Friday, July 31, 2009

cassie + john (engagement)

while living in new york this past year, i got to know an amazing couple- cassie and john. from the first time we met for coffee to their engagement shoot in the spring, family shoot with her immediate family, and then their wedding in late june it was evident to me that their relationship is made of some beautiful things.

when watching the two of them through my lens, the words that came to my mind were the following:

mutual respect

isn't that what we all want when it comes to love?

so much laughter... their joy is contagious. :)

over a matter of months i found myself having such a great time with this amazing couple. they're just the kinds of people that are a pleasure to know. full post detailing their beautiful wedding coming soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

hot hot HOT

today in portland, temps have been over 100 degrees. HOLY SMOKES. :) this is ridiculously rare in the temperate pacific northwest, and all day i've been editing wedding photos with a big box fan pointed right at me. phew! toasty warm. :) soon i'm going to cool off in a nice refreshing pool, but before i get ready to go i just wanted to pop in and say hello. the settling process is still happening here for me, and although i think of blogging quite often, the whole transition of moving and figuring out all the ins and outs of running my own business have kept me super busy. but- know that i appreciate the fact that you check in here, and i haven't forgotten. i think i just haven't yet found a good blogging routine... i'm working on it. :)

have a nice tall glass of ice water and think of me. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

andrew + lilly (wedding)

well, i'm (very happily) on the other side of the country.

thanks for your patience and sorry for the blog silence as i was a) prepping to move, b) moving, and c) settling in! believe it or not i shot my first wedding on the west coast 4 days after i arrived and had a blast. it's really great to be jumping in with work right away... although unpacking and organizing definitely does take a back seat. :)

down to business! i have a LOT of blogging to catch up on- a lot of photos to share. to start, i wanted to show you photos from andrew and lilly's wedding in upstate new york about a month ago. i first shot this couple when we did their engagement photos (bravely) in the middle of ridiculous cold which is characteristic of a new york winter! we took them on the college campus where they met, and thankfully there were places indoors where we could spend most of our time. after i got the photos back from this session, i KNEW they'd be a fantastic looking couple on their wedding day!

one of the things i loved the most about andrew and lilly's wedding was the way they incorporated aspects of their heritage throughout. they are a very modern, trendy couple... but they both very much appreciate the traditions of their past. i could tell that these traditions were meaningful to the two of them and also to their families.

i arrived at the church VERY early to shoot the girls as they got ready for the 10am wedding. by the time i'd arrived i think they'd had plenty of coffee- everyone was alive :) and excited about the day!

in the "sneak peek" blog, i'd mentioned that the father of the bride made the groom's wedding band- this is the amateur jeweler himself! the nicest, kindest man. i heard a rumor that his wife has multiple wedding sets (also made by her husband) that she can wear, depending on what she feels like that day. :) very fun.

the cake was absolutely breathtaking and matched the color of the bridesmaids' dresses exactly!

these guys know how to party! :) serenading the bride with a little kc & jojo.

the entire group at the reception! my favorite: the guy in back who couldn't help but wave. hello there! :)

all in all: a wonderful, beautiful day. thanks lilly and andrew, for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event. i wish you the best as you start your life together!