Tuesday, November 25, 2008

week of thanks

so, thanksgiving is in two days. whatever! where did THAT come from!? time flies when you're having fun, i guess. :)

i've noticed that around this time of year, people are very much reminded of how to go about being grateful. it's like anything else that springs up as a noteworthy "ping!" to our forgetful hearts, catching us off guard and even in the toughest of times financially or otherwise, making us come to the realization of how rich we truly are.

it'd be a good attitude to keep going year-round... it's only when we focus on what we do not have that we lose sight of the gifts right in front of our faces.

speaking of gifts, over a month ago i did a family shoot with one of the most beautiful young families i've had the privilege of getting to know. danielle, caleb, and little brody are wonderful, kind human beings whose love for each other just spills over to others without any visible effort on their part. haha, okay that's kind of mushy and ridiculous sounding, but it's true! i loved getting to know them and we had so much fun on that perfect fall day in the park:

i'd shot danielle and brody when he was about two months old, and it's been great fun to see how he's changed and grown into such a happy, easygoing little man! :) hopefully these family shoots will continue because spending time around these guys is something i'd like to make a tradition.

more to come, soon. stay tuned. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

orange is my favorite color

someone was paying attention... :)

i am well-loved, and thankful. seriously, it's kind of ridiculous what a blessed woman i am. just throwing it out there. :D

Thursday, November 13, 2008

this poor guy doesn't stand a chance (engagement)

lauren and nate are both good friends of mine, and since the moment he slipped this ring on her finger, i've been itching to shoot their engagement photos. their vibrant personalities are so transparent in pictures, and their love story is one that proves even the coldest skeptic wrong... sometimes love just takes time. :)

they met randomly at a switchfoot concert over five years ago and he was crazy about her from day one. she took a little longer to come around... :)... but since she's said "yes" it's obvious who is going to win most arguments. exhibit a:

i mean, the poor guy. how could he resist his gorgeous girl?

the fall weather was absolutely perfect on this particular afternoon... i'll miss days like this one!

congrats, guys. i'm so excited to shoot your wedding in summer '09! :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

we are fam-i-ly

this beautiful girl is my cousin mel, who i saw this weekend (along with two dozen other family members and old friends :)) in new hampshire as we went up there for an informal family reunion. good times were had by all, and this has to be one of my favorite shots, highlighting this girl who is stunning, inside and out.