Rain, wind, sunshine, cloudy…repeat. Despite all the crazy weather, Rachel and Brady’s wedding was epically amazing. Do you see that exit? That’s exactly how the day went. These love birds were so happy, so fun, and so perfect together. There’s a lot of pictures, I couldn’t help it! Enjoy and congratulations Rachel and Brady!
Beautiful, beautiful Sara, in her beautiful custom Melissa Blackburn gown.
Photographing the lovely Sara today, in her equally lovely, Melissa Blackburn dream dress.
Katie and Chris’s beautiful wedding, outshone the rain. Their day was beautiful, unexpected and perfect.
A huge thank you to Lindsey Orton for being my fabulous 2nd shooter.
Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham
Venue: Alta Lodge
Groom’s Suit: J. Crew
Florist: Kandyce Carrol
Rachel and Brady03.07.14
Jack Turns One02.21.14
My silly Jack. We love you to bits and pieces. It’s been a few months since your party, but I wanted to tell you how much I love you and special you are to our family. It’s been enlightening and exciting to see the ways you are your own unique self. You are such a happy sleeper and eater, and will eat almost anything. Risotto? Sure! Salmon? Bring it on. You are like your Dad, in that when you are tired, you are ready for bed, coming up to us and saying, “nigh, nigh, baba.” You have a cute little bow-legged walk, and an iron fisted grip. Candy, dogs, hugs and kisses, and being outside as much as you can, make you happy. In the morning when we ask you where Lucy is, you climb into her bed, saying “Shhshhh” (Lucy.) She wakes up to you kissing her face. You are very silly, love to laugh, be chased, tickled and wrestled, and you give the best, big, open-mouth kisses. And if ever there was a busy baby, you are it. No cupboard is left unscathed, no toliet seat unclimbed. Your favorite is to either push things down something else, or collect items and drag them around. I have tallied your attention span, which clocks in around 10 seconds. You idolize your big sister, and Lucy looks out for you, and wont let anyone take a thing away from you. She willingly gives up her toys, and says, and will get in the face of anyone who makes you sad. We couldn’t imagine life without our busy, happy, silly boy!
We love you Jack Jack! Happy 1st Birthday!
For party details, read below!
Scott always knows around birthday time, I get super excited, and so it was with Jack’s birthday. I like to think I scaled back with a cereal bar for the food, and purchasing a cake. I definitely utilized the internet when researching the party, purchased some printables, and found inspiration for the Photobooth (which was done much more successfully than mine (note: use backdrop paper next time. Next time? hahaha.) My favorite part was the Super Hero Games. Scott did the training, which involved; a secret identity relay, super hero pose holding, and jumping over buildings. It was so cute to see how excited the kids were. They totally got into it! Jack was a little over whelmed, but he warmed up when we brought out the cake! We rented my friend Sarah’s studio, which was such a great space! It was such a great day, and we were so happy to have our family around us to celebrate Jack’s special day!
For the latest installation of our Love Elements series, Allison, of Late Fete, and I wanted something simple, happy, and bright! It’s this time of winter when Spring might technically be closer, but it feels very, very far away. We thought it would be fun to play with color and pattern, and the results are so shiny and colorful. It makes my heart sing, to see such happy colors.
From Allison, “This is that time of year where we long for the warmth of sun on our faces, flowers as far as the eyes can see, juicy strawberries and color – lots of it! We truly believe, as Audrey Hepburn said, “happy girls are the prettiest girls” and this was the case with our beautiful and sweet model Alex Pynes. She embodies happiness. For this collaboration, we wanted to do a “trompe l’oie”and layer fabric and bright floral together because really sometimes we are surprised by a love that has been there all along, right in front or our eyes.”
I think I love these pictures even more, knowing that it was snowing and freezing, hahaha! And we made a last minute background change, literally 5 minutes before the shoot. The best laid plans…
florals: La Fete, Model: Alex Pynes
A beautiful wedding, with beautiful people, that makes me completely excited for Spring! I think this is fitting right before Valentine’s Day. Lots of love right here.
And here is where I met future, amazing friend, Allison Baddley. My jaw dropped when I walked in and saw the hanging terrariums. Unreal!