Monday, November 16, 2009

marissa & chris' family session

while i was in ky i met up with this cute family: marissa & chris & their three adorable boys connor, collin & corbin.

here's the whole family!


connor & collin are the BEST big brothers.




favorite. by far.


i love the kids sneaking up on the parent trick. parents can't get mad because it was my idea :) & kids love doing it. ah, the power. tehee.


& mr corbin is a very chill, happy baby.


collin, is a sweetheart.


& connor is the brave big brother!


we got grandma in a few of the shots!


closer....


then grandma occupied the kids while chris & marissa got a couple alone :)


i love the leaves in this one.


i'll eat these leaves while no ones watching...


yum.


corbin: i'm in heaven!


thanks so much for playing with me!!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

brittany & nick

are getting married next september, but we thought we'd be on top of stuff & go ahead & do their engagement session :)

nick is bryan's cousin... so i've known these two for quite awhile & am so excited to be shooting their wedding!

cool fact: they've been dating since 8th grade!!!!!!

nick is a volunteer firefighter, so we started our session at the fire station.


i love this one.


:)


this might be my favorite. brit needed some help since she had those awesome heels on... so nick helped!


i crawled under the fire truck for this angle!


then we headed to jefferson memorial forest for some more.

i love this one too. nick you are tooo handsome!


we were just in time... the leaves were still hanging on!


these two little love birds are so cute together.


brit, you're beautiful.






we practiced dipping... i love their expressions in this one & the huge leaf that landed on them!


& swinging...


favorite!!!!


my poor subjects... they have to kiss a lot ;)


there was a beautiful moon... notice the reflection?


thanks brittany & nick for hanging out with me for the afternoon! i had a lot of fun & CAN NOT WAIT for your wedding!

Friday, November 6, 2009

chris & jessica.

were married in upstate new york on october 3rd. chris is one of my favorite "emps" from when we worked at silver bay together.

jessica getting her make-up done at the sagamore.


this hair salon was so much fun to shoot in... von teck did everyone's hair.


the dryer that jessica sat in kept falling... so her lovely bridesmaids took turns holding it up for her.


detail time!!!




cute overload.


i loved her j.crew dress & jacket!




how cute is she?


um.. yep, ya'll need to ride those things.


yum.


the colors were beautiful!!!!!!!!


love this.


the grace memorial chapel is at sabbath day point, where chris' family has a house. it's such a cute chapel!


wedding party love.


chris & jessica performed a korean tea ceremony... which was very cool. here are a few details:

they both are dressed in several colorful layers with crowns on their head.

they sit together in front of a table of many korean delicacies stacked in beautiful arrangements, including figs and chestnuts & a pair of wooden geese or ducks symbolizing fidelity since these birds are known to mate for life.

their parents take turns sitting across from them & offer words of wisdom. then the parents throw figs & chestnuts in hopes of some landing in their clothing (figs - represent girls - and chestnuts - represent boys) the number of figs and chestnuts represent the number of children the family members wish for the bride and groom to bear.

apparently chris & jessica are going to be busy!!!! :)




and then chris carries jessica on his back out of the room to symbolize their intimate journey in this new life.


then they come back in & do the first dance.




the toasts were very sweet.


and then the dancing...






& i'll end on this note!


congratulations chris & jessica! i am so happy for you & can't wait to watch this family grow ;)