Tuesday, June 30, 2009

evita + michael on offbeat brides

Evita + Michael's gorgeous May wedding is currently featured on the Offbeat Brides blog! Woo hoo! I love checking out this blog (it's on my stalking list). They feature some really cool ideas and weddings planned by unique people who think outside the box. Yays! A lot of their posts feature DIY projects for wedding planning. I am a crafty girl at heart, so I get very inspired by all the make-it-yourself goodness I see on there.

I hate to post without pics, so here's one of my favs from Evita + Michael's offbeat wedding!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

sarah + john's day after

How much do I love a day-after session? SO much! Each shoot is as unique and wonderful as the people in the pics, and the possibilities are nearly endless!. Of course, I hit the jackpot photo-wise with Sarah and John because they are so relaxed and at ease in front of the camera. When I said "pretend I'm not here", they took me very seriously. Or maybe they just wished I hadn't been there...for real! Seriously, these two are fantastic. They also had one of the best location suggestions EVER (scroll on down to have a look-see).

Here are a few shots of the fun, the romance, and the pork platter!

I don't think couples are supposed to look this good the day after their wedding. They must have had some magic in their coffee.

Sarah + John are "Scrabblers", so they brought along their set, and we had some play time with the tiles.

This next one will be used for their thank-you notes. Coolness!

So, Sarah suggested that we head over to Daddy Dz for some more pics. HOLLA! For anyone not familiar with this establishment , it's some of the finest lo-fi incredible bbq you will find and stuff into your face. And we did, by the way.

Had to break out the tiles one last time.

Sarah wore gardenias in her hair for the wedding and for our day after shoot, so we couldn't resist this iconic portrait of Billie. Ooh, the lovely ladies.

Hangin' with them was so awesome, we should have done a two-day-after session too!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

sarah + dan

I love weddings where I do lots of gawking. From the time we showed up to start shooting this event, we kept staring at the flowers, the incredible property, the decorations, the lighting, the cake. Of course, all those special touches paled in comparison to when we finally saw Sarah and Dan together.

Dan has one of the warmest smiles you'll ever see, and Sarah was the epitome of a classic, yet modern bride. When they're next to each other, they seem to share lots of those "time stands still" moments.

Here are a few images from their spectacular wedding day...

The wedding was held at the charming home/farm of Dan's grandparents. After the ceremony, we were hoping to get a few pictures with the chickens. These chickens were FAST, and were not buying what we were selling.

Here are some of those details I had been gawking at. You'll notice two of my favorite things are present: fake birds and cake. I have to give a big ol' shout-out to event planner Erin Stroup of It's All in the Details. I know when I see her, everything will be running smoothly. Yay!

We had the photo booth set up during cocktail hour. Let me just point out that cocktails should be a requirement with the photo booth. My super second shooter hubby Matt was manning the booth, and the guests had fun writing messages to Sarah + Dan on the very cool mirror-like chalkboard they provided.

I'm not sure what his real name is, but I kept calling him "Wedding Cat!".

In case you can't tell from this photo, their guests know how to DANCE!

The first three tries were called as foul balls. I think this fourth throw was the winner!

Dan + Sarah, all my best to you in what's sure to be a long and loving life together.

To view a slideshow of more images from this unforgettable wedding, please click HERE

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

sarah + john's photo booth

Man, do I love a photo booth. I've been doing these for over a year now at weddings, and they are a total hoot. With Sarah + John's wonderfully animated and willing guests, it's no surprise that these are some of my all-time favorite pbooth shots. These were taken by my completely rad second shooter, Caroline.

Aww...I luvs me some Alison and Deb

You just gotta appreciate the champagne flute and sippy cup combo

No, that is not a stunt leg. Hope is a dancer and is just that flexible. I'm sure that leg coulda gone much higher, but she's a classy lady.

C'mon...you could have gotten a few more folks in there!

Um, the honeymoon's not supposed to start until AFTER the wedding, you guys

This is Sarah and her cool sis. Ladies! Stop it! You're both pretty!

Here's the one pic I contributed to the photo booth since this is Sarah and my partner in crime, Caroline. I suppose I should point out that these two have known each other for a while, so you're less likely to get strangled by Caroline if we do a photo booth at your wedding.

I think I saved the best shot for last...

I hope people keep wanting these set-ups because I sure get a kick out of them!