Candid Reflections

November 3, 2010

A Christmas Card

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September 3, 2010

Rachel + Matthew : A Beautiful Country Wedding

Filed under: Photo Sessions, Photography — candid reflections @ 12:00 pm

I have recently had the distinct pleasure of photographing Rachel and Matt’s beautiful outdoor wedding.   The celebration, which took place on a gorgeous summer day, was cast in the serenely picturesque backyard of Matt’s childhood home.   Guests were seated on a manicured patch of green grass, shaded by a canopy of moss-covered trees, and serenaded by the rippling Solduck River as they witnessed Matt and Rachel’s  profession of love for one another and exchange of vows. 

Rachel and Matt chose to see each other before the ceremony so I was able to capture a few intimate moments between them that they would not have had time to experience during the ceremony.   The first look (and the pictures that follow) is always my favorite part of the day!

Gorgeous!

I love that Matt and Rachel’s little Jack Russell Terrier was the first to congratulate the newly married couple, after all, they ARE his people! 

Thanks so much Rachel & Matt and Pete & Molly for the honor of being a part of this wonderous day!

August 25, 2010

A Wedding On the Beach

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Jason and Whitnie’s wedding took place at the beach earlier this month.  They originally planned for an outdoor ceremony but the weather didn’t exactly cooperate.  Luckily, they had rented a beautiful white tent which was just big enough to shelter all their guests who were there to celebrate with them.   They also hired the very talented sisters, Bobbie and Georgia, of Two Sisters PlanningOh, how I love to photograph venues decorated by Georgia and Bobbie!  Beside sporadic periods of drizzle,  it was a great day… a beautiful venue,  a fun-filled walk along the beach, with two young and adventurous hearts joined in love.  Thank you for the honor of photographing your day Whitnie and Jason, you were so great to play on the beach with me …can’t wait to show you the sea-weed whip pictures! 😉   And Whitnie, you jumped into the pool!!!  Could you be any more FUN?!!  Many blessings to you and your scrumptious, adorable little Kyle.

Whitnie did such a good job of keeping her dress clean, despite the damp weather and the outdoor setting.  By the time the reception was winding down though, it was apparent that a dirty dress was becoming inevitable.  After tossing her boquet, she decided to “let her hair down” and head down by the waves to have a bit of fun.

Then for the finale!   ….. why not!

August 20, 2010

Vacationing at the Beach

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I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family from Texas while they were vacationing at a local beach recently.  Three sisters, their parents, and their families – they were such a great group to work with!  After some formal shots of the whole family we took some candids of the cousins.  We got some fun shots and I sure loved watching the connections they shared with one another.  Although the weather wasn’t exactly favorable while they were here, something tells me this family just knows how to make the best of things – I’ll bet they had a wonderful time together.  Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your time together guys, Seth and I truly enjoyed the pleasure of meeting and working with y’all!   Here are some shots from our session that I hope you’ll enjoy!

 

August 12, 2010

Megan + Andrew … nestled in a grove of pines

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Megan and Andrew had a beautiful outdoor wedding and they chose to meet right before the ceremony for a private moment together.  Their first glance could not have been more romantic, nestled in a grove of pines… anticipation and expectation were met by true affection and pure delight.  On top of all of this…. I got to be there, capturing it all with my camera!  Oh how I love that first moment shared between a man and his new bride!

July 1, 2010

Leah and Greg’s Wedding Album

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                                                                                                        Cover                

                                                (with book end darkened to show it’s location, otherwise bookend is same color as the rest.)

                                                             Back Cover                                                                                           Front Cover

    

                                                                                                               Or….. This Cover???

                                                                                                           Full Page Spreads

                                                               Left Side                                                                                               Right Side

June 21, 2010

Oliver ~ Two Month Baby Photo Session

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Introducing Oliver, the most adorable little cutie-pa-tootie of whom I had the honor of photographing recently.  Oliver is practically family, you know!  His mom and I have known each other since infancy, our moms having been best friends since their own childhood.  I had so much fun editing Oliver’s pictures, and not without thoughts like, “This is sooo his grandma’s expression!”  or  “He definitely has his grandpa’s eyes,”  running through my mind.  Such fun, love this little guy!

 

May 30, 2010

Leah + Greg: The First Look

Filed under: Photo Sessions, Photography — candid reflections @ 9:50 pm

 Last weekend, we had the honor of photographing Leah and Greg’s beautiful wedding day.  The weather was gorgeous, the venue delightful, and the couple an absolute dream!  Greg and Leah are one of the sweetest couples.  I loved spending the day with them and witnessing their love for each other.  Leah was the most organized bride, with such a caring heart (not to mention, she’s stunningly beautiful!)   And Greg was such a patient and caring groom,  he is Leah’s knight-in-shining-armour – not that Leah needs to be rescued, but dang, he sure makes her look safe and secure when she’s in his arms!  What an absolute honor it was to capture such a spectacular day! 

I have lots more pictures to share, but for now, I leave you with The First Look:

May 9, 2010

Senior Photo Session ~ Josh

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What a fun time I had taking Josh’s senior photos!  The fact that Josh was so easy going, coupled with his great smile made my job so easy and enjoyable.  Thanks for a great session, Josh!

March 15, 2010

Jen {2010 Senior} Photo Session

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I met up with Jen and her mom on Saturday.  It looked like it was going to be a beautiful morning so we decided to meet at the park for some pictures under my favorite lighting – the big ‘ol diffused sky.   However, as soon as we set foot out of our cars, the clouds which had been giving us our diffused light decided to give up some precipitation as well!  Jen was such a trooper, though.  We dodged rain drops as we ran to our backdrop so I could get a few shots.  And a few is all we got before we had to shield her with my reflector in order to save her hair from an outright down pour!  Back to the studio lights for the rest of her session, after a little touch up with the hair straightener of course!  Thanks for a fun session, Jen.  You truly are as sweet as can be!

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