For this couple, pretty freaking DEEP !! Eugene and Gliezel have me totally smitten. They love photos ( which in my business is a very good thing ) so they had me do their ‘save the date’ photos. The clouds were looming but luckily they let up for this oh so happy spring session. It was just perfect ! I want to insert 3 or 4 more love song titles but enough already.
Gotta love when a gal lets me put her booty on the internet. This charming and friendly gal was sheer delight. I am not able to show most of my Boudoir work, but this gem said as long as I do not show her boobs she was cool. So YEAH ! I DO have the coolest studio to do these sessions, really a boudoir photographers dream studio and I truly enjoy this creative work. I like to mix it up and give several different looks. So THANKS to this gift for letting me show these. Life is good indeed.
In case you are wondering why the sudden loyal blogging, well I accepted a blog challenge to blog every week lest I loose $100 and that is NOT going to happen. Great way to show my recent work and express my love and gratitude for my beloved wedding couples. I loved this wedding so very much. Kyla and Patrick were the bees knees of wedding couples. Their beautiful and classy wedding had so many fabulous elements such as my favorite gals at Alluring events ( they were so so awesome ), the arty historic Crocker Art Museum and the extremely hip Beatnik venue, the sweetest and best make-up gals at All Dolled Up and the truly talented Botanica floral. And we were lucky enough to get that delicious winter sun. Yay yay double yay for all of the beauty and love involved. Enough words, photos please.
Where TO begin when one speaks about the true love of Jenny and Meliss ! Darling, fun, very happy ladies, so full of life and love for each other and their new family unit. When they came to meet me at my studio they did not have a venue so we booked them at OUR VENUE ( O.K not really mine, but I rent the upstairs space ) Their wedding at The Antique Mansion Privee was so very heartfelt. Rick at Visions Entertainment rocked their reception like a hurricane. They did in fact ‘jump around’ and as you can see everyone had a blast. Please note Jenny’s Sparkle Bridal gown ! I love all things Sparkly and Sparkle Bridal is at the top of my list as they cater to the gals with curves. And a shout out to Simple Country Weddings for adding their beautiful touches to the mix. Enjoy this one in a million love story !
That thing when you get to do a group of gals wedding and you get to see them at each others weddings supporting each other. I LOVE this group of super cool gals and was THRILLED to be doing Savannah and Patricks wedding at The Croatian Center this past September. They were the sweetest couple, with the most fun wedding. I felt so at ease during the family photos as I had done Patricks sisters wedding. You sure can feel the love tonight and it was great to see the couples I had photographed in the past still standing ( on a roll there with song titles ). rump
Aww my TREASURED ‘Awesome ‘ family is on the Bicycle built for Two blog today. Man alive have we gotten a lot of press from this wedding. Features in a few magazines and blogs, the public appears to not be able to get enough of this wedding. No one can blame the people as these two beautiful moms are THE BEST. Oh how we LOVED this wedding. The energy in the air was electric with love and joy. These two were meant to be together and everyone could feel the magic. They are a blended family and all about their kids. Fun fact, Kelly is a surrogate mother that not only carried her own 3 children, but carried 5 additional babies for other families. And shhh, keep it a secret but she carried Neil Patrick Harris’s TWINS ! One has to brag about Doogie when they can in life. My awesome friends Bryan from Music and More did the best job ever and my gal Jenifer from I make Beautiful did in fact make beautiful, and all at one of my favorite venues Scotts Seafood and the Westin. Please enjoy all of the joy.
I am coming out of the Dinosaur closet with this wedding to officially state my love of all things Dinos ! What was so funny to me when I did Ellie’s boudoir photos and I requested that she bring a few Dinosaurs as this was her theme, I actually had my own dinos ready in case she forgot. This wedding was a GEM and one of my favorites. Ellie and Spike ( Yes, SPIKE ! And Spike has a PHD ) were my dream couple. Kendra Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Events assembled a dream team for this Fire House wedding. With my bestie Jenifer Haupt from I make Beauiful and my beloved Bryan from Music and More, this was the top of the Dinosaur charts ! Their theme was actually Jurassic Park and everyone dressed up to play the part. Usually we all wear black to try and blend into the background, but at this wedding I was wearing the bright yellow rain coat like The guy in the movie. The wedding was featured in the Real weddings magazine. I have been wanting to blog it forever and now seems to be the best time !
I have been searching for the right words to describe my joy regarding Allison and Scott’s wedding for some time. It will be hard to express my true love ( yes, cheesy plug inserted there ) for this wedding but I shall try. First off I have known Allison for many years, and her mom, Lora Ward and I go way way back. Lora Ward from A Day to Remember, is one of the most seasoned well known wedding planners in the area, and so for her daughter to have chosen me, out of ALL of the photographers they have worked with over the years was most flattering. And to add even more goodness into the mix, the wedding was held at my studio. Well not in my studio, but downstairs at Antiquities or “Tara” as I call it. The wedding was small and intimate and the details were FABULOUS ! So many of Lora’s peeps brought the heat, with the talented Kendra Pfeiffer at the coordinating wheel, Jennifer Gilchrist making the bride and gals oh so glamours, Jackson Catering making amazing food, Sarah from Cuttings making the event beautiful with her floral designs, my beloved Doug and Dara from Music on the Move rocking tunes and mastering the reception fun, and Mike Jensen capturing the magic on video. But with all of the beauty and well planned events, what touched my heart most was this couple. Allison is truly one of the most amazing gals on earth, she was the worlds best bride. And her very handsome husband was one of the most sincere stand up guys. I LOVED THEM SO MUCH. An amazing time was had by all. Life is indeed very very good.
Heading back to my roots with this one ! The Retro Blogging of my first wedding of 2014 ! This wedding was just a gem ! Working with some of my favorite peeps like Diana from Simple Pleasures catering and Matt from Extreme ProD.J’s, and these two love birds Ann and Logan. These two were just as precious as humanly possible, so sweet and in love ! We were all over joyed with this sunny January Day at the Flower Farm, and dig those oranges right. A shout out to Ann’s friend and make-up artist Summer Brazell. And Fun Fact, Diana Burke from Simple Pleasures Catering actually did everything for this celebration ! The flowers and designs were all from the gift we call Diana Burke !
I am not much of a Christmas person but LOVE heading into a new year, for me it is a very important time to re-group and start anew. I find myself extremely thankful for my many blessing at the end of 2014, and being blessed to be a part of so many weddings is pretty high on my list of things to be thankful for. Life is good indeed. One more gratitude shout out for my treasured Second shooter Sarah ! You rock sister. Here is to a fabulous season in 2015 !
This wedding day sure was California dreaming on such a winters day ! The rain held out and the SUN CAME OUT and everyone’s dreams came true for this super cool Old Sugar Mill wedding. Alanna and David were just about the best couple you could ever work with in the universe. I was over the moon to photograph their unique colorful loosely based day of the dead themed wedding. The weather seemed super overcast and dreary as I approached the wedding venue, but alas the Sun busted a move and gave us the PERFECT delicious sunset light. I am so thankful and honored to have been a part of this oh so special day. The couples friends and family were amazing, the Old Sugar Mill is a photographers dream venue, and Alanna and David were THE BEST !!
photos with heart and soul