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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brent & Corinne .Tie the Knot.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... photographing someone's wedding is such a privilege. To know someone is trusting me to accurately and beautifully capture one of the most important days in their lives is so humbling... and so fun. I love being able to spend the day with brides and grooms and see their excitement, their nerves, their first look, their joy. Thank you Brent & Corinne for letting me share in your special day. It was beautiful.

Corinne was breathtaking. Watching her get ready with her mom and her friends was contagiously exciting!

Corinne Getting Ready 1 bw blog

Corinne & the girls web

And Brent was equally handsome.

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Corinne and her girls didn't stop laughing the entire time we were taking pictures. They were all having a blast!

The Girls 3 web

the girls 2 web

the girls web

And the guys, looking tough.

The Guys web

I couldn't get enough pictures of Corinne.

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Even the details were beautifully done.

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I loved the white pumpkins!

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Okay, I loved the orange ones too. :)

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And the moment everyone was waiting for. :)

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Ceremony 1 bw blog

Just Married 2 blog

And my favorite part... time with the happy couple. :)

Weddings this late in the year are always tricky... but we managed to catch the tail end of the sun. :)

These next images take my breath away. 

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B&C 5 blog


B&C 4 bw blog

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B&C 1 vintage blog

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Brent & Corinne 1 vintage blog

Brent & Corinne 3 bw web

Love this.

Corinne 1 blog

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But who needs the sun? A little off camera lighting made these images some of my favorite of the day!

Brent & Corinne OCL 2 gts blog

Brent & Corinne OCL 3 blog

Brent & Corinne OCL 1 gts blog

And the whole crew:

Bridal Party 1 vintage blog

The reception was a blast. I loved how they incorporated Brent's Texas home into the cakes. :)

Cake 1 web

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texas web

First Dance 1 blog

Congratulations again Brent & Corinne!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sophia - a blast from the past

This is back blogging at its best. I'm not even willing to admit how old this session is!

I'm pretty sure Sophia is the trendiest baby I've photographed... so of course I was in heaven. I think she comes by it naturally since her mama is so trendy too! This was a bittersweet session since they were about to say goodbye to Sophia's daddy as he serves our country.

Cohorn Family 4 bw blog

One happy girl!

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You wouldn't know it but it was FREEZING!

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Sophia 3 bw blog

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A request from Mom:

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Cohorn Family 5 blog

kiss blog

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Argh, Matey

On any given day you can find John Michael dressed up as a pirate. Last year for Christmas Tara & Adam bought John Michael & Addy pirate costumes and the novelty has not worn off since!

He's also my little drama child. He's the most expressive and I think the most imaginative. I'm regularly overhearing him fighting imaginary bad guys or rescuing people in distress. It warms my heart.

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This session had me nervous, I'm not gonna lie. When Sara called to schedule Chloe's 4 year pictures she warned me several times that having her picture taken was like a 3rd world torture device for her sweet daughter. I assured her that we'd get along famously and not to worry... and inside I worried! Its times like this I know why people bring assistants. Entertaining little ones is a full time job.. and doing it while manning the camera is not easy.

But, alas... Chloe and I really did hit it off famously. She was happy and excited and a complete and total JOY to photograph. She was in her element... and I daresay, she could have a modeling future if she wanted, she's that good!

Straight out of the gates... how precious does she look here?

Chloe 5 vintage blog


Chloe 12 vintage blog

Chloe 2 bw blog

*fave* (I am allowed to have two, right?)

Chloe 1 vintage blog

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Well, its clear to see where she gets those good looks from!

Doug & Chloe blog

Sara & Chloe vintage blog

MacFeely Family 1 vintage blog

One thing I love about family sessions is snagging a couple of pictures of Mom & Dad. I hear, more often than not, "Wow, I think the last time we had our picture taken together was at our wedding!" Shame on all of you who can say the same! Schedule a session, you'll be so glad you did!

Doug & Sara vintage blog