Saturday, July 31, 2010

some thing(s) old.

at the crack of dawn today, three lovely girls and i piled into a green toyota and headed north to a few antique flea markets of sorts out in the country. i was pretty determined to not spend a lot of money but instead brought my camera and tried to capture lovely things. it was so much fun. don't believe me? see below. :) :)

summertime adventures are just the best.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

elke + philip (wedding)

while i was back in new york almost a month ago, i shot a wedding.

a VERY beautiful wedding.

this couple has some serious style. see for yourself:

the bride's nieces (flowergirls) wore fairy wings...

and the ringbearers carried these darling little nests:

the venue? not too shabby, either...

(grandma gets a special lift down to the ceremony site :))

and the party? let's just say it was rockin'.

elke, phil, it was so much fun to shoot your terrific summer wedding! you two are wonderful and thanks so much for allowing me to be there and share in your joy. best wishes in your life ahead!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

be back soon.

(newark airport facing NYC//june 2010)


change is good, right?
change is good.
i have a lot of change to face when i come back from my vacation. a lot of decisions. just... a lot.
thank goodness my mom was the type to recognize that as a small child, i was resistant to unpredictable change and she helped me learn to grow, adjust, and flex with the way life can be. because life is often like that. my grandfather used to say that the only things that are certain in life are be death & taxes. i'd tack the concept of change onto that list. change happens. oftentimes it's hard, but it happens. might as well embrace the unknown and choose to grow in the refining process.

in the meantime, before i have to dig into all of that... i'm on vacation. :) in less than a few days, here's what awaits me:
- palm trees
- warm sandy beaches
- good food
- books to read
- swimming pools
- a complete "unplug" from my work life
- a dear friend joining me for the entire adventure

hooray. i can't wait.
sometime late next week, i'll come back with a few posts. i have shot several lovely weddings that i'd love to show you. plus, of course, visuals from my trip. i'm bringing my camera just for fun. do you know how rarely i do that anymore? :) i don't expect to have hundreds of shots, but my personal goal is ten. ten good photos showing where i've been and what i've seen. other than that, i expect to be too busy swimming and reading and sleeping and eating to worry about taking pictures. :)

talk with you soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

stella + justin (engagement)

hey there!

so... mid-next week, i go on vacation. VACATION. ahhhhh. i will not be bringing my computer and thus not be connected to the outside world in just about any way! this is legit, more of a break than i've had in a few years. hooray! i can't wait. :) however, to prep for that trip, i've been super super busy trying to wrap everything up that needs wrapping. this is why i've been a little light on the posts this past week.

however, i had to (had to!) show you a few quick snaps from stella and justin's engagement shoot just a few nights ago. their love is so great to see and i just thought i should share. enjoy.

guys, i'm so excited for your wedding next month!