Archive for July, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
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Amanda and Brett are wonderfully easy to photograph.  The day we shot their engagement pictures, it was cold, rainy, and early.  I got out my camera, pointed it their way, looked through the viewfinder, and they were perfect.  Cute and connected without any instruction.  I certainly do not expect that from people, but it’s such a fun thing when it happens!

I just got finished hanging out with these two, showing them their pictures for the first time, and one of the things both of them said was that they loved the getting ready time- because it was relaxed and leisurely time with their favorite folks.  This is very descriptive of these two to me.  That they seem to love these kinds of “normal” times with friends and family.  As they “awww”-ed over pictures of people that they loved instead of pictures of themselves, it reinforced to me how much they love their people.

Thank you Gramlichs and Adams for letting me capture this wonderful day.


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Jul 20, 2010
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Lana and Ryan are really special.  They kind of captivated me from the beginning.  They both have these beautiful quiet and gentle demeanors, a magnetic and deep love for each other, strong faith, and to top it off, a keen sense of taste.

It was so fun to work beside Parigo Studios in telling the story of Ryan and Lana, both before the wedding day, and on the day itself.  The way that the Parigos captured the movement and sound of the day was just so powerful, and I’m so glad that these two have that for their memory.  Here are some of my favorite images from the day.


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Cortney and Zach make me laugh a whole lot.  Our time together on the engagement session was truly nothing but fun.  Here’s a peek- I was really working the silhouettes that night.

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I “inherited” Abbie and Justin from Tyler, when he was already booked for their wedding date, and I am so glad that I did.  I have truly come to love them over our time together this year.  They are the warmest, most hospitable people, and have definitely made me feel like a friend.  I got to know Abbie’s parents a bit over the year as well, and was so touched by their family’s closeness.  The way Abbie feels about her parents reminds me about how I feel about mine.  I loved seeing that in them.

I could tell you many things about the wedding day, but I think what will always stick in my memory about it the most was what a fun party it was!  Jewel and I still talk about it.  I woke up the next morning singing “your love, your love, your love…is my drug” .

I’ll start off with my favorite image from the day.  It was one of those beautiful moments when three disjointed pieces end up converging in the viewfinder for a moment in time…in this case, Abbie and Justin dance framed by Abbie’s parents, and her brother and his fiance (who will be married in October).  Can’t wait to see you all tonight!


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