So, this post comes as long overdue, but the sweet, incredibly talented April from ALH Designs featured an interview with me on her blog earlier this month (how is it already mid-December, by the way?!). In it, I gush about a few of my favorite gadgets as a photographer, talk about some of the big challenges wedding photographers face, and share some of my favorite images from the last year. Please click on over, check it out, and leave us some love.
Those of you who have worked with me this fall, may recognize Vanessa. She is my incredibly talented friend and frequent second shooter. When she came to me and asked if I would shoot some images for her and her husband for their TENTH anniversary, I was flattered and excited. Now, when you peek at the images, you may be thinking – holy cow how have they been together for ten years!? To be honest, I asked myself the same thing. THEY LOOK WAY TOO YOUNG FOR THAT. But, then I remind myself that my husband and I have been together for a similar length of time and – well, I like to believe anyway – that we also look that young. Maybe that’s just me dreaming though, ha.
Nonetheless, Vanessa and Jorge, like other photographers I’ve had the pleasure of capturing, were incredibly easy to work with. Vanessa had a vision for the shoot – which I loved – but also was flexible to let me insert some of my vision. But really, I think you could put Vanessa in that dress just about anywhere and heads would keep on turning. And, Jorge, of course, isn’t too shabby either.My favorite part though? That to me the love is palpable between them – both in person and, I believe, in the images.
Vanessa and Jorge – thank you for letting me capture this moment in time. You guys are THE CUTEST. And, though I’ll never let Jorge drive me anywhere again, I do hope I get to see you both soon! (You knew there was going to be a driving joke here, right?) And, V, I’m so so thankful to have met you and gotten the chance to work with you this year. I truly couldn’t think more of you! xoxo.
FAVORITE. Oh man. I couldn’t even pick between color and B&W. Please don’t make me.
Sorry… this one again. I just love it in color too. Vanessa, you are GORGEOUS.
And then a quick outfit change… you’d never believe it but it was totally dusk during this next set. We just barely got them!
I have about 308294051 sessions to blog that were shot in the past few months, but today’s post is special. You see, my dear sweet friend Kelly is getting married this weekend. We shot Kelly and Kevin’s engagement session in the spring and since Kelly is (a) also a talented photographer and (b) really into social media/online networking, she shared some of the images online herself (with my permission, of course) despite the fact I hadn’t blogged them. She has even teased me about how long after the wedding it will take me to blog it.
Anyway, I figured as a good start to kick off their wedding weekend, I’d share a few favorites from their engagement. We had fun wandering around downtown and exploring the area. As you can tell, they have pretty awesome personalities, which makes my job easy. I can’t wait to do it all over again with them on Sunday at their WEDDING.
To Kelly & Kevin – I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND. Thanks for being awesome and trusting my sometimes questionable ideas. I am so excited for you guys and the life ahead of you and so excited to be able to capture it! xox.
Kelly is REALLY into theater, and this is right outside their reception venue: The Walnut Street Supper Club. So all over this image has meaning. One of my favorites for sure!
And ending with my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE! Love.
When I first arrived to their house, I made the mistake of commenting how impressed I was that Reagan was such a sound sleeper. As her older sister Morgan danced around the room, singing and laughing, Reagan barely flinched from her sweet slumber. It was, of course, quite the jinx on myself as Reagan barely slept the rest of the afternoon. WHOOPS! Won’t make that mistake again! She sure made us work for it, but I am pretty impressed at what we were able to capture in the 10 minutes of sleep she did give us.
Obviously, it doesn’t hurt that the whole family is adorable and Reagan’s older sister, Morgan, is full of personality! For a girl that was crying when I arrived because she isn’t crazy about strangers, it only took about 5 minutes for her to warm up to me and she then acted as my official assistant for the day – helping me set up blankets and move equipment and, obviously, review images.And, I must admit, her love for her new little sister was pretty darn heart-melting. Prepare yourselves, folks! Enjoy the images! xo.
To the Dubois family, thank you so much for letting me into your lives for the day and capture such a special time. Both your daughters are just precious and it was truly an honor to be able to capture them and their sweet relationship.
Morgan was full of kisses for her sister. SO SWEET.
Love Morgan’s look at her sister in this one. Seriously, can you even handle the cuteness?!
It has been a while since I have gotten actually nervous before a shoot. I mean, I am usually EXCITED, but nervous? Not so much. But, you see, April is a close friend of mine and an incredibly talented photographer. So, when we agreed to trade sessions, I hadn’t really thought about the kind of pressure that would mean for me!
Fortunately, April and her family are incredibly sweet, easy to work with, and have a wonderfully cute toddler, Charlotte (do you remember Charlotte?!). It was so much fun for me to be able to capture them together and get to capture Charlotte at such a fun, playful age. She made some of THE BEST expressions during our shoot that really expressed her excited personality, which I just adored. It really is hard not to grin looking at that sweet smile of hers, isn’t it!? Enjoy the images!
What’s not to love about Fall leaves!? Love that guilty face she makes at the end
That curly blonde hair! OH MY GOSH.
She laid down like this all by herself. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS CUTENESS!?
FAVORITE! Love that April and C are making the same excited expressions!
And then a few of just April and Kev together, because ALL parents should do this!
April and Kev, I had so much fun with your family. I hope you’ll let me continue to capture you guys together as C grows. Can’t wait to see what you do with them! xoxo.