Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks.....

It would be easy this year to Not see the many blessings in my life. It certainly hasn't been an easy year, and each holiday only makes the absences and trials of the past year all the more evident in my heart. But to not pay witness to the many blessings in my life would mean I'd gone blind. For if you laid all of my many blessings out in a row they would put the Black Friday sales lines to shame. I am truly, truly a lucky girl. I am thankful every day for Aaron and my incredible family and friends. They are one amazing bunch and I certainly don't tell them often enough.

This year I'm especially thankful for the amazing couples and families I have the opportunity to work with. I know I say it all the time but it's so true that I have the very best clients or friends as I prefer to think of them. Each newborn I get to snuggle or first kiss I get to witness is a true blessing. There is nothing more exciting to me then to see a wedding client return for photos once their family begins to grow. This year I give thanks for having a career that allows me to share in these incredible life milestones. A huge thank you to all of my incredible clients, 'friends'!

Jamie & Chad - married 1 year... about to start their new family together any day now!!


Amber and Jason - celebrated their 5th anniversary this year


Andrea & Paco - married 2 years ago


Beth & Colin - welcomed their new addition just a year after their wedding


Laura & Brian - will celebrate 5 years this spring


Amy and Pete just celebrated their 6th anniversary last month


Hope and Josh married for 6 years!


Heidi & Kevin - married in August two years ago


Megan & Brandon - married 4 years


Monday, November 16, 2009

Julie & Peter

She floated around the room tending to everyone's needs, directing traffic and laughing with excitement. She floated from friend to family member and back again soaking in the joy, the excitement, the trueness of her wedding day. As the morning progressed so did her happiness. It grew with each passing moment until it spread clear across her face, from ear to ear. Julie was simply put... content. And she had every right to be. After all she had found Peter and in a few hours they would pledge their love to one another from now until the end of time. Contentment, pure happiness.

To watch Julie and Peter together on their wedding day was to see pure happiness clearly defined. Their smiles and laughter were contagious. And their love, infectious. I wanted nothing more then to cuddle up with my husband and whisper sweet nothings in his ear after spending the day with Julie and Peter. To be a part of their wedding day made you love being in love all that much more. It was truly an honor to play witness to. Congratulations again Julie & Peter.



I'm hoping Julie won't kill me for posting this photo! It just so clearly captures how much fun she was having.. favorite.



Um, yeah... Julie your gorgeous even when your not smiling.


Seriously, they even smiled through the whole service....







I adore this photo... you can just see the immense amount of love in their eyes


And then back to our regularly scheduled program... lots more smiles and laughter


In lew of a cake Julie & Peter had a Culver's turtle sundae bar. They definitely knew the way to this photographers heart!





Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Studio Hours

Just a quick note to clients... the studio will be closed this week Thursday November 5th. Due to a scheduling conflict both myself and Jamie will be out of town. The studio will reopen our regularly scheduled hours next week Monday at 10:00 am. I will be out of town until Tuesday so emails and voicemails may not be responded to until my return. If you'd like to reach Jamie at the studio on Monday you can reach her at 608-257-1244.

I will be hitting the road for a long weekend with my husband and his band. They have a couple of gigs in Atlanta and since I have a wedding free weekend I decided to play the role of band groupie. :) In addition to their normal weekend of gigging this trip is unique because they will be doing a photo shoot in Atlanta to promote their recent clothing endorsement with Riejuno. Imagine my excitement when I learned their photographer will be non other then Hannibal Matthews! I am stoked to get a behind the scenes look at Mr. Matthews in action. If your not familiar with his work check out his website.... if your a Reality TV junkie or you like HipHop your sure to recognize some of the celebrities on his site. So until I return I'll work on my hip hop slang and leave you with this photo of a scary monster who recently visited my studio....
Catch you on the flip side. Okay, that's about as hip hop as I go. :)