Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Morrison Family

I was so excited to finally get to photograph the Morrison family!  Shelley has contacted me a couple of times and we were never able to schedule a session.  But, finally we were able to make it work! I actually got to meet Shelley a few months ago when her mother and future sister in law came to the studio for a wedding photography consultation.  So happy I get to work with them again at her brother’s wedding next Summer!

I love, love, love shooting kids that are close in age to my son, Brayden.  Lucas is 4 and he’s hilarious!  So much like my son.  We fast became friends and he was going right into my bag to find the treats I carry :)   He is a total free spirit and such a boy.  He was really fun to photograph!

Logan is 6 months and, boy, did he made me work to get a smile out of him!  He’s a super happy little guy, but just woke up from a nap.  Finally at the end of the session I figured out what made him laugh!  And it was so worth the patience because his big, gummy smile is too cute!

I love a family who can have fun together and appreciate each other.  Josh’s work keeps him away from home a bit and Shelley is a nurse, so their schedules are a bit crazy right now.  But, it’s evident that they are so in love with each other and with their children.  Which made it very easy to photograph them and capture the fun they have together as a family.

Thanks for the fun afternoon, Morrison family!  I had a great time getting to know you all!  Here’s your slideshow!

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Mr and Mrs Golovkin

It’s an honor when anyone asks me to be a part of their wedding day.  But, it’s especially an honor when I get asked back by a family to shoot another one of their children’s weddings.  I first shot Matt and Rachel’s wedding in Idaho in the summer of 2008.  Next up was this wedding, Matt’s younger sister Kendall and her husband also named Matt.  And lastly will be their brother Cameron and his bride Annabelle in November.  I practically feel like family now :)

It makes shooting weddings like this so much fun.  It’s great to see familiar faces and to know everyone’s stories.  It makes going to work not seem like work.  You feel like a guest because everything is so much more personal.  I got teary when Kendall walked down the aisle with her dad and saw how excited she was to see Matt.  I had to hide my ugly crying face behind my camera when Kendall danced with her dad.  Not just because I know how close their relationship is, but because it was the first wedding I shot after my baby girl Kennedy was born.  All I could do was picture Chuck dancing with Kennedy at her wedding.

It was so fun to see how excited Kendall and her mom, Kaylin, got seeing their vision of the wedding come to life.  Kaylin cried.  A lot.  She even cried when she saw the amazing dessert room :)   It was so cute!

It was an absolute honor to photograph Kendall and Matt’s wedding.  Thank you to the Murray family for asking me back and entrusting me with the memories of one of the most important days in all of your children’s lives.  It means so, so much to me and I can’t wait to see you all in November!  Here’s the slideshow!

Venue:  Pacific Palms Resort

Coordinator:  Platinum Weddings by Kerrie

Florist:  Flower Allie

DJ / Lighting:  LSM Entertainment

Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop

I love Flower Allie.  Her flowers are always unique and beautiful!

This locket belonged to Kendall’s grandmother.

Kerrie Underhill from Platinum Weddings from Kerrie did an amazing job making Kendall’s vision a reality.  I love the touch of vintage details while keeping the wedding romantic and elegant.

The buffet was so tasty!  They had every type of food imaginable including a “Kiddie Station”.  Perfect for kids and picky eaters like myself :)  

Kendall and Matt didn’t just have a desert table.  They had an entire dessert room!  Hello?  Amazing!

If there is one piece of advice I can give to couples planning their wedding I would tell them to invest in good lighting for your reception.  Good lighting can transform a boring ball room into a beautiful and elegant reception.  Makes such a remarkable difference!  LSM Entertainment provided the lighting as well as the DJ services.  One of the best DJ’s I’ve worked with.  Kept the party going the entire time and played AWESOME music! 

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The Metcalf Family

This is my third time shooting this wonderful family in 2 years.  When I first met the Metcalfs Lily was turning two.  She was shy.  Super shy.  With each session I’ve done, Lily has trusted me more and more and come out of her shell.  Now I will call her Silly Lily!  She is so funny and fun to be around.  She loves ballet, likes to chase birds, is a Mama’s girl and loves cotton candy.  Lily is just a month older than my son and it’s so fun to see the comparisons between the two of them.  Their personalities are so alike!  The good and the bad.  Ah, 3 year olds!

I’m so lucky that my clients entrust me with their memories year after year.  And the Metcalf family is no exception.  Thank you for allowing me to photograph your family and see Lily grow!  It means so much!  Here’s your slideshow!

We got so lucky that the lifeguard tower we just happened to park next to had an “M” for Metcalf.  Totally unplanned.  But, now I have to go find the “B” tower for some pictures of my own kids!

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