Saturday, December 22, 2007

AAAHHHH! I won an award!

I won an award! I won an Accolade of Excellence in the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International 8x10 print competition for 2007! "Ain't Love a Kick?" is the winning photo! This photo was taken at Ryan & Amy Stillwaters wedding. (thanks for being such great subjects guys!) Floral credit goes to Tulip Floral Studio, and make-up credit goes to Elisha Reynoso.

Here is the press release they sent to me:

Tiffany Aicklen Wins Accolade of Excellence in the 2007 8x10 Print Competition
Tiffany Aicklen of Visalia, CA, has received special honors in the
Designed to recognize outstanding professional photographers,
the event was held in Santa Monica, CA on November 7-8, 2007.

"Ain't Love a Kick?" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Bride or Groom Alone category.

Aicklen competed against photographers from all over the world to win such honors.

The WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 8x10 Print Competitions are advancing the art of professional photography. The International Prints of the Year awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the U.S. for professional photographers. The 2007 8x10 print competitions included 2,700 print entries in 20 different categories by photographers from all over the world.

I am pretty excited and just wanted to share my joy with all of you! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I got a 35mm little fisheye point and shoot and we played with it the other day at the park. Fun, fun, fun.

Christmas Cards

Here is a little snapshot of what I've been up to for the last couple months . . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Avery turns 2

This week we celebrated Avery turning 2, she is growing so fast! Here are some photos . . .

Grandpa, GGma, and GGpa

Cute little Roamie

We cleared out the studio for a little concert, Trav and Matt got dressed up and we had a rock concert with fresh versions of Row Your Boat and Itsy Bitsy Spider. It was so fun! Equipped with blow up guitars, sunglasses and take home compilations.

Travis lookin fine

Avery didn't really need a mike:)

Everybody get your hands up

Happy Birthday dear Avery . . .

Isaac here, super excited about his new cd!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Another Ad . . .

. . . and then I promise a real photo blog! It's crazy holiday season, but I have some awesome shoots to blog about and some other stuff, so check back soon.

The Blair's are expecting a little baby girl next month, these were some picks from their maternity session!

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Ad

Here is a new ad I'm excited about . . .

Friday, November 23, 2007


I apologize for the lapse in blogging. I will provide a photography blog soon, but for now I wanted to wish you all a very happy and meaningful Thanksgiving! What an awesome holiday, to set a day aside to be thankful. Sometimes the beauty of it can be lost but it really is beautiful. I am very thankful. I am thankful for the kindness of God, my husband who is lovely to me in every way (who was not with us today:( I'll explain later.), my precious Avery Quinn who keeps getting cuter and more dear by the second, both of our steadfast families, our off-the-chart friends, our church family, my clients and the list goes on. I am also thankful for you today, the "readers of the blog", I am thankful to be a child of God, all made in the image of God to be a reflection of his glory and I see that reflection in you, so thanks . . . for being you.

My husband has been in the south Sudan for two weeks (he is raising money to dig a well there) and I pick him up at the airport tomorrow! So Avery and I are very excited and thankful for that! Blessings to you all and may God satisfy your souls!

Friday, October 26, 2007

cons & tay

Two of my most favorite people in the whole wide world! Connie is pregnant with twins! Twin girls to be exact, she is due in december and we are all so excited! I had fun shooting these photos, becuase not only do I love these two with my whole heart, but they are so fun and Taylor is very silly especially when put on the spot by the camera. Thank you for being my dear friends and may these photos put your love on display and make you grow with excitement for the future! Blessings on you!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Adelaide & Andrew

I got to shoot engagement photos for these guys recently and we had so much fun! They will be getting married in Exeter in the spring and I can't wait! Adelaide is going to be a gorgeous bride! It was so nice to finally meet you, thanks for letting me drag you all over the place, and thanks to Elisha Reynoso for the killer make-up!

Monday, October 8, 2007


So back in August we had our annual aicklen family vacation. We camp on the beach in San Diego, it's always a blast and a welcome break from the summer heat and wedding season. It always ends up being a fun eclectic group . . . this year Joey and Katie hill came for a few days with their precious son Judah, the Norwoods also stopped in for a day of beach play. It was a great time and Avery loved the ocean and the sand, she became obsessed with sea weed and wanted to pop all of the sea weed bulbs. It was pretty funny! Here are a few black and whites of Travis and Avery that I love from this trip.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It's Fall

I declare that it's officially fall, my favorite time if year! I'm just going to say it's so and hopefully the weather will begin to cooperate with me. My pumpkins are almost here, which means that it's time for fall photos. We had so much fun with this last year, the pumpkins that I bring in are incredible, warty, deep orange, green, green and white striped, white and those big huge cinderella pumpkins! Call the studio to make your appointment :)