When Mark, Mary, and Mia walked up to me at our shoot, I knew that I was going to like the family. All decked out in Coverse shoes and dressed as stylin’ as could be AND wanting to start their shoot at a candy store? Yes, please! Mark and Mary are soon to be welcoming a little boy. I asked what “M” name they had picked out and surprisingly enough, they are switching it up! I can’t wait to meet little Jude and to see how perfectly he fits in with his awesome family. He sure is lucky.
Jessica and Jorge are as lovely as can be. If you look back, you can view their courthouse wedding from a few months ago. I was so excited to reunite with the couple at a larger, but still intimate, celebration of their coming together. They kept it simple and lovely, opting to only be surrounded by their closest friends and family. The ceremony was at the beautiful Chapel Dulcinea with the reception held afterward at the delicious NXNW. My absolute favorite part of the day was when Jorge’s older sister gave a toast in her family’s language, Spanish. Even though neither Jessica or I could understand it, I could tell that the sentiment was loving and welcoming and as I looked at Jessica with tears in her eyes, I knew she could as well. Sometimes even a language barrier can be broken through.
I was so thankful to be a part of their day and so excited to see what comes next for this cutie family.
Daniel contacted me when he was trying to think of special ideas to surprise Brittany with for their five year anniversary. They hadn’t had “real” pictures taken together since their wedding day and they revealed to me that their wedding pictures were not the best ever. I was SO happy to be able to do this for them. Brittany kept saying, “We don’t know how to do this…” “We aren’t used to taking pictures…” but MAN, you can’t tell from the photos. Brittany and Daniel are super sweet together and have been that way for the past ten years, starting their relationship off in high school.
The day we did our shoot, I had just gotten over a two week long rash that I had gotten from taking pictures in trees. I told them the story as we walked through weird plants and joked that I better not have another reaction. Three days later, Brittany sent me a message saying that she had caught the worst bout of poison ivy she’d ever had from our time together. I felt SO bad for her. Hopefully when they look back at these pictures in five years, they remember how happy they were and not the awful poison ivy that happened
Joey turned 5 and to celebrate, his mama wanted to get some nice pictures of him having fun and enjoying life. Judy suggested we meet at Kiddie Acres and I immediately said yes. I used to live close by to this random children’s amusement park and always wanted to check it out but never had a reason to. We met up and I spent the evening photographing Joey (and his little brother, Owen) having a blast on all of the rides. These boys are too cute!
When Carly told me they wanted to have their engagements shot at their house I couldn’t have been happier. I love shooting in places that are special and unique to my couples and that allow them to feel comfortable and at ease. A home is definitely one of those places. Despite Carly’s recent broken arm (Seriously, she pulls off that hot pink cast well!), and me brushing up against a cactus, getting hundreds of needles stuck in my leg, this session was so much fun. Carly and Matt are sweet, funny, inviting, and I’m excited to be part of their wedding in October.