Wednesday, October 29, 2008

emily and craig's slide show

here it is!  it was so much fun to put this slideshow together- 

Monday, October 27, 2008

emily & craig.

emily is one of my favorite people from high school -we ran cross country together. well, she ran. i walked ;) it isn't really my thang.  she is such a sweetie. for my senior spring break i ventured out to san fransisco to visit my aunt & uncle. emily & sara k came with & it was such a great trip. if i can get ahold of any pictures from it i'll post em for you. 

we'd lost touch over the years because i'd moved to ga, tx & az & she'd moved from st. louis, to nyc, & is now in chicago with her husband craig!  but i heard through the grape vine that she was engaged and i hunted her down :)   

it was so great connecting with her again, it was as if we hadn't lost touch. & craig is such a cool guy. it was great to see how serious he was about em & then once the party started he let loose and was a ton of fun. 

here are some of my favorite images from the day:


her gorgeous dress. 

em's sister loving her baby, who came a couple weeks early because he didn't want to miss the party!

the beautimus bride. 

final touches. 

meanwhile the boys had lunch at brendan's after the batting cage. 

at the church doing more final touches! 

the rings. 

cool detail. 

the groomsmen got stuck in the storage room :) 

i love this of em & her dad walking down aisle!!! 

em's nephew- isn't he adorable? 

blessing the rings. 


time for some cuteness. 

favorite portrait! 

aren't they handsome together. 

lovely bouquet. 

we did some of the formal portraits at the olmsted, where the reception was held. 

first dance. 

cute dance with her dad. 

i love craig's mom's expression! 

em's college girlfriends got together and bought her a tiffany's necklace with her new official initials! 

oh lordy, this bunch did not get bored. 


craig & his niece. she was sooooo adorable. 

being cute.

what a wonderful wedding. emily thank you so much for letting me be a part of it. your slide show is coming soon :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


let me start by saying it's been a crazy month. an exciting way for me to end the year, for sure. today at four is my last wedding scheduled for 2008. let me say it again, shuey.

i spent a week in vermont for sueanne & roy's wedding and a week in kentucky for emily & craig (coming soon). then my life got a little exciting. emily's wedding was on a friday & my next wedding started at 11am the following day -but in phoenix. i admit to being a lil nervous- but i figured it was the first flight out & a straight one at that, no weather predicted & it was southwest who, is the only airline i trust, period. i also had a fabulous photographer, jill, on call in case i needed her to cover until i could arrive. thanks jill!

but, let's back up to vermont. it was such an awesome week! very relaxing and quiet. i got to read a whole book, my sister's keeper, very very good. i met some talented local photographers, one of whom, brent, helped me with the wedding in stowe & was a lot of fun to hang out with. we figured out that he'd been in c u b a about a week before i had. strange, huh? the wedding was sooo much fun. sueanne & roy looked amazing & stowe couldn't have been more beautiful.

so, i flew out tuesday night & arrived around 11 am. a little tired because i'm not very good at sleeping on planes. picked up the rental car & left the airport not really knowing which way i needed to go... i love doing that. i love having time to do that. i finally stumbled upon burlington, my favorite city. i checked into my hotel & then drove to middlebury, a small town about 45 minutes away. it's got the cutest lil downtown & about 5 stores i can count on every time, to have something i'll lust over. i played around with my medium format camera which sadly i think needs to become a mere decoration. it suffered a bad tumble awhile ago & messed up one of the lens & the three rolls of film i just took to get developed were all blank :( can we please have a moment of silence as we mourn this beautiful camera...

but here are some pictures i took on my digital.

i had about an hour before my flight left on sunday so i found a cute lil park by the water & swang. is that a word? swang? anyways. i love that feeling.

burlington is the town i was meant to be born in. full of earth friendly, laid back, cool people. that put their kids on leashes, but still.

my good friend, carolyn, came to visit me from silver bay! we had so much fun hanging out, eating yummy pizza & enjoying a few drinks. we watched the vp debate with a lil disappointment that it wasn't more entertaining. i had planned on giggling & instead was shocked at how mediocre she had done.

& then here's a few from stowe, a very cute ski town.

i think next year i want to visit it in the winter- it would be breath taking covered in white.
until i can visit you again, vermont :)