.

Why do you love photography?
I love that simple things can be captured in such a beautiful way, and memories can be preserved forever. There is a very personal connection to photography for most people, whether they are the ones buying prints, or the ones taking the shots. You have to feel connected to your art, and I feel like a lot of times, that my camera is an extension of my arm, and serves as just another way to reach out and collect little bits of beauty all around me.

Who are some photographers from the past and present that inspire you?

Hmm…. that’s a tough one… I think I will have to go with Henri Cartier-Bresson. He’s a french photographer with an emphasis on “street” photography (architecture, city still life, portraiture, etc). He has a quote I really love too, “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye, and the heart. It’s a way of life.”

If you could travel anywhere in the world to take photographs, where would it be?

I would love to go to Italy again, everything there is photogenic! Ha! I was there in 2003, but only for a week. I would love to take a trip and stay for at least a couple of weeks… I would also love to go to South America someday…

If someone gave you $3000 today to spend on photography equipment, what would you buy?

 Oh gosh! Come to think of it, I could use a new camera body! I’ve loved the heck out of the one I have, and it might be time for an upgrade… $3000 will do quite nicely for that! 🙂

Please stop by and visit Ms. Angela’s etsy shop, her Jewelry Shop and of course facebook!

Friday Five

I am starting a feature post called “Friday Five”. Every Friday I will interview a fellow artisan by asking them five questions. First up is my fellow fPOE, Female Photographers of Etsy, team mate Shannon Clark.


When/Why did you start taking photos?

I started taking photos in Jan 2011. I had admired the work of others for many years and being a creative person, I decided to give photography a try. A year and a half later, I love it!



What’s your favorite thing to photograph?

I’m partial to city and carnival settings, basically man made subjects. I feel like you can go in every editing direction with them (from wild and modern to classic and vintage) as opposed to nature and landscape photography.




If you could travel anywhere in the world to take photographs, where would it be?

New York!! Or any large city



What are you most proud of?

I’m proud of a lot of things, it’s hard to narrow it down to one. I think the opportunity that made me most excited and feel accomplished was signing with a publisher who has had their artists’ work in big stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond. Fingers are crossed that can be me! I’m also proud of having my wholesale accounts for Iphone cases and for having the most featured photos from an artist/photography on Picnik’s facebook page!


What do you do to unwind?

Edit photos!!


Thanks to Ms. Shannon for sharing a bit about herself and her wonderful photos. Follow her on facebook and view more of her work!


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