Monday, March 31, 2008

Colleen & Matt's Special Afternoon

Colleen and Matt were married this past Saturday at Granite Bay Golf Club in a beautiful and tearful ceremony. The day began with grey clouds and drizzle when we started at Colleen's apartment. She and her girls started the day getting ready at her apartment. But it soon cleared up as we headed to the Golf Club, which by the way is one of the most beautiful settings.

Collen and Matt are a truly special couple, it really made photographing them so much easier. The love they shared is amazing. It made me feel lucky and blessed to be there.

I have to say, Colleen had an amazingly talented make up artist, Christi Reynolds. Colleen was absolutely beautiful and exquisite, like a classic movie star. Christi, you are talented!

In the car, on the drive to the golf Club; Colleen getting excited and hamming it up for the camera. I can work with a bride like her any day!

A bridal shot of the beautiful bride.

Waiting to walk down the aisle, Collen and her father. I love this shot!

The bride at her ceremony.

They are married!!

She takes my breath away.

Their miniature wine bottle favors. I have to say that edible favors are always a hit!

Matt's awesome groom cake that his mom made.

The best cake cutting yet, not only did Colleen smash cake into one of her bridesmaid's face, she smeared it!!

From their first dance.

I love this, I know the focus in the pic are the hands, but it really shows Matt in pain getting pinned for their money dance. Ouch!

A funny one as Matt dives in for the garter.

More fun and festivities.

One shot for MySpace!

The bride resting her feet at the end of the day!

This is honestly why I love shooting people and especially weddings. The love, the emotions and the honesty. I am lucky to be doing what I love and working with such great people!

Congratulations Colleen & Matt!!! Have fun at your cruise!

Kelsi & Jon

Sometimes, I am the luckiest girl; the light is right, the location is right and the people gorgeous! We met Kelsi and Jon at the Jefferson Memorial in D.C. where Jon proposed to Kelsi. Kelsi's hair is gorgeous and shines in the light. The cherry blossoms were blooming and everything was just right.

I really love this shot!

Don't you just love her laughing?

I climbed up a cherry blossom tree for the next few shots.

I also made this quickie slideshow with more shots from their engagement session. Be sure to see it!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Giselle & Layne

Can you believe it has been about 1 year since I started this blog? I am so happy about that and feel that it has come such a long way!

Anyhow, I better catch up on some blogging and updates since I have been away and slacking!

We met up with Giselle and Layne in San Antonio and had our shoot in one of the Missions. It's such a gorgeous and inspiring location. The colors and textures are unbelievable!

They were such an active and fun couple; I tried to portray that in our shots and ended up with really energetic shots!

Adorable little sequence.

Same location and position, one from inside the doorway and one from outside the doorway!

Another adorable little sequence.

You can really see more of the fun from our session in their engagement slideshow.