Carrie and Everly…mom and daughter…beautiful girls!Everly is a young girl with a strong leadership personality about her! She is curious and brave and speaks her mind….…and she has a twinkle in her eyes that is contagious!She is very loved, and knows it, by her gorgeous mama! Carrie has been my hair stylist for a long time and I just love being able to turn the tables every once in a while and be the one serving her…and, I think she is gorgeous so it’s extra fun to get her in front of the camera!Look at how Everly looks up to her mom!These girls had a whole day of mom and daughter fun to get ready for the session…mani/pedi’s and new dresses! Memory making!Carrie wanted to make sure we got this session in while Everly was still missing her two front teeth…the perfect time to capture…and a time that will pass quickly!We did a little dancing in the field……and we made some big wishes!Love that golden light!We made one last outfit change and headed down to the beach…LOVE!Everly braved the cold water for a little bit!Isn’t she just so cute?One of my favorites!I loved this one….it’s not a typical family portrait, but since I know that Carrie is a photographer and artist herself..she would like it!Carrie and Everly…it was such fun to hang out with you girls for an evening! You are lucky to have each other!
Weddings….a beautiful time to celebrate life, love, family, and new beginnings!
Ian and Josie were so excited for their day to come…and it finally did!All the details were carefully prepared….…and as Josie arrived with her mom, sisters and friends to get ready…Ian and his groomsmen were putting last minute touches on things around the venue….AND…a huge storm was brewing outside. The thunder crashed and rain started pouring…but, there was nothing that could put a damper on their first look..or their wedding day joy! Just a quick note…Events on 6th Ave was such a great venue! Beautiful and clean…and the staff was top notch! I loved shooting there for the first time!The rain let up a little bit so we decided to stick to our original plan and head to Wright Park….the sun was peeking through the raindrops!
Isn’t her veil amazing?
Josie and Ian met in college and were very excited to finally be starting their lives together.One of my favorites from the day! I knew as soon as I took it that it was perfect!The rain started up again and we had to take cover in the conservatory…but, as it would give us a break here and there…we would run out and take some shots and then run back in! It was a fun adventure….…and Ian and Josie laughed through it all!LOVE!They were surrounded by their friends, too….so, there was a lot of laughter happening. (if you look close you can see the raindrops)Ian gave his groomsmen pocket watches…and they loved them!It was time for the girls to come out of the dry…Gorgeous girls! All of them!Finally we had enough dryness to get the whole group out and finish up the photos…Natalie Kaye was my second shooter for the day and I couldn’t be more happy with her images from the day! Since she is my own daughter, I trained her well…and don’t even have to really tell her what I want…she just knows! I am hoping now that she has moved and is in college and working that she will still find time to come second shoot for me! The image below is hers…Even during breaks this bridal party was picture perfect!It was finally time to head back to the church and we all witnessed a beautiful ceremony that sealed the deal!And, then on to the beautiful reception…..that was full of touching moments,laughter, ..and lots of dancing!And…they exited with all their loved ones cheering them on!Congratulations, Ian and Josie! May your marriage be blessed and may you both grow together as you live!
Ricky and Kendra are just days away from saying, “I Do!” Such an exciting time for these beautiful people!They are so excited and probably running around doing those last minute details….but, for our engagement session, we had a pretty peaceful fun evening in some gorgeous light!And, the love is flowing!…..This wedding isn’t just blending a couple…but, it’s bringing together families! We had the kids with us for the session because it’s such a big part of what is happening when these two get married! Unfortunately, we were missing Ricky’s oldest daughter, Tashiana…but, she was there in their hearts!Aren’t these some beautiful kids! And, they already are such good friends….it’s hard to even tell who goes with who when they are all together!Because we were missing Tashiana, for this shoot..Marley is the oldest! Such a beautiful girl and SO sweet! Savin has the best hair…and his smile is so fun!And, Elias…this kid has enough character to make the whole world smile…and he tells a great story!Ricky and Kendra are getting ready to walk life together as best friends and parents….Of course, we had to capture the ring….!The whole family!These kiddos were so fun to work with!Kendra and her babygirl!Ricky and his boys!
This family is ready to do life together!And, they are going to do it looking gorgeous!!!!!Ricky and Kendra….I am so excited for Saturday!!!! Congratulations!