Ok. It is May in Alabama. It should not be this stinkin COLD!!! I’ll just close my eyes and remember that I will soon be at the beach with my toes in the warm sand (that sand better be warm!). I’m hoping the image that I just put as the logo image on the sites splash page will send us some positive warm weather juju.
These guys have been married about 3 months now, and I was so happy to be able to photograph them again! They wanted to have a newlyweds session. Its nice to get back into your wedding day gear for portraits without having to worry about getting a little bit of dirt on your dress, or looking absolutely pristine. V let me know that she wanted some shots with her hubby, but more of her and the dress….and HER HORSE! Thats right – horse! They brought me out to the family farm which I was extremely excited about, and we had a blast. I got to play with four puppy dogs, a horse, a llama, and of course V+J! Oh yeah – and ants…I had a little incident with an ant bed! Lets just say I had ants in my pants. Here are some of the images from our session – there are more on the website and still more on the Facebook page! There are so many that I am in love with that I wish I could just show you all of them!
Here is a sneak from our newlyweds session this past Friday! We had SO much fun and I hope to go back to their family farm one of these days.
I loved finally photographing these ladies. We were supposed to get some photos done while I was in Mobile for the xmas holidays – but the weather was icky so it didnt work out! When they were in Athens, we decided to try again. But the weather was icky AGAIN! I was determined to capture some portraits of this Mama/daughter duo so we headed to a covered area and got our pics done – not to mention had a lot of fun doing it. The little got to see her first train roll by, and did some playing in the rain at the end! She was cracking us up because she kept wanting to strike the most cheeseball poses – too much Disney?!
Finally! The blog post for V+Js really fun wedding! They said they wanted their day to be all about the people and things that they love, and I think they accomplished that!
The wedding festivities started with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner of course. The rehearsal dinner was held in a private room at Brix.
I was very pleased that V+J took the time to carve out a space for portraits with just the two of them. We were able to get some in the chapel, then we moved to Big Spring Park where their doggie met us for some portraits, and after they got some mingling in at their reception (which was held at The Summit at Big Spring) we stepped out onto the balcony and got some shots with Huntsville and the sky laid out in the background.
Her wedding dress was a pretty one! I love the lace overlay and the shape of the dress. She found this beauty at the bridal boutique Finery.
There was a little ‘cocktail hour’ time, when we took some portraits at Big Spring Park and the guests went on to The Summit to enjoy some nibbles, drinks, and mingling. The words for this reception for me would be ‘personal’ and ‘fun’. They definitely set out to have their own favorites and a good time. They had a live band, plenty of wine and beer, personal photos displayed, a grand entry walking through a bevy of baseball bats, customized coozies and baseball pins for guests, a special sisters-only dance….you get the idea!! But of course…my favorite part was….THE FOOD choices! I loved how they just chose their favorite fun foods! One table had cracker jacks, pizza, and cotton candy, while another featured mexican food (we had our first meeting at a mexican restaurant – their pick!), and yet another featured little burger and hot dog sliders. Their choice for the ‘grooms cake’ table was a Dunkin Donut cake along with thin mints and mint choco chip ice cream (I definitely ate one of those donuts).
The mood wad fun and festive and I know that they showed all of their friends and family a fantastic night! And now here we are, about to meet up in a couple of weeks for a newlywed session! Can’t wait!
I love this sequence. Maria heard the train whistle and knew a train was on its way. She rushed over to get a better view. She was so excited to be able to see a train roll by. I wanted to edit this sequence of photos very playfully, add a touch of magic. I feel that it better showcases her youthful excitement and may help your adult eyes see something that you probably see as mundane as something that she see as extraordinary.
I loved that this happened while we were there. I love kids because they havent lost their sense of wonder. As folks grow older they lose that, and become rather jaded and cynical. I really can relate to children, I feel, because I truly have not lost that part of me. I still see things with fresh eyes and wonder.
I’ve had a couple of questions asked a few times recently, so I thought I’d post about them!
Question: ”I’ve had a lot relatives bugging me for pictures from our wedding/session. Is it alright for me to give them your contact information and tell them they can order from you?”
Answer: Of course! Get those loved ones off your back and out of your hair. Go ahead and give them my email and I would be happy to get them whatever they need! Just be sure that they have the password given to you for your online viewing.
Question: “You snapped a great candid of my husband and I at my friends wedding reception. Is there anyway I can order that from you?”
Answer: Same as above! Of course! As long as you have the password for online viewing from the couple, I am more than happy to get you anything you need!”
I had a client meeting a a few weeks ago, and nearby were these horses- wearing little horse coats! Of course I had to snap a couple of photographs since I have never seen a horse in a little coat.