Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Santa Barbara Wedding


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The day we arrived in California, my in-laws were hosting a wedding at their beautiful home.

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It was a small intimate ceremony and a short casual reception afterwards.

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I had been wondering if I would like wedding photography, so it was fun to give it a whirl in a really low-key environment.

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I hadn't ever met the bride and groom before this; they were super sweet and as you can see amazingly gorgeous. Lucky for me all I had to do was push the button on the camera and every shot turned out picture-perfect.

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I wish I had stolen them away for longer and had more time to try out different couple shots and be creative, but I also wanted them to just enjoy their special evening.

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I have heard of a trend of taking your wedding pictures a few days before or after the actual ceremony--just so that on your day you can relax and have fun. Not sure if people do that here in the South, but I can see why: there's so much socializing, eating, dancing and everything...who wants to sit around posing for the camera?!?

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Everything tasted as good as it looked too.

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It was fun to go behind the scenes and see the pre-wedding bride jitters :)

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All in all, I loved doing this! It was right up my alley. Pretty frills. Pretty people. Pretty awesome.

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So yes, I think I will keep my ears open for more weddings and you do the same, k?

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PS: And here's why I do what I do. I was up in the front during the ceremony and I could hear a certain little cooing and squawking that only my ears are tuned for. I turn around to see my little lovie who had just woken up from her nap, trying to get my attention peeking at me through the bushes. Love this captured moment. It makes me reflect like so:

He's hot, and he's mine.

She's adorable, and I made her.

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Another G Family | Holiday

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One of the sweetest families ever!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Hope all my fans had a happy Thanksgiving! Here's a little treasure of an outfit that's been passed around my family for who knows how long. My little pilgrim baby loved her first sweet potatoes and jello.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The G Family | Holiday

I'm so behind in posting--busy, busy. This time of year always sneaks up on me.

We just returned from our vacation, so hopefully I can get caught up!

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This is my neighbor. We keep each other sane while trying to figure out this whole motherhood thing together. There's just something about having a friend that lives so close and that is in the same stage of life. On those afternoons when you need a place to go, but don't want to make the effort to go anywhere, a neighbor in the same predicament comes quite in handy.

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And here's my favorite candid shot. Gotta love parenthood!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Give the Gift of Memories

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Here's a sample gift certificate. Some gals went in on a group gift for their sister; I can't wait to meet the little bundle this spring.

I think newborn pictures are the BEST baby shower gift ever. It sounds cliche, but it truly is the gift that keeps on giving. The new mom will look at her little baby's pictures over and over and over and over again!

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Email me if you would like more info on gift certificates. You can either do a flat dollar amount, or I can create a custom package that includes digital files & prints.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The H Family Session

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Another great family session. We took these pictures out in quaint Fearington Village.

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In case you can't tell, there is a lot of love in this family.

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And for sure there is a lot of love for their newest addition--baby Graham. Everybody wanted to hold and cuddle him.

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Earlier this year, this family attended a wedding here at this location. So when they came upon the spot where the wedding took place, the girls immediately wanted to "play wedding".

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So I guess this might count as my first wedding to photograph, teehee.

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More pictures here.