30 September 2010

Sneak Peak | the Taylors

You won't want to miss these...

29 September 2010

Carrs and Rocks and Capri Sun

There's something about little boys wanting to explore that I find fascinating.  I love how they always want to be in something, figuring out how it works, trying to build it up or tear it down... and they have no fear when it comes to getting dirty!  On my way home from Holly and Hamilton's wedding in Destin, FL, I stopped in Atlanta for the WPPI Road Trip and had a chance to meet up with Ann and Jon and their boys.  Oh my goodness... I haven't seen Logan since he was just learning to crawl and this was my first time laying eyes on Cooper.  SO adorable and SO much fun.  I loved getting to see you guys again, meet your boys, talk some football and eat Mexican after a super fun and super hot day.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and hopefully it won't be so long before I see you guys again!

Cooper was trying oh-so-hard to reach like his brother had been doing!

Your heart may melt with this one...

And possibly this one too...

I honestly think this one on the bench is of my favorites from the day.

Ann and Jon celebrated 10 years of marriage later in the week.  Congrats you two! 
You're gorgeous and I just adore your family :)

Nothing like a good Capri Sun to wind down after a long photo session :)

You won't want to miss their slide show...

27 September 2010

Sneak Peak | the Carrs

There are many more to come... but until then, enjoy this one!

26 September 2010

Holly & Hamilton Beach Wedding | Part 3

Yes, it's taken me three posts to present this wedding to you.  Hopefully you're not sick of me and wishing I would just get to the point where they say "I do"!  There are a few things I've realized over the past three days as I've finished getting Holly & Hamilton's pictures ready and posting them... 1) I like to take pictures, lots of them. 2) I have a really hard time narrowing down to a handful of favorites. 3) I tend to take far more vertical than horizontal pictures.  While I was at a shoot today I realized I was doing it again so I forced myself to mix it up a bit more.  So we'll see.  But I digress...

Holly's brother Michael had the honor of conducting the ceremony and he did a wonderful job!  It's been such a joy to watch him grow since I first met him on our mission trip to South Africa five years ago.  As the sun set behind the buildings, the beach glowed.  Holly and Hamilton were nothing but smiles and everyone - including those watching from the balconies overlooking the beach - was so excited for them.  It was one of those ceremonies that was personal to the couple and their families, honoring to God and just overwhelmingly joyful.

Congrats again, Holly and Hamilton.  Many blessings as you continue this journey of life together!!

As I said before, Lana did a FABULOUS job on getting everything ready.


 How adorable is she??

Even though they'd already seen each other, she was so excited to walk down the aisle!


Holly, you are gorgeous.

They included Hamilton's daughter in the ceremony by presenting her with a necklace that held a charm that
signified their families coming together. She is such a precious girl and they make one good looking family!


Not very often are you able to get a group shot of everyone that was at the wedding! I love this.

And I love this too...

Annnd... I love this one.

Ok, maybe I love them all.

Precious perfection.

Night shots on the beach with a full moon?  Yes, please.

Be still my heart...

There's something that kids just love about talking or singing into a microphone.  So much fun!

I usually don't post pictures of myself from a wedding that I'm shooting, but as you've been reading, this one is a little different.  We had three summers in a row where the three of us went on a mission trip together.  Luckily, this one turned out much better than the last one we took (which was in Ukraine at the end of the week when we were all exhausted and trying to leave for the airport!).

When Lana and Myrna were talking about the throw-away bouquet before the wedding, I looked at them and asked if there were going to be any other single people there besides me and the kids.  They said probably not so I asked why Holly was going to throw it when she might as well just hand it to me!  Well, they wanted her to toss it so she did.  Don't mind the bridesmaids, one of whom is expecting and the other who is engaged.  They were simply stand-ins so that I didn't look quite so pitiful :)

Hope you guys enjoyed your destination wedding and that the honeymoon was fabulous!

Check back soon for a slide show of their wedding weekend!

24 September 2010

Holly & Hamilton Beach Wedding | Part 2

I love being a part of the bride getting ready.  There's anticipation, there are details, there's excitement... and it's just fun!  Holly, you are beautiful, but with that dress on, your make-up looking fabulous, and your hair just-so (thanks to Hamilton's mom!), you were radiant.

This was from the balcony of the condo and while it was a beautiful setting for such an
important event, this just reminds me how small we are and how big God is...

This was just before their First Look.  I adore First Looks because the bride and groom get to see
each other for the first time before the ceremony, have some time to themselves before the big event, and it leaves
plenty of time for pictures without having to feel the need to rush and get to the reception.

Aaannnnd... you get to have pictures like these...

Warning: These following pictures are going to get HOTT.  I mean, have you seen these two? 
They're gorgeous.  So get ready for some fierceness. 

See, I told you.  Fierce.  Get.It.Girl.

Anyone need a magazine cover?  Hott.

You girls are fabulous.  And gorgeous.

Guys, you're not too bad either ;-)

I just can't begin to express how wonderful it was to spend four days with these ladies.  Love you all!

Stay tuned for Part 3... the ceremony and the reception!
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