Saturday, July 26, 2008

and the finalists are...

Hi Everyone!

Please go to the *Print blog and vote for your favorite couple to win free wedding photography with Christa! The voting is now open and will close on July 31st at 11:59pm.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

wooo! my peekchur is on TV!

Back in June, I photographed two weddings with Amy Campbell of Angela Anderson Photography down in KY. One of the brides happens to be Anne Craig who has a spot on Fox NY called Anne About Town. I just found out that the station is still showing some of her wedding photos on air and they said it looked like Richard Avedon took her wedding photos! There were two photos displayed in the last show: a gorgeous shot Amy got as Anne and Chris exited the Seelbach Hotel and then a portrait shot of mine. Needless to say, I'm a little teensy bit thrilled. :)

I haven't had a chance to blog about the wedding yet, but here are two shots of mine that I've shamelessly swiped from Angie's blog. (I'll post more shots from the wedding shortly.)

The newscast with the photos can be seen here.

Monday, July 07, 2008

abby & clay's wedding - photographed for *Print, by Sarah

The day after Abby and Clay's wedding in Indiana, Sarah called me to let me know this was just the most perfect wedding. I had the feeling it would be. When Abby called me last year to tell me about the wedding they planned on her family's land, I had visions of wide green spaces and casual beauty. Never thought the photos Sarah returned with would hit the mark so closely to what I saw in my head.

Abby's dress was custom made for her by Michael of Boston. Very fitting design for a former ballet dancer!

Sally Barker of Welborn Florals in Owensboro, KY put together this fluffy collection of flowers for Abby's bouquet. (For some reason, they remind me of Jeni's rose flavored ice cream...very cool and delicate.)
So pretty. :)

Sarah mentioned several times how happy and ecstatic Clay was all day. I don't think there are any shots where he's not grinning.

See what I mean? SOOO happy! :D
This is so lovely. I can't say enough about how gorgeous simplicity can be, not to mention how wonderful it is to say your vows somewhere meaningful to you. I really love that part of the house can be seen in the background. It really lends a sense of intimacy to the environment.

Another Sarah quote: "...and you could just tell, they are SO crazy about each other..."

Now Abby and Clay were planning this whole shebang from out of town with the help of Abby's mom and the orchestrations of the fabulous Veronica Hamilton of V and Company. Did I mention she's fabulous? Well, she is. She kept the communication going during the months leading up to the day and kept everything going smoothly the day of. All the details came together so beautifully.

Here's my favorite part: the lanterns. Abby made a speech about how everyone has dreams and they should be allowed to soar. Then all these hot-air lanterns were lit and the guests released them into the night sky. These things are really quite cool; the fire lifts the lantern, fire goes out, it flies until the hot air runs out...and they're completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly!
Here's Abby and Clay releasing their own lantern.

The night ended with a dance showdown.

An amazing wedding all the way around. Great people, gorgeous surroundings, really pretty sweets....oh no...I can't believe I forgot the teasers of the cupcakes! (This is why I'm supposed to be on holiday...) Ok, I'll make another entry later...they really do deserve to be featured. Cutest cupcakes ever.

Sadly, this is Sarah's last wedding with my studio and we wish her all the best now that she's off on her own! But as Wolfgang said as he looked over the photos, "Wow...this is a great one to go out on!"

Congratulations, Abby and Clay! And thanks for letting us take part in such a beautiful and inspiring wedding!

sheila & tom's engagement photos

Sheila and Tom will be married on August 9th at one of my favorite venues, Darby House. They're going to make my job very easy.... During our shoot at the topiary gardens, they were laughing with each other from minute one and it was so endearing to watch two people who are clearly just so happy to be in the presence of one another. I didn't once have to prompt a smile from either of them! Here are some favorites:

Sunday, July 06, 2008

FREE wedding photography CONTEST!

To celebrate the launch of *Print and to welcome Christa to the team and introduce her, we are hosting a contest for a free wedding!

the winning couple will receive:
*full wedding day coverage by Christa
*all their edited high-resolution images on disc
*online slideshow of wedding highlights

the fine print:
*your wedding or commitment ceremony date must be between August and December of 2008
*couples currently booked with *Print photographers or kitty maer photography are not eligible
*dates are subject to Christa's availiblity
*wedding locations must be within the continental US
*travel within 150 mi. of the studio (43202) is included (travel beyond 150 mi. may be additional)

how to enter:
It thrills us to hear about couples who forgo conventions to create a wedding day that truly represents who they are. we especially love weddings full of personal DIY touches and those that are mindful of the environment. So go ahead - make us fall in love with you! Be creative with your entry: tell us your story, how you met, the proposal, all that amazing stuff. Send us photos and/or video of the two of you, "inspiration boards" showing your colours or theme and how you envision your day. ( is a great place to see some fabulous inspiration boards.) Let us know how your day is going to be unique and creative and why you deserve to be chosen as a finalist.

All entries must be received by 11:59pm, Saturday July 19th, 2008. Finalists will be announced and voting will begin by Saturday July 26th, 2008. The winners will be announced on August 1st, 2008.

Please email all entries to with "ooh! pick us!" in the subject line.

don't forget to include:
*your full names
*wedding date & locations
*contact phone number
*links to any video or personal wedding website you've created

Good luck!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

christa & lane's engagement session

Our very own Christa is getting married on July 26th! Kate and I will probably forgo the mascara altogether on that day....neither of us need to look like raccoons while shooting.

Soon our downtown will be totally renovated and we'll lose the presence of the sets these old buildings provide. Christa and Lane wanted to make the most of it, so we hiked our way over through the construction sites and turned blind eyes (and middle fingers) to the no trespassing signs to get these shots.

Check out this grumpy face of perplexity we found on the wall!

Growing up between the rubble, Christa and Lane found the biggest dandelion seed head any of us had ever seen. I'm not was the size of a tennis ball.
They spent quite a long time coming up with a wish worthy of this find.