I don’t get to photograph seniors too often due to my crazy schedule, but if I do I always love it. Not only did we have probably my new favorite location, but Sarah is simply gorgeous. Doing these I thought back to my senior pictures. A local photographer took them at Woodward Park – very traditional. I cringe when I see them now. Let’s just say there is one where I am in DENIM OVERALL SHORTS gently tipping my toe into the little pond at Woodward. I think all of my friends have that same picture. We should have a bond fire to burn them all. Anyone in?
Sarah, I hope you enjoy your last month of high school and thank you for asking me to capture you as a senior. It was my honor!
Have you ever seen a gun look so good?
This truck is her dad’s, but originally belonged to her Great Grandpa. How cool to have something that is such a part of her family in her pictures.
I am blessed with several LIFE long friends. Recently I filled out a referral for a friend and it asked how long I had known the applicant….17 years – not bad for someone under 30. Georgia is another lifelong friend. She and I were roommates at His Kids Camp back in 4th or 5th grade – about 20 years ago. We’ve stayed friends ever since. Though she lives in Texas now and I rarely get to see her, it has been fun to catch up time to time.
Here is her second daughter, Lyla:
You know those Texans – they like everything BIG…even their bows. Georgia says she is going to get my daughter a Texas size bow…hmmmm.
Well go ahead and grab your Monday morning cup of coffee…this is going to be a long post. My wedding season has come and gone as the rest of the wedding photography world is just gearing up. It was bittersweet to shoot my last wedding for what could be a very long while. I couldn’t have ended with a better day of celebration. The rain tempted planners to move the ceremony inside and I held out with hope we’d have it outdoors. Turned out to be the best lighting for me, but a tad bit of rain on guests…it was beautiful.
Just a couple of notes in regards to the planning aspect of the day:
And onto the pictures: A few detail shots – so much goes into planning the details it is a shame not to have pictures! The groom’s cake was the most delicious looking pile of chocolate chip cookies I have ever seen. Really…if anyone would like to bring me some of those in the hospital when little one arrives I’ll be most appreciative!
A couple of preparation details – more pics in the slideshow at the end of the post
Morgan & her girls….& the stunning flowers. The flowers were out of this world beautiful!
Brian & his guys…whom have all served our country in the military. Thank you.
Not much but mist most of the day. As the ceremony began, the sprinkles began and the umbrellas came out.
This sequence kills me. I am already dreading (but excited about) this moment with each of my boys…that last hug before they become husbands. It will be beautifully sad. Then it is onto Brian – a groom waiting for his bride. Finally, Morgan beaming while being escorted by her father (who is looking up at the rain drops that began falling as she took her first step down the aisle).
And finally some shots of the couple….I am going to miss getting to shoot moments like these.
And now a short (60 sec) slideshow of a few more from the day:
On a final little note, I want to thank my husband Chris for shooting so many weddings with me over the last few years. He doesn’t get much recognition, but always keeps me sane during the craziness of weddings. He also always gets lots of great shots and I can depend on him to be where I am not. Many of the pictures in the slideshow are his, but here are a few more of my favorites that Chris took from this wedding:
My guy (obviously I took this one, he did the rest)
Isn’t this a fantastic shot?! If it were my little guy, I would blow it up huge somewhere in my house. So cute.
Since it was my last wedding, I asked him to get a few of me at work…
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