Posts Tagged 'Portraits'
I’ve known Esther for forever. She was my brother and my best friend growing up. Our parents were extremely close. We spent four nights a week together hanging out at each others house. Its been amazing to watch each other grow up, get married, and now (I) have a kid. Esther is a brilliant person. And I love her deeply. She will always be one of the closest people to my heart. Here is her and her husband right before Christmas. read more
Last weekend I had the incredible honor to get to once again learn and shoot with Shelley Paulson who has been my photography mentor the last 4 years. Shelley did a workshop with a few ladies from North/South Carolina that she has mentored for a while. We spent time shooting in peak fall in all kinds of different light/different times of day. We learned poses, we were critiqued, we spent time learning off camera flash (which is a scare for me!) and laughing so hard together. It was seriously an amazing time of learning from Shelley and from each other. Our models were some of my friends Ashley and her boyfriend, Scott. And we also shot photos of my neighbors (who are married already) Josiah and Nicole. We ended our evening by doing a mock reception in a parking lot, playing “Gangnam Style” on our iphone while three cameras and a flash shot us all being ridiculous. It was seriously the best wedding I’ve been to. ;D I seriously didn’t know how to not share so many photos… so bear with me. ;D
I’ve known Ashley for twelve and half years. Our family visited the Hamptons, and we became close friends with the Webb family. In fact, we do consider them family. Ashley and I have spent a lot of time in the past together. In more recent years, Ashley has lived in Kansas City with her sister, and our lives have been crazy busy. I love the holidays because it brings her and her sisters home to visit their parents.
Our family used to go to the Hamptons to visit a couple times a year. Ashley and I went on mission trips together, we were involved in the same internships and school together for quite a while. Ashley and her sister, Molly, were in my wedding. We have lived together in certain seasons. We have a lot of mutual friends. I love this girl so much. Thank God, her parents moved to the Carolinas a few years ago–I get my “Webb” fix every other week or so. <3
I can’t describe how incredibly happy I am for Ashley and Luke. Luke is one of thirteen kids, and his family was glorious to photograph. Honestly, the Roberts family was literally everywhere throughout the day. I loved it.
A few times during this wedding, I had to step back and detach from my work to see one of my dearest friends whom I’ve prayed for, cheered on, and had so many beautiful moments with, radiate and glow as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom. A couple times I wept. (Thankfully, the camera conveniently hid my tears.)
Ashley decided to get married in her home town in Long Island, NY, in the Hamptons at St. Thomas Chapel. Her reception took place in the back yard of her great Aunt’s house, built around 100 years ago. So incredible. Brandon, Laef and I flew in to document this day. My parents were there as well, and they took care of my baby. (I’ll be doing a personal blog on my trip in the coming weeks, so check it out later.)
If you haven’t ever been to the Hamptons… well… let me just say… wow! I spent so much time in my teen years there and I haven’t been back in around seven or eight years. It’s so incredibly lovely. Everywhere you look there’s eye candy. I just had freak out moments every now and then as we drove around the villages–the beaches, the PIZZA, and the company!
Our time there was absolutely perfect. Brandon, Laef and I stayed in a gorgeous home with a sweet couple. It was Laef’s first trip anywhere, and what better place is there than the Hamptons?
The day started at Ashley’s Grandparents house, and then over to the small cottage behind the church (where Ashley and Luke now live). My husband drove out to Montauk (on the tip of the island) where Luke and his groomsmen were staying.
Side Note: There were almost thirty people in the bridal party. (Crazy amazing!)
Ashley’s Dress is by Ian Stuart. Its the “Premiere”. She bought it at the bridal salon that I used to work at in Kansas City, KS (Bridal Extraordinaire.)
The flowers were done by The Stem, a business that Ashley’s sister, Molly, owns. So beautiful!
A special thanks to my incredible husband for second shooting. I love you, babe.
I’ve decided to do part one and part two of this wedding, just because there are so many beautiful images from their day
Congrats, Luke and Ashley! I sure love you both!
So today I got to photograph Elizabeth Anne and Drew’s wedding… (blog coming soon.) (See their engagement session here.) Back in March, Elizabeth Anne and I picked a weekend where the peach orchards were in full bloom to do some bridal portraits of her. I looove the pink trees… nothing like a gorgeous bride in the middle of an orchard. oh man! I’ve been waiting so long to share these with everyone! The beautiful gown she is wearing is a Vera Wang. (ooo lala)
Gorgeous Monday evening in a blossoming peach orchard with a beautiful family! Josh, Roseanna and Luke were amazing!
So Laura is a best friend of one of my dearest friends, Ashley Fragas who I’ve known since I was like 7 (maybe?)
Ashley approached me about shooting Dustin and Laura’s December wedding. It was going to be held at the Post Chapel on the Fort Bragg base in Fayetteville, NC. I agreed to it, and was excited to find out that my parents and brother has actually spent some time getting to know Laura in Israel a few years back on a trip. I’m sad to say that I haven’t gotten to know Laura and Dustin hardly at all, but in my brief coffee date with her I found her spirit so charming. She is full of so much beauty and hope. I’m sad they don’t live in the area. Her and Dustin have now relocated up north.
I would like to give a HUGE shout out to my amazing second shooter and assistant- (aka, my husband) He does such an amazing job.
Congrats Dustin & Laura! Thank you for everything!
Daphne and Andrew’s wedding took place at the end of August at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC. The Ceremony and Reception took place on the parks island under lovely willow trees, very breezy (effects from Hurricane Irene) and blue sky. It was gorgeous. Really great. If you haven’t already seen Daphne & Andrew’s engagement session – check it out here. Daphne and Andrew have such great taste. All their details were handmade and so romantic. The smallest things made the biggest difference in decorating. Simple and romantic. I loved, loved, loved shooting their day.
Daphne pretty much has the best facial expressions when she is happy and excited. I loved it. She was/is a beautiful bride. (Her dress is an Allure if anyone is interested)
Andrew and Daphne are leaving in a few weeks to move to Korea to teach English. They will be missed. Great adventures await them on their new married life together.
Thank you Anna Hollingsworth for being a great 2nd shooter.
Thank you Daphne and Andrew for letting me a part of of your day, I have enjoyed getting to know you both, and its been great to work with you guys! Congrats!!!
I hope you enjoy these photos!
And here is part 2 of Christina and Anthony’s Winter wedding weekend. (Part 1 is here) Christina is quite the lady enduring bitter temperatures for these photos. I kept saying to both of them… “It will be worth it!” I hope it was. I had a ton of layers on and my Russian fur hat. I was so warm. I think these photos turned out so lovely. I couldn’t help it, I had to post a ton of Christina, she looked so beautiful. (Her Birthday is tomorrow!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINA!) read more