Friday, April 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Sam & Kelly!

I can't believe it was a year ago that Samantha & Kelly got married on April 28th. Doesn't seem that long ago that we were cracking up, trying to keep a straight face for the "Marriage at the Overlook Hotel" elevator shot and Kelly and I were scolded for "touching the art" on display at the Conservatory. They had this big exhibit of fishbowl could we resist?

Happy Anniversary, guys!

ooh, forgot to mention!

I had an image place in the WPJA's winter contest. Here's the image:
It was in the category for "silhouettes, shadows, and good lighting." I've always loved the buttoning up the dress pictures...I love the idea of a garment that requires five of your friends just to get into it!

New site is up!

Finally! My new site is up and running. Yeay! That makes me happy. I love having tons of pictures on a site and really big ones, too. This one should be much easier to navigate. I'm planning to have a page with all the slideshows, too, to make things easier for everyone. Still somethings to update, like the client log in page and Sarah's gallery. But I couldn't wait, so up it went!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Season's Greetings!

And the wedding season is off to a great start! Jennie & Greg are a testament to the fact that very much can be done in a short period of time. When Jennie and I met a few weeks ago, all she had was her dress and the Athletic Club of Columbus, if I remember correctly. A few weeks later and everything was beautifully put together! Seriously, check out the cake from Cake Studio and I think the flowers from Heather at Bloomtastic are to date, my favorite.

So yeah, everything was great and so were Jennie & Greg. They stayed calm and collected, happily went with the flow and really enjoyed the whole evening, as did everyone else, including us. This was a really nice laid-back beginning to the busy upcoming season!

So if you're stressing out about all the planning you still have to do, take a look at their gorgeous wedding and see what can be accomplished when you relax and "just do it."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WOOO! Engagement sessions GALORE!'s been forever. This is supposed to be the slow season, but here I am wearing one black ankle sock and one striped tube sock because I've been too busy to do laundry...

It's been a fun couple of months. Jeni & Ryan brought me out to San Francisco in March to do their engagement session. How awesome is that?!? We went to their favorite spots, gorgeous, all, of course and made a day of it. I've never been to San Francisco before, so I was shamelessly geeking out, pointing at all the incredible architecture and going "weeeeee!" while driving up and down the hills. By the time the weekend was over, I felt like we really got to know each other and in October, it will be more like shooting my friends' wedding. Here are some highlights and you can click here for the slideshow.

When I got back from California, I drove right on up to Cleveland to meet Nikki & Mike for their e-session. We went to the conservatory where they have an indoor desert right next to a tropical rain forest. Butterflies everywhere! Really strange, though, considering it was snowing outside... After an amusing waterfall fight (I'd have to say Mike won) we went to the museum to see Sue, the largest T-rex ever found. You can see more of Nikki, Mike, and Sue here.

Lory & Rob's wedding is coming up fast and the weather had been fighting us all the way to get nice outdoor shots. We finally got a 12 hour window one afternoon between freezing rain and thunderstorms. Gorgeous really, because the trees were in full they got their springtime photos after all! Here's the whole slideshow.