Archive for November, 2010
While your jaws are gnawing on those turkey legs, give your brain something to chomp on this week too.
I had the wonderful fortune recently to meet up with Koren and Bill to celebrate their engagement. These two are so cute together–Bill’s sense of humor is hilarious; and Koren, with her sweet and gentle demeanor, is also a fellow Orange Sky yogi. So at ease – all I had to do was stand back and watch. (and giggle.)
I know I’ve talked about some of my favorite locations before…and once again, this one did not disappoint.What I really love, is that even though I sometimes make portraits in the same places, no two ever look the same. And that’s a beautiful thing.
A happy twinkle in their eyes…
A lovely, quiet moment between them.
Gah! You two are gorgeous!!
Best wishes on your upcoming wedding! So fun to celebrate your engagement with you! Cheers!
Hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a GREAT start! Get ready for some awesome sessions this week–we’re going to pack a ton into the next few days because there’s. just. so. much. good. stuff!!
I’m excited to share these images from Latoyia and Ryan’s wedding in Fort Scott, Kansas :: a beautiful day, surrounded by laughter and love from their friends and family. Married among the comforts of rich fall colors and a sparkling blue sky, not a detail was overlooked in planning their celebration.
Not to mention her gorgeous dress and beautiful shoes! They were filled with intricate detail down to the last stitch.
These little flower girls were soooo cute. And were thrilled to twirl for me. (I would be too, if I was able to wear a princess dress like that.)
A few last preparations before seeing her groom for their first look…
Workin’ it. Love it. Kinda partial to all that awesome orange in her bouquet.
Their lovely outdoor ceremony site was surrounded by a low limestone wall, giant trees and golden rays of sunshine — gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.
Married! Latoyia, you are stunning — and Ryan, you’re quite dapper yourself.
Their cake was gorgeous! Love those sweet little sunflower details.
A moment outside under the Liberty Theatre marquee and their first dance.
There are so many more images from their day: Click Play! (RSS readers, click here)
And a huge shout out to the day’s vendors for their beautiful work:
Latoyia and Ryan :: it was an honor to be part of your special day, and I wish you a wonderful life together filled with as much joy and laughter as we shared at your wedding. Cheers!
What a great time at Grand Mère Village this past weekend! A huge thanks to everyone who came out and helped kick off the holiday season. Santa was amazing (as always) and we photographed TONS of beautiful families. Here’s a peek at a few of them!
I’m also happy to share that a percentage of the proceeds for the event will benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket :: the need is so, so great right now and we can help make the holidays a little brighter for another family. Just another way we’re paying it forward in our community!
No excuses for the lack of updates & posts this week. This evening I finally whittled down a waist-high stack of shipping boxes to this :: a little easier on the eyes than some boring brown shipping boxes!
Just a small fraction (seriously) of the orders coming through right now. I’m happy to say I am on a first name basis with both my FedEx drivers (plural) and the SUP man, in the case of Little Man–you or I may know them as the UPS man.
Alas, hang in for a couple more days–and then I promise some two-a-day posts next week that will knock your Thanksgiving socks off. Cheers!
They arrive in the mailbox, pristine and protected with plastic wrap so as not to damage the contents inside. But a couple of weeks after their homecoming into my magazine rack, the corners are dog-eared with dreamy inspiration of photographs for my internal idea file. I’m not one of those who savors fashion magazines for years. I did once. They ended up in stacks of boxes, moved from basement to basement once sent to their cardboard graves and saw nary a shred of daylight between their glossy covers since.
But it’s not like that anymore. My favorite stack of monthly mags get loooooved on. Spilled a Diet Dr Pepper or two, maybe. Maybe a popcorn shell stuck in the binding. Post-it notes stuck to their pages. I love this, I want that. Gotta remember this for the next time we’re traveling. I adore the lighting on that portrait. Etc. Etc. They’re my getaway from everyday routines, a place to dream about new fashion, upcoming trends, people to watch, and new places and things I didn’t even know I loved. Between their pages lies a life I dream of. Pristine. Organized (gasp!). Engaging. Fashionable…
I’m so excited to share that I’m photographing portraits with Santa again this year at Grand Mere Village to celebrate the holiday season at their open house. Join us, this Sunday (November 14th) from 1-4 p.m. for the festivities! We’ll be inside the former Healthy Baby Boutique space, between Avalon Hair & Nail Salon and Mr. K’s restaurant. Donations of gifts and clothing for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter will also be accepted.