Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wedding Season is here, Congrats Holly & Tom!

I got to be a part of a beautiful wedding this past weekend at the Brandywine Country Club. The beautiful bride was Holly, she is a cousin of my friend Rob, which is how we got connected. And she met the groom Tom while she was at school at Drexel. I love being at weddings and being reminded of how life-long commitment begins, hearing the vows and seeing two people so in love is contagious! Holly had so many great ideas for her wedding, all centered on the colors of a peacock feather and accented with orange. She had this great vintage vibe going, which I loved to photograph. It was all fabulous and here are some of the photos to prove it :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Kyle!

Meet my new friend Kyle, he's a sweet boy that's turning one today! I got the chance to capture some of his fun personality this week. He is definitely curious and wants to be everywhere. His mom Sara is a friend of mine from way back and we actually reconnected last year when we were in the same parenting class at the hospital. It was fun to take pictures of Kyle while hearing all about Sara's life these days, which includes Kyle of course :) And the crazy part is that this sweet family now lives in Amsterdam, far far away - but we made time for a photo session while Kyle was in town to celebrate his birthday with his American side of family. Happy Birthday Kyle!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Matt & Meghan

Where do I start?! Well I have known Matt since he showed up at UD & our paths crossed a lot with mutual friends and interests. He has remained a friend over the years and actually has been a great friend to my husband. This will also be our 3rd wedding together that he was in & I have photographed - his first being the groom of course :)
Meghan showed up a few years later while I was working at the BSM at UD and we became fast friends. To say we have a lot in common is an understatement, but I think what we enjoy most (other than Jesus and Starbucks) is a similar sense of humor. We like to laugh at the same ridiculous sorts of things that no one else thinks is funny - "how ya derrin'?" - "I don't know whatchu wan' me to tell ya".
Matt & Meghan's story is kind of funny...their worlds were intertwined but they didn't actually meet or get to know each other for a long time. When they finally started hanging out last summer it led to an engagement on New years :) I couldn't be happier for the both of them! They are one of those couples to me that just "makes sense," like why didn't we try to set them up sooner?! But we know why, God's timing is perfect!
So this is a special post to me for a lot of reasons...being around fresh and genuine love is a fabulous thing and even better when it's people you care about. This shoot made me so excited for their wedding day this July. And I am not lying when I say that I smiled, literally laughed out loud (but won't post those pics), cried and danced in front of my computer while editing these images. And because I can't blog all 127 of them...here's a handful to share with you!

And for any of you photogs out there who care, I shot this session with an 85mm 1.8...that thing is seriously like butta' and it's mixture with the yummy early evening light...mmmmmm
Ok so that's a lot from me today but I had a lot to say.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Garrett Family

I had a busy weekend and thankfully just got to put the finishing touches on this family & child session from last week. Teegan just turned one so we had to get lots of shots to capture this sweet little girl at this stage in her life! It just goes so stinking fast :) Here are a handful of favs to share with you all but I truly had a hard time choosing!